The Dilpazier Aslam story grows more intriguing by the day.
Scott Campbell catches the Indy trying to steal some of the Daily Ablution's glory. Jackie Danicki wonders why the Guardian is determined to dig itself deeper into a hole. Melanie Phillips wants the paper to come clean about why "senior editors" apparently turned a blind eye to Aslam's extremist connections. Even the pro-Guardianista editor of Asians in Media thinks the young Islamist had to go.
Finally, newly arrived in my mail box, is an email that the puckish Jim Treacher has sent to the Guardian's media section in reponse to that article. Is his last paragraph in bad taste? No, I'd say it's merely "sassy":
Dear MediaGuardian newsdesk:
I think it's a good idea that the byline for this piece is merely "A staff reporter." You folks wouldn't want the reader to think that this remarkable piece of ice-cold reasoning is the opinion of a particular individual, rather than the stance of the Guardian staff as a whole. Also, thank you for pointing out that Scott Burgess "spends his time indoors" as he's keeping track of which terrorism-boosters you're hiring because they're not pale and male. As is widely known, the Guardian staff always type away on their laptops as they sit in the grass under a big leafy tree.
If Mr. Aslam comes back into the office to pick up his final paycheque and he's wearing a bulky jacket in July and he just so happens to be running from a policeman, don't be nervous. Don't even give him a second glance. That would be racial profiling.