Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for Mar 09, 2023

The news is so noisy. An endless slew of stories pulling you every which way. Here's Newspin, with some noise-cancelling analysis!

BBC 'speaking frankly' with Gary Lineker over tweet comparing UK asylum policy to 1930s Germany -- BBC News (UK)

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker to be 'spoken to' after comparing new UK asylum policy to Nazi Germany

Outline: (what is this?) new uk asylum policy

Tone: (what is this?) + positive

Discussion: (what is this?) + BBC, ++ Gary, - Tory

Gary Lineker says he will keep speaking for those with no voice after asylum row -- BBC News (UK)

Home Secretary Suella Braverman said she was "disappointed" by Lineker's comments; BBC said it was having a "frank conversation" with presenter about need to remain impartial

Outline:  asylum row gary lineker

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ BBC, ++ Gary, ++ UK

Gary Lineker responds to critics of his immigration policy comments -- The Guardian

Gary Lineker to be spoken to by BBC after comparing UK asylum policy to Nazi Germany

Outline:  immigration policy comments gary lineker

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± BBC, ++ Gary, ++ Germany

Why do Gary Lineker's comments present a problem for the BBC? -- BBC News (UK)

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has criticised the government's asylum policy; The BBC's Executive Complaints Unit ruled that he has an "additional responsibility" because of his profile

Outline:  bbc journalists

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - BBC, - Tory, - Lineker

Woman jailed for killing and eating pet hamster -- BBC News (UK)

Emma Parker, 39, filmed killing and eating her pet hamster while it was still alive; Videos circulated online prompting an investigation by the RSPCA

Outline:  pet hamster warning

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Freddie Starr, ++ Hamster, ? UK

BBC News Home -- BBC News (UK)

Thursday's Express: "Rishi's victory: Deal with French to fix boats crisis"

Outline:  president zelensky

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  + BBC, -- Lineker, -- Tories

Civil servants demand apology over small boats email -- BBC News (UK)

Suella Braverman accused civil servants of blocking efforts to stop small boat crossings; FDA union chief Dave Penman said she should still withdraw the "insulting" message

Outline:  small boats email suella braverman

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ BBC, ± UK, ? Braverman

No 10 says Suella Braverman did not approve email in her name attacking civil servants over small boats as it happened -- The Guardian

Braverman says it will be very clear to voters at next election if stop the boats plan has worked UK politics live

Outline:  illegal migration bill

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Tories, ++ Tory, ? Braverman

Harry and Meghan's daughter christened in US -- BBC News (UK)

Princess Lilibet Diana was christened at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's California home on Friday; The announcement is the first time she has been publicly called a princess and confirms that Harry and Meghan will use the royal titles for their children

Outline:  princess lilibet diana

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Princess, - Harry, ++ Charles

Duke and Duchess of Sussexs daughter, Lilibet, christened with Princess title -- The Guardian

Announcement is first confirmation that Harry and Meghan intend to use titles of prince and princess; Archie and Lilibet will not be entitled to use the style HRH, and the Duke of Sussex’s HRH is in abeyance

Outline:  princess title lilibet

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ± Prince, ? UK, ? Harry

Sussexes refer to their children Archie and Lilibet by Prince and Princess titles -- The Telegraph

NEW: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's daughter has been christened Princess Lilibet Diana, their spokesperson has said. It is the first time Lilibet has been publicly referred to as princess

Outline:  royal family

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- UK, -- US, ± Prince

Scientists create mice with two fathers after making eggs from male cells -- The Guardian

Creation of mammal with two biological fathers could pave way for new fertility treatments in humans

Outline:  male cells creation

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Brave New World, ? Woke University League, ? Pat

Breakthrough as eggs made from male mice cells -- BBC News (UK)

Scientist creates eggs from male mouse cells

Outline:  male mice cells scientist

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ mice, ? bbc, ? Osaka University

Dont tell me what a woman is, based entirely on what she is not -- The Independent

The Independent has listed me as one of the ‘50 Influential Women of 2023’ So – what does it mean to be a woman in 2023; A woman doesn’t define herself by what she’s not

Outline:  woman

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - IWD, - Jordan, -- International Women's Day

Brazilian TikToker goes viral showing the cheerfulness of the favela -- The Guardian

Raphael Vicente started posting videos online at age 14, honing his craft across different platforms; Vicente, who has 3 million followers, is a 'genius of audio-visual production' He is scriptwriter, actor and editor for his videos

Outline:  favela raphael vicente

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Hollywood, ? Raphael, ? Rio

Manchester City footballer Kyle Walker indecent exposure allegation investigated by police -- BBC News (UK)

England and Manchester City footballer Kyle Walker allegedly exposed himself in a bar; The Sun released security camera footage from the bar in Cheshire, Cheshire

Outline:  manchester city footballer kyle walker indecent exposure allegation

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Liverpool, ? Manchester, ? Mendy

The haters and conspiracy theorists back on Twitter -- BBC News (UK)

BBC investigation finds banned accounts are back on Twitter

Outline:  twitter bbc investigation

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - BBC, - Twitter, ± Gary Lineker

E-scooter rider, 14, sentenced over woman's death -- BBC News (UK)

Linda Davis, 71, died six days after being hit by a privately-owned electric scooter; Linda Davis is thought to be the first pedestrian to die in an e-scooter collision in the UK

Outline:  e - scooter rider

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? UK, ? Nottingham, ? Auriol Grey

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