Thursday, 28 February 2013

Israel: Peace! Yay!

An actual banner ad on Queerty and other gay sites today.
Cause when I think about Israel the first word that comes to mind is peace - peace through invasion, ethnic cleansing, occupation, misery and secret nukes - that and shopping.
Fuck, boys, we are fucking fucked to fuckery.
Let's PARTY!

PS Includes this promo Undressing Israel - Gay Men In The Promised Land. Including lots of hot soldiers from the IDF - they love The Gays - and Michael Lucas - he hates The Palestinians. Oh I want to die...

Fagburn: Here Is Today's Gay Stupid News!

• Muslims are bad, be afraid, very afraid.
• Apart from the gay ones - so brave!
• Thing about scary black man, with photo.
• Opinion: They kill people just for being gay in Iran (but they're clearly not very good at finding them. Oh hang on - maybe this is just right-wing propaganda. Let's bomb the bastards anyway).
• A free holiday in gayfabulous Tel Aviv!
• The Pope - boo! Golly, we're so angry about this old dude. But as long as people are nice to the gays everything else is a-okay.
• Poll: Aren't you glad you were born in England? Land of the free! 
• Something boring we found on Google News.
• Story we saw in The Sun online. No need to question this - or indeed anything.
• Press release - AMAZING SEX SURVEY!!! Phwoar!
• Advertorial - buy this over-priced thing, it's fab!
• If we write - embarrassingly badly - about London Fashion Week will we get some fashion advertising?
• Orientalism.
• Hegemony.
• Orientalism.
• Hegemony.
• Isn't George Takei so funny - WE LOVE!
• Someone's sent us a picture of their stupid little gay dog - AMAZING!
• Travel: Gay Pride In Mali - It's all fandabbydozy in the gay capital of north Africa (Sponsored).
• Secretly we want to make your brains as stupid as ours.

Thought For The Day: Our Survey Says...

"People respond to surveys in the way they think they ought to. It is otherwise known as lying," says Kate Fox, an alcohol and drinking culture expert who has done research for both the government and the drinks industry.

Why Don't We Tell The Truth In Surveys?, BBC News Magazine.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Andrew Pierce: And I Say This As A Gay Man (continued)

"SIR" ELTON JOHN - aren'tchasickofhim?
Introducing his son to people he knows.
Bold as I'll have you.
Just like less "unconventional" parents would do. 
Surely this bizarre unnatural creation that they call their "son" should be hidden away from view for all time.
And I say this as an other-loathing gay man.*

Andrew Pierce, your actual gay Uncle Tom, Daily Mail.

* We shouldn't call people like Pierce "self-loathing gay men" - they are clearly other-loathing.

Hugh Muir: Hopeless

A grievous blow for Ivan Massow, the millionaire Tory businessman who once described himself as the "only gay in the Westminster village". Things have moved on, but still Massow was unable to convince the local party in Somerton and Frome to take seriously his bid to be the Tory champion at the next election. His advocacy of gay marriage, the issue that saw the local chairman resign, might not have helped. The candidate is to be David Warburton: a teacher turned businessman/composer, once a cleaner, van driver and shopkeeper. Just the man, say Tories, to shove the Lib Dem farming minister David Heath on the political scrapheap. They dream of nothing but Lib Dem humiliation these days.

The hopeless Hugh Muir in his record-breakingly banal and lazy Guardian Diary - did anyone really think Massow's "bid" was serious? 

Sue Perkins: Heading In

SUE PERKINS has swapped strudels for poodles in her latest TV role as a gay vet.
And the Great British Bake Off presenter doesn't just star in Heading Out — she also wrote it.
Her character Sara is brilliant with animals but hopeless at relationships — and at nearly 40 is still trying to summon up the nerve to come out to her parents. 

However, Sue insists that the series, which starts tonight on BBC2 at 10pm, is not a “gay sitcom”. She said: “It’s a mainstream sitcom with one gay character in it — and actually she’s the only one who’s homophobic and uptight. All her friends are straight and they're totally cool with it. 
“It’s set in the world I know, which is a load of straight people going, ‘Can you shut up, your relationships are just as boring as everyone else’s!’” 

