Despite John Watkins’ press release about how Peter Debnam’s state of undress has become an “international scandal”, all he could reference was a single story in The Times of London. What Watkins conspicuously failed to impart, and what none of the media bothered to check out, was that the story he mentions was a gossipy column from nearly a month ago, published in the Life and Style section mainly with the intent of mocking their comparatively portly and pasty pollies.
I just rang up ABC702 to point out the discrepancy of their reportage about the “British press going barmy” about Debnam’s swimtrunks when it was actually just one teeny-tiny column from a month ago. I wasn’t put on air, but the producer went “oh really, wow!” and sounded interested when I mentioned the blogger angle. Will Richard Glover mention a humble blogger calling in to debunk his amusing story of the day? Or will they let it slide? Time will tell.