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The Blagger's Blog 20th November 2015

A weekly roundup of media news, sans effort


Quote of the week

“House passes bill that could limit Syrian refugees. Statue of Liberty bows head in anguish.” CNN journalist Elise Labott, via Twitter, in response to the U.S. House of Representatives supporting a move to halt the resettlement of Syrians in the States.

Weekly High

Whilst there are plenty of heartwarming Christmas adverts doing the rounds at the moment, Temptations, a treat snack for cats, helps us all remember not to get so wrapped up in the season we forget the dignity of our pets.

Weekly Low

We were really, really hoping this kind of thing wouldn’t happen. Unfortunately, it has. Brooklyn-based Duri Cosmetics has launched a new line of Paris-themed products in the wake of last week’s terror attacks in the French capital, so that “beauty mavens can unite and wave hands (and toes) in unity.??? Not at all inappropriate.


Stories To Keep An Eye On

The Guardian is expanding its north of England coverage through a news hub opening in Manchester come the new year.

Google is offering financial aid to YouTube users it believes have been unfairly ordered to take down content due to copyright infringement in the U.S., whether the same will happen in other territories is unclear.

Just in case you missed it

GCHQ, the UK ‘digital spy’ base, is targeting tech and digital-savvy people in London’s ultra-trendy Shoreditch district in a new recruitment drive. Read our thoughts on it here.

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