- Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:23 pm
Yes...but he also ran article after article labelling goths and metallers as perverts and psychopaths, seemingly based entirely on 1970s cliches of Hells Angels. Then came the murder of Sophie Lancaster, shortly after his infamous 'Give us a stick and I'll kill it' article, that quote attributed to a fictitious northern friend of his called Black Mike (because, you know, all northerners are barbarians). Some time later, after Manchester police started to class attacks on subcultures as hate crimes, he was there to take the piss again, simply denying he'd ever said any of the things he'd said.
"It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail." - Gore Vidal.
"I proved that you're wrong. And if you're wrong, I'm right." - Aaron Eckhart.