A classic Hugh Muir diary piece in today’s Guardian, recounting a speech by Nick Boles to the Institute for Government. All well and good, until blundering Muir went on to talk about Boles’ alleged extra-curricular activities:
“But there is a waspish side to Boles, who, when ministerial duties allow, likes to create mocking photoshopped pictures of Labour politicians.”
The ‘General Boles’ twitter account he references is, of course, a spoof. Oops.
Priceless. Hugh Muir's Guardian diary http://t.co/kHfnIueKEY A reference to @GeneralBoles, I believe, your honour pic.twitter.com/FH4ZM4AlOD
— John Rentoul (@JohnRentoul) June 6, 2013
Oh dear – Guardian diary seems to have mistaken @GeneralBoles for the real thing http://t.co/XPVX7ZHNj9 … ht @JohnRentoul
— Chris Deerin (@chrisdeerin) June 6, 2013
SMOG* of the year.
*Social Media Own Goal