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Frothing at the mouth

January 30th, 2009 · Posted by Skuds in Life · No Comments · Life

The Daily Mail is frothing at its collective mouth over Jonathan Ross.  When I saw this story I genuinely thought it was a very clever spoof because it really does feel like the sort of thing Chris Morris or The Onion would do.  I double-checked and triple-checked all the URLs involved because I really couldn’t believe it was for real, but real is what it does appear to be.The gist of it is that on JR’s radio show the producer said that “a woman in the village” keeps grabbing him.  He and JR banter a bit and on learning that the woman must be in her 80s JR jokes that the producer should be charitable and “give her one last night”.

Idle banter you might suppose,  but the Mail has identified a woman in a village who suffers from Alzheimer’s and decided that she must be who they were talking about so they have got her son to be outraged on their behalf at what they are now interpreting as personal comments about her.

The Mail even include “the full shocking transcript” at which point the coroner had to be called in to declare satire dead because we have reached the point where such sanctimonious cobblers can’t be improved on.

Ross will probably say something genuinely bad sooner rather than later, and sooner is my guess, but some people just don’t have the patience to wait until then and have to stir up invented insults themselves to fill the gap.

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