News just in from the front line - UK TV news company ITN has just been thrown out of this morning's Apple iPhone press conference in London for 'being rude'. Apparently, the interviewer expressed some negative thoughts about the details of the 18 month contract - my informant reckons the word 'rip-off' was used - and the film crew was immediately shown the door. The ITN newsroom is agog: it's the sort of thing one might expect when dealing with President for Life Gzonk of Gzonkistan, but not normal behaviour during a product launch. Rumours that hundreds of black-poloneck wearing Apple ninjas are now keeping the editor of ITN under house arrest are not thought to be true.
There may be footage of this on the 12 o'clock news on Channel 4, so keep 'em peeled - and, as they say in TV, more as we get it.
(For readers outside the UK, ITN has been going since 1955, when it was set up to provide the news for the freshly-launched commercial TV channels set up to break the monopoly of the BBC).