Wednesday, April 09, 2008
It seems this ghastly woman might have got the idea for faking the kidnap of one of her numerous progeny from Channel 4's underclass 'comedy' Shameless. This is startling news. I'd always assumed that Shameless was there to indulge the nostalgie de la boue of the educated middle classes, providing them with easy laughs and transgressive thrills. But no, it seems the very kind of people portrayed in Shameless also watch it - just as, I've been told, rural populations listen to The Archers to learn how to be 'country folk'. It puts me in mind of The Sun, back in its 1980s heyday, when it had been roundly denouncing prison rioters who'd climbed out onto the roof and refused to budge as 'scum'. Noticing that one of them had a copy of The Sun up there with him, the paper promptly came up with the inspired headline 'Even the scum read The Sun!'
Posted by Nige at 1:45 pm