It's not just that the National Geographic documentary series Scam City is a pointless programme, it's that it's also a uniquely irritating one. Whereas most consumer watchdogs investigate scams at the instigation of aggrieved parties, in Scam City presenter Conor Woodman, travels the world looking for trouble and – what's more pitiful – often fails to find it.
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Monday 13 May 2013
Police in New Orleans have vowed to track down gunmen who shot 19 people at a Mother's Day parade in an attack.
Thursday 28 February 2013
The renowned classical pianist and National Medal of Arts winner, Van Cliburn, has died aged 78. His publicist and friend Mary Lou Falcone said he had died at home in Fort Worth, Texas.
Wednesday 27 February 2013
And now, in nice-man news, Mo Farah has run to the defence of an interviewer ridiculed for not realising she was talking to a double Olympic champion.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Mo Farah has been asked many questions by journalists since rising to fame by winning two gold medals at the London Olympics in the 5,000m and 10,000m. But none will have been as ill-researched as those posed by LaTonya Norton of New Orleans station WDSU.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
First he succeeded in turning LA's Staples Centre vegetarian. Now former Smiths frontman Morrissey has refused to appear on an American TV chat show because his fellow guests are "animal serial killers".
Tuesday 19 February 2013
BP has poured cold water on the prospects of settling a crucial court case due to begin in New Orleans on Monday that would determine its level of responsibility for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Tuesday 12 February 2013
Isn't he the next Republican presidential candidate?
Monday 11 February 2013
If US presidential politics is largely about being in the right place at the right time, then Marco Rubio most certainly is.
Friday 21 December 2012
A woman called Sarah Childs in Denham Springs, Louisiana has erected a giant Christmas light display in the shape of a hand flipping the bird.
Friday 30 November 2012
Proof, if proof were needed, that Britney Spears has been spending too much time hanging about with Simon Cowell on the latest series of US X Factor.
Tuesday 20 November 2012
The city was decimated by Katrina, but now it's blazing a recovery trial
Sunday 18 November 2012
Authorities are investigating several attacks on dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico after some were found with gunshot wounds, cuts and missing jaws.
Sunday 21 October 2012
This Sundance-winning fantasy is a cajun-spiced primal stew of a film, until cutesiness creeps in
Friday 19 October 2012
Assassin's Creed Cajun style.
Saturday 13 October 2012
Attica Locke's first novel, Black Water Rising, was shortlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize. It took on murky municipal politics, union disputes and the slow death of the 1970s activist dream in Texas.
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
'Women, walk wherever you want' posters taken down in Stamford Hill following 'unacceptable' signs separating men and women
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
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