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Al Murray announces he's running against Farage in South Thanet
By Media Mole - 14 January 15:41

"Let it be known, like many of the parliamentary hopefuls in the upcoming election, I have no idea where South Thanet is. But did that stop Margaret Thatcher from saving the Falkland Islands? No."

Rupert Murdoch had a thought about "Moslems" following Charlie Hebdo shooting
By Media Mole - 10 January 9:31

The media mogul says the world's 1.4 billion Muslims are "responsible" for the massacre of Charlie Hebdo's staff because they have not rooted out the "jihadist cancer".

The Twitter logo. Photo: Getty Images
Louise Mensch thinks Charlie Hebdo was one person
By Media Mole - 07 January 16:08

Former Tory MP believes strongly that "his" work should be celebrated.

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.