Monday, 7 February 2011

IS THIS NOW THE STATE OF THE NEWSPAPERS IN THE UK?



Super Bowl LXV: Black Eyed Peas will.i.am loses mobile phone service during halftime show

Will.i.am, the front man of the Black Eyed Peas, attempted to use Twitter during the group's Super Bowl halftime performance, only to find he had no mobile phone service

This was the headline in the Telegraph.  Are we now at the stage where our newspapers are reporting that some fucking non-entity can't get a signal on his phone?  Is it a sign of the times, or is it the quality of reporting, going down the tubes? 

You tell me?


16 comments:

Harbinger said...

DL,

Society is now so dumbed down and brainwashed with celebrity drivel that people expect to see this shite on the cover of newspapers. There was a day when you'd only get crap headlines from the Daily Sport and the US Sun, but now its not just moved into tabloid gutter press but also into broadsheet, hence why I no longer purchase any papers. I wouldn't waste any money on them and they're on the internet anyway, not that I really read them.

newspapers aren't totally useless said...

When I were a lad we used to tear up old newspapers and use them to wipe our arse. Only posh folk used proper bog roll.
It's just not the same trying to wipe my arse with a DL blog or an online newspaper. The keys on my laptop are stinky for weeks afterwards.

Billy said...

As per Harbinger I do not buy newspapers any more and haven't for years because they are so full of this sort of mince.

I'm sure there are some journalists ou there who want to do investigative journalism but that costs money and the media is owned by people who do not want the people to know what is going on anyway.

Same reason I don't have a TV - Plus the fact the media is actually involved in stuff like 911 because it helped them sell papers etc. Blair and Bush would be swinging by their necks tomorrow if we had a decent press and media.

Down in the smoke said...

The Telegraph. Owned by two dodgy geezers from a rock in the sea, or News International and Murdoch.
It's almost enough to convince one to watch the BBC, if one could be arsed.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Harbingers, it would be nice if the MSN actually got their own newas from ivestigative journalism instead of sitting in Twitter waiting for black Gansta rappers to tweet. Fucking pathetic.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Usless you are a disgusting bastard, wiping your arse with newspaper. You can't get the newsprint off for a week. The Sunday Mail, (the last time I read it), was still disgustingly dirty. And the print as well, har har! No being middle class we had the Izal scratchy paper, that never cleaned your arse and made you wince in pain for hours afterwards. I used to enjoy going to my lower class mate's house and having a shite and using newspaper. It was a dream come true. And it meant that our house didn't smell, which pleased my mum.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Billy, I don't buy papers either although you can get some decent journos yet, that actually work a story, like Iain McWhirter. Some TV is OK if you remember to see through it and remember who's making it.

Bush and Blair would never swing. Their paths are now pre-determined and I would bet you'll see one of the Blair wich's seed appear as leader of the Labour party.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Smokers, certainly not The BBC for news, unless it's question time which, just occasionally can be fun as long as you don't take it seriously!

newspapers aren't totally useless said...

I used to like the bog roll we got in the mob. It was shiny one side and rough the other side. You used the rough bit for the big clingons then used the shiny side for the final finish. It worked fine until we went on detachment and were limited to one sheet each. I then usually stuck with the rough side. Some folk were quite skilled and could carefully turn the sheet over mid clean and get a bit of the shiny side onto their arse for the final wipe around. Had the potential to be messy though.

banned said...

Since you couldn't be arsed top provide a link DL I took the trouble to look it up @ The Telegraph and found this " I tweet therefore I am " brilliance from said Will.i.am.

""It was fresh man. It felt like cinematic."

About on a par with the endless Government press releases and ludicrous "research" that infest that paper these days. I now buy it only once or twice a week, not for the news but just to while away the odd idle moment.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Newspapers, at least you had an option. I remember being in Athens Airport where off course you are not supposed to put used bog paper down the shunky, but put it in a bucket. I was bursting for a shit and out of the 6 cubicles only one had paper. Which got me to thinking, what would happen if you rushed in for a shite and there was no paper, but it was too late? Would you go through the shite paper bin, looking for a clean bit?

Dark Lochnagar said...

Banned, if I provided liknks every time you lazy cunts would have nothing else to do. I have never, nor would I ever buy the Telegraph, but I dodn't mind having a shufty on line now and again.

newspapers aren't totally useless said...

DL.
I wouldn't rake in the bins no. Probably catch some humongous disease.
When travelling abroad I learned to always carry bog roll in my backpack. I was caught short once and had to use some forms and letters etc that I was carrying. Since then if abroad - keep the bog roll close, don't sit on the seat ( locals squat and spray the seat), google any hotels in the area of the visit for a clean bog if required, don't visit at prayer time ( unless you want drenched in watery faeces and snot and smelly feet etc), don't eat out if the area is a shithole ( sometimes ends up with watery leg syndrome - one minute to download).

Dark Lochnagar said...

Useless Lavvy paper, I never sit on the seat anyway, not even in my own house! I think it stems from being a salesman and using public lavs a lot. It's easier to clean the porcelean than a scratched seat. And I never eat in a shithole and so far, in fairly extensive travels, I've never had Dheli Belly, although to be fair, I've never been to India!

CrazyDaisy said...

Always carried baby wipes in my pack up the mountains - I ain't using grass when I need to veer a few shackles on deck!

CD

Dark Lochnagar said...

Daisy, you've got a point the old moist lavvie paper is just the job. I'll never forget my so called, posh niece from Windsor, came to my house, went to the bog and used nearly a whole box, becuase I had just filled it that morning. Could she not have used the quilted and had a final wipe with a moist one. The cheeky cow!