C, do you think it could possibly mean that bastard Simon Jones is finally out? Or too soon to tell?
Hey, friend! Far too soon to tell. However, I’m absolutely elated by the positive press today - this is incredible!!! I’m interested by a few things:
Number one, the positive press today comes after a two-week “press embargo” in the UK. Louis hasn’t had major solo press coverage in the UK in just about 14 days, and that was for the bad syndicated Coachella article.
Number two, I disagree with some commentary I saw that said Press Party’s two-day-old (three-day?) article started this wave of positive press. All of the major reporters that wrote articles today are in-house reporters, not freelancers. As such, they were likely given this topic to report on by their superiors, whereas freelancers tend to have more choice in what they write. That’s why I don’t think PP caused this new wave in press. Or, at the very least, their influence wasn’t a major factor. They only have 26K on Twitter - I can’t see that effecting change in outlets like the BBC.
I think part of it is that this is obviously an incredible act of kindness and generosity, and people of course like reading about feel-good stories like this one. I also wonder, though, who’s pushing to get the article into these specific massive publications (BBC, etc.). It’s so great that he’s getting so much positive press on such huge platforms, and I’m so interested to know who’s helping him get into those outlets!
Long story short - I’m not saying anything concrete yet, just cautiously optimistic and curious more than anything. Wait and see, as usual!