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Writer of a daily media newsletter (sign up πŸ‘‡) and creator of The Paper Thing, a newspaper review show. More besides. "The sad part is I'm a very good tailor."

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The newsletter is out and it's about the so-called 'uplift' to Universal Credit and the language of poverty πŸ‘‡ 'The… https://t.co/5QW3Jg0gxx
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ @TheSinanKose Bethea it ain’t so.Excellent point from @brokenbottleboy's newsletter: https://t.co/5nBRveiY7B Where was the Telegraph, the Mail and… https://t.co/x9xZ5WPo8f
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈBeing poor is indeed an expensive business. I'd also say to anyone thinking the unemployed or on benefits are "lazy… https://t.co/2H6SZvN7Oe
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈThe meaning of Β£20: A majority middle-class media rarely reflects the reality of poverty by @brokenbottleboy https://t.co/kFTN7vBRqr
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈHello. My name’s Matt and I’d going to tell you about my amazing space that I run the NHS from. https://t.co/lNzOGhRgiI
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ @Ankaman616 I feel like the drinks were cheap but not necessarily great. @RaRaAvisPress Johnson shot first. @bazayer She’s entertaining and it works for me.We live on Mos Eisley Cantina Island β€” a country ruled by a hive of scum and villainy. https://t.co/TPhjDn0XkW @brokenbottleboy Ha! Don't tempt me. In the meantime have something a bit more out there: https://t.co/p4yKUTuBwH
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈA new poem. Poems about other people’s dreams at least have a layer of artifice slathered on top, right? https://t.co/WGabVNfIuw @stu_neville It’s like Dorothy Parker if she was acid drops instead of simply acid.Fran Lebowitz delivers incredible value in terms of aphorisms per minute in Pretend It’s A City. She’s a remarkable… https://t.co/7UNF8piS7wJournalists: Scoops are like beauty β€” they’re in the eye of the beholder. Other people will tell you if you’ve got… https://t.co/v4QIu5mbN9 @jaggeree Surviving. I definitely want/need this newsletter to grow, put it that way! I hope you and yours are doing okay. @jaggeree Me too.I love how @brokenbottleboy writes. I wish he hadn’t had to write this. https://t.co/9DmS4eBEum
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈStories like this are just adverts and this particular agency β€” Polo & Tweed β€” has just got its fourth plug from Th… https://t.co/JUZ4gv1dvZ
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈI suspected writing today’s newsletter on how the media uses language to dismiss the reality of poverty was a good… https://t.co/EkBKq05mIk
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ"How responsible is the media for the Capitol riots?" ask... a New York Times columnist, a Sunday Times columnist a… https://t.co/4ZqFIrQwi6
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈCountryside Alliance chair and former Tory MP Nick Herbert has just been appointed chair of the College of Policing… https://t.co/84YZywae75
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈThe meaning of Β£20: A majority middle-class media rarely reflects the reality of poverty by @brokenbottleboy https://t.co/moL9VNW98t
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈI wrote more about this in the newsletter this morning https://t.co/lXZTYMNUBWThe government spent Β£22bn on a Track & Trace system that doesn’t work. It’s adding Β£4bn to military spending this… https://t.co/2aj25gExu2Brilliant. Clear and brilliant https://t.co/WXrszQLthH
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ @brokenbottleboy I still don't get why people are so confused about the rise in their popularity on TikTok. Sea sha… https://t.co/X1thLLcp2v
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ @dom_conlon Thanks, Dom. That feels like an especially nice compliment as I hacked that out at approximately 5.30am.A sea shanty about fucking internet culture reporters 'explaining' sea shanties. @ourhistorypod And now we have to have a row. https://t.co/X2SsS4tA75 @ClareNewsome I know. Sometimes I just want to go for the bait and bite off the hand holding it too.How can one list contain so much wrong? https://t.co/GQUi13o1eofuck around find out https://t.co/jthMsg5zIP
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈI expanded this into a whole newsletter edition https://t.co/lXZTYMNUBWNow live. Tune in for today's paper reviews and general media chat https://t.co/hJVYcaYufl https://t.co/9eNUIM11VH"How responsible is the media for the Capitol riots?" ask... a New York Times columnist, a Sunday Times columnist a… https://t.co/4ZqFIrQwi6Hey @piersmorgan & @susannareid100 A month ago @ITVCentral put together a story about how I met my lovely friend… https://t.co/Uy73qDdEyJ
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈThe show is delayed due to the joys of three different people all trying to have calls in the same house. https://t.co/34iFfZUNLO @brokenbottleboy The four cardinal directions - North, East, South and Welsh
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ @BuddClair I didn’t draw that line. That was @terryfuck45! And he knew what he was doing. @dodgrile You live in the shadowlands now, congratulations. @BuddClair That was part of the original joke. I’m just getting a defence in for the East. @angel61k Cheers!Close but... https://t.co/MgcMVzwfZI https://t.co/GCzXYRnTg8 @naijaprince21 Very.Here's a middle-aged man in The Spectator -- in this case Lloyd Evans who once wrote a play with Toby Young -- desc… https://t.co/NvcXxCa6w3The Paper Thing, a daily newspaper review show, is back again today with The Sun, The Daily Mail and The Times all… https://t.co/WVmitFF5xVThe meaning of Β£20: A majority middle-class media rarely reflects the reality of poverty by @brokenbottleboy https://t.co/1mIRuIyRdM
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈRead today’s newsletter here πŸ‘‡πŸ» https://t.co/lXZTYMNUBW https://t.co/g5an6dbWrqI suspected writing today’s newsletter on how the media uses language to dismiss the reality of poverty was a good… https://t.co/EkBKq05mIk @brokenbottleboy Freddie Mercury wore it better.
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ @brokenbottleboy That's in good condition for a 1957 newspaper.
