Arrse in the media

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Not quite sure this is what happened in here but never let the facts get in the way of a paper-thin tale....

Copyright 2005 EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS
Sunday Express

August 21, 2005

SECTION: U.K. 1st Edition; NEWS; Pg. 4

HEADLINE: SOLDIERS RALLY TO PROTECT HARRY

BYLINE: By Keith Perry

BODY:
PRINCE HARRY now has a private army of soldier pals who leap to his defence when he comes under attack.

Loyal British Army squaddies have decided to adopt the Sandhurst cadet and ensure anyone who criticises him gets a rocket themselves.

They have even complained that Harry's troublesome blisters on his feet were caused by ill-fitting boots and advised him to try a superior brand, which he now uses.

Members of the unofficial but popular Army Rumour Service website have been told by colleagues not to criticise or spread gossip about the Prince - or risk being banned from posting further entries.

"Prince Harry has impressed regular soldiers with his toughness and determination and he now has a lot of regular Army soldiers looking out for him, " said a Sandhurst source.

"They see him as a colleague who deserves their support. He is no longer viewed as a pampered prince playing at being a soldier, but someone who is serious about being a British Army officer.

"Now, if anyone posts anything unflattering about him on an Army chatroom they get warned off and told they will be banned from using it in future."

One soldier on the website warned his colleagues: "Why can't you just afford Harry Wales total privacy. . . is he not one of your own?"

The move follows earlier revelations that an elite squad of hardmen was keeping an eye on the once wayward prince at Sandhurst, including a tough platoon sergeant whose job it was to stamp out any yobbish behaviour.

Clarence House said Harry was "doing extremely well" and remained "very upbeat."
 
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#2
One soldier on the website warned his colleagues: "Why can't you just afford Harry Wales total privacy. . . is he not one of your own?"
I’m sure this is a recent quote from that Blond_Bint character a month or two back :roll:
Obviously a very professional journo wrote this.
I wonder if he was a ginger?
 
#3
"Why can't you just afford Harry Wales total privacy. . . is he not one of your own?"
Yep, sounds like proper Arrse-speak to me. :roll:
 
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#4
It strikes me as being very lazy, sloppy, and risky for a journos to quote people off the internet.
They run the risk of quoting people who are unreliable sauces, which is exactly what has happened here :D
 
#5
Especially as one can go back and edit one's posts to make them look right c*nts.. :)
 
#6
I can't believe they quoted the biggest ARRSE troll on one her rants as reflecting the opinions of ARRSE or the Army

I bet she's an avid Express reader, the nucking futter
 
#7
Should we send a copy of all her other posts to the editor? And the ones put in under her other alias?
 
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This subject was discussed in another thread a few days back.

Is anyone aware of ARRSE or its users being warned about commenting on Harry? I would have thought there would be a big sticky somewhere on here warning us all if that were true.

One of us really should contact this journo and point out what utter rubbish he’s written.
 
#9
ARRSE in the news again - Sunday Express

The Lord Flasheart said:
Just read the fish wrapper and it appears to have taken a quote from the site;

Why cant you just afford Harry Wales total privacy.......is he not one of your own?
The nearest quotes I can find are these ones;

Slagging off the press for not leaving the lad alone and affording him the same right of privacy here or feeding the journos daily gossip on the lad and reading like more like a letters page in the Scum than an Army site?
All these threads and posts about Harry Wales indicate a complete lack of fekking off the press and showing an united front. Try shutting the fekk up and closing ranks for a change. Tosserrs
So which is it then? Is Wales entitled to the same privacy as you and I are?
And further, Are you proud of yourselves for being the ones feeding the stories to the journos?
(Found here)

I cannot believe that the Express decided to use a quote from the biggest nutter out there. Well done Keith Perry!

PS Keith. You commented that it was a soldier who posted that. If you did take the snippet from the above member, you need to do your research a bit better. She is as much a soldier as I am the lead singer from 'Brotherhood of Man'.

(BTW, still waiting for the interview without decaf and the knock at the door from the SIB. Should I pop some leave in?)
 
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Actually, I have to break ranks here. I actually have received a PM warning me off abusing Harry.


Dear User. You are, forthwith from this moment on pain of having a red-hot implement inserted up the Gary Glitter to cease murmering against HRH Harry and making bawdy about his hair colour, parentage and closeness in odour to p*ss and twiglets.

Under our hand, this 22nd day of August AD 2005


The COs.
 

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#11
Goku said:
It strikes me as being very lazy, sloppy, and risky for a journos to quote people off the internet.
Woah there! We're talking journos: if they can cut and paste from the net, then it means they don't have to type it themselves and they can get down the pub five minutes quicker.

Goku said:
They run the risk of quoting people who are unreliable sauces, which is exactly what has happened here :D
I wouldn't normally pick up on a trivial spelling error, particularly when it is a phonetic substitution like this, but I found it rather funny: are unreliable 'sauces' all apart from HP, OK and Heinz Tomato ketchup?
 
#14
Everyone check your spelling, the journo's need to cut and paste. SCUM.

Couldn't the COs put a letter in the Express saying nothing of the sort had happened and to that end the Express was very similar to the Mirror in that in invented garbage for the masses. But we would accept some kind of apology and some dosh to go to soldier charities.

And to keep the servers running of course. If htey are going to take quotes off us, they could at least pay us.
 
#15
Goku said:
I’m sure this is a recent quote from that Blond_Bint character a month or two back :roll:
Brutal irony. She'll probably start claiming to be a national treasure next, cos she's been quoted in the papers.
 
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This article appeared in the Sunday Express. The editor is Martin Townsend.

Be aware that this site is in the public domain and you will need to be specific about what you think the journo has done wrong. Accusing him of turning an anonymous discussion into a weak story to fill space may not raise much of a response, however much we believe it should.
 

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