A few months ago I was honing my blogging skills that I had taken around the world, and with my sights on my own blog I sent a copy of my latest to Guido Fawkes, top political blogger in my view, and though my blog to him was top heavy (always concerned about leaving some thing out of this massive subject) I welcomed his reply which was to reduce it have a hook line and keep it brief and to the point!
So with my new found basic journalistic skills, I made a cup of coffee and pondered my next blog. Inadvertently I had left the radio on after Mr.Ferrari and found my self listening to James O'Brien at LBC who started to rant on at what he considered 'Feckless Fathers' to a degree that I am sure Harriet Harman would have adopted him as a lost love child, and at least he has a certain future at the BBC! I was not really in the mood to ring in, but his ill thought out ramblings on a subject he clearly had sparse knowledge of was raising my gander so was just about to grab the phone!
Unbeknown to me the sister of Chelsea Star Frank Lampard had also heard this and let her brother know and he came on the show saying pretty much what I had in mind and O' Brien, on this occasion, was a fool! As I finished my inspirational coffee I found myself typing; " From now on F4J protesters will wear Chelsea Strip rather then superhero outfits on demonstrations!"
That was it, the briefest comment I had ever made so I circulated it to every newsroom and to date it is the most responded to item I have ever written, I even told an eminent Sun reporter I would do an interview if he took the subject seriously unlike the BBC who ridicule the protesters but do not ask why they are there, I then suggested he used my quip as a cartoon as all he asked was were 15 F4J supporters going to invade the football pitch, I can't remember saying no just hanging up!
Why is it the only way to get this subject into the news is by a counter productive stunt by someone called Batman?
International Men's Health day November 19th 2009 http://www.movember.com/