Bigmouth strikes back

With writs flying and incensed by the NME's interpetation of his comments, former Smiths frontman Morrissey has lashed back at the NME's seemingly substandard attempts at music journalism. Writing on MediaGuardian's music blog, Morrissey has wielded his lyrical talents to much effect. While the question of how his comments were interpreted and published may be one for the high court, Morrissey has repositioned the debate into something wider and closer to home for the music press - the credibility and relevancy of the NME. A clever coup for if the NME and its journalist are deemed irrelevant then their view of his comments have little credibility. As things stand the quality of his argument seems to outweigh that of the journalism that lies behind the current dispute.

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