Saturday, September 12, 2009

Richard Littlejohn: He does make it up

Liberal Democrat Voice have started an excellent feature called The Friday Five. Yesterday's selection included this absolute hoot from Tabloid Watch:

Today's Littlejohn column includes a story about Kate Pong in Shropshire, who gave birth to five babies who were named Beyone, Barack, Bobbi, Tyra and Earl. Here's the Mail's 'star' columnist:

"My first reaction was that this must be a wind-up, probably placed for a bet by someone at the swine flu hotline with nothing better to do.

We rang The Times advertising department and they assured us it was genuine.

There’s no mention of a Mr Pong, or any father’s name for that matter.

If true, which I still doubt, somewhere out there in Shropshire is a single mother called Kate Pong with quins, variously named after an American pop singer, a model and the U.S. President.

You couldn’t make it up."

There was one slight nuance, however, which made the whole Littlejohn piece a complete pile of unmitigated poo. "Kate Pong" is a dog.

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