Even in 1994 they had a cover story on Moz, called MOZMANIA, just with an impression of his sign-ins in London and Manchester. Good days.As opposed to Verso, I quite enjoy, in a morbid way, Ketamin's and Nerak's delusion that knows no limits.
Anyway, to have my fun, and to stick to the topic: how does NME's 2004 attitude fits into this grand scheme? When they put Morrissey on the front saying "The Guv'nor is back" and praised him all over? I guess it was also a clever plot to make him believe they actually support him but it was all part of the plan that started in 1992, right?
The NME was always supportive, apart from a very small, minor section.