‘Irresponsible’ Newspaper Experiment Issued With An Injunction Order By News International

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Some 2010 April Fool’s fun…

By Michael Printer, Lead Counsel, Printer & Associates

Dear Readers of the COMMS corner

As you are aware, the author of the COMMS corner, Adam Vincenzini, stopped buying and reading newspapers on the 1st of January 2010 as part of an experiment to see if he could survive without them for 365 days.

My client, Rupert Murdoch, has issued an injunction against Mr Vincenzini and his Blog claiming that the experiment is causing ‘irreparable damage to the make up of society’.

We are citing the landmark case of Robert Digitalus vs Peter Analogus as precedent for the injunction.

Until further notice, Mr Murdoch and his experienced team of trusted print journalists will operate the Blog.

We have agreed to allow Mr Vincenzini to provide you with a message regarding the proceedings:

First of all, I want to assure everyone that I’m OK.

Mr Murdoch and his security team were very gentle when they stormed Comms Corner HQ and relieved me of my duties as author of this Blog.

I am only now starting to realise the implications of my experiment and that I am but a shadow of the person I was on December 31st 2009 when I was ‘print media active’.

However, I am proud that I have made it to the 1st of April and believe it would be foolish to stop now.

I plan to fight for my Blog and my experiment and hope to be re-instated by the end of the day.

We appreciate your loyalty to Mr Vincenzini and his Blog and hope you realise that we have instigated proceedings for his own good.

Now, go and buy a fresh copy of a News International paper, and have a lovely 1st of April 2010.

Michael Printer
Lead Counsel
Printer & Assoc.

*Just in case Mr Murdoch’s real legal team read this, it is worth making painfully clear that it is the 1st of April 2010. I repeat, today’s date is April the 1st 2010. For a definition about the ritual associated with April the 1st, please click here.

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