Pop supremo Simon Cowell has attempted to head off any criticism of his pop chart dominance this year by launching a facebook group slamming Rage Against the Machine. The group imaginatively entitled Rage against Rage Against the Machine, has already garnered support from over 35,000 members.
This has prompted Jon Morter, the man behind last year's Christmas No1 campaign, to launch a new Facebook group, Rage against Rage against Rage against the Machine, which he describes as an X Factor backlash backlash backlash group.
Lawyers for Mr Cowell are understood to be considering the launch of a rival Facebook group called Rage against Rage against Rage against Rage Against the Machine, as an X Factor backlash backlash backlash backlash.
Supporters of both camps are fully confident of achieveing success over the other in this year's race for the Christmas No1 slot, despite the fact that most bookies have been looking at the highest supported Facebook groups throughout the year and are confidently tipping this year's Christmas No 1 to be 'Raoul Moat is an evil, murdering cuntbag'.