Friday, 22 March 2013

Hypocrisy, Daily Mail-Style

Following the tragic death of Lucy Meadows, a transgendered teacher who was monstered by the Daily Mail's Richard Littlejohn in a characteristically vile piece, the paper has released the following statement:
"It is regrettable that this tragic death should now be the subject of an orchestrated twitterstorm, fanned by individuals – including former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell – with agendas to pursue.

"They might do well to consider today's words of media commentator Roy Greenslade: 'Let me begin this posting by urging that people do not rush to judgment... It is important to note that there is no clear link – indeed any link – between what Littlejohn wrote and the death of Lucy Meadows.'

"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Lucy Meadows."
Hat tip Channel 4 News for that one.

The Mail has a point. We do not know a great deal about the conditions surrounding Ms Meadows' passing, and as a general rule one should never jump to conclusions until all the facts have come to light. 

After all, The Daily Mail would never do that.


Anonymous said...

The illustration at the head of Littlejohn's own homepage was never more apt -

Anonymous said...

BTW, if you want to see Littlejohn's vile article (the Mail has removed it from their site) it can be found here -

John R