Written Tosh in the 'Newspapers'.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Aperitif, 17 May 2010.

  1. Last Wednesday, I was returning by Underground and, as you do, glanced at the 'Property' bit of the London Evening Standard.
    One of the articles was written by Liz Jones - it's here. At the time I thought it a bit strange - loads of name dropping with little appeal. Obviously an article well intended by the paper but who was the target 'market'?
    Sounds chic eh?
    And then today I saw the same person writing this.

    The 'reader's comments' bit is interesting too.:biggrin:

    Thank goodness for the internet, to offer us comparisons and information galore. Are you convinced by what you read?
     
  2. BrumJim

    BrumJim Poster

    Liz Jones has a long history of being the biggest complete and utter a**e in the world of journalism - a world that is well populated already with some of the country's most outstanding a**es.

    There is a school of thought that her being honest, opening her heart to the world about her own shortcomings helps those in similar situations.

    On the other hand, many people thing that letting her talk about herself is as bad as giving an alcoholic a drink.

    She has survived a very short marriage with one of the most odious misogynists ever to have written a book, has such serious body issues that she had her diet induced mini-breasts all but removed completely, and offended her neighbours in the country so much that they have been taking pot-shots at her letter box.

    In a democratic world, we make one vote, and the bigger party decides what that vote means. The Daily Mail is the second biggest newspaper in the country, and heading towards the No.1 slot, and Liz Jones, its capable fashion editor is its best paid journalist. However it is the editor who decides what Mr and Mrs Dull Suburban want when they buy their newspaper. And they really want a slightly intellectual newspaper that isn't full of tits and shagging, but neither makes their brain explode by actually thinking. And they don't want to hear the ramblings of a seriously disturbed woman coming out of her fashion hole and talking about life in general. However they don't have a choice - the Daily Express is nothing better than a cartoon, with diminishing journalistic integrity and a porn-rich proprietor. And everything else is too weighty for their self-restricted minds.

    Therefore LJ writes, gets paid, justifies her salary, and eventually someone will take note of the comments on her articles, and realised that she is as welcome as a punc***e in the soaking rain.
     
  3. chap

    chap Senior Member

    Location:
    London, GB
    Give me your flipping money!

    Bloomin 'eck, I knew the Daily Mail was bad, but that really takes the biscuit. Are people that stupid?

    Ahem, fellow Cyclechatters, I feel like I know you all personally, as you can see by my post count. The truth is that due to posting on here, I have missed a few months of work thus lost my job. I face eviction from my house tomorrow, and to boot my wife has left me and the children claim their new father is some dastardly half Swede half Somali man called Rick.

    This morning found me wandering the streets of Knightsbridge, a wastrel without cause, destitute and bereft of that effervescent fizzle, that spark, that joie de vivre. I hold a mere tuppence to my name, I've maxed out on credit, but keep that debit card whose balance reads 'Shame'. Please find it in your hearts and saddle-bags to send me some much needed cash (suggested donation £10+) to put some spring back in my now squalid step (the leather of my shoes sole, damp from days of walking in the rain.)

    PM me and we'll arrange some Paypal details, help a friend, a chap in need.
     
  4. hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

    I found the article hard to read...it totally bored me.
     
  5. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    I'd never heard of her and I'm glad of that but the reader's comments say it better than I could.
    Odious and attention seeking.
     
  6. She's famous in London rich...and partial to a bit of Harveys...Harvey Nichols that is! ;)

    To broaden the subject slightly, I like the 'quality' of the photos in the Mail - there is an article about Miss USA which I read this morning which falls into the same 'itchy' ('prurient' is a word I scratched). The story is numb but the photos and video speak volumes. Maybe I like visual reportage more than the written - I dunno...:thumbsup:
     
  7. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    I had managed to reach the age of 41 without ever knowing who Liz Jones was, or what she was like. 'Teef, you've stolen my innocence, and I want it back.
     

  8. 'Love at first sigh...' It's the siren call, Twenty - all the CC slavemen will be slouching their way to her abode in deep pilgrimage. :thumbsup:
     
  9. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

    Location:
    ...on the slake
    Amazing that a talentless ego like Liz Jones gets paid to write tripe like that, even more surprising that people actually read her scribblings and worse still a lot respond positively. I wonder who she's related to - there must be a connection for her to get a gig like that with so little going on between her lug holes.
     
  10. ASC1951

    ASC1951 Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I'd never heard of her, but I think you might find that turning out column inches that people want to read, week in week out, is not such an easy job. Journalism is a cut-throat business and if you can't hack it you don't last long.

    It is tripe, though, isn't it? Even harder to read than to write. What a dismal little metropolitan life she has.
     
  11. MacB

    MacB Lover of things that come in 3's

    me too, bloody Teef eh!!!
     
  12. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    The woman's awful - I actually feel very sorry for her ex husband. She makes me cringe to be a girl!
     
  13. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Moderator

    IIRC she lied to her husband about her age. Not by a small margin either. Her stupidity and vanity led her to believe she could get away with it. Then she was surprised when he was angry and upset.

    I have had to recognise that my animals have survived without organic salmon and linguine, visits from the homeopath, and special tinctures of vitamins. :biggrin:

    How do I survive without spending vast amounts on handbags, and shoes?
     
  14. Untill today I'd never heard of Liz Jones; I wish that was still the case.
     
  15. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    It's sad because there's something in what she writes - I spent my 20s in London and loved every second of it, and when I go back, I bathe in rose tinted nostalgia for the fun I had (albeit without any designer gear whatsoever). I also remember the realisation that I was now a tourist and not a 'native' and how my heart sank. But the valid point she makes in that respect is overshadowed by her ridiculousness!!

    ps....was never actually a 'native' because I'm a Wiltshire girl, but you get my drift.
     
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