Just setting off to the CLA Game Fair (drop in and see us on Gunmakers Row) when I learn that the RSPB have snuck out a press release, embargoed for 00.01 Friday morning, attacking shooters for "killing birds of prey."
They could have issued that release any time this month or next. But oh no, it's embargoed to engineer press coverage on the day the Game Fair opens. A blatant attempt to piss on any positive publicity for shooting that might come from the Game Fair, and realign the news agenda in their favour.
Honestly, you try and work with these people, but they just can't help themselves - their lust for publicity drives them to extend one hand in friendship while they stab you in the back with the other.
Why do I bother?