Saturday, March 04, 2006

Fools.

Yorkshire Lass tells us about a police officer's text message she saw....

''if you are going to steal £53 million you had best not book the getaway van
using a credit card with your name on it...''


Was this the perfect heist? asked the Observer, breathlessly, last weekend. Erm...

As Andrew Marr explains in 'How to Read the Papers', found in his excellent book on journalism, My Trade 'If the headline asks a question, try answering 'no'.'

1 Comments:

Blogger Aidan said...

That is a real shame, though from reading many of his past posts, not really a complete surprise...
Not to criticise his posts at all -seemed an urgently aware and articulate insider, but such is the way that ever-vigilant corporate drones are becoming concerned about any suggestion of self-expression, whether employer-baiting or entirely-unworriesome, haphazard or heartfelt...
Found out at work today our server people have banned me from accessing my blog... Pah...! I wouldn't mind, but it's mostly inane witterings and shamefully-"important-thing"-avoiding witterings...
The likes of World Weary Detective and yerself show how blogs can be both powerful and really readable... (hope that doesn't sound like sarky faint praise, not meant to be at all...)

March 07, 2006 5:38 am  

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