News Blues

Desperate Days For Reporters As They Turn To Dylan Parodies

Valentine Low, royal reporter for the Times, makes his own news

07.19.13 9:30 AM ET

It’s getting harder for Britain’s patriotic corps of Royal reporters to maintain a cheerful façade after almost three weeks baking in a record London heatwave outside a hospital, but Valentine Low, royal reporter for the London Times has found a way.

Quoting the great newspaper film Ace In The Hole, in which Kirk Douglas plays a reporter trying to get a job on a small-town paper and tells the editor:  “I can handle big news and little news. And if there’s no news, I’ll go out and bite a dog,” mr Low Joked that he had "bit a dog".

The reporter, in a homage to Bob Dylan's Subterranean Blues, stood in front of the live stream cameras yesterday and recorded The Babycam Blues, which we present below for your enjoyment.