The Sun - so working on the assumption this is what Sue actually said...
If the lead character is gay - or lesbian - why not just say it's a gay sitcom?
Especially if the plot pivots on them coming out - or not.
What's wrong with that?
There is no simplistic and cuddly "universal", as someone stupid on The Guardian online claims.
What's wrong with a novel being called a gay novel?
Or a film a gay film?
Always be alarmed by anyone who like Sue says they don't live in a gay ghetto, though.
No-one does.
It's meaningless distancing - other-loathing.
Why do gay people keep apologising?
Or are we not allowed to say they're gay people?

Attention The Gays!: Fagburn's Career Advice

1. Waiting (minimum wage, but with tips!)
2. Cabin crew (as above - no tips, but you can get duty free booze and fags).
3. Something pointless in the media (as above, but you get free stuff).
4. Minimum wage care work!
5. Chat show host.
6. Fashion (restocking the shelves at H&M for minimum wage).
7. The theatre, darling (minimum wage, but you might see Alan Bennett walk past).
8. Work for a wonderful gay company who treat you so badly you'll have a nervous breakdown.
9. Diving.
10. Serial killing.


PS Strange how there is a myth of a gay bourgeoisie - and that we're all rich - perpetuated by the Christian right (well it worked so well against the Jews in Nazi Germany), people who want companies to think The Gays are a bountiful big market waiting to be plucked, and upper class twits like Mark Simpson. 
We are not.
But fuck facts, yeah.
It's money that matters.
Oh, for a queer class war.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Morrissey: War, War Is Stupid

War, I thought, was the most negative aspect of male heterosexuality. If more men were homosexual, there would be no wars, because homosexual men would never kill other men, whereas heterosexual men love killing other men. They even get medals for it. Women don’t go to war to kill other women. Wars and armies and nuclear weapons are essentially heterosexual hobbies.

This is so spectacularly stupid - even by Morrissey's standards, and so odd in the old closet case mentioning "homosexual men" directly, one wonders if it's made up.
From the Band of Thebes to Sparta to Ernst Rohm to John Wayne Gacy to Robert Thompson "homosexual men" have a pretty poor record when it comes to killing other men.
You big fat idiot.

Thanks to MartinM.

Update - vaguely amusing piece on Independent Voices by Andy West - who's honest enough to admit journalistic "research" these days means "had a quick look on Wikipedia".

Daily Mail: Exclusive - You Can't Be Tall And Gay

Daily Mail.

Israel: Cause Killing Palestinan Kids To Make Gay Holiday Resorts Is Fab!

The anti-Semitic impulses of some NYC college faculty departments apparently remain insatiable. Fresh off Brooklyn College’s political science department co-sponsoring a February 7 forum advocating  boycotts, divestments and sanctions (BDS) against Israel — during which four Jewish students were removed from the event — the City University of New York’s (CUNY) psychology and philosophy departments are co-sponsoring yet another bash-fest against the Jewish State. “Homonationalism and Pinkwashing,” is scheduled to be held on April 10-11. Departments and programs at Brooklyn College will also be underwriting the event.

According to conference coordinator, gay activist, and CUNY professor Sarah Shulman, “pinkwashing” is part of the “growing global gay movement against the Israeli occupation” that consists of a “deliberate strategy to conceal the continuing violations of Palestinians’ human rights behind an image of modernity signified by Israeli gay life.” In other words, despite the reality Israel is one of the most gay-friendly nations in the world, that ethos is little more than a smokescreen designed to deflect attention away from their alleged execrable treatment of Palestinians.

“Homonationalism,” a word coined by Jasbir K. Puar, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, is defined as the “tendency among some white gay people to privilege their racial and religious identity,” due to the “emotional legacy of homophobia.” Thus, according to Shulman, the true nature of Israeli society remains misunderstood. “Increasing gay rights have caused some people of good will to mistakenly judge how advanced a country is by how it responds to homosexuality,” she contends...

Right-wing loon site Front Page.
And what's wrong with that?
The article then descends into a bunch of awful Zionist nonsense.
Sarah Shulman is a jew.
Noam Chomsky is a jew.
I think I have right of return.
I am Spartacus.
Oh do fuck off.
Let's bomb Iran - Gay Pride!

Justin Bieber: Child Star

Judy Garland
Michael Jackson
Britney Spears

Suffer little children...

PS His last album Believe (Acoustic) is astonishing. Real heart-breaking stuff, presumably about Selena. There's also a bit on Take You where he sings to "mon cherie", quite funny, but you'd think a Canadian might have a better grasp of your actual French.
God, I love Justin.

