Did you know that Reuters can get a reporter anywhere in the world, with the exception of the two poles, within eight hours. I thought that was quite impressive when I first heard it, and that was a few years ago now.
In a particularly confusing news story, the very same organisation were last week said to be both boycotting and working towards an agreement for their coverage of the Australia-India series with the Almighty BCCI.
The Almighty BCCI really are a bunch of lamoes. Or is it lamos? Either way, they're lame and annoying and should stop being so precious about the conditions they put on news agencies sharing photos and coverage with the great unwashed.
But Reuters have now resumed their coverage. There was a statement.
"We are grateful to the BCCI for taking such a fair and reasonable approach in this matter and are delighted to be able to resume coverage of the current series in India," Christoph Pleitgen, global head of news agency for Thomson Reuters, said.
Using Altavista's Babelfish, my contact within the organisation and my innate journalistic skills, I translated it thus: "The BCCI are a bunch of corrupt, supercilious wankers. But we all knew that. They probably didn't want us covering the series in case one of our journalists exposes the true extent of their corruption. Reuters will not be denied. Fuckers. We'll get 'em."
Did I mention I got a cease and desist letter from them over some image I used months ago? Haha.
- ► 2009 (51)
- Running in straight lines
- Better fired than dead
- Adam Gilchrist is still my hero
- Fight the future!
- Bringing emo back
- Yes I took the bait
- Conspiracy theory
- Screw you, ABC Perth
- On a hat-trick
- Tasmania. Full of Tasmanians.
- Positive thinking
- Warriors huzah
- BCCI - still evil
- Queenslanders, funny buggers
- It's Miss Field, bitch
- ▼ October (16)