Sunday, December 23, 2007

Daily Mail journalist wins Idiot of the Year

Good will to all men and that, but there are limits. An anonymous Daily Mail journalist is really very stupid indeed.

The Daily Mail has a report on Andrew Lloyd Webber's search for new talent to act in his revival of Oliver! He is looking for a woman to play Nancy and three boys to play Oliver Twist and will recruit them via a television show run along the lines of Any Dream Will Do.

The Mail then goes to tell us:

Dickens's second novel, Oliver Twist, was published in monthly instalments between 1923 and 1939.

It seems that everything the Mail has been saying about educational standards going to the dogs is true after all.

1 comment:

James Graham (Quaequam Blog!) said...

To be fair, between 1923 and 1939, the Daily Mail's attention was on other things, such as cheerleading for Hitler and campaigning to get the Jews thrown out of the country, so it's no surprise they didn't realise what else had (or had not for that matter) been going on during that period.