“Your churlish review is an insult to all those who enjoyed their night out, and in these days of collapsing newspaper sales and an entire new generation on the way who will get their information online, you may be looking for another job sooner rather than later.”—
Newspapers in (the) reddddddd….
Chris De Burgh calls the end of the newspaper industry. Fair play to him though - I’d have been narked with a review like that. What else would you expect from a Chris De Burgh gig?!
“SO THERE I was, standing in the Somerfield checkout queue, when the phone rings. “I’m gonna f*** you,” says a voice. Now, as it happens - you may not be totally surprised about this - it’s not the first time I’ve had a threatening phone call, so I wasn’t all that bothered. “Who is this?” I said. “You’ve always had it in for me,” said the mystery caller. “You and your little blog, you c***. I’m gonna sue you.””—
This is why I like Andrew Gilligan. A lesser journalist would worry they’d got details wrong, or maybe were unfair. But not Andrew. Andrew knows he’s bloody good, and so threatening phone calls don’t bother him. Nice work.
Well worth downloading, printing, tattooing to your face. No one tells it better than Mindy McAdams - if you’re a journalist, or a wannabe journalist, this will help you no end. I can’t believe it’s free.
“A “key secret witness” at the original trial, who claimed to have seen Megrahi and his co-accused al-Alim Khalifa Fahimah (who was acquitted) loading the bomb on to the plane at Frankfurt, was bribed by the US authorities holding him as a “protected witness.” The defense exposed him as a CIA informer who stood to collect, on the Libyans’ conviction, up to $4m as a reward.”—Lockerbie: Megrahi Was Framed by John Pilger — Antiwar.com
1) everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal;
2) anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it;
3) anything that gets invented after you’re thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it’s been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really.”