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The Blagger's Blog 19th August 2016 – Rambo v Theresa May, ITV will stop broadcasting, obesity plan already 'a disaster'

A weekly roundup of media news, sans effort

Quote of the week

“He really let rip. We were all having a bit of a laugh about it – that he was aiming at a picture of Boris Johnson or Theresa May.???

An eyewitness describing the moment George Osborne fired a machine gun whilst on holiday in Vietnam this week, an event some have branded as ‘a bit like Rambo’.

Weekly high

ITV has made the decision to switch off all seven of its channels for one hour next Saturday morning, 27th August (Bank Holiday no less), as part of the I Am Team GB campaign, which is all about encouraging people to get out and exercise. This comes just after widespread criticism of the Government’s recently outlined plans to reduce childhood obesity levels…

Weekly low


….. which is our low point of the week. Already substantially delayed, Downing Street’s proposals to help kids cut calories, sat fats and sugars have been branded a ‘disaster’ by doctors and healthcare experts, who are particularly concerned about the decision not to restrict aggressive fast food advertising, aimed at youngsters. Charlton

Stories to keep an eye on

Gawker Media is to close its flagship website, Gawker, following a legal battle with Hulk Hogan.

The NHS Blood and Transplant Missing Type marketing campaign- raising awareness about the need for more donors- is now going global, with 25 blood services in 21 countries set to use the advertising, covering 1billion people.

The Guardian has a new ‘interactive podcast’, called RioRun.

Just in case you missed us

This week we’ve been impressed by a campaign aimed at getting Britons to move to Transylvania in the wake of Brexit, strange as that may sound, and spent some time looking at the performance of Olympic sponsor brands on social media.

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