*flicks hair - puts on gas mask - storms out*

Fagburn: So It Goes

Sorry about my self-pitying drivel over the last few days - been a strange week.
I intend to be back to boring you soon.


Monday, 25 February 2013

Peter Tatchell: Bermondsey Revisited

The Sun, under the editorship of Kelvin MacKenzie, published a fake story that I had abandoned constituents to attend the Gay Olympics in San Francisco (it sounds fun, I wish I had gone). After discovering that I had staged the first gay rights protest in a Communist country – in East Germany in 1973 – his paper rewrote the incident to falsely depict me as a simpering, feeble queen who fled from the Stasi in tears.

The other red tops were no better. The News of the World carried a photo that looked retouched to give me plucked eyebrows, lipstick and eye-liner. The sneers and sniggers were endless. I was pilloried as a "self-confessed" gay rights supporter.

My mainstream Labour policies on housing, jobs and pensions were ignored by most journalists. Also passed over were my ideas for the green redevelopment of Bermondsey as an urban garden city. I was a left-winger, which led to me being demonised as "Red Pete" – a Marxist ogre who must be stopped. Much of the press portrayed me as endorsing the Trotskyite Militant Tendency. I didn't.

The Daily Star falsely claimed my selection as the Labour candidate had been fraudulent; while the Daily Mail misleadingly captioned a photo of a local supporter with the warning that I was getting a hostile reception from voters.

Xenophobia was stirred and my Australian heritage condemned. According to the Daily Express, I was a "rather exotic Australian canary who sings some odd songs". In other words: Tatchell is a foreigner and queer. These slurs on my nationality and sexuality were also spread by the Liberals to boost support for their candidate, Simon Hughes.

I was deluged with hate mail, death threats, attacks on my flat and more than 100 physical bashings. I went to sleep at night with a fire extinguisher, carving knife and large stick by my bed. I was vulnerable, yet the police refused me protection. I felt powerless to get media redress. The Press Council was useless. It sat on my complaints for months. At the start of the campaign, polls put me on 47 per cent, with the eventual victor, Simon Hughes, on less than 20 per cent. By election day, after weeks of media abuse, the levels had almost reversed. Simon romped home....

In The Independent, Peter Tatchell recalls the media's smear campaign during the Bermondsey by-election in February 1983.
Note he never was out during the campaign - who was? - as he says here, he "advocated LGBT rights".
He was first outed, I think, at a press conference by a journalist from Gay News.
I was 15 and had such a political crush on him.
A gay socialist, imagine!
The Battle For Bermondsey - with a forward by Tony Benn! - was the first "gay book" I ever bought.
From Collets, the late left-wing bookshop on Charing Cross Road.
I'd spend whole afternoons there, dreaming of all the books I could read.
Blushed while buying it, scarpered out breathless - like I'd outed myself, like that time not long after when I bought a gay porn mag on Baker Street.
For the record, I still like and admire Peter - I just don't think we should see anyone as a "saint" above criticism.
Sad he ended up conducting smear campaigns himself.

Cardinal O'Brien: Downfall

Strange how we rejoice in another man's downfall
(I'm guilty too, of course)
Some serious charges have been made
Maybe gay closeted anti-gay.
I bet most of us were at some point.
Did he?
Didn't he behave "indecently"?
"Yes!" we cheer
Like modern day gay Tricoteuse
like the mobs who wait outside murder trials, kicking the police van
To show how much they care.

Fagburn: Today's Headlines

Pistorius smashed lover's head in with bat.
So it goes.
Clegg: I DID know about Lord Grope.
So it goes.
One in SIX Britons has no savings.
So it goes.
New farce about migrant crooks.
So it goes.
Reeva drives to her death.
So it goes.
Cardinal told to quit by pope.
So it goes.
10 free oriental lily bulbs.
So it goes.
Plus Page 3 girl guaranteed every day!

My last boyfriend used to say;
"No wonder you're so depressed if you keep reading all this crap."
I think he had a point.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

And Finally: Here Is The Gay Weather


Travel: Israel - Land Of Contrasts

Just got back from an all-expenses paid trip to Tel Aviv - gay capital of the world.
So many hot dudes.
Who cares if they've turned the Gaza Strip into one big concentration camp when it's P A R T Y time here. 

Fagburn's holiday was paid for by Israel's Ministry Of Truth.

Breaking: Homophobic Man Has Said Something Else Homophobic

Words can not begin to express my astonishment.
Oh boo hoo-hoo.
Hold me while I weep for the world.

