Newspapers don’t usually print complaint letters in full. But I imagine they’re not usually from Mohamed Al Fayed, and even then I doubt all his letters are often a completely demented Diana-related attack on one of their prized journalists, in this case The Guardian’s Alexander Chancellor. Very entertaining.
“Rarely have I seen such a vile example of deliberate poisonous malice, thinly disguised as opinion. Before worming his way into the employ of your newspaper, which came as something of a surprise to most journalists, the poisonous Chancellor was the cringing lackey of Conrad Black, the disgraced owner of the Daily Telegraph. You will remember that I helped bring down the last Tory government… Can you imagine how angry Mr Chancellor, the Tories’ champion, must have been? With both me and the Guardian?
…Perhaps you should privately remind your double-dealing, sleazy, columnist that the Guardian is a newspaper, not a platform for his slimy establishment propaganda. And that if Chancellor wishes to deliberately grind his axe, by confusing fact with comment, he might be happier working for another, less scrupulous newspaper.”
And before you ask, all that Chancellor said was “Will Mohamed Al Fayed never allow closure?”
– Tim Hancock