This is not news. It isn’t even fake news. If it was a parrot John Cleese would be here trying to get a refund. Actually, he’d never have bought it in the first place, because it, in no way, resembles a parrot. Or news. Or whatever it is supposed to be.
And to the people who run the BBC news and decided that this was more important than the people being killed in Iraq? Well, I have to ask if you are sure you have your priorities right.
And yes, I am well aware that blogging about it is contributing to the whole discussion on the topic. But see, I have cunningly not mentioned either individual, or indeed what it is that the story is. Or isn’t. Cause it isn’t a story. Not unless you are one of the individuals. Or a close friend. It certainly does not warrant the attention it is getting.
For a much more entertaining non-news story, why not read about Richard Gere upsetting all of India. Not to be judgemental at all, but it does seem that angry crowds really enjoy the whole burning effigy malarky.