Thursday, May 18, 2006

Kewney v. Goma...who's your money on?

First of all, my apologies...Mr Bad Hack's been away; the following post was sent a couple of days ago.
So the hee-hee-larious guy Kewney episode has a darker side. Now that he's won oblique worldwide fame (albeit for not appearing on a TV programme) Guy Kewney is desperately lapping up the attention and posting articles that say he admires Guy Goma, the man who inadvertantly took his place:

"Watch his incredible recovery, and his determination to show that this may be a complete surprise to him, but that he can out-Kewney any darned NewsWireless Editor if he has to."

But in his initial post on his website Kewney was furious about the mix-up and said that unlike Guy Goma he wasn't an "ignoramous" who "cant speak english". He also stressed many times to (un)comic effect that he wasn't black, and mused that he should maybe sue the BBC for denying him his moment of fame.

Typical behaviour from this most miserable of hacks? Has anyone got any good Kewney stories that prove otherwise or provide more evidence of cantankerous behaviour?

As one of the people on Guy Kewney's cheap'n'cheerful site's message board so succinctly put it: "Reguardless of your backtracking now Guy Kewney, you are still a prize dickhead."