From Thunderer to Fish Wrapper

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Hold the front page - I need that for the pickled onions

Hold the front page - I need that for the pickled onions

Send the children out to play and read the following:
‘I felt sexy and empowered in my slinky nightgown. Sauntering over to Bernie, I perched on top of him. I was straddling his legs as I kissed his lips gently. It turned me on that he was secure enough to let a woman take the lead sexually. As I stroked his bare skin, Bernie suddenly flew into a full-body convulsion. He almost catapulted from the bed as though a tremor had ripped through him.’

Too hot to be a Mills & Boon bodice-ripper? Too tacky to even make it into the Daily Express? Then it must be from The Times, where Sheryl Weinstein tells all today about her lover Bernie Madoff. Apparently the robber baron had a small endowment, and I don’t mean a policy.
The Times newspaper was founded in 1789 and set a benchmark around the globe for intelligent reporting. Now it is owned by Rupert Murdoch. There are nine pages of this trash on today’s Time Online site.

6 comments on “From Thunderer to Fish Wrapper”

  1. J. Folgard says:

    How the Mighty etc…

  2. Stan says:

    That’s absolutely discusting! Who in their right mind puts tomato ketchup on fish and chips?

  3. Stan says:

    And obviously I meant ‘disgusting’ not ‘discusting’.

  4. Helen Martin says:

    Disgusting indeed. It’s vinegar on the fish and ketchup beside the chips for convenient dipping.

  5. I.A.M. says:

    I’m all for cider vinegar, tartar sauce, then squeezing lemons over the lot.

    As for the paper: Murdoch is the worst thing to happen to newspapers since… no, actually, he’s the worst thing to happen to papers bar none. What a sodding git.

  6. Steve says:

    The sad truth is, if intelligent reporting actually sold newspapers, Murdoch (a name which puts one in mind of “Moloch”) and his ilk would be out of business.

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