Monday, August 01, 2011

Media approach to the news !

A bloke on a Triumph Bonneville is riding  past Bristol Zoo when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.

The man jumps off his bike, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with his motorcycle helmet.

Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the man and returns her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly. A reporter has watched the whole event.

The reporter addressing the man says, 'That was the most unselfish and bravest thing I've ever seen a man do in my whole life.'

The man replies, 'Well, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little girl in danger and simply acted on instinct, it’s what anyone would do'

The reporter says, 'Well, I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a journalist for The Daily Mail you know, and tomorrow's paper will have this story on the front page...  So, what do you do for a living and what political affiliation do you have?'

The man replies, ‘I was in the army for 30 years and was proud to serve my country, and now I’m retired I do charitable work with disabled children, and as it happens I vote Conservative’.

The journalist leaves.

The following morning the man buys the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on the front page: