DIARY: Today hack enrages Diary editor over his ‘harmless nipples’

The phone rings. Tabloid alert - it’s Today newspaper, but you think you’ve been in it enough times to ‘trust’ it. What’s more, an old colleague, Dominic Midgely, is asking for your top ten ads and top ten effective ads. There followed an interview about nudity in advertising, the hook for the piece.

The phone rings. Tabloid alert - it’s Today newspaper, but you think

you’ve been in it enough times to ‘trust’ it. What’s more, an old

colleague, Dominic Midgely, is asking for your top ten ads and top ten

effective ads. There followed an interview about nudity in advertising,

the hook for the piece.



Next day, Midgely informed the Diary’s editor that he had been dropped

in favour of Trevor Beattie, Rupert Howell and Simon Sherwood. ‘But at

least you’re quoted...’ Don’t we all know it. ‘I think it’s ridiculous

that nipples are not available. They can’t do any harm.’ Indeed, this is

in part what the Diary’s abashed editor said. In part. Mr Midgely may

wake up one day soon to find a horse’s head in his bed.



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