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Wednesday 12 September 2018

Carrie Symonds - Mail Getting Silly

Pointlessly trying to extend the shelf life of a story that has run its course for now, the inmates of the Northcliffe House bunker have lapsed into a combination of creepy voyeurism and self-parody as they keep on running stories about former Tory spinner Carrie Symonds, famous nowadays only for being romantically involved with London’s formerly very occasional Mayor Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson.
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We know that Ms Symonds has been seeing Bozza for some months now: the real story, but the one that our free and fearless press dare not publish, being that they all knew the Foreign Secretary was behaving in a manner that constituted a security risk, and was not giving his day job his full attention, but said nothing.

And now that we know that, as well as the various details of the affair, we need not know any more. Sadly, this level of understanding is too much for those at the Daily Mail, where the considerable talents of Simon Walters have been wasted in cobbling together a slice of clickbait drivel called “Boris’s beach blonde’s X-rated play: Glamorous PR guru Carrie Symonds, 30, starred in ‘satanic sex cult’ based on writings of unabashed occultist”.
Among all the information we do not need to know, the sub-headings tell “Carrie Symonds social media posts show her in a variety of glamorous poses”. So they’re going for the One Handed Sad Bastard market, then. Do go on. “One of the photographs shows her holding a watermelon while on holiday”. Christ on a bike, “Evening squire, know what I mean, nudge nudge, wink wink, melon eh? Melon? Nod’s as good as a wink to a blind hack”.

I’m sorry, but this is pointless. “One of the photographs shows her on a beach, thought to be Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera, holding a watermelon”. Oh well, if it’s Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera, why didn’t you say so in the first place? I mean, that puts a totally different gloss on it, doesn’t it? Er, no it doesn’t. This is just crap.

Another image showed her drinking a glass of rose while on a balcony wearing a bikini”. What the f*** is “Rose Wine”? Roses don’t make wine. Oh I get it, it’s crap subbing and it should have said Rosé. Or even Gris. Can it get any worse? Dare I ask?
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It can. And it does. “But the most shocking pictures show her performing in an X-rated play. It is thought she took part as a drama student at Warwick University, where she studied from 2006 to 2009 … The production was based on the writings of self-styled mystic Aleister Crowley – an unabashed occultist who revelled in his infamy as ‘the wickedest man in the world’. He died in 1947”. And, so what?

Taking part in a play? What’s so wrong with that? Oh, hang on a minute. “Crowley’s form of worship involved … the use of hard drugs, including cocaine”. That would be a significant number of Mail staffers bang to rights, then.

I know the Mail specialises in trawling through targets’ social media accounts and presenting the contents in a way that suggests they are Very Bad, as well as Not Being The Daily Mail’s Kind Of People, but this is total piss.

If the Mail has nothing useful to say about Ms Symonds, then it should say nothing.
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Anonymous said...

Is that the Same watermelon that Boris Johnson was holding when he approached Natalie Rowe allegedly while making monkey noises?

Burlington Bertie from Bow said...

'self-styled mystic Aleister Crowley – an unabashed occultist'.

Golly! Thanks for filling us in on who Aleister Crowley was, Daily Mail, otherwise we'd have carried on thinking he was a Dunfermline midfielder from the 1930s.
You'd think the chap would have had the decency to have been abashed, though. Worst kind of occultists those unabashed ones............

Stephen said...

They missed the Crowley being the most evil man in the world thing though; maybe whoever wrote it had never heard of him before and had to look him up. And why did they choose cocaine instead of heroin? That was what he was taking towards the end of his life, and in massive amounts as well.

It's a pity though that she never seemed to have done any Greek plays at college, especially one of those that would have had her walking about wearing a huge phallus; that would have made a great picture.

Arnold said...

"Burlington Bertie from Bow said...

'self-styled mystic Aleister Crowley – an unabashed occultist'.

Golly! Thanks for filling us in on who Aleister Crowley was, Daily Mail"

You know the name. I know the name. But we aren't Daily Mailites.

Anonymous said...

Can we please leave the contents of Bozo's trousers to tabloids?

There's no reason why we should bother with such a tiny issue.

Anonymous said...

It's odd that the Mail reporter had to Google Crowley. Back in March when there was the huge furore over that Mear One mural, the one Jeremy Corbyn made some non supportive comment about way back when, The Mail ran a series of shock horror pieces about it.

"Labour fury as it emerges Jeremy Corbyn once defended 'anti-Semitic' public mural showing a group of 'hook-nosed' men around a Monopoly board"

"Jewish groups condemned image, saying it contained 'vile anti-Semitic tropes'
Jewish Labour MP Luciana Berger demanded a response from Labour leader
A spokesman said Corbyn had responded 'on grounds of freedom of speech' "

etc etc etc.

One of the 'hooked nosed men' was Crowley. Who certainly wasn't a Jew?