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Media panned for bloody Gaddafi pictures

In Newswire on October 21, 2011 at 9:06 am

Yesterday, Political Promise published one of the last pictures taken of Libya’s former leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, along with news websites, blogs and television channels across the world. I apologise if that picture caused you any distress, dear reader, I take full responsibility for what is published on this site. However, the merciless need to attack the media whiffs of rank hypocrisy. Journalists may not be everyone’s cup of tea at the moment as the latest hacking revelations are uncovered, but the news must be reported. For the people who showed courage and save lives from the rubble of the twin towers, should we not published pictures of the planes? For the Libyan people, with “the courage of lions” celebrating freedom this morning, should we not distribute the last images of their tyrant’s downfall? We did not celebrate his death, we did not blog about which dictator is next, just the facts.


In Newswire on October 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Top story today is the capture and killing of the former Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. More follows… Read the rest of this entry »

Free Gaza. From Sharia? Of course not.

In Jamie Walden on September 24, 2011 at 2:38 am

Jamie Walden argues that Turkey lacks the moral authority required to be condemning Israel. Read the rest of this entry »

Tate Modern’s anti-war art exhibition “confuses” our history in Afghanistan

In Jamie Walden on June 13, 2011 at 7:00 am

Jamie Walden attacks the Burke and Norfolk exhibition of photos from Afghanistan, currently on display at the Tate Modern in London, for alienating visitors who do not share the confused and conspiratorial view of this war being portrayed. Read the rest of this entry »

Conspiracy in Libya? Intervention is Saving Lives

In Peter Storey on April 21, 2011 at 8:00 am

Peter Storey is responding to Michael Pickles’ article yesterday, ‘The Great Libyan Conspiracy’.  He agrees with the UN intervention in Libya, not to remove Gaddafi from power, but from a humanitarian perspective. Read the rest of this entry »

Libyan Military Intervention? No Thank You.

In Uncategorized on March 21, 2011 at 8:00 am

As we continue our series on the crisis in Libya, John Clough says “leave Libya to the Libyans”. Read the rest of this entry »

Prince Andrew: Embarrassment or Latest Media Victim?

In Allie Wickham on March 7, 2011 at 8:00 am

Prince Andrew has been linked to a few questionable activities this week. Is he bringing a bad reputation to the UK? Allie Wickham writes. Read the rest of this entry »

British Foreign Policy: Afghanistan and Libya

In Uncategorized on March 4, 2011 at 5:57 pm

We are rapidly approaching our tenth full year in Afghanistan, fighting a force determined to repel any Western influence within its borders. Yes security conditions have improved over the years and the Afghan Security Force is growing in number and capability, yet a definitive end is certainly not in sight and here lies the issue, writes RS. Read the rest of this entry »

Do you meet the criteria for democracy?

In Peter Storey on March 4, 2011 at 10:49 am

Peter Storey writes that the big question facing the revolutionaries of the Middle East is: Can you handle democracy? Read the rest of this entry »

Obama’s Balancing Act

In Matthew Wheavil on February 28, 2011 at 9:49 am

As violent revolutions rage across the Middle East, like a vicious chain of falling dominoes, many will be casting a skeptical eye on the world’s soul Super Power – The United States of America, says Matt Wheavil. Read the rest of this entry »