PS Can't be buggered to get upset or angry about anything else - Cause I'm an apolitical fuckwit. 

Fagburn: Random Picture Of Shirtless Dude

Fagburn has been sent a picture of a shirtless dude, Fagburn can reveal.
He is advertising something made in a sweatshop by weeping South Korean children, which you must buy or die.

Cheryl Cole: She Loves The Gays!

Cheryl Cole loves the gays, Fagburn can reveal.
In an exclusive interview with Fagburn the Girls Aloud singer said; "I love the gays, me."
Commented Jeremy Knoblord; "This is a bombshell. The world of Pop may literally never be the same again."

Soldiers: Our Boys

Dontcha just love 'em?
In those sexy uniforms!
Fighting for your freedom by killing other people.
Here they are pissing on some Afghans they've just killed and laughing.
Let's hope they make a crazy lipsynch video. 

Scott Twinkdong III: Out And Proud!

Someone you've never heard of before has come out, Fagburn can reveal.
Scott Twinkdong III, star of the American daytime soap 'Who Watches This Crap?' has tweeted; "I am a proud gay man, who is proud of my gay manning."
Leading gay commentator Patrick Smugtwit has commented; "He wouldn't say that about black people."

It Gets Better: Another One

Another gay teen who made an It Gets Better video has commited suicide, Fagburn can reveal.
Asked whether his campaign fetishised suicide for gay teens and if he hadn''t really thought this through or talked to anyone involved in counselling, Dan Savage said; "Meh."

Peter Tatchell: Another Press Release

Today Peter Tatchell has sent out another press release.
It was about himself again, Fagburn can reveal.

Poll: Everybody's Doing It!

A new poll has shown that 67% of gay journalists will print any old shit about sex, Fagburn can reveal.
In a press release received today a stunning 72% said they didn't bother checking anything before reprinting it.
A further 21% said "Facts shmacts, meh - I've a space to fill."
The poll - conducted by London's Made Up magazine - also showed a whopping 98% of journalists do it ten times a day.
With blokes.

Mark E Smith: Life

Life just bounces (So don't you get worried at all...)

Murray Bookchin: That

“The assumption that what currently exists must necessarily exist is the acid that corrodes all visionary thinking.” 

Murray Bookchin.

That what exists is good, that what is good exists [non].


Ulrike Meinhof: The Last Decent Journalist

“But that is who we are, that is where we come from. We are the offspring of metropolitan annihilation and destruction, of the war of all against all, of the conflict of each individual with every other individual, of a system governed by fear, of the compulsion to produce, of the profit of one to the detriment of others, of the division of people into men and women, young and old, sick and healthy, foreigners and Germans, and of the struggle for prestige. Where do we come from? From isolation in individual row-houses, from the suburban concrete cities, from prison cells, from the asylums and special units, from media brainwashing, from consumerism, from corporal punishment, from the ideology of nonviolence, from depression, from illness, from degradation, from humiliation, from the debasement of human beings, from all the people exploited by imperialism.”

Samuel Beckett: Born This Way

"We are all born mad. Some remain so."

PS Think it's safe to say that's a made-up photo. Hahaha!

Bertrand Russell: Time

"It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this."

Tom Daley: Stop

"Stop thinking about me in the nud. it's undignified, Diogenes."

Diogenes: Propaganda Of The Deed

"I am Diogenes the Dog. I nuzzle the kind, bark at the greedy and bite scoundrels."

After being caught wanking in the marketplace Diogenes said; "If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate."

Noam Chomsky: Propaganda

So you have people arguing about do I support the troops, of course I don't? etc and then you go on. That's like Americanism and harmony, we're all together, empty slogans that somehow join in and lets make sure we don't have all these bad people around who disrupt all of our harmony with their talk about class struggle and their rights and that sort of business. Well, that's all very effective, it runs right up to today and of course it is carefully thought out. You know the people in the PR industry aren't there for the fun of it, they're doing work, they're trying to instill the right values, in fact they have a conception of what a democracy ought to be, it ought to be a system in which the specialized class are trained to do their work for the service of the masters, the people who own the society, and the rest of the population ought to be deprived of any form of organization because organization just causes trouble.

