After alleged Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, in a rare moment of candour, told the country yesterday “Some people compare it to seasonal flu, alas that is not right. Owing to the lack of immunity, this disease is more dangerous. It is going to spread further and I must level with you, I must level with the British public, many more families are going to lose loved ones before their time”, the press had a problem.
Well, if you were the Daily Mail, it was obvious: strike a suitably sombre editorial tone, but say that Bozo Was Right. So it was that readers were told “As Mr Johnson says, we are on a hard road but together we will see off this crisis. However, for that to happen, everyone in the country must play their part”. Patriotic music plays us out! Chicken Paté News!
Because, after (yes, it’s her again) Nadine Dorries told “If you want to know how low a journalist can go, [Daily Mail] on my doorstep in the middle of my trying to deal with everything else. He opened the gate, knocked on the door, rang the bell. I hope he washes his hands”, it’s clear that is exactly what the Mail has been doing.
All of which demonstrates the flexibility that can be bought with bigger paycheques.
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