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Thursday, 3 February 2011

Shameless journalism

On the issue of the type of shameless piss poor journalism that attempts to place the blame on anything and everything on us beer drinkers, I ask all that read this rubbish to join me in a letter writing campaign to the Torygraph complaining about the picture used in the following article, here.

Dear Daily Torygraph,

Your article “Irish bank flight quickens despite EU rescue” contains a picture of the good honest beer that is Guinness to depict the ongoing financial crisis affecting EU member states. Being a beer geek I quite like necking a good skinful of beer on a regular basis and can state categorically that beer drinkers are not to blame for any of the countries of the EU going bankrupt or even banks going tits up. I don’t remember everything I do when pissed, but I can state with damn near certainty that I didn’t bankrupt Ireland or any other country whilst in a state of inebriation. I am prepared to admit that the disgraceful state of the toilet might very well be something to do with me, but a quick squirt of toilet duck and a flush is all it needs. Please alter the picture to something like a Leprechaun or something as that will offend Irish people in general rather than us beer geeks.


Cooking Lager

Please write your own letter of complaint, so the bastards get the point. We can’t let them get away with it. Pictures of beer on binge drink articles? Pictures of beer on financial crisis articles? They are slagging off us beer drinkers and we ought not to stand for it I tell you.


Neil, said...

The comments below the article are the best bit, proper anti-euro rants from little britainers.

You couldn't write something more ridiculous if you tried, but theyre being deadly serious!

Tim said...

Computer says no

Flagon of Ale said...

I literally laughed out loud. Brilliant.

Not only that, but one of the pints is half drunk! What kind of mixed message about alcohol consumption does that send?