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November 03, 2005

Is it just me that sees the humour in this ....

I must admit that my funny bone is always tickled by irony - even when it is against me. This time it isn't, and I am finding myself chortling at the news that the editor of the Sun (a newspaper that includes highlighted words in its text so that their readership can pick out the message without actually reading it) who is also a militant feminist and campaigner against domestic violence against women, is currently in a cell in London for assaulting her husband.

If this isn't irony at its best then I am not sure what is! After all, the lady(?) is supposed to be the one at risk here, but her husband (an actor in the TV soap "Eastenders") is sporting a split lip following an altercation between them to which the police were called at 04.00 this morning. Who started it and why it came to blows we will probably have to wait to hear - the Sun is itself being remarkably circumspect about the whole thing - but I'm sure the Mirror or another of the equally opportunistic tabloids will dish all the dirt later!

I try very hard not to be vindictive, but I do find myself having a little lightness of mood whenever someone from the press, who never spare anyone else's character, are themselves revealed as flawed and no more saintly than the rest of us. Revenge is mine says the Lord, but sometimes I think He just allows His sense of humour to have free rein - after all, it has the same efect as the proverbial lightning bolt and is much more educational as the target ends up having to live with the exposure!

I wonder if the Sun will continue to support Labour and be a mouthpiece for their propaganda after this? Probably, after all, humiliation is not something with which Politicians and their minions are very familiar. In the meantime, I'll enjoy the laugh.

Thank you for the ray of sunshine in Fortress Wapping!

Posted by The Gray Monk at November 3, 2005 08:10 PM

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Oh she will probley say that she was defending herself against an attack by her husband. So he desevered the split lip he got.

But I have to admit it does make me laugh when stories like this make the news. It refutes the phase "If womyn were in charge there would be no wars" I think if womym were in charge wars would be fewer but way more bloodier.

Posted by: skipjack at November 4, 2005 09:10 AM