JOFFE-WALT UPDATE

A reader close to a Manchester Evening News staffer sends this note:

His paper subsidizes the Grauniad because they make a huge profit from their mainly working-class readership, while the Graun operates at a massive loss to its white, middle-class, left-on readers. Of course, all the folks at the Evening News hate the guts of the Grauns because of the massive salaries compared to their own more modest remunerations.

Anyway, he tells me that …

Benjamin Joffe-Walt is apparently suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, which explains his inaccurate account of what happened, and is now being cared for by the paper.”

Another possible explanation: Benjamin is a former human shield. Such folk may usefully absorb ordnance, but they’re hopeless reporters.

Posted by Tim B. on 10/27/2005 at 06:20 AM
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