Wednesday 29 September 2010

Loaded editor Martin Daubney says goodbye to helicopters, radioactive wolves, dwarves, donkeys, dressing up as a duck and setting fire to writers

Outgoing Loaded editor Martin Daubney says goodbye in Press Gazette after seven years in the chair with an exit interview that proves the spirit of Hunter S Thompspon lives. In this extract, he is asked "What was your most outrageous escapade?"

Daubney: "Where to start? I shot radioactive wolves from a helicopter, rode a powerful motorcycle past Bucko House dressed as a duck, was chased by Cuban cops on an illegal motorbike while dressed as Che Guevara, flew burgers to David Blaine in a little helicopter, and paid dwarves to race donkeys while we drank iced gin.

"I set fire to writers, bailed them from Russian jails, shot them from cannons, threw them in ice pools, blew them up with napalm, made them wrestle grizzly bears and had them commit all manner of foul sex acts in the tireless pursuit of our readers’ entertainment.

"Along the way, we were sued by the Pope, and offended Christians, feminists, Satanists and the animal rights mob.

"It was a perpetual adolescence, and, for a while, nodody ever told us to stop. I doubt there'll ever be another job like it again in the media, and if there was, I wouldn't want it!”


Greg_L-W. said...


I can only assume from your headline he is giving up politics and leaving The UKIP.


Anonymous said...

Nothing about managing to lose 240,000 readers in the process?