A few days ago, after I wrote that little item on John Kennedy and Princess Diana below, I got an e-mail from a British journalist named Joanna Walters, a New York-based correspondent for the Daily Express. Though she hadn’t seen the blog, she wanted to interview me regarding the alleged tryst between John and Princess Diana.
I didn’t want to talk to her, for a bunch of reasons. I’m not the appropriate person to give newspaper interviews on the subject, if anyone fits that description. Second, I have no desire to become known as the go-to guy for any interview on John Kennedy; I’m happy to speak about John and George, but otherwise, no. And third, I don’t trust British journalists. If you folks think that American journalists have their ethical issues…
I told Walters that I wouldn’t give an interview, but I had written something relevant on my blog. In fact, if you look down about an inch, you’ll see exactly how I felt.
Now I’ve seen the story, and I deeply regret telling her even that. Because Walters took what was written here and used it as if I had given her an interview. Her story has several quotes crafted to make it look as if she and I spoke about this subject. We did not. Period. Not off the record, not on background, nothing.
Though the quotes are innocuous, I’m livid about this sleazy piece of journalism. In fact, I feel kind of like Jessica Simpson, about half an inch down.