TUESDAY, 2 AUGUST 2011
Things are going rather well
The phone-hacking affair offers much entertainment to the humble onlooker:
the BBC’s lofty pretence that it is an innocent party above the struggle, for example,
rather than a lamed bureaucracy battling for its future against a more focused adversary;
the pleasurable sight of the flames licking at the feet of oily fraudster Piers Morgan,
ex-editor of the London Mirror; the sudden appearance of Queen Elizabeth I
in her beloved parliament and, of course, the use of the words “shocked”
and “shocking” by innumerable media hacks, as if they could be shocked
by anything except their own redundancy notices.
How appropriate that this clean-up of the stables is being accompanied
by the disintegration of the lie machine called Team McCann, the...........................
Quite what the impact will be on the media when the inevitable happens
and the parents are unmasked – courtesy of Amaral and Leicester police
– we do not know. Individually they will manage: neither Keir Simmons
nor the rest will lose their jobs and others will simply slip by, hoping the public
will forget what they once said or wrote.
But the fact that their great rivals, the wicked people of the internet, the fantasists,
the haters, were nearer to the truth than the supposed experts of the overground media,
will deliver a nasty blow to their credibility, and hence their wallets, at roughly
the same time as the new measures regarding relations with the government
and the police are introduced.
Goodness, it will be such fun to mock them.
Posted by john blacksmith