Try not to drop your G&T with shock but I don’t agree. Rachel has deliberately (possibly for good reasons, I can’t tell) made of herself a public figure. She has, putting it mildly and fairly, rather enjoyed her minor celebrity status. Now, anyone with more than a minimum amount of common-sense, would know that, particularly in this day and age, such a position is going to attract the public prints. And quite right, too! If anyone attempts to use their celebrity to sway public policy, I want to know as much about them as possible. Under the present regime, the newspapers, ghastly as they may be, are my final line of defence against the deeply peculiar people who set themselves up on public platforms and attempt to lecture me on this, that and the other. Rachel, apparently, knows lots about the other, and now I know it, and now I can adjust my view of her. Well done, The Times!
I think we may be at cross purposes here. Do please reassure me that you’re not under the impression that Rachel is the author of Girl With A One Track Mind. It was the latter who suffered at the hands of The Sunday Times.
Oh dear, Duff is off on one again. Never let it be said that he’s reflex-typing knee-jerk gibberish in line with his own personal prejudices and has failed to read what was actually in front of his nose….ooops.
David, Abby Lee is the author of Girl With a One Track Mind, sexual memoirs blog and now best selling book. I on the other hand have been asked to write for the Sunday Times; I freelance for them occasionally as a features/opinion writer for the News Review.
Despite this, I have still joined with other bloggers in ‘outing’ the wretched behaviour of the journalist at the ST who bullied Abby One Track. Do try and keep up.
I posted at 10.35 which is past my cocoa time and thus the probable cause of my confusion. My apologies for the mix-up but they detract not a whit from my main point that if you seek the limelight, as an authoress (or pornographer) be sure your sins will find you out, or at least, the Daily Sin Finder will! I do not look for nobility of character in the man who clears my drains.
he Warns the Heads of Parties against Believing their own Lyes, which has prov'd of pernicious Consequence of late ... The causes of this he supposes to be, too great a Zeal and Intenseness in the Practice of this Art, and a vehement Heat in mutual Conversation, whereby they perswade one another, that what they wish, and report to be true, is really so.