Thursday, December 17, 2009

Media Monkey showers Madame Arcati with (uncredited) sincere flattery

A very senior and smart editor on a certain magazine draws my attention to the Guardian's Media Monkey - it has followed-up my story on The Times and Simon Cowell, but with no credit, natch. Like Private Eye, the Guardian does not acknowledge the contribution of lowly bloggers - not even ones that have edited magazines and got affianced to Molly Parkin. Whatever next!

The Guardian uses the story-lift to praise the author of The Times piece on Cowell, one Alexi Mostrous - this hip young gunslinger happens to be a pal of the Guardian's editor Alan Rusbridger. That particular info I obtained from the Eye: you see how easy it is to give credit? Lifters always get shopped. The paper also misses the point about Mostrous' piece: it is anti-Sir Philip Green in essence, whereas Mostrous' predecessor Dan Sabbagh depicted Green as Cowell's equal partner if not saviour. Wrong!

The Guardian story-lift.

6 comments:

Green Goddess said...

At least Private Eye is a proper publication...more than can be said for the Guardian and its sister publcation and endless sponsored inserts.

Madame Arcati said...

true. And there's a snobbish cuntish element at the Guardian; quite different from the liberal, egalitarian facade. I may do something on Jon Ronson - JK has some priceless observations about that creep.

Anorak said...

Madame - Can I feature your post or others on anorak.co.uk? will credit to whoever you like...

Madame Arcati said...

Yes, of course. I believe in spreading it about. x

Madame Arcati said...

Oh but I remember you asked if you could use a Madeleine McCann post and you didn't so far as I can see.

Anonymous said...

Don't you start snarling at Private Eye you cunt.