FT loses its motherloving mind with ill-advised rap-themed front page opinion piece
The FT has an incredible front-page opinion piece today. The print version has the headline "G-Dawg splashes out tax cuts like P Diddy with Dom Pérignon in his blingiest giveaway". Really:
The actual piece – which I so wanted to just cut and paste, because, wow - has more:
George Osborne could reinvent himself as a rapper if politics loses its appeal. He sprinkled his Budget – sorry “Autumn Statement” – with shout-outs to his posse (the MPs for Hereford, Burnley and Thurrock)… Giving back to his homies, the chancellor splashed out with tax cuts like P Diddy dispensing Dom Pérignon to a thirsty entourage…
...MOREMr Osborne also talked up the soljaz on the street, if the small businesses who are the backbone of our nation may be described thus…– A short break here to point out that marvellously, even when writing in faux-hip-hop slang, the FT style guide still insists on a leading apostrophe in the word "hood" –
Having laid claim to the business ‘hood
HT: Counterparties for the tip and the headline.
Also via Counterparties "I am Not a troll".