Michael Wolff’s explosive new book on the Trump White House, Fire And Fury, has been making headlines for its rip-roaring details. But as we learned from that David Cameron pigfucking memoir a few years ago, these things are usually sprinkled with a few tabloid tricks to make things sound extra juicy.
Russian interference. Piss-tape kompromat. Montenegrin fake news factories. Shadowy billionaires on both sides of the political divide trying to ignite a culture war. There’s been one hell of an elaborate backstory contrived to explain the shock result of the 2016 US election, but a look through the lens of the National Enquirer suggests that some of it may have been a little more straightforward.
In the year since he was elected president, Donald Trump has suffered an absolutely astonishing amount of setbacks and scandals, yet nothing seems to have landed a critical blow. But there is one incident that might still cause the whole thing to collapse. It was barely perceptible at the time, but as soon as you start tugging at the thread, a huge story starts to unravel. One that’s been sixty years in the making and deals with one of the strangest forces in US politics today: the story of American Media, Inc.
Much has been made of David Cameron’s decision to stand down from Parliament. Is he too lazy to help his constituents? Too greedy to turn down lucrative speaking gigs? To proud to serve under another PM? Or could it possibly be that Cameron is finally looking to take revenge for that pigfucking stuff?
Ever since Catherine The Great’s detractors tried to posthumously discredit her by spreading stories that she died shagging a horse, zoophilia has been the stickiest celebrity rumour to shake. Why are we so drawn to tales of barnyard bonking – even when they’re always absolute nonsense?
All publications have their favourite celebrities that they love to cover. For the Express it’s Diana. OK! loves Katie Price; Now prefers Peter Andre. Us, personally? We’re suckers for anything that Paul Danan does – but there’s one magazine that has taken editorial obsession to a whole new level. Grazia.