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5 years, 9 months ago
A flying ship has plunged into a tall public building, causing panic.
Outside 10 Downing St., the media have been sat around for hours with their cameras trained on the closed black door, waiting for someone official to come out and hand them their version of events... which will, of course, be repeated verbatim as The Story.
Luckily for these relentless seekers after truth, a politician comes out to give them a press conference.
"Our inspectors have searched the skies," he tells the journalists, "and they have found massive weapons of destruction, capable of being deployed in 45 seconds. We face extinction unless we strike first." He goes on to beg the UN for "an emergency resolution" which will give them permission to launch this pre-emptive strike. His words are relayed on the TV news without comment... except by the Doctor and the other people watching.
As satire, this isn't subtle. It's like a sledgehammer to crack a nut... because that's what the WMD story always was: an easily cracked nut. But in a world in which barely anyone in the global media is capable of cracking nuts even with a ...