Saturday, 18 February 2012



Alex Hilton AKA Recess Money is in the news for saying he’s lost faith in Ed, but I wonder if this isn’t the Mayor of Baltimore getting revenge.http://labourlist.org/2012/02/losing-faith/

In 2009 Tory Chris Grayling compared parts of Britain to The Wire (a crime series set in Baltimore). Alix created a spoof Mayor of Baltimore website with a fake press release, which suggested that if we Brits compare Baltimore to TV series The Wire, Americans may as well compare Britain to Midsomer Murders – where the bodycount is astronomical per capita (http://midsomermurders.org/bodycount2.htm). The Guardian, The Independent, The Baltimore Sun and bloggers all got hooked, lined and sinkered by this hoax

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