Paul McMullen: The News Of The World Hack And His Pen (How Long Before He Starts Talking To It?)
PAUL McMullen is doing the rounds on the telly. He’s the former News of The World executive caught out by Hugh Grant.
On the telly, McMullen is a terrible talker. He’s nervy. He’s twitchy. He has one beige suit and a pen. He often appears with his tie lowered and top button undone. He looks like an extra from an old Eddie Shoestring episode. And there’s the McMullen pen. Is it a prop? Is he taking shorthand notes as he talks? Are we watching the birth of a brand and the rebirth of the Biro? Or is he auditioning for the lead role in The Beaver 2, replacing Mel Gibson and his rodent with a blue propelling Parker?
How long before McMullen starts talking to his pen – and his pen starts to reply?
This Morning: – pens makes big appearance around 40 seconds:
Newsnight: A bilge fest
Australian TV: Looking stressed