They ought to be just sitting alone in front of the television set and having drilled into their heads daily the message which says the only value in life is to have more commodities, or to live like that rich middle class family you're watching and to have nice values like harmony and americanism and that's all there is in life. You may think in your own head that there's got to be something more in life than this but since you're watching the tube alone you assume I must be crazy because that's all that's is going on over there, and since there's no organization permitted, that's absolutely crucial, you never have a way of finding out whether you're crazy and you just assume it because it's the natural thing to assume. That's the ideal and great efforts were made into trying to achieve that ideal and there is a certain conception of democracy behind it.

Noam Chomsky, 1992.

Oscar Wilde: A Map Of The World

"A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and, seeing a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realisation of Utopias."

The Soul Of Man Under Socialism

Antonio Gramsci: All About Strength

“My practicality consists in this, in the knowledge that if you beat your head against the wall it is your head which breaks and not the wall… that is my strength, my only strength.”

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Bradley Manning: 1,000 Days

Cardinal O'Brien: Oops!

The Observer.

Another one!
Give us guns - let us finish the fuckers off.

Ludwig Wittgenstein: On Hell

“Hell isn't other people. Hell is yourself.”

Holden Caulfield: The Catcher In The Rye

“All morons hate it when you call them a moron.”

Fagburn: Why I Love The Fall

"It's not as easy as it looks."

I like Mark E Smith very, very much.
He says/slurs the unutterable.

"Keep thinking."

PS I'm taking a short break from normal Fagburn postings and considering my options.
My absurdism has temporarily conquered my communism.
What is point?
Oh what's the bloody point? 

Maybe it's a rabbit. 

Friday, 22 February 2013

Hans Scholl: February 22

"The name of Germany is dishonoured for all time if German youth does not finally rise, take revenge, smash its tormentors. Students! The German people look to us."

Hans Scholl, with his sister Sophie, founded the White Rose movement to try and resist the Nazis.
They were arrested and then both beheaded on February 22nd 1943.
He worked underground, and didn't send out press releases about himself.
Hans was a true gay revolutionary.
His last words were; "Es lebe die freiheit!" - "Long live freedom!"

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Peter Tatchell: A Day In The Life Of...

Britain's most tiresome tireless gay campaigner reveals all to Fagburn.

I live in a fortress.
Because of the constant death threats and that.
It's tough being me.
Undaunted, I get up and send out a press release about how great I am.
Do some exercises.
Breakfast - a single acorn.
Today I have been mostly writing something about me.
Send article about me.
Phone rings - this happens a couple of times a day - being a saint is such a hassle!
Bit sad only apolitical fucktards seem to like me these days, and gay men on the left think I'm a self-serving wanker, but you do what you can.
Have I told you how much I do?
Lunch - nothing but the lightly drizzled bitter tears of the saints for me.
Radio interview - it's non-stop!
Bermondsey by-election 30th anniversary - asked if me going back in the closet then means I'm a total hypocrite.
Write press release about what I think about something boring.
Gay Star News have reprinted it - result!
Make up article about how I single-handedly invented the GLF and brought down Stalinism.
Look in the mirror for a bit.
Come to three hours later.
Tell lies about Iran.
Dinner: A lettuce leaf.
Do the Harlem Shake and post it on YouTube - I like to keep up with the fashions.
Prepare talk: 'How My Monstrous Ego And Vanity Killed Gay Activism In Britain - How I turned OutRage and Act-Up into vanity projects'.
Go back to bed, I think it's safe to say I have single-handedly saved the world again.
Already planning tomorrow's article about how great I am.
It's exhausting being a national treasure, you know?
Nighty night.

Fanny & Stella: The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England

Just got this in the post.
This is quite obviously the greatest book ever written - and you can put that quote on the back of the paperback.
Thanks to Dede/David/Delia and Nelly/Neil.
Comrades in flaunty arms.


Oscar Pistorius: It Gets Better

Organisers of the "It Gets Better, South Africa" campaign against homophobic bullying, due to be launched tomorrow, severed Oscar Pistorius's connection with it yesterday...
In his video, which will no longer be included in the campaign, Pistorius said: "Just remember that you're special. You don't have to worry. You don't have to change. Take a deep breath and remember 'It will get better'."

SA Times.

I love It Gets Better videos - some may say they're a bunch of self-serving sentimental, insincere old twaddle - but I think it shows people care.

PS I am stupid.

Diogenes: And That's Your Actual Ancient Greek

On seeing a good-looking youth lying in a careless posture, he said. 'Wake up.'
'Lest while you are lying there someone fix a spear in your back!'

