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Texts show Mail removed exonerating info in attack-piece on this blog


As most readers will know, the SKWAWKBOX was the target of what many have called a ‘doxxing’ attack by the Daily Mail, with libel added for good measure – and the S*n piled on with its own version.

doxxingCertainly the articles contained claims that would be expected to be highly damaging to the blog’s credibility, with accusations that the SKWAWKBOX made false claims regarding government attempts to muzzle the media over the Grenfell Tower death toll and a claim that the SKWAWKBOX editor’s ‘day job’ involves profiting from NHS privatisation and selling private services to the NHS.

None of these claims is true, nor is SKWAWKBOX’s editor any kind of ‘tycoon’, as the S*n laughably asserted.

The S*n has since corrected one of its false claims and in doing so inadvertently admitted that the NHS is being privatised – a fact normally denied by Tory politicians and their media allies…

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Hammond demands #DrWho pay-cut because ‘a woman can do it’


hammond nhsBBC sources tell the SKWAWKBOX that an enraged Phil Hammond stormed from the set of Sunday’s Marr Show demanding to speak to the producers of Doctor Who.

Hammond was reportedly fuming about the decision to cast Jodie Whittaker as the programme’s first female Doctor – without cutting the role’s pay.

whittakerDoctor Jodie Whittaker

Hammond – presumably traumatised by yet another ‘car crash’ interview on Marr, where he let slip that the Cabinet is tearing itself apart andrefused to deny that he had called public sector workers ‘overpaid’ – was reported to be raving that if playing Doctor Who was so easy even a woman can do it’ then there was no way he was going to let the BBC pay full rate for it.

hammond1Phil ‘Easy’ Hammond

Mr Hammond then appeared to suffer a complete collapse. Emergency services were called and he was taken away by a…

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Watch Sky’s #Boulton on #Grenfell judge: “you’re objecting because he’s white”


Sky News anchor Adam Boulton plumbed the depths of crassness this morning by telling a Grenfell justice campaigner that the survivors’ objection to the government’s appointment of Sir Martin Moore-Bick to head the public inquiry into the tragedy was just because the judge is “white and middle class”.

And then went downhill from there.

Ignoring Grenfell spokeswoman Sue Caro’s clear and logical explanation of the survivors’ objections to the judge based on his judicial record, Boulton told Caro:

Is there any truth in the fact that you object to the judge because he’s white and middle-class, aren’t you?

then, after she gives a further, lucid explanation:

Do you think this is helpful? I mean you strike me as being white and middle class as well.

And when Ms Caro explains that as she lives in the community and her children have lost friends in the school, so there’s no equivalence between her…

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Video: even BBC/Sky covering #NotOneDayMore march – how things change


After years of huge marches in London and elsewhere being virtually ignored and often scoffed at by mainstream media, today’s huge “Not One Day More” march in London is receiving hourly – and largely positive – live coverage by both BBC News and Sky News:

Of course the BBC’s coverage doesn’t quite do justice to the scale, sheer noise and significance of this event:

But this is one more indication of how Corbyn – long accused of being ‘unelectable’ by an Establishment desperate for the UK public to write him off – has changed the landscape of politics in this country.

BBC News has been at the forefront of that attempt to denigrate and ridicule – and no doubt will resume its attempt in due course. But even the Tory-suborned state news broadcaster can’t…

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So @BBCNews just featured #Radiohead @ #Glasto. No mention of ‘Oh, Jeremy’


BBC News just featured Radiohead’s performance last night at Glastonbury in its hourly bulletin. Apparently all that happened was that lead singer Thom Yorke ‘lost himself for 120 minutes’.

Not a mention of what else happened there and the rest of the country is buzzing about:

Sadly, it’s no surprise that our national broadcaster is ignoring unprecedented scenes of support for a politician.

But it’s still a shame and a scandal.

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