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Belgian PM Charles Michel (left) being covered with chips by a LilithS protester (centre). Photo: Getty Images
Belgian PM doused with chips and mayo in the most Belgian protest ever
By Media Mole - 22 December 14:11

Takes it in better humour than John Prescott getting hit with an egg.

READ: 32 statements the government rushed through and hoped you wouldn't read
By Media Mole - 18 December 14:42

Here are those ministerials statements they hoped you wouldn't notice. Kind of.

Who will replace Alan Rusbridger at the Guardian?
By Harry Lambert - 10 December 18:40

We break down the runners and riders to be the next Guardian editor, as Alan Rusbridger announces his resignation after 20 years.

Alan Rusbridge arrives at Portcullis House to face questions from the Home Affairs Committee on December 3, 2013 in London, England. Photo: Getty Images
Alan Rusbridger stepping down as Guardian editor-in-chief
By Media Mole - 10 December 16:15

Longstanding head stands down.

Watch: the bizarre Band Aid behind-the-scenes video
By Media Mole - 26 November 12:03

The Band Aid participants have done a behind-the-scenes video, in which they get helicoptered to lunch at PR guru Matthew Freud's enormous mansion, which has "strawberries - everything".

Mail Online indulges in horrific ebola clickbait
By Media Mole - 20 November 11:29

Absolutely no downside here, nooooooooooo.

Timothy Stanley and Brendan O'Neill have strong opinions on your uterus, female readers.
Pro-life pressure group asks two men to debate whether "abortion culture hurts us all"
By Media Mole - 17 November 12:21

No, but really, though: what about the men?

Sainsbury's poignant WW1 Christmas Truce advert raises money for Royal British Legion
By Media Mole - 13 November 14:38

The Christmas advert contest has had an unexpectedly emotional new entrant.

Mr Laughs in his ITV2 dating show. Photo: ITV
Dapper Laughs filmed joking that female audience member is “gagging for a rape”
By Media Mole - 10 November 14:53

As the media spotlight turns on the Vine star, ITV2 faces calls to drop his show. 

Wait, isn't this book meant to be about a guy murdering an old woman? Photo: Getty Images
Guardian columnist gets famous quote wrong when trying to look clever
By Media Mole - 04 November 11:47

The problem with using idioms to look clever is you look even worse if you get it wrong.

Pedestrians cross a street in front of bars and restaurants in Hong Kong's Wanchai district,where Rurik Jutting lived. Image: Philippe Lopze/Getty.
Mail Online finds woman to blame for Hong Kong murders
By Media Mole - 03 November 13:57

That joke isn't funny any more.

The Independent reports on Ukip exploiting Rotherham – but it let Nigel Farage write a column doing just that
By Media Mole - 27 October 10:49

The Independent discovers Ukip exploiting the Rotherham grooming scandal for political purposes. But it allowed Nigel Farage to do just that in his column.

David Cameron refused five times to wear ELLE's feminist t-shirt
By Media Mole - 27 October 10:30

The PM refuses to pose wearing a "This is what a feminist looks like" t-shirt for ELLE magazine.

Watch: Richard Ayoade cheerfully shows how insincere his promo interview with C4 News is
By Media Mole - 22 October 11:42

"Don't thank me, I've done nothing for you."

"I am so sorry": DJ Mike Read withdraws the Ukip calypso
By Media Mole - 22 October 11:34

A Radio 1 DJ behind the mock-Carribean anthem championing Ukip sees the error of his ways. Though any offence was obviously "unintentional".

Ukip have done a calypso song – listen only if you hate your ears
By Media Mole - 20 October 12:08

It’s exactly as bad as you are imagining.

“Excuse me, who’s that person in my garden? Who are you?”
Why is Michael Gove in James Delingpole’s garden talking about Game of Thrones?
By Media Mole - 16 October 16:00

There is no satisfactory answer to that question.

Listen: Grayson Perry talks with John Humphrys about his Great White Male NS guest edit
By Media Mole - 08 October 13:13

The artist was on the Today show this morning.

Jennifer Lawrence at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in 2014. Photo: Getty
Jennifer Lawrence: “Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offence”
By Media Mole - 07 October 16:24

It isn’t just the hackers who stole her personal photos who are to blame, the actress says.

16 Darth Vaders are running for parliament in Ukraine
By Media Mole - 03 October 12:41

"No, I am your prospective elected representative."

Matthew Hancock MP, on a tour of restaurant Le Cordon Bleu. Photo: Getty Images
Tory minister retweets poem saying Labour party is "full of queers"
By Media Mole - 02 October 13:03

Read more carefully before you click, Matt.

Our paper tax discs are on the way out: vote Ukip to rescue them
By Media Mole - 01 October 14:35

Could paper tax discs be the new "proper larger size and design" of British passports for Ukip?

England's glory. Photo: Getty Images
What's the deal with Tories and bricks?
By Media Mole - 01 October 13:26

If there's one thing a Conservative loves, it's a brick. Or maybe a bit of scaffolding.

David Cameron is evil, says Channel 4 (almost)
By Media Mole - 01 October 12:36

It’s an easy mistake to make. . .