Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Trial by media

You can hear the sound of disappointment as Paul Dacre and Peter Hill approved the headline on their respective dailies. A Briton??? Surely not. After all only dirty scum foreigners would kidnap a child.

Personally I believe the whole bullshit has totally gone out of hand, way way way out of hand. There are more important stuff in this world. Like the Eurovision debate (very important). Now that parts of the media (like a mob), including even Blue Peter, has managed to divert police attention from other possible cases (like the child kidnapping of say... other less cute kids) that they could be focusing, they have effectively destroyed an innocent (possible) man's life. I can already smell a massive libel lawsuit coming up if the man is proven to be innocent (innocent until proven guilty is a myth).

Read also: 450 incidents of young people missing since the apparent kidnapping of Madeleine McCann. No rewards for them I am sure.


Jeffrey Hardy Quah said...

Links to the respective articles would be nice.

RichardAM said...

It's appalling really, it really shows how pathetic the UK can be. I came across the following on flickr, lets just say I was incredibly annoyed.


For lack of my better wording too though, i've also linked back to your posts, see what you think.

Anonymous said...

That is very brave of you, but I agree with everything you said.

The press has been very stupid in the way they handled this. Worst are the apparent lack of investigations on the parents themselves who totally neglected their children. If Madeleine is ever found I hope they remove her from their care. And they happened to be doctors!

Another news that winds me up is Prince Harry. But that is rant I will pursue another day.

Anonymous said...

I am not surprised at all.

Diana, the Soham murders, Sarah Payne (remember the Scum's vigilante campaign against sex offenders?), Milly Dowler and now Madeleine McCann.

You can count on the British media to start a circus every time a blonde white female hits the news.

((no_name)) said...

I couldn't agree more. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?