This just in from the mid-Atlantic:
American video aficionados visiting the Daily Mail’s US homepage don’t need to be told who Sydney Leathers or Weiner are, of course. They’ve seen plenty of them, in every sense. But right next door for readers in the New World: UKIP MEP (what?) Godfrey Bloom (who?) in “Bongo Bongo land” storm (what?) walks off Channel 4 News (who?).
I don’t know how to break it to you, America. It looks like, from now on, we Brits won’t be the only ones enduring the rantings of preposterous saloon-bar xenophobes who work for a currency union 5,000 miles away from New York. That’s the emerging one-story-fits-all Anglo-Saxon news agenda for you. Ten Minutes Past Deadline is standing by to help translate any British weirdness, if you’ll let us photocopy your notes on Chelsea Handler.
And don’t ask how the Tribune managed to miss the cat-dressed-as-shark-rides-on-robot story. Just seemed too workaday at first glance, I guess. Damn.