Thursday, February 24, 2005

Indie Watch

A correspondent points out that a few weeks ago, when the engagement of which I must not blog was announced, that principled newspaper The Independent covered its front page with 'The Stories You May Have Missed". (Their argument, which is not without force, is that a serious newspaper should cover serious news).

Was this, he asked, the same Independent which devoted Tuesday's entire front page to the death of a drug-addled American gun nut who wrote a couple of not-bad books in the early seventies ?

I wonder what the Indie's cover will look like when the guy who wrote these dies ?

P.S. Note this early tribute to Polly Pot. (I seem to be the only person ignorant of the fact that the Child Catcher was indeed, in some sort, a drippy hopout.

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