Brokeback and angry letters
What is it with 7Days newspaper and its endless cinema campaigns? First Harry Potter, now it won’t stop going on about Brokeback Mountain.
Could the real reason be the absolute deluge of letters that pour in whenever controversial issues such as those relating to Brokeback are raised? 7Day’s readership probably goes through the roof whenever a good, juicy letter war is taking place.
Letter writing in Dubai is something of a cult, particularly as the small population and newspaper readship makes it easy to get a letter printed, and bored expats have time to kill. The difficulty for editors must be spotting the myriad hoax letters they get.
Though like many things here, the reality is often far funnier than the fantasy: the fakes pale in comparison to the genuine wackos writing in.