I subscribe to Channel 4 News daily email
Here's a small selection of some of the more recent emails C4 has sent me...
That's not all of them, I deleted some immediately upon receipt purely on reflex, but I think there are enough there to illustrate a point that is verging on being so bleeding obvious that it almost seems a waste of time making it
There have been several rather blatant and shameless attempts to assist the media in its effort to distract people's attention away from Northern Rock as well as recent revelations about the corruption of our political system. The two most cynical have been IMHO...
- Our home secretary trying to scare the shit out of us with tales 'credible' intelligence which indicated that Muslim extremists were going to give us all a dose of dirty radiation for Christmas ('They hate us for our seasons')
- That video reminding us of the plight of five British hostages who have been held captive in Iraq for 173+ days who 'feel that they have been forgotten' - not any more guys, everyone in charge has started remembering you now
but, to be honest, all that stuff is just a little bit too highbrow and serious to serve as a really good distraction
What people really want to take their mind off things is teddy bears
...and nutcases in canoes
Yes, teddy bears and nutcases in canoes
...and if at all possible, bearded nutcases in canoes
Meanwhile, a group of bankers has made off with all that lovely risk and debt free £30,000,000,000 in cash that was shoveled into Northern Rock in our name and rumours are starting to appear that there's a spot of predatory market shorting of debt-burdened, insolvent high street stores taking place as well as of the debt-burdened insolvent banks which the folks at C4 News and all their fellow media idiot-whores aren't talking about
There really seems to be little doubt that something catastrophic will take place in the UK economy. It's not about 'If' any more, the question merely is 'When? - before or after the holiday season?'
Meanwhile, let's not worry about the people in the know getting their mates and bitches to bullshit for a few more weeks' or months' worth of time so that they can siphon their (our) money out of their f*cked system. Let's all keep thinking about
Think only of the canoe...