News has reached the blog that FTALPHAVILLE’S markets live forum has stated that FT staff have been banned from accessing the site? Strange as it may seem I never realised they were accessing it! FT circulation must be in danger! Monitoring staff and issuing dictates. “Spies are everywhere” stated an unnamed reggae sauce. Further investigation revealed that the freedom of information act had been locked away in a water closet “It’s like living under Stalin” moaned their eastern european correspondent! “We just never know when the knock is coming”
Lionel Barber: My Life in Media
‘My team sets the news agenda for decision-makers in politics, business and finance around the world’ BY BANNING STAFF FROM ACCESSING BROKERMANDAN’S BLOG>
Interview by Sophie Morris
Monday, 7 January 2008
Acting on a tip-off I decided to sneak into Lionel’s office armed with my trusty Minolta walking right past the security and into the lift where I bumped into the said editor’s PA! She was twittering to FT journos how Lionel was “going to get that BrokermanDan”
Unbeknown to the fools I was recording their every word on my covert pen microphone/camera/phone/ipod/teasmaid/home cinema gadget!! Adroitly avoiding eye contact with these beasst of the press, these untamed/untrained tigers who were; no! Are out to get me! Whos Chief Lionel I knew from Sophie’s article had yearned to be?
“What would you do if you didn’t work in the media?”
Yes the frigging singing detective Lionel barber (surgeon)
Any way on with the story; as I approached his office using a skeleton key to open the door I was hit by the smell; a strange pungent cloying odour that seemed to be coming from an ante room in Lionel’s office. I approached this ante room with trepidation, what could it be? Opening the door whilst quickly urinating on Lionel’s plush carpet (no mean feat)I was aghast at the sight that befell me it was a pile of fresh horse shit! Still steaming! And there wallowing right in the middle of it was Lionel, his life’s work all about him!
I am retaliating in kind a tit for tat diplomatic spat is now in force on this blog all staff are banned from accessing the FT on Sundays!
Up the REVOLUTION!