Truth About Fishy Cameron SnapIt Wasn't Downing Street's 'Flight of Fantasy'

So the truth is out, Downing Street didn’t tip Guido off and send him the snap of the Camerons waiting glumly at Stansted Gate 48 for their flight. Fellow Ryanair traveller Beckett Fish took the snap on his iPhone and put it on Facebook. His friend Mark Edwards saw the pictures on Facebook and sent them to Guido, who was in a Soho pub when he received the picture on his Android phone. A bit squiffy Guido still managed to blog the picture via phone in the pub. Then all hell broke loose.

Lobby hacks on Twitter immediately reckoned it was the best publicity Cameron has seen in months, going as far as to speculate that it was planted by Downing Street. Hacks were on the phone immediately to Guido chasing the story. Hastily Guido agreed a deal with Beckett and Mark via email. By the time Guido left the pub we had agreed a worldwide picture syndication deal and sold the picture to half of London’s newspapers. We sold it to the BBC and Sky as well. It was all over the front pages the next day.

The idea that Downing Street’s new spinner Craig Oliver arranged all this is a flight of fantasy. It was down to good old fashioned luck and fast thinking. Usually Guido’s co-conspirators get a T-shirt for a really good tip, Mark and Beckett are looking to get more than enough cash for another holiday. Readers make this blog what it is: the blog you love and they hate…




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