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Tilting at Windmills

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April 22, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

I LOVE THE BRITISH MEDIA, PART 57....It looks like somebody didn't get his afternoon nap today:

"Don't you tell me to sit down, you miserable little piece of shit," Mr Desmond said, before he launched what witnesses described as "a stream of foul-mouthed abuse, both personal and general".

"After three years dealing with a bunch of crooks I'm starting to enjoy this," Mr Desmond said, adding, "You sat down with that fucking fat crook and did nothing," in an apparent reference to Lord Black. He also called the Telegraph directors "fucking cunts" and "fucking wankers" among other names in an expletive-ridden tirade.

When Mr Deedes said he didn't think the discussion - a monthly meeting of West Ferry's finance committee - was going to be productive, Mr Desmond paused before launching a fresh assault.

I have to agree: it doesn't sound like that meeting was destined for productivity, does it? Click the link to find out what brought all this on plus important details about the "fresh assault."

POSTSCRIPT: I really do love the British media because of stories like this. When someone jumps the shark like this, I want to hear what they said, not some mealy-mouthed American newspaper account that's too fainthearted to do anything more than refer obliquely to an "insulting stream of invective." I want the dirt!

ANOTHER POSTSCRIPT: And where was Wonkette while all this was going down? Isn't this her beat?

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