Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The G Word

So I heard, through a friend of a friend of a friend, that Gordon Ramsay is gay. Now I’m not saying it’s true as I really don’t know, and I really don’t think peoples sexuality is fair game in the news, but if it’s true it’s quite interesting as it raises larger questions about the media’s news sources.

Anyway, apparently the tabloids found out Gordon Ramsey has been visiting rent boys for years and Max Clifford stopped them from publishing the story by offering them a deal for better stories. The whole affair story was to cover it up apparently and I guess it was the beginning of the “better stories” he had offered. Apparently it’s common knowledge amongst tabloid journalists, just like Cliff Richard being gay.

If I believed that there was any motive other than financial ones not to out either of these “British icons” I’d almost be impressed by this media collusion to not print something that’s really not their business. But I don’t, so instead I’m frightened by the power of PR and threats of legal action to stop the truth from getting out.


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