Wednesday, November 26, 2008

This was bound to happen eventually.

AW(i'WoD') readers who are early risers or quick on the trigger can see this before it's corrected

For the rest of you, I promise that the picture below isn't a fake ...

We have been pointing out the risk of confusion for years. Alan "Yes I Am The Minister[1]" Johnson is actually quite a handsome bloke and a snappy dresser, so he has double the reason to be annoyed.

[1] "Secretary of State" actually; some ministers can be surprisingly arsey about this.

Update: the byline link goes to Alan NTM's CiF profile page, meaning that Alan the minister appears to be endorsing all manner of what have you!


Blogger Matthew said...

It's still there (9:40 UK time).

I feel a bit let down here. We explained, warned, even held an online workshop (discussing among other things what would happen if Alan TM Johnson became Alan TPM Johnson or Alan TDPM JOhnson). What more could we have done?

I think Alan NTM Johnson would have launched a manifesto to publicise the problem. Maybe we should taket this desperate but necessary step?

11/26/2008 09:45:00 AM  
Blogger The Rioja Kid said...

1030 and it's been corrected.

11/26/2008 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alan "Yes I Am The Minister[1]" Johnson is actually quite a handsome bloke

Well, if you like that "PE teacher recently promoted to deputy head" look.

11/26/2008 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT I know, and some of you may be aware of the deception already, but there was an article on CIF today which made an astonishing claim about our old friend Dennis Macshane.

Supposedly during the Afghan War Macshane wrote a characteristically belligerent article in support of the conflict. In it he made various dubious claims about levels of support for the war amongst the Muslim community in the UK. However knowing that the article would carry more conviction if it appeared to be written by a Muslim he trawled Parliament looking for a convenient stooge who would be prepared to put his signature to it. Lord Ahmed gave him the brush-off but Khalid Mahmood was prepared to sign.

Although I think of myself as a pretty cynical person, especially in regard to political lying, I still found this a rather shocking and tawdry tale.

11/26/2008 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well older viewers will recall that Macshane had to resign as president of the NUJ back in the early 80s after, bizarrely, ringing up a radio talk programme and pretending to be somebody else. So he is new stranger to hamfisted subterfuge.

11/26/2008 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the "hamfisted sockpuppet" has a nice symmetrical ring to it

11/26/2008 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the link to that CiF article.

11/26/2008 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Furthermore. some of MacShane's colleagues on his antisemitism parliamentary enquiry didn't quite seem to know the meaning of what they were saying.

Moussaka man

11/26/2008 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone noticed that Nick seems to have abandoned his website and not updated it for weeks, despite writing new pieces? Surely he's not too drunk to have a few clicks of the mouse?

11/27/2008 01:59:00 PM  

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