links for 2009-04-07

Published on 7 April 2009 in

  • If you’ve noticed the arrival of a small Union Flag in the bottom of this website, this is why.
  • "The anti-Beeb brigade is condemned to waiting to catch out a newsreader for failing to wear a poppy, or a comedian for an off-colour remark; but should they get their wish, the brigade members will find there are not enough pages in their newspapers to accommodate the necessary frothing indignation. Imagine the collective explosion as apoplectic Mail readers survey the hilariously debased primetime schedules – and the inevitably high ratings – and realise that this is what they voted for, every time they phoned in with some demented complaint about something they never actually saw." Marina Hyde points out that not all US TV is good. And if we’re not careful, we’ll get it too.