The Alan Rusbridger-Marina Hyde story has been denounced by a number of readers - presumably from the Guardian itself. Representative of these messages is this one that was posted today:
"I second Anonymous on your Hyde tale - bollox!! But a developing mystery methinks. Biggest spreader of it on Fleet St has been one Mr Piers Moron, and the general view now is that he is trying desperately to get at her because he's a bitter old cunt. Excuse my French Madame, but you sound like a girl that can take it!!! Sad bit is Marina probably (definitely some say) has the full dirt on him but refuses to ever take revenge / speak about him. The old goat's pushing his luck though isn't he?!"
Marina - who is a very talented writer - should feel free to drop me a line so that we can drown this naughty rumour for good. And if she would like to confide Morgan's cock size, then I shall grant her one special wish.