A scandal involving Bill Gates allegedly purchasing a set of ornamental gates made by child labour has led to huge excitement amongst tabloid journalists. ‘Gates’-gates-gate’ has been described as ‘the easiest headline a lazy, second-rate hack could ever dream of’.
‘When the news came through there was almost a fight in the office over who would get to write the story.’ said Sun journalist James Mackenzie, who began hyperventilating when he heard claims that the billionaire purchased the gates from a company that routinely uses 5 year old Ethiopians to make their products, ‘It’s not every day you get something so simple to write. This is even easier than writing about Kate Middleton having gone for a walk.’
Rumours that the story is a hoax intended to wind up desperate Sun journalists have been picked up by rival paper the Mirror, whose reporter ran the headline ‘Gates’-gates-gate-gate’ before fainting.