Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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A Propos Rolf

And now lets talk about Rolf.

I'd assumed there had to be a super injunction in place. I mean, why else would the ravenous gutter press refrain from naming him? But, no, apparently not. It was just his lawyers issuing threats.

We habitues of the Internet knew it was him, of course. Guido Fawkes named him at the offset- and a lot of other people picked up. It's a weird world we live in right now where there are all these closely guarded secrets that aren't secrets at all.  The Internet has changed the game- and the mainstream media and the politicians and the lawyers are floundering. The Sun called its Rolf story a "World Exclusive" but surely the World Exclusive was claimed by Guido- several months ago?

Which brings us to Rocks Lane. We habitues of the Internet know who the suspects are. So does David Cameron because he was handed a list in front of the TV cameras.  And yet the world wags on and the suspects continue to lead their very important lives as if we were still living in a world where information only exists if it has appeared in newsprint.
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  • In The Valley Of Elah

    Now that the nights are drawing in I want to be watching movies in the evening. I scroll through the lists of movies that Amazon Prime makes…

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