Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

"Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching."

Some news stories are just crying out for the treatment...

(photo: Sky News)

One man on his own
Opposed to radiation,
One man and his dog
Made a demonstration.

Angry Iain Dale
Flushed with indignation
Fought the one man and his dog
Who made a demonstration.

Then the mainstream press
Depicted for the nation
Iain Dale fighting one man and his dog
Who made a demonstration

Photographers all round
Filmed the confrontation
For reports of Iain Dale fighting one man and his dog
Who made a demonstration.

The comments flooded in;
Political exploitation
Of the photos and reports of Iain Dale fighting one man and his dog
Who made a demonstration

Trenchant observation
On the comments on the photos and reports of Iain Dale fighting one man and his dog
Who made a demonstration.

When you're in the public eye,
Whatever your frustration,
Take a lesson from the posts on the comments on the photos and reports of Iain Dale fighting one man and his dog 
And the media sensation*.


*Unless, of course, that was the whole aim of the exercise - how far will a publisher go to create interest these days?

5 comments:

  1. Ah, you caught this too. Like it - have just written to Ian.

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  2. Demetrius, dogs do seem to be making their mark on the (loosely) political news.

    http://newgatenews.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/lembit-takes-his-eye-off-ball.html

    Julia, do we also owe you the designation 'Iain Dale's Fight Club'? If so, thank you for brightening my day!

    JH thanks for the link at your place.

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