The Blagger's Blog 13th June 2012

A weekly roundup of talking points, sans effort

Worth the paper it’s printed on?

Last week’s light news success stories included…
…Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, again, with 124 articles appearing in the news, whereas the BBC appointing a new Director General George Entwistle only grabbed 74…
…Ryan Giggs to captain Great Britain’s football team, appearing in 33 headlines, in contrast just 15 ran on the launch of an inquiry into the Bloody Sunday deaths…
…the fastest selling book of all time, Fifty Shades of Grey, which continued to cause controversy and steal 57 stories, over double the 20 that ran on GlaxoSmithKline being found guilty of fraud.
(Source: Journalisted)

Weekly high

Coca Cola continues to push the concept of ‘universal happiness’ on us all, this week by placing a trial version of a new drinks machine in a prime Singapore location. Needless to say, hug it for a free can, with the idea now potentially about to be rolled out on a far larger scale. Now, isn’t that nice?

Weekly low

A major London festival is closed amid safety concerns, turning 15,000 out onto the streets at 1AM. Crowd crushes and police barricades have all occurred, yet Twitter and Facebook offer no useful information to the confused masses. BLOC Weekend and London Pleasure Gardens, this is a #fail.

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