Spot on mate.
Yeah - when HFD was first released last year, it barely got a mention - it certainly didn't influence any of the media stories................cos it wasn't a nice convenient number.
This year, it's fucking everywhere, to the extent where one of Jon Kelly's pieces on the Beeb magazine reads like a précis!
Is it 'good'? Debatable. Is it 'bad'? Unlikely. Is it understandably unpalatable to some? Most definitely - and we can all understand why.
In spite of having whored myself shamelessly to as many media sources as possible this year, I'm glad of it - cos it enables us to put OUR version across - to put the right information in the right hands for a change...............
But yes Nick - it's sickening and there's more than a slight air of "Sleeping With The Enemy" about it - although I don't feel dirty for having done it - because this year we found many, many allies in the media, some in unexpected places.
Perhaps some of them were just counting down, almost impatiently, for the 20th anniversary and BOOM they could let rip cos they had hungry execs counting ratings................
..........AND WE MILKED IT.
To our advantage - not theirs.
I think that's a very important distinction to make.
Stay strong NickoH - like the best of times, the worst of times are also passing us by..........