Gest That's Why They Call It The Blues

Or Sorry Seems To Be The Finest Word.

I sometimes I think I could write punning headlines for tabloids. I predicted that Fabregas's penalty for Spain v Italy would prompt use of Fab in the back page stories so the boy done good.

While I was looking for the Boris story of the previous post, I came across a vote on This Is London, a companion to The Mail and Evening Standard. Indeed, the reply I received from the Daily Mail last year regarding bias and censorship on their comments section came from a journo who writes for T.I.L.

The vote is about the resignation of James McGrath (see previous post). Not surprisingly about 75% believe he should not have resigned. McGrath, for his part denies making a racist point, claiming the comment was taken out of context. Johnson also defends his friend. Fair enough; comments can be taken out of context and stretched to suit the agenda. Which begs the question - why resign?

Even more interesting though was this little faux-pas. Big shout to the Mailwatch forum for the initial alert. Although not in the Mail itself, unlike the previous examples of grovelling here, it's like the Nigel Dempster days all over again.

In full, in case the blighters take it down:

  • DAVID GEST Last updated at 22:43pm on 19.06.08

    In articles published on 23 and 26 May 2008, we gave the impression that Mr Gest had contracted a sexually transmitted infection and alleged that he had Liza Minnelli's dog killed without her knowledge.

    This was wrong. David Gest has never had a sexually transmitted infection and did not have Ms Minnelli's dog killed.

  • We apologise to Mr Gest for any embarrassment caused.

But apart from that...............................................................