The fact that I think the The Daily Telegraph is getting worse is not exactly a surprise but this plumbs new depths. Jade Goody: husband Jack Tweed propped her up to watch final sunset is another sorry headline in the sorry coverage of the sorry celebrity's slow but painstakingly poorly reported demise.
Whatever your thoughts on this, and I will brook no argument, she isn't dead yet and so proclaiming "final" or "last" for anything she does is just nonsense but everyday there is some fresh departure from sense.
From celebcentric blogger and friend of mine Divajulia comes this
As in love with gossip about the rich, famous and massively inflated egos of A-listers and Z-listers as Jules is, she doesn't quite get what's going on here.
"With all due respect to my British friends, I do NOT understand the Jade Goody frenzy that is going on over there. Here's what I know about Jade: She was on your version of Big Brother a few years back--and everyone despised her, for whatever reasons. She came down with the cancer, sadly and now all of a sudden she's a saint? I'm not even British (although I could be accused of WANTING to be), and I'm offended by this morbid hysteria, and the "Diana-fication" of this woman."
Without any apparent hint of irony or self awareness there are other headlines that proclaim "Don't let my boys see me die." No trips to the shops for those lads then.
Well Jules, I put it down to Max Clifford.
I've seen him on Have I Got News For You both times he was on and he sent shivers down my spine. Not in a good way either. Ian Hislop is my hero. I don't like to bandy about that word but he really is. Private Eye is by far and away the only publication worth buying regularly and that is down to Mr Hislop, however even he couldn't ruffle Max Clifford. You can find the clips on You Tube and see what I mean for yourself.
If anything, I got the impression that Ian was just a little scared of him.
I'll forgive Ian Hislop pretty much anything though purely because he gives that stain on humanity Piers "Morgan" Moran such decent kicking every opportunity he gets.
However, the Moron is only a highly paid imp compared with the sulphur sphinctered Satan Clifford, darkest of all the dark lords.
He didn't do a deal at the crossroads. He does ALL the deals. He'll bet a fiddle of gold against your soul that says he's better than you.
As my flatmate Masher asked me earlier. "How many deserving public interest stories has that man kept out of the papers and conversely how many articles of inane drivel about equally inane people has he foisted upon the red top reading public?"
He may have put it a little differently but I do love to paraphrase.
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