at least he is given some space to talk about what is really important to him. but i prefer interviews which are not mainly a defensive counter reaction to what is perceived as a deliberate misinterpretation but evolve independently from ideological polarisations and accusations. but that's exactly what the english-speaking media landscape looks like to me nowadays. i enjoyed reading the guardian regularly when i spent a year in england in the mid-90s, but i wouldn't now. in my eyes they have lost all credibility in this current mudslinging when they gave the new album only one star (out of 5 or 10?) in their review after he had refused to send them a review copy. even if you dont like the songs, the album definitely deserves more than that. just shows how grouchily determined they are to win this ideologically fixated skirmish. i can understand that morrissey probably feels that he constantly has to counterbalance these partial and small-minded journalistic effusions, but he should make sure that his creative space remains unspoilt by it, and that he maintains his authentic way of communicating with his large unbiased fan base. he should never focus on the bottom-feeders as they won't allow him the space to unfold his creativity but just want to position people they don't like as wrongdoers in their ideologically restricted worldviews.