The Blagger's Blog 29th November 2013
A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort
Thought for the Week
“It would be intolerable if this time next year, on the second anniversary of Leveson, the public was still worse off than it was before this entire mess started.” Former Sun editor David Yelland discussing the press’ proposed self regulation and rejection of the Royal Charter.
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa is out to rent and buy next week. Arguably the funniest film of 2013, it deserves a real fanfare to mark the occasion. So, what better than the Norwich Christmas Lights Switch On?
Last week we fell in love with the Goldieblox advert promoting engineering toys to young girls. This week the firm has undone all that good work, in our eyes at least. The ad in question featured a reworked version of Girls by Beastie Boys. The outfit are well known for refusing to have their tracks used in commercials. They asked the company why they had used the tune without permission. Goldieblox filed a pre-emptive lawsuit against Beastie Boys. A huge misjudgement, thankfully the case has been dropped and an apology issued to the band.
Things that may happen in the next week
Paranoia could escalate following China’s decision to declare a defensive airspace zone in skies above already-disputed islands currently under Japan’s administration, with South Korea and the U.S. flying jets irrespectively in a provocative move. The Netherlands will begin adapting to its new AA+ credit rating after losing its status as one of only three Eurozone members left with a top credit score. December starts on Sunday, bringing with it the mania of advent.
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