Well, that was unexpected.Friday, July 08, 2011
The weird thing is, despite being someone who despises tabloids and everything they stand for, I suddenly feel oddly nostalgic towards the News of the World. The fact that 168 years of history (albeit kind of tacky, badly-written history) has been wiped out by a group of shameless, soulless, spineless hacks just seems so utterly pointless.
I actually have a friend (well, a friend of a friend) who writes for part of the News of the World. And much as I find the paper's approach generally to be distasteful and disingenuous, at the same time my heart hurts for this bright, talented woman whose rug has been pulled out from under her because of some complete twats with no morals who don't even work there any more.
And are we really supposed to believe we'll be better off with seven days of The Sun instead? I'm not sure more of The Sun in the world is an improvement on anything.
Watching the BBC's constant, gloating, gleeful coverage of this whole sorry saga, though, I have been mainly struck by one thought.
She may be a heartless, duplicitous bitch, but man, that is some AWESOME HAIR.
Tell me I'm not alone...?