“I brought Charles Green in to buy Rangers” screams the BBC headline ahead of this evening’s interview by Chris McLaughlin of the Last King of Rangers, Our Hero, Craig Whyte. Whyte has retained private contact with a couple of journalists but he has previously declined earnest requests to go on the record given the level of investigation he is under. The wrong word could be costly.
But here it is, “I brought Charles Green in to buy Rangers”. An unequivocal assertion.
The interview will be broadcast on Reporting Scotland and Newsnight Scotland this evening and has been trailed by every outlet in the land (first trailed by Phil Mac Giolla Bhain last night). There appears to be genuine surprise in many news outlets. CQN’ers will be busy checking this this is, in fact, news, not a rehash of an earlier established fact (it is genuine news).
It has been a few months since Our Hero was The Only Show in Town but he can still put on a captivating performance.
Charles Green has yet to respond but he will. He has no choice. He could categorically deny the claim, citing Whyte’s court-established reliability, but to do that he’ll have to calculate that corroborating material will not emerge. The wrong word now could torpedo hopes of a successful share issue next month
A bombastic statement from well-polished PR people is what’s needed. I hope we’re not disappointed.
“I brought Charles Green in to buy Rangers”. Kaboom!
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