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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. . .

Donald Trump learns valuable lesson about the dangers of retweeting sycophants
By Media Mole - 29 September 13:08

The best argument for fact-checking things people tell you on the internet that you'll ever see.

Grand Theft Auto V gameplay screenshot. Image: Rockstar Games
James Delingpole condemns James Delingpole for condemning GTAV's violent gameplay
By Media Mole - 25 September 16:07

The one-man outrage machine moves to his most worthy target yet: himself.

Get ready to see this face surrounded by some snazzy purple graphics. Photo: Getty
“This should be fun”: Jeremy Paxman to front Channel 4’s election night coverage
By Media Mole - 24 September 10:32

The former Newsnight host will be in the chair for Channel 4 on election night 2015.

Watch: Andrew Marr frightens Ed Miliband with his Gordon Brown impression
By Media Mole - 21 September 11:48

Shouting really loudly in a Scottish accent =/= Gordon Brown.

Pressed for an answer: Friday's Scottish referendum front pages
By Media Mole - 19 September 0:22

Here are the newspaper's front pages.

Mmm, delicious. Photo: Getty Images
Google flips the hamster at Rupert Murdoch over charges of "inappropriate" behaviour
By Media Mole - 18 September 18:18

News Corp's chief executive wrote to the EU's competition commissioner to complain about Google's power over online media - and the Silicon Valley company was all to happy to illustrate the irony.

The Dorking flag on the front of the Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser today, featuring a Dorking chicken. Image: Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser
Scotland, Wales, Cornwall... Dorking? Independence fever spreads across the UK
By Media Mole - 18 September 13:06

It's not quite Passport to Pimlico, but the front page of the Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser today proposes the residents of the Surrey commuter get enthusiastic about the possibility of independence.

Sky’s Kay Burley calls a Scottish Yes supporter “a bit of a knob” live on air
By Media Mole - 17 September 17:09

If you work in TV or radio, never, ever say anything bad near a microphone – you never know when it might still be turned on. 

“Your absurd, ignorant dictat on fish”: a very Guardian spat over Scotland
By Media Mole - 17 September 9:29

The Guardian’s environment columnist and the Observer’s food critic clash over the Scottish independence debate. And it turns into a fish fight.

The Ecuadorian embassy in London, the current residence of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Photo: Getty Images
Wikileaks wades into #GamerGate, says Nato as corrupt as video games journalism
By Media Mole - 16 September 13:15

Just when it seemed the worst "scandal" in media couldn't get any more conspiracy theoryish, Julian Assange appears.

Ian McColl, director of the Game and Conservation Trust (R) and gamekeeper Alastair Lyon watch for grouse on the Railia and Milton Estate on Drumochter moor, on August 8, 2008 near Dalwhinnie in Scotland. Photo: Getty Images
Six things we learned about Scottish aristocrats from Tatler’s anti-independence feature
By Media Mole - 11 September 17:49

Tatler’s features editor gathers together the anti-independence fears of Scotland’s absurdly wealthy and privileged aristocrats.

A British soldier reads a newspaper at a base in the southern city of Barsa, 500 kms from Baghdad 26 May 2005. Photo: Getty Images
Soldiers now need permission from press officers to speak to journalists - even if they're related
By Media Mole - 11 September 13:05

Heading to Sunday dinner with the familer? You'd better tell a forces press officer first if your cousin works for the local paper.

The end of Page 3? Rupert Murdoch asks: "Are young women sexier in clothes?"
By Media Mole - 10 September 10:04

A sexist end to a sexist institution?

"WILL YOU SHUT UP": listen to a Ukip candidate lose it on-air
By Media Mole - 05 September 12:41

Ukip's Elizabeth Jones loses her cool on the radio, screaming to be heard.

#notallslaveowners: the Economist complains that a book on slavery makes white people look bad
By Media Mole - 05 September 9:38

A book review in the Economist has called a book on slavery biased for painting white people as the villains.