Author: Shadowy Media Collective | Date: September 18, 2002 | Please Comment!

Classic example of misdirection in this headline from today’s Soaraway Sun. It appears with a picture of spikey-haired homophobe and pop idol Gareth Gates standing next to Big Brother winner and general waste of space Kate Lawler. We’re obviously supposed to infer that they are getting engaged, but further reading reveals that in fact they’ve just exchanged phone numbers (so they can give each other “a ring” – geddit!) If we were feeling particularly cynical we might point out that Gareth has a new single out on Monday and that the BB3 video has just been released so this could all be a big publicity stunt. But, of course, the Sun is a serious newspaper that would never allow its front page to be used like that.

Ten years on and the frantic publicity attempts of Gates and Lawler were all for nothing. It’s years since I heard anything about either of them.

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