The Tears of a Clown

Gordon crashed his wife’s appearance at the Edinburgh Festival in order to bemoan those pesky journalists who pointed out the former Prime Mentalist’s rather damaging flaws and held him to account:

“In Britain, what the press do, if they really want to get at someone, is they challenge their motives and their integrity. They try to suggest that they’re not the person that they say they are. The way the press works in this country is they try to doubt the motives of people all the time. They try to suggest that you’ve got a malign purpose in what you’re doing. And they try to take pieces of people’s characters and destroy those pieces so they can make their political point as a result of that. You can’t say it is not hurtful.”

He hated them so much he invited them into his home, to family occasions and creeped around them for fifteen years on his way to the top.  

And of course he never used the press to destroy anyone in his way…




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