The Mirror newspaper follows in The Sun’s footsteps today, twisting yesterday’s George Michael interview on Richard and Judy. Showbiz “reporter” for The Mirror, Sarah Tetteh, deliberately misrepresents George’s words, in a similar way to Ms Cox did in The Sun, to make it look as though George admitted that the News Of The World story is true.
While from the interview, it is clear that George was saying that it was laughable he’d go for someone like that, The Mirror piece reports that:
Defiant George, 43, insisted that he had done nothing wrong by picking up 58-year-old Norman Kirtland at London’s notorious gay hot-spot Hampstead Heath.
It’s not credible that anyone could misunderstand the clear meaning of the statement that George made:
Much as I don’t want be ageist or fattist, it’s dark up there, but it’s not *that* dark!
The only reasonable conclusion to draw is that Sarah Tetteh and The Mirror are deliberately lying. Of course, having said that, it’s more than obvious from her writing that Sarah Tetteh isn’t the sharpest knife in the draw. She writes:
George… claimed they were likely to tie the knot before his 50-date European tour begins in September.
No, George did not “claim” that. He clearly stated that they had decided to postpone their marrage until next year, solely because of the high level of intrusiveness George and Kenny experiencing from the press at the moment.
This morning, sources close to the depraved Mirror showbiz reporter said, “Sarah is simply incapable of stringing more than two words together that don’t contain a lie. We think it’s because she’s ashamed that her surname sounds like a slang word for a female breast.”
If you want to write to Sarah, expressing your admiration for the high standard of her work, you can do so at: firstname.lastname@example.org.