Friday, March 22, 2013

Blowjob cost

Please excuse the title but just how much should be the cost of a blow job?  Rumour was that Hugh Grant paid Divine Brown $50 for what he received.  Presumably, he paid up-front so at least Divine got her money before they were both arrested by the LA Police Dapartment?

I suppose that we should be grateful that David Cameron sets a higher price on such tawdry goings on.  For him, the price is the very freedom of the British Press.  I excuse the Labour party on the grounds that socialists are all about state control so, for them the so called Royal Charter is just another expression of that.  The Lib Dems?  Well, there isn't anything liberal about muzzling the press and I have always kind of lumped them in with the socialists, so again, no real surprise.

Cameron and the Conservatives though?  That is shaming.  And to compound their shame, they actually tried to contend that the Royal Charter has no statutory underpinning.  If the stories are to be believed, Cameron couldn't even be bothered to stay-up and lead the fight - the one that he called, remember - instead leaving the cross-party dealings to Oliver Letwin.  It was Letwin who then had to negotiate with the Labour Party and  the Lib Dems.  Not forgetting of course, the people from the Hacked-Off campaign group, who were present throughout the negotiations!  Yes that's right, a shadowy organisation, with some very well-funded axes to grind were brought to the table. 

You will note that the subject of these new and potentially draconian regulations/laws - the press - were not there.  Why bother to have them there?  After all, their role was to be the victim.

Leveson has proven to be a very costly inquiry for Britain, if it results in the loss of press freedoms.

To cap it all, for reasons known only to the drafters - but we can see the hand of the control-freak apparatchiks from Socialist Central in it - the legislation goes beyond even Leveson and includes web based news media.  No one seems to know what that means - maybe it would include a blog such as this? 

Max Mosley the son of 1930s Black Shirt/British Union of Fascists leader, Sir Oswald Mosley couldn't wait for the ink to dry on the tri-partite agreement before he went public and said that the UK should join China, Iran and North Korea in restricting internet access by 'cutting the wire' for any news organisations that flout the new rules. 

You see where this is going?  Anyone with money and dirty secrets to hide, simply applies for a court injunction and a High Court judge - long well known to be the enemies of a free press - will order that the internet be cut.  Technically, I suspect that this is fatuous nonsense and not actually possible in the UK (though since they seem to manage in China, who knows?) 

The direction of travel though is crystal clear.  These people want to appoint others to control what the British people can read and know.  Surely the parliamentary support cannot simply be about payback for the Daily Telegraph exposing lies, fiddling, fraud and criminal acts on a large scale, having been committed by MPs?  Or could it?  A cowed and neutered press is hardly likely to take on the people that rule us, knowing that it could be slapped with heavy fines and who knows what else.

The ray of hope is that the newspapers are considering boycotting the whole regulatory process and basically saying they will take their chance in the courts rather than kow-tow to the new super quango that will control what we read.  The Spectator magazine, a Conservative supporter, was first out of the blocks in declaring it wouldn't sign-up.  Now we just need the rest to do the right thing.

Naturally, the BBC is all in favour of seeing fellow journalists shackled.  There isn't much point in having state funding, AKA the TV license, if you could have real journalists going out and getting stories and just, well, printing them.  I mean what would be the point of the BBC if they followed the Leftist party line but people still had the opportunity for an alternative viewpoint?

My advice to the newspapers:
  • Don't sign-up for this Royal Charter.  
  • Vigorously support politicians who oppose such control.  
  • Don't publish any more puff pieces on so-called celebs - starve them of the oxygen of publicity which they really crave.  When the latest 23 year old 'hot thing has a (ghosted) auto-biography or new album or film to push, don't give them any ink-space.  
  • Instead tell their PR teams that only if the celeb publicly condemns the Royal Charter will they get any column inches.  Of course that isn't nice but neither is hypocrisy.
  • Continue to hound 'those who would rule us' and expose their double standards, double dealing, mendacity and downright thievery.
  • Don't publish the spin from the Lib Dems and Labour.  Don't interview their spokesmen, they will lie to you (nothing new there from almost any politician) all the while looking for a way to stab you in the back.   
 Understand that the Royal Charter is the politician's declaration of war on freedom and truth and Fleet Street is the front-line brigade.  Do your duty.

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