This is to introduce our current affairs website – stirringtroubleinternationally.com. But before you exclaim ‘Who on earth needs another current affairs website?’ I must hasten to point out that it’s decidedly not going to be just another current affairs website.
Allow me to explain:
First of all, the whole idea behind this particular website is to upset as many people as possible – be they politicians, senior bureaucrats, big businessmen, bankers, scientists, actors, writers, TV presenters, cops, sportsmen, criminals, terrorists (and why not?), directors of charities or the very people who gather and bring you the news, those pompous hacks who think that they know best and can get away with feeding you utter rubbish.
So that’s already a good thing, right?
Secondly, apart from offending such nasty characters, the idea is to have some serious fun along the way. Let’s face it – news has become very boring in recent years so it’s time to introduce some excitement into it. Together with my pals, who are individuals with a great sense of humour, I’ll do my best to make coverage of current affairs as entertaining as possible for you.
And that’s not a bad thing either.
Thirdly, apart from comments on current affairs, there’ll be a lot of stuff that goes way beyond politics and business. For example, there’ll be reviews of films and books and CDs; and, believe me, there’ll be no sucking up to production companies, publishers and music producers in the hope of getting all those freebies that so many critics cherish more than anything else. There’ll also be entertaining trivia, useful advice, humorous observations, angry tirades, and competitions with serious prizes like a dozen bottles of the best Russian vodka, a year’s supply of caviar, a free meal in a restaurant for two, tickets to top gigs, and so on.
And that’s refreshing, whichever way you look at it.
Fourthly and lastly, my pals and I know what we’re doing because we’ve been in the news gathering business for most of our lives and advised governments and companies on media and PR issues. We know how the system works, we are well aware of its strengths and weaknesses, we’ve met and interviewed a lot of top politicians and high flyers from the world of business and entertainment. But we have no loyalties and no obligations to anyone. There are no moneymen telling us what to say and how to say it.
And that’s probably the best thing about this whole project.
So let’s all have some fun.