Boris Johnson’s thing about dead bodies accumulating – three major examples


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    Listen, any journalists reading this, how about you switch off Facebook and Instagram for a minute and let me tell you something you might try to put into your scribblings about Boris Johnson and the “bodies piling up” story?

    He’s done it before.

    He seems to have visions of dead bodies piling up. Maybe it’s a product of his cocaine addiction. He seems to think the idea is funny or something.

    Case 1) 2017, with regard to Libya, when he was Foreign Secretary. He “joked” that the city of Sirte in Libya “could be the new Dubai”, adding that “all they have to do is clear the dead bodies away“.

    Case 2) 2019, when he said his favourite film scene was the famous “baptism” sequence in The Godfather, which shows crime boss Michael Corleone attending a Catholic baptism and cuts to his various enemies getting brutally murdered on his orders.

    Case 3) 2020 – his saying he’d rather let lots of bodies pile up than order a new SARSCoV2 lockdown.

    Why not dip your journalistic toe in the water and see if you can slip a reference to the Libya comment into your coverage, at the very least? Let’s see if any of you have got the guts.

    Some background:
    4) his comparison of himself to the murderous Roman emperor Augustus, known for doing things like ripping people’s eyes out with his bare hands,
    5) his phone conversation with Darius Guppy about having a reporter beaten up, and
    6) his “Dream of Rome” documentary. (What do you mean, you “haven’t watched it”? Go and watch it now.)

    There are so many things you could put in an article. What do you want me to do – list them for you? Even if you just mention his Libya comment about “bodies”, you’ll stand out from all the other creeps in the British press right now.

    #70503 Reply
    Pigeon English

    Another one for your collectionhttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-jaws-mayor-beach-b1838049.html

    #70658 Reply
    SA

    Do you also remember ‘Operation last gasp’. This combines his joy at other’s suffering with the glee of opportunities for industries to capitalise on such misery.

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