The Blagger's Blog 26th June 2015

A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort

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Quote of the week

“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists… And some, I assume, are good people.??? U.S. presidential candidate and multi-billionaire Donald Trump, discussing his feelings towards Mexican migrants, in one of the most worrying and shocking public displays of racial prejudice we’ve heard in quite some time. Quote of the week, for ALL the wrong reasons.

Weekly High

Nobel laureate Tim Hunt was forced to resign from his honorary professorship this week following comments he made at a South Korean conference about the need for single-sex science labs to avoid one of three things happening- boys falling in love with girls, girls falling in love with boys, or girls going off crying when they are criticised. Cue a huge Twitter backlash via the hashtag #distractinglysexy. Here are some of the best:
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Weekly Low

As we blogged yesterday, this week PR firm Sunshine Sachs was exposed for ‘cleaning up’ Naomi Campbell’s Wikipedia page by removing negative references to her past in the hope of polishing the celebrity’s image. It didn’t work, amazingly. Take a look at our thoughts on the matter here.

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Stories To Keep An Eye On

Trinity Mirror, the UK’s largest regional newspaper publisher, has announced that it’s proposed cuts will now double to £20million.

The Cannes Lions Festival, one of the world’s largest creative industry events, is currently taking place. Keep up with goings on here.

Channel 4 is planning on increasing the number of short-form shows backed by brands that it hosts.