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Kevin Ayres: 1944-2013

"You can't shine if you don't burn."

ATOS: Notes From A Tribunal

Waiting room.
I'm late.
Waiting again.
Young straight couple, 22-25
Clinging together
Look like they're holding on for dear life.

'Yes, okay, Mr Smith.
We'll see you now.
Sorry. We got it wrong.
You're clearly properly mad. 
(I'm grateful, of course, but it's all a bit Judge Judy).

Walking out I hold the door open for an old lady
As her husband helps her out of the disabled lift
She walks - aching, hobbling - with a stick.

Off to see if she's too to be declared "unfit for work".

Fagburn: Will Knock You Out!

Today I had some good news for a change, when I was expecting the worst.

I saw this album in a shop window straight afterwards and it made me smile.
Sometimes life's too good.

Diogenes: Yes

Diogenes - the only honest man in ancient Greece and a founder of the cynics - lived in a wine barrel.
He'd turn his pitcher to face the sun.
Alexander - of Alexander The Great and king of the known world fame - went to meet him.
He asked the D if he had any desires.
Diogenes told him; "Yes. For you to get out of my fucking sun."

"I have left society, because I cannot endure the evils I see and detest in it."

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Shadow: Give Him A Great Big Kiss

When I say I'm in love you best believe I'm in luv - L U V.

Here comes my guy, walking down the street  
Look how he walks with a dancing beat  
Thick wavy hair, a little too long  
All day long he's singing his song
And when I see him in the street  

My heart takes a leap and skips a beat  

Gonna walk right up to him  
Give him a great big kiss
Tell him that I love him  

Tell him that I care  
Tell him that I'll always be there

'Well, what color are his eyes?'  
I don't know, he's always wearing shades 
'Is he tall?' 
Well, I've got to look up  
'Yeah? Well, I hear he's bad'
Hmmm he's good-bad but he's not evil

'Tell me more, tell me more'

Big bulky sweaters to match his eyes  
Dirty fingernails, oh, boy, what a prize  
Tight tapered pants, high button shoes  
He's always looking like he's got the blues
And when I see him in the street  

My heart takes a leap and skips a beat  
Gonna walk right up to him 
Give him a great big kiss
Tell him that I love him  

Tell him that I care  
Tell him that I'll always be there

'Is he a good dancer?
What do you mean is he a good dancer?  
'Well, how does he dance?' 
Close, very, very close...

This is the greatest lyric ever written. 

Fagburn is having a sad afternoon cause once more the world has failed to stop.
Goodbye George
I liked your records very much 
Cause you understood drama, death, desire and such

and I loved you very much



Fagburn: Apart From The Overwhelming Sense Of Absolute Futility And Despair Everything Is Brilliant

You can't say you weren’t warned. I told you the ‘diversity’ brigade wouldn’t rest at gay weddings.
For the past few years the equalities industry has been seeking out new frontiers with the determination of a Star Trek captain.
Having secured the rights of homosexuals to marry and adopt children, the equality warriors are escalating the battle on the transgender front...

Richard Littlejohn, the Daily Mail, on a false report about how we'll all be goose-marched to same-sex toilets by loony lefty councils.
Always reassuring to see a Mail columnist getting angry about a story they made up.

Television illusionist Derren Brown has denied reports that he will turn a gay man straight and make a straight man attracted to men for his latest stunt.
Brown, 41, was quoted in The Sun as saying: 'I was thinking about this the other day — it would be interesting wouldn’t it? To take a gay guy and make him straight and a straight guy and make him gay.
But he took to Twitter this evening to deny reports that he will use the concept as the basis of his next show.
He tweeted: 'Article in @thesunnewspaper saying that my next show is about changing sexuality: total rubbish.
'Thanks for that, being printed everywhere as fact.'

Daily Mail.

All bollocks, basically.
As per on here yesterday.
So a newspaper denies a story a journalist made-up.
This happens every day.
Twelve times.
Sometimes, I just despair.
How long can you complain about journalists who can neither write nor read?
And who can't even reprint a fucking press release without getting something wrong.
Or who are trapped in a vortex of their own paper's gobbledygook and balls?
How many times can you call out gay journalists who think their job is just to reprint lies from the straight press? 
Sometimes I feel like a boring old teacher marking thick kids' homework.
"No. No. Not true. No. Wrong. No. No. That's stupid..."