One of the most enduring news images on television recently was at the G2 protests.
THERE was much to admire in the Paralympics but much to be annoyed in the TV coverage.
On top of the ad breaks, on top of the studio presenters starring at each other for prompts. we had...
Coverage of the Paralympics has been, at best, patchy.
Channel 4 got off to a bad start when advert breaks made the opening ceremony into a hotch potch of paid-for advertising and plugs for sponsors.
And it didn't get much better as the days went on.
YOU have to admire Joey Barton's brass neck.
As his private jet touched down on sizzling tarmac in the South of France, an earnest Barton was delivering one of the all-time great footballer quotes to the Sky Sports News reporting team that had accompanied him to Marseille.
WHEN Mike Ashley renamed St James' Park after the sportswear company that had turned him into one of Britain's richest men, the menacing warnings that emanated from a wounded Tyneside were stark.
He carries the weight of the world on his shoulder, never smiles, and hardly shaves.
THE important thing to remember about Joey Barton, the only thing to remember about Joey Barton, is that he is a convicted thug.
THE food police have stuck their noses in again.
I'm talking about the busybodies from PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - who have huffed and puffed and complained to the BBC about the Great British Menu.
They're still hairy but they're not bikers any more.
Not real bikers, any way.
GET used to athletes getting a bit up themselves in a summer of self-love after Lee Merrien's performance in the London Marathon.