University of Edinburgh in free speech row over article praising scientist who advocated eugenics

The University of Edinburgh has become embroiled in a freedom of speech row after it defended a retired professor who wrote an article praising a controversial geneticist.  Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher – who died in 1962 – supported ‘selective breeding’ and the sterilisation of people from races he considered ‘mentally inferior’. A recent article titled ‘The outstanding … Read more

University of Edinburgh embroiled in row over article praising controversial scientist

The University of Edinburgh has become embroiled in a freedom of speech row after it defended a retired professor who wrote an article praising a controversial geneticist.  Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher – who died in 1962 – supported ‘selective breeding’ and the sterilisation of people from races he considered ‘mentally inferior’. A recent article titled ‘The outstanding … Read more

Roy Greenslade: The Guardian apologises to alleged IRA rape victim for article

The Guardian newspaper has apologised to an alleged IRA rape victim over an article written about her by ex-Fleet Street editor Roy Greenslade. Ex-Daily Mirror boss and Guardian columnist Mr Greenslade, 74, sparked outrage after revealing his secret long-standing support for the IRA’s bombing campaign. The former professor of journalism at City, University of London was … Read more

Prince Charles pens article for Waitrose Weekend praising retailer for signing up to his Terra Carta

Prince Charles has penned an article for Waitrose’s weekly newspaper claiming the ‘fundamental value of nature is increasingly at stake’ as he praised the John Lewis Partnership for becoming the first retailer to sign up to his ambitious Terra Carta. Writing in the supermarket’s free Waitrose Weekend publication, the Prince of Wales, 72, said the world is … Read more

Bomb-backing editor Roy Greenslade doubted IRA ‘rape victim’ in newspaper article

By Jack Elsom and James Robinson for MailOnline  A former Fleet Street editor last night sparked further outrage by attempting to defend his comments about his secret long-standing support for the IRA. The erstwhile Guardian columnist today claimed he did ‘nothing more than scores of journalists who keep political views to themselves’ in sympathising with … Read more

German paper behind AstraZeneca vaccine story continues to run article

The German newspaper at the centre of a storm for casting doubt on the effectiveness of the AstraZeneca vaccine was still displaying the widely-debunked article prominently on its website today.  Business paper Handelsblatt has not retracted the story suggesting that the vaccine might be as little as eight per cent effective among over-65s, a claim based … Read more

Trump impeachment trial: Democrats will walk article to Senate today 

Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will be presided over by Patrick Leahy, the longest-serving Democratic senator, not the chief justice, it was revealed Monday. House impeachment managers will carry out the symbolic act of formally walking an impeachment article of Trump to the Senate on Monday – officially beginning the first impeachment of a U.S. president who is … Read more

Democrats will walk the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate today 

House impeachment managers will carry out the symbolic act of formally walking an impeachment article of Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday – officially beginning the first impeachment of a U.S. president who is out of office. The moves sets up an impeachment trial to begin within weeks,  with the Senate Republican conference already split  … Read more

Cricket WAGs are ‘feuding’ over an article ‘power-ranking’ the wives of famous athletes

How a harmless newspaper article about Australia’s most powerful WAGs ‘sparked a feud’ among the wives and girlfriends of the national cricket team By Mary Mrad For Daily Mail Australia Published: 01:18 GMT, 18 January 2021 | Updated: 01:18 GMT, 18 January 2021 Tensions are reportedly simmering among the Australian cricket WAG community. According to New Idea, … Read more

Writer claims Armie Hammer was trash-talked by Hollywood star following article criticizing career

A writer whipped up a guessing game online as to which Hollywood A-List star bad-mouthed Armie Hammer amid leaked ‘cannibalism and rape messages.’ Anna Peele tweeted a Hammer anecdote along with the 2017 piece written by Anne Helen Petersen where the former Buzzfeed Senior Culture Writer described ‘Ten Long Years Of Trying To Make Armie … Read more