Posts Tagged “russell brand”

A New Statesman subscriber writes…

by Stephen Tall on October 28, 2013

As a New Statesman subscriber* I can’t help wondering what they would have said if The Spectator had asked a non-lefty entertainer to guest edit – someone like Jeremy Clarkson, say – and his opening words were: When I was (…)

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On Twitter, Leveson, media standards… and Labour MP Ian Austin labelling Russell Brand “a disgusting, sleezy [sic], horrible creep”

by Stephen Tall on August 18, 2012

I love Twitter and I hate Twitter. At its best, it is a brilliant way of enjoying a shared moment with friends and friends-of-friends, whether glorying in the Olympics or bitching about X-Factor. At its worst, it is a bile-filled bearpit, where opinions are sprayed with scant regard for their accuracy in the race to […]

Should BBC licence fee-payers foot £150k 'Sachsgate' fine?

by Stephen Tall on April 5, 2009

No, says Don Foster, the Lib Dems’ shadow culture, media and sports secretary, following media regulator Ofcom’s announcement on Friday that it was fining the BBC £150,000 following the infamous prank calls made by Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross on (…)

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