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By Safe_Timber_Man
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They've been waiting for a chance to give her a kicking, I imagine. Dacre will still be seething and sore.

They've got what they wanted, though. The Mailites are suitable angry and frothing.
wiliwonka, neverland, Antarctica, 3 hours ago
What is their problem...JK Rowling Encouraged by the BBC .The writer claiming to have struggled in life and needed the support of the BENEFIT SYSTEM when in fact she had a very privileged upbringing, Both she and the LABOUR supporting BBC are HYPOCRITES of the worst kind...This club of DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO so called SOCIALISTS love and enjoy the lifestyles that real ordinary working people can dream of...How many of them are prepared to give up their MILLIONS OF POUNDS they get paid in salaries,to the real needy in society...THE ONES THEY CON AND EXPLOIT......"NONE OF THEM"
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East End, England, United Kingdom, 11 hours ago
Cast the BBC a adrift , make them pay for themselves. Tax payers should no longer support them
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By The Red Arrow
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BBC's JK Rowling drama The Casual Vacancy pulls in 6.6m viewers

Launch of adaptation of Harry Potter author’s novel beats ITV’s Mr Selfridge and Channel 4’s new drama Indian Summers

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The Casual Vacancy, BBC, TV review: JK Rowling's story is a far better drama than it is a book
In book form, The Casual Vacancy’s lefty politics irritated some – the Daily Mail’s Jan Moir called it “500 pages of relentless socialist manifesto”. On screen, however, these characters are too well rounded to be dismissed as mere mouthpieces. Partly that’s down to the cast. Kinnear, Gambon and Keeley Hawes are all as good as ever, but The Casual Vacancy’s teenagers are also impressive, particularly Abigail Lawrie as worldly-wise Krystal Weedon, a sort of sink-estate Hermione.

The Casual Vacancy does better than either Broadchurch or Fortitude at wrangling a large ensemble into a coherent story. The structure was already there in Rowling’s book, but director Jonny Campbell deserve credit for scenes that cleverly established character with a wordless economy. When, for instance, the snobby Mollisons arrived at the manor house, they are ushered from room to room by Lord Sweetlove before being deposited out the backdoor once more. Their snubbing is a deft reminder of where the power really lies
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http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... icn=puff-8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Some good comments appear to have rumbled Dacre's agenda.
 
By The Red Arrow
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Monday, 16 February 2015
Jo Rowling Gets Dacred - Again
Because within the domain of the legendarily foul mouthed Paul Dacre, kicking Ms Rowling’s work is obligatory. Ever since the Vagina Monologue’s attack doggies libelled her and she then took them to the cleaners, the Daily Mail has been in a mardy sulk. And so it was that Glenda Cattia Maxima Jan Moir was dispatched over the top...

...That’s why all the other reviews range between positive and glowing. This is a puerile hatchet job from a paper that can’t abide successful women.

Dacre should have retired when he turned 65. And so should some of his Glendas.
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By Malcolm Armsteen
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Interesting that somewhere in that lot is the accusation that Rowling had a 'privileged upbringing'. Middle class, certainly, but I can't see any signs of wealth or privilege.

Significant that such an insult should come into a Kipper's mind...
 
By Andy McDandy
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Dog in manger attitude, an assumption that anyone with money should be a Tory, that an inquiring mind and love of reading are signs of intellectual aloofness, that any job not done by themselves is either donkey work or 'pen pushing' (in either case it's an easy ride), that existing on the dole is to have won the lottery of life, and basically judging everyone by their own narrow minded and wretched standards.
 
By Messianic Trees
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JK Rowling vindicated over Daily Mail's false claims, high court told
Author JK Rowling has been "fully vindicated and her reputation restored" following the Daily Mail's apology for alleging she wrote a "sob story" containing false claims about her time as a single mother, the High Court has heard.

A judge was told that the publisher of the Daily Mail has accepted the allegations were "completely false and indefensible", published an apology and undertaken not to repeat them.

Associated Newspapers has also agreed to pay the creator of Harry Potter substantial damages, which she is donating to charity, and to contribute to her legal costs, said her lawyer.
By satnav
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Looks like Dacre is out to get revenge on Rowling.

Harry Potter and the prisoner of the traffic jam: JK Rowling causes four days of travel chaos after installing temporary traffic lights so she can have her Leylandii bush trimmed

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z3gfjAjyNU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By Andy McDandy
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According to Zelo Street, the 'story' is at least a week old, lifted from the Daily Record, has no direct or attributed quotes (they're all from 'a neighbour' or 'a resident'), and is old hat as the work has been finished and the contractors have packed up.
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