When it comes to who's first with the BIG STORIES it would appear that THE SPOOF beats THE SUN hands down every time!
The popular British tabloid newspaper COMPLETELY OMITTED TO MENTION the perhaps INSIGNIFICANT fact that clouds of silica-loaded volcanic ash is SWEEPING ACROSS THE UK - GROUNDING ALL CIVIL AND MOST MILITARY AVIATION activities, leaving THOUSANDS STRANDED at airports all over NORTHERN EUROPE - whereas...it ran a headline about PriMark's padded swimsuits for little girls making OUR HIGH STREETS PAEDO HEAVEN.
Which is fair enough. After all, everybody hates paedos.
BUT IT'S SMALL BEER COMPARED TO THE VOLCANO!
Skoob News called THE SUN simply to gloat that we'd beaten them to the punch. A spokesman for THE SUN then patiently explained that THE SUN was printed overnight, in order to hit the streets early. And that it was out there before the volcano even rumbled.
The spokesman went on to point out that Skoob News is published online, instantly, whereas printing THE SUN was a complex business involving lots of reporters, computer networks, high-tech machinery and tons and tons of newsprint to be processed.
Our man said, "Yeah but..."
It was then pointed out that many Skoob News articles were lifted either from THE SUN itself, or THE SUN'S WEBSITE...
And that the powers that be at THE SUN didn't really mind that. Kindly pointing out that they DID NOT SUE BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE MEAN SPIRITED. It was also mentioned that most reporters for THE SUN had adequate grammatical skills, unlike others he could mention...
At which point we made our excuses and left with tail wedged firmly between legs. Yelping helplessly.
More as THE SUN gets it.