A Weblog monitoring coverage of environmental issues and science in the UK media. By Professor Emeritus Philip Stott. The aim is to assess whether a subject is being fairly covered by press, radio, and television. Above all, the Weblog will focus on science, but not just on poor science. It will also bring to public notice good science that is being ignored because it may be politically inconvenient.

Sunday, December 19, 2004

'Spectator' sport.....

Now, if you are ever tempted to think that we Brits have any interest at all in 'global warming', then think again. Here's what really keeps us going - the true hot stuff, sizzling sex at The Spectator magazine (and to think that I try to keep this a Family Friendly Site too):

'EXCLUSIVE: Kimberly cheated on Blunkett - 3rd man could be baby's dad!' (Front Page: News of the World, December 19);

'EXCLUSIVE: She romped behind Blunkett's back - Kimberly's a serial cheat' (Full Story: News of the World, December 19);

And from The Guardian no less (for whom the journalist also works): 'Journalist admits affair with Quinn' (The Guardian, December 19);

Not to mention: 'Quinn "had second affair while she was still seeing Blunkett"' (The Independent, December 19);

Then, of course: 'Journalist admits affair with Blunkett's ex-lover' (The Daily Telegraph, December 19);

And, lastly (for the moment, that is), yet another wondrous angle: 'Blunkett claims Budd has been "mesmerised" by Kimberly Quinn', (The Independent again, December 19).

So, it would seem, are the British media and Joe public. Buenos Aires - what's that? Who cares! I just needn't bother.

Philip: motto of the week: don't write for The Spectator - it's far too dangerous!

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