Yesterday I wrote about how the Mail were wasting their time (and ours) by churning out spectacularly pointless articles, including one about a couple who happen to be BBC journalists who've split up. I didn't really notice the significance of this paragraph at the time
Not all of Mr Arney's tweets have been about his estrangement from Ms Iqbal. On November 10, at 9.42pm, he was concentrating on work-related matters and wrote: 'Just listened to very illuminating interview with Ecuador's splendid pro-people president, conducted by the ever-excellent Fergus Nicholl.'
but, reading it back, there's something poignant in there. On the one hand you have one journalist enjoying the fact that his department is covering highbrow, complex, 'illuminating' issues; on the other you have another journalist who is writing about how some people are arguing on Twitter.
While the BBC might be covering Ecuador's president, the Mail have bigger fish to fry. What kind of shoes is three-year-old Suri Cruise wearing, for example? You might say: hang on a minute, is it really appropriate to be writing stories about three-year-old kids? But yes. Apparently, it is. Last week brought the revelation that the pre-school child had been wearing high heels in the street:
And today comes the stunning news that now Suri Cruise is wearing Wellington boots.
Daily Mail Reporter, presumably just polishing off their very own article about Ecuador's presidency, types with excitement:
Maybe Katie Holmes decided the close call last week was enough to put an end to her daughter wearing footwear made for grown-ups? Or maybe the recent change in the weather convinced her that wellingtons were a more practical option?
We can only speculate at the moment, I'm afraid. It's depressing to know that wherever this three-year-old child goes, photographers will be invading her privacy. And newspapers will be there to buy the pictures and write shit stories about them. Just take a look at this list of stories. It's not going to stop anytime soon, I'm afraid.
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