Have you seen there’s a new book out claiming that Bruce Springsteen brought down the Berlin Wall (Amazon uk|.com)?
I like Bruce, but that’s taking things a bit far. It took more than Cadillac Ranch to bring an end to communism. Yes, it will have helped, but winning the Cold War required more subtlety and subterfuge than that. Some of us were working unnoticed, behind the scenes, prodding here, pulling the right string there.
I can’t go into details, obviously, but I can reveal that I did once sign a petition. Gorbachev was big on petitions. The biro is mightier than the Fender, remember that.
And, while we’re at it, who do you think it was who leaked that Murdoch tape this week? I couldn’t possibly comment, but work it out. It’s not exactly Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Amazon uk|.com).
BBC: ‘Small blogs to be exempt’ under press regulation plans.
Blogs with a turnover of less than £2m and those with fewer than 10 employees will not be subject to new press regulation, the government says.
Loyal readers will be relieved to hear that Gruts is just about safe. So the irresponsible frivolity will continue unchecked. It’s all part of the grand masterplan, you see. I have it on good authority that Murdoch is cacking himself.
This morning, the Times newspaper reportedly declared Hebden Bridge to be the ‘coolest place’ in which to live in Britain.
Murdoch must be getting desperate: he’s nicking my editorials now.
So, I’ve finally seen off the Pope. Time to focus all of my attention on Murdoch.
There can be only one winner.
Just a year and a half after Gruts declared war on Murdoch, he’s fleeing the country:
Guardian: Rupert Murdoch snubs Britain and says he will invest his billions in the US
… In an interview with the Fox Business channel on Thursday following New Corporation’s confirmation that it was splitting into two companies, entertainment and publishing, Murdoch said he would be “a lot more reluctant” to invest in Britain now, compared to the US.
You see what happens when you cross swords with the big boys, Murdoch?
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: there can be only one winner.