Thursday, February 21, 2008

More Darkness at 3AM: Don't be rude to the school, boys

The 3AM site has just been updated with a curious story about last night's Brits which tries to suggest that being mildly sarcastic about the Brits School gets you censored:

Angry TV bosses pulled the plug on the Arctic Monkeys after they unleashed an abusive tirade.

An 'abusive tirade'?
After winning Best British Group, frontman Alex Turner sarcastically dedicated his win to the Brits school - the performing school which benefits financially from the awards ceremony.

He snarled: "I'd like to thank the Brit school, of course, which I graduated from."

But before he could dig himself in any further over the school, whose past students include the Kooks, Adele and Will Young, ITV bosses blasted out fake cheering from the speakers, turned off their mikes and cut to the backstage interview with Fearne Cotton.

Hmm. Isn't actually the case that Sharon Osbourne and Vic Reeves had spent so long in drunken bickering and yelling 'pissed' that the event was in danger of having its timings screwed, and the hustling of the Arctic Monkeys offstage wasn't because they were going to upset some school in Croydon, and more to ensure that Paul McCartney wasn't crashing the News At Ten bongs?

Still, why let the facts, etc etc?


3 comments:

gibbo said...

MIRROR website: "He snarled: "I'd like to thank the Brit school, of course, which I graduated from."...ITV bosses blasted out fake cheering from the speakers, turned off their mikes and cut to the backstage interview with Fearne Cotton.
The band then furiously threw their mikes into the crowd and tried to hurl the lectern on to the floor. An onlooker said: "It was chaos and the Monkeys didn't look happy about being cut off."

MAIL website: "He snarled: "I'd like to thank the Brit school, of course, which I graduated from."
They then unleashed an abusive tirade, forcing angry TV bosses to cut them off mid-speech.
ITV bosses blasted out fake cheering from the speakers, and turned off their mikes, and cut to the backstage interview with Fearne Cotton.
The band then furiously threw their mikes into the crowd and tried to hurl the lectern on to the floor.
An onlooker told The Mirror: "It was chaos and the Monkeys didn't look happy about being cut off."


Woz goin on then?

sven945 said...

It'll just be pasted from a news wire. Normally they'd at least try to rephrase it all. Perhaps they couldn't be arsed.

gibbo said...

Let's face it, who could on a night like that.

Bizarrely, the Mail namechecks the Mirror as the quote source, while the Mirror itself doesn't take the chance to big itself up.

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