Craig Whyte, a somewhat embattled businessman-turned-Rangers owner who has been busy defending his honour, reputation and intentions for the Glasgow club over these past few rabid days?
Or Scotland's "best for news and sport", the Daily Record newspaper, an organ that prides itself on its unwavering truthfulness, accuracy and impartiality?
All hell has broken loose since the Scottish tabloid unearthed the rather unflattering news that Whyte had allegedly flogged four years worth of projected season ticket sales, apparently worth around £24 million, to finance his purchase of Rangers last May.
Amid the flying phlegm, half-truths and conjecture about how bad Rangers' finances actually are with Whyte yet to front an AGM, it would be easy to imagine that the club's fans may soon be reminded that season ticket renewals are due for the season 2017/18. What the man in the street has learned from the Record's story is nothing new. The club are in a bad way off the park.
It seems to have been in decline since it became clear that Lloyds Bank were running Rangers rather than previous owner Sir David Murray, a figure who must be breathing a huge sigh of relief that he is not caught up in this increasingly muddled picture.
In a week when the former Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Fred Goodwin was stripped of his knighthood for mismanagement, one wonders what the point of such elitist trinkets are when Murray is still considered worthy of his after leaving Rangers, a leading strand of Scottish sporting life, in such a ruinous state?
The purpose of the Record story seems to be focused on Whyte rather than Rangers with some of the images appearing in the newspaper trying to make his eyeballs a touch zany. This appears an outright bid to unseat the businessman, and what they regard as his somewhat mysterious intentions for the club. Times must be bad when the Record are going after Rangers, a red top that could easily have added white and blue to its masthead over the years.
How much control Whyte has of Rangers is open to some debate. Until judgement is passed on how much cash Rangers owe the taxman, nobody really controls anything. Whyte is merely occupying a role that may soon become unworkable for the most wealthiest of supporters in the near future.
Walter Smith proved himself an alchemist by managing to deliver three straight Scottish Premier League gongs in trying times, but the swingeing cuts have finally caught up with present coach Ally McCoist.
Smith made the right choice by choosing to get out when he had the chance last May. "The new owner is aware the club needs quite a large level of investment into the team. He's also aware that if they don't get that they will not continue the success they've had," said Smith as he prepared to parachute out of the festering mess.
It is little wonder that the Croatian striker Nikica Jelavic is relieved to have done likewise in opting for Everton. He looked as if he had just been released from a stint in Barlinnie Prison when he was paraded at Goodison Park with an Everton scarf the other night.
Tabloid journalists working on football tend to live or die by how much speculation they can drum up. Rangers are signing nobody - they cannot afford nobodies at the moment - which is bad for business in the tabloids. Newspapers are growing increasingly irrelevant when fans can gather their daily news elsewhere. If they fail to drum up imaginative tittle-tattle, what else can they offer?
An old colleague of mine used to regale me with tales of how sales of the Record and Sunday Mail tended to shrink when Rangers lost a match. Another story doing the rounds today seemed to find the Celtic assistant manager Alan Thompson's preference to share a few social pints with the Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor on a midweek night as newsworthy. The mind boggles.
The end game for Rangers may not be known until a decision is made on whether or not the club owe HM Revenue and Customs over their use of Employee Benefit Trusts to pay staff. A figure of £35 million in unpaid taxes and £14m in penalties harking back a decade has been touted. The final outcome may not final for months, with appeals possible, plunging the future of Rangers into further doubt.
What cannot be in dispute is that Whyte, once heralded by his new detractors as a multi-millionaire saviour, could not or would not unearth the finances to help McCoist in his hour of need.
To allow Jelavic to leave the club without a new face to replace the top goalscorer is a quite stunning turn of events. Rather than a Union Jack, a white flag should have been waved outside of Ibrox to mark the end of transfer deadline day.
Unless Celtic stage a grand collapse, and Rangers can unearth the spirit of yesteryear under McCoist, they face a mammoth battle to hold onto the SPL championship this season. They need to avoid injuries to key men. Even then they will require large dollops of luck. The continued absence of the injured Steven Naismith is probably a greater dagger to the heart than the departure of Jelavic.
Stranger things have happened in the weird and wonderful world of Scottish football, but Celtic have the numbers and quality to snag first place. Judging by the defeat to Inverness that did for them in the death throes of last season, all that is in doubt is their nerve.
Whyte encouraged an arm's length worth of natural enemies when he ousted the old board within days of his arrival. There has been no shortage of former members of the old board willing to line up to fire grapeshot at him from outside, but their credibility must be in doubt after being party to the mess that has left Rangers hamstrung.
Whyte is correct when he offers the assessment that it is a bit rich - or rather not - for such figures to act as wise sages when they were short on the investment needed to rectify the situation.
When Celtic were in a similar pickle, but not in such a severe state in the early 1990s that they lost out on a player to Hibernian, it was open season on them by such newspapers. The pages of cracked crests are conspicuous by their absence this week.
If there is any solace to be gained by Rangers supporters in such harsh times, it is that the club crest will not be shattered in two with little or no thought by Scottish tabloids. Or a hearse won't be stationed (see above) outside of the main stand at Ibrox to mark the occasion, even if the threat of administration or liquidation hovers over the club like it did their city foes in the 1990s.
It would hurt so many in so many ways to go down such a route. Such treatment is traditionally reserved for Celtic.