13345259, Boris Johnson started his career writing fraudulent news stories |
Posted by stravinskian, Wed Aug-28-19 01:55 PM
about the EU, making up new regulations out of whole cloth, for newspapers targeted at low-income, older, conservative white people. Then whenever he was called out on the facts he'd say it was jokes or satire. This was after he was fired from the Murdoch-owned Times for making up a quote.
Maybe this is common knowledge, but I only recently learned it, and it seems like it ought to be reported more. A lot of Americans, even relatively well-informed ones, just know him as a British politician with funny hair.