blueprint media

Month: June, 2015

Supremacist Rule

“Since September 2001 nearly twice as many people (in the US) have been killed by white supremacists, anti-government fanatics and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims:

48 have been killed by extremists who are not Muslim including the recent mass killing in Charleston S.C. compared with 26 by self-proclaimed jihadists, according to a count by New America, a Washington research centre.”

Source: The New York Times, 25 June 2015.
blueprint brief – 25th June 2015


China Syndrome

“In just over 40 years since the one child policy was implemented, the birth rate has gone down in China by 400 million. The population now includes 30 times more men than women”.

Source: Review by Hilary Spurling of Buy Me the Sky: The Remarkable Truth of China’s One-child Generations by Xinran, The Spectator, 13 June 2015.
blueprint brief – 18th June 2015

Top Tale

Yesterday’s New York Times reported the death, at 74, of Vincent Mussetto, formerly a sub-editor on the New York Post who was celebrated, at least amongst journalists, for the front page splash headline “Headless Body in Topless Bar”.

Source: New York Times, 10 June 2015.
blueprint brief – 11th June 2015

“Trust in pollsters falls, according to new poll”

Headline from Scotsman, 20th May 2015.

Source: Private Eye, 29 May 2015 – 11 June 2015.
blueprint brief – 3rd June 2015