Thursday, May 26, 2011

Death threats and other news

Thought for the day...

"The cult of celebrity is the major mental disease of the modern world. Ordinary people living alienated lives have their minds infected with thoughts and fantasies surrounding the vacuous trivia of celebrity lives., The celebrities are generally useless people who make nothing, but a lot of money from parading themselves in public. Celebrities are the empty clerics of the modern word. Celebrities fill our empty lives with their own emptiness. Exposing celebrates for being fakes and hypocrites does go some way to cure people of disease of the celebrity cult. But not as much as ignoring them and taking an interest in things that matter like the revolutions in Spain and Syria. Ryan Giggs is and was just a winger."

Religion Celebrity worship is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. —Karl Marx, Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right


Twitter are refusing to help police (evening standard) in providing information re bad Tweets to Imogen Thomas, and she cannot help them because she is gagged by the injunction. This is the unacceptable consequence of injunctions and playing with the media and she is the victim here although we can only conjecture because she is gagged from talking.

Giggs' wife Stacey Cooke has vowed to stay with the man who strayed:

Helen Wood tells Hugh Bonneville (well that is who the Tweeters believe he is) to give himself up (although he has already told his wife):

And on and on it goes.

Meanwhile at the G8 in France, Google and Facebook tell us free speech is good for you (are you listening Twitter?)


  1. So, let me get this straight - Imogen is the victim? The woman who has not at any point objected to the anonymity order, and was threatening to blackmail him for £50k, and has probably made more than that from the publicity she's received in the meantime, is the victim? How do you work that one out?

  2. Surely if Giggs' wife has talked about the affair, she has broken the injunction?

  3. Only if she talked about it after the fact. If the press have been printing stories based on the same information she gave them at the start, she's clear. Mostly, her media appearances have been talking about the injunction itself, and how it's been so hard on her and her family that she's facing a backlash over her choice to sell a story to the highest bidder.

  4. D'oh! Misread that. If the wife has talked about it after the issue, she is potentially in contempt, but there are circumstances where she would be subject to spousal privilege. The injunction also only prevents reference to the affair. If all she said was something like "It's a difficult time for us, but I'm standing by my husband", then that's fine. It may be that she hasn't said anything, and the Mail are reporting based on third-party sources who have observed that she's standing by him.

    However, I'd suggest that the Mail's headline and URL are in breach of the order, given they both attribute an affair to him without qualification.

  5. Mrs Giggs has walked out......She has received half of all his worldy goods and now has 6 more Premiership medals than Steven Gerrard !!!!!!