Showdown at High Noon — 17 Comments

  1. To sum it all up: I don't give a toss about Sir Johann Elton or Mr. Furnish McDavid.

    • That goes for me too.  What they do is normally of sweet fuck all interest, but when they start throwing their weight around by throwing their cash around, I get pissed off.  I'm delighted to say I have never bought a single Elton John song so at least it's not my money he's pissing against the wall.

  2. They really must be bored. Maybe they ought to start their own book series instead? Might sell as a sci-fi comedy. The Web Cowboys and the Mystery of the Golden Codpiece.

    • I saw that!  Nothing new there though – don't they still have smoking rooms in the EU headquarters?  It's always a case of do what I say and not as I do.

  3. If the press still had the freedom to print stories that were felt to be in the public interest,perhaps we wouldn’t be in the shit that we are.Money not only buys the best Lawyers and Judges,it buys Governments into restricting the Press’s freedom and what it can and cannot print.Eventually the Press becomes nothing more than an official mouthpiece for those in power.Would Watergate have ever come to light in this day and age ? I don’t think i’d like to put any money on it.Your last two words Grandad epitomise how bullies should be dealt with.Crack on !

    • There is a fine line though between the right to print and the right to privacy [how would you feel if the press printed all your financial details for example?].  The problem lies in defining that line.

      If people are in the public eye [by their own choice] then they must expect an interest in their private lives.  If they are caught having threesomes then they have only themselves to blame if the details go to print.  What boils my piss is the concept that if you have enough money you can buy that dividing line and actually prevent anyone from printing your name.  The courts really should have better things to do than be bought by private individuals for their own ends.

  4. I think that we are very much in agreement,the term "in the public eye" is the key.If we value independence and freedom ,as we should,then placing shackles and muzzling the press should be deemed authoritarian and more in keeping with countries in which no sane or reasonable person would choose to live.I'm sorry to say that here in the UK,the press no longer represents those ideals.

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