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ @brokenbottleboy Our society has a gun fetish Mic. It's the reification of masculinity. Whenever the Daily Mail fea… https://t.co/cvRqpkPEGk
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ @brokenbottleboy https://t.co/yGeAnnpWOL
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ @brokenbottleboy Most of their readership are very sad that they didn’t get to fight in WW2 so probably playing to their audience
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈWhat if fitness but tradwife? https://t.co/YluWZluTZuI’m beginning to suspect the Daily Mail’s design team have a gun fetish. https://t.co/UR8kKz31Sr @HayleyDLondon Worsted And Wank. @brokenbottleboy Looking them up, fun fact of the day: the founder's father-in-law was the drummer for Showaddywaddy.
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ @brokenbottleboy Polo and Tweed?? Jesus what a cringe name, that brand writer needs to be excommunicated
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ @PraxisCast Has to.Stories like this are just adverts and this particular agency β€” Polo & Tweed β€” has just got its fourth plug from Th… https://t.co/JUZ4gv1dvZStrange, these sunlit uplands stink of rotting meat... https://t.co/tSa8bYhDg4Front page deconstructions πŸ‘‡πŸ» The Daily Mail 🚘☠️🐢 The Times πŸš›πŸ’‰πŸ˜΄ The Sun πŸ–πŸ˜€πŸ’‰ Green: (largely) factual Pink: ta… https://t.co/7YNYZnBcDGForgot to put in this, that the person I was speaking to at @Chartwells_UK was the Managing Director himself, one C… https://t.co/gbsJw1Kvzn
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈSo if you missed it last night, let me fill you in. It transpires that even long since Chartwells knew, beyond dou… https://t.co/eixdB97jPb
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈIt’s encouraging that the crisis in criminal justice is getting the coverage it urgently needs, but once more for t… https://t.co/9g6jK1lis8
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ @brokenbottleboy You're right, I wasted at least five minutes yesterday talking about who should have a tax rise to… https://t.co/g4RxVqiZpF
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ @hugorifkind It has the twin benefits of a) making me laugh and b) being correct.red june plums, painted by ellen isham schutt, 1912 https://t.co/EJRcZk4eu5
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈThis is good. https://t.co/dN4q7au0Sq#tuesdaymotivations https://t.co/a5joEqEB8a
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈI like to imagine that these pictures represent three decades of international intrigue and adventure. https://t.co/iCN6lTNHyJ
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈHere are some samples from today's newsletter to encourage you to read the whole thing πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡https://t.co/lXZTYMNUBW https://t.co/5VUor7hU6H
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈWas so great to chat to Musa for this ep about his book. Do have a listen: https://t.co/j9vxRLls41
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ @David_Challen The lack of care is maddening. Keep fighting your good fight.If Sunak fast tracks announcement on business support pre budget as CBI is asking, but doesn’t confirm the UC β€œupli… https://t.co/7qJG6ZIH7X
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈBrexit the Hedgehog, an all new platform game containing new zones such as SUNLIT UPLANDS ZONE, IRISH BORDER ZONE,… https://t.co/c1lOOWHPva
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ @RKemb @PilkoSpilko Yes. It’s an act. The β€œno one tells me what to write” line. I’ve covered it previously. https://t.co/LxJct9KELcLooks like I need to tap the sign again https://t.co/n9qBDucFg8β€œPhil Spector wasn’t a tidy person...” After the BBC just apologised for the headline of its Spector obit, Thought… https://t.co/fncjMJsRIoScepticism is an essential and admirable activity. If scepticism has a poor reputation right now, that's not becaus… https://t.co/FxzdjjJyXN
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ @PilkoSpilko Well, I learned on the job β€” as a student journalist then at Pensions World magazine β€” rather than doi… https://t.co/t6buhyFNzbhttps://t.co/QokLBcNijB
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈThe main reason why I sit and watch @GMB every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with my friend Shelagh is because I lo… https://t.co/peRUhOpNuj
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈFor a moment I thought it was a rare photograph with her husband, Lord Gaga. https://t.co/kl3Xopl0yV
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈWhatever the English equivalent of Summerisle is, it's full of these lot waiting to burn you to death in a giant wi… https://t.co/TOvetw5tRT
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈThe so-called War on Terror was ineffective, costly, led to discrimination against Muslims and people of color at h… https://t.co/4wadknjH0z
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈFloyd Mayweather has had multiple domestic violence charges + served a jail sentence for attacking his ex. β€˜Troub… https://t.co/I7Del5Gwrh
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈBen is such a big GMB fan. I hope they get him and Shelagh on the show one day. https://t.co/rYiBqCWeJZHere are some samples from today's newsletter to encourage you to read the whole thing πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡https://t.co/lXZTYMNUBW https://t.co/5VUor7hU6HThe newsletter is out and it's about the so-called 'uplift' to Universal Credit and the language of poverty πŸ‘‡ 'The… https://t.co/5QW3Jg0gxx
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@jonnyevans_cw It’s not. It’s obscene.The newsletter is out and it's about the murderer Phil Spector and how the media is covering his death πŸ‘‡ 'The Spec… https://t.co/n05dHsazwG
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ @sweynh @BBCPM I heard that and it was definitely a much better way of framing it. @brokenbottleboy The morally acceptable number of children going to bed hungry in an advanced economy is zero. It i… https://t.co/NMUYKLh5zA
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ @HannahcantRead Agreed. The thing is to make it real for people who are persuadable.The way numbers are explained in the media is always political. Calling it the Β£20 Universal Credit uplift makes it… https://t.co/hKXMZuta1Ior banality https://t.co/1iQbLjyz2q
Retweeted by Mic Wright πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒ‹πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈNow using TikTok to identify bullshit. https://t.co/QhgK255kJH
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