It’s a gross story and the humor is correspondingly off-color. So if you just want to know the ‘news’ about U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s youthful encounter with a dead pig’s head, and what it may mean for British politics, read this instead.
If, however, you are too weak too resist a story that was just made for Twitter, then here are some of the best (republishable) responses to the earth-shattering #piggate controversy. So many memes, so little time…
There was the obvious commentary on how difficult it might be for Cameron to be taken seriously again.
Past stories that seemed strange at the time resurfaced in an even weirder light.
While some bona fide Tory events fell victim to some regrettable timing issues
Amid much low-brow abuse against Cameron, Tories and the upper classes in general, there were some more subtle digs.
Look out for the unexplained dip when the Official for National Statistics releases its 3Q GDP figures in a couple of weeks.
This poll raises as many questions as it answers…
…But at least the Mirror was debating it.
And some were even so good as to highlight the real news beneath the story.
Now, no meme can top a Clinton/Muppets mashup, of course.
But spare a thought for the broken-hearted
Anyway, there are two sides to every story, and good journalistic standards demand that we allow the voice of the other side to be heard too.