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'Sunday Express' Stoops Even Lower Than The 'Daily Mail'

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Check out this complete and utter "NO STORY" that made the front page. the headline was ANNIVERSARY SHAME OF DUNBLANE SURVIVORS when it should really have been CHILDREN FROM 1996 TRAGEDY ARE NOW 18 AND DO THINGS 18 YEAR OLDS DO 8O

DUNBLANE survivors have “shamed†the memory of their dead peers with foul-mouthed boasts about sex, brawls and drink-fuelled antics as they reach adulthood.


A number of the youngsters, now 18, have posted shocking blogs and photographs of themselves on the Internet, 13 years after being sheltered from public view in the aftermath of the atrocity.

Sixteen pupils and their teacher died when gunman Thomas Hamilton burst into the gym at Dunblane Primary School and opened fire on March 13, 1996.
But now the Sunday Express can reveal how, on their web-based social networking sites, some of them have boasted
about alcoholic binges and fights. For instance, Stewart Weir – who was hit by a single bullet and watched in horror as his classmates died – makes rude gestures in pictures he posted on his Bebo site, and boasts of drunken nights out.


The webpage of Mark Mullan, who suffered serious injuries in the shooting, states he is the “f***y who canny stop drivin in the silver hingâ€, is littered with foul language and features images of him with his new tattoo on his back.
Others boast about discovering sex. Politicians and relatives of the victims yesterday said they were shocked by the webpages.
If you haven't seen the article, you can see a scan of it at http://tinyurl.com/bymr6f and http://tinyurl.com/bl9wzn

There's a petition online now to force the Sunday Express to apologise for the nature of their article on the Dunblane survivors:

"The article - whose groundless message of outrage appeared to be focused on the normal teenage behaviour of these young people - represented a gross intrusion into their privacy. The publication of the victims' details and photographs cannot justifiably be said to be in the public interest, and the sensationalist tone was in extremely poor taste.

We demand a swift and proportionate response to the widespread disgust caused by this article, beginning with a front page apology.

We would also like to see appropriate disciplinary action taken against Paula Murray, the author of the piece, and her editor at the Scottish Sunday Express, Derek Lambie."

And the petition is at http://is.gd/nJKa

:evil:
 

lukep

War Hero
Re: 'Sunday Express' Stoops Loweveer Than The 'Daily Mail'

Never realised that papers like the Express and Mail would stoop so low and so regularly.

Front page apology is a must.

OUTRAGED !
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
It seems that according to the Express, they should, apparently, have had their lives forever ruined by it instead of having the courage to get through a traumatic experience and live their lives. That's much more admirable than them sitting shaking in a corner rocking back and forth whilst muttering incoherent prayers to Princess Di.

How does a journalist have so little integrity as to write this drivel? :? :roll:
 
Re: 'Sunday Express' Stoops Loweveer Than The 'Daily Mail'

lukep said:
Never realised that papers like the Express and Mail would stoop so low and so regularly.

Front page apology is a must.

OUTRAGED !

Been living a sheltered life then, they have been at this for years
 
Good blog on the subject here, including the passage:

...Disgusting. Paula Murray and the Scottish Sunday Express have published a sick article that shames all of journalism, if you ask me.

What’s slightly amusing about the whole affair is that it appears that Paula Murray’s Facebook entry shows lots of comments about her getting drunk; photos of her holding a baby with a glass of wine with the caption ’starting early with auntie Paula’. I presume we are meant to read from this that Paula is encouraging toddlers to get drunk (original spot at Bloggerheads). At least, if you take the comments at face value and infer values from them — Paula’s reasoning in relation to the Dunblane kids — that’s what you’d get.

Now someone could possibly argue that it’s a little unfair to subject Paula’s personal life to this level of intrusion, but I think it’s in the public interest: after all, she is a journalist who lashes out against others for drinking — it’s only fair to know whether she’s hypocritical about it or not, isn’t it? *koff koff she who lives by the sword koff koff*...

Be sure to click on the link in the quoted passage. Those who live by the pen...
 

lukep

War Hero
Re: 'Sunday Express' Stoops Loweveer Than The 'Daily Mail'

Maxi_77 said:
lukep said:
Never realised that papers like the Express and Mail would stoop so low and so regularly.

Front page apology is a must.

OUTRAGED !

Been living a sheltered life then, they have been at this for years

Ahh the Queen of Outrage rocks up.

I take Umbrage to your hint of sarcasm.
 

OldJenny

Lantern Swinger
This sort of proves my point in the Narcissistic children thread, that these sort of things have always happened but are being reported more now by journalists.
 
OldJenny said:
This sort of proves my point in the Narcissistic children thread, that these sort of things have always happened but are being reported more now by journalists.

They may have happened but not to the same extent as today, especially where serious crime and generally abusive behaviour are concerned. See my post in the appropriate thread.
 

Dicky

Lantern Swinger
The Sunday Express and Daily Express are as they've always been - a comic and nothing else...ex-Express (Glasgow) worker...
 

code137

Midshipman
For instance, Stewart Weir – who was hit by a single bullet and watched in horror as his classmates died – makes rude gestures in pictures he posted on his Bebo site, and boasts of drunken nights out

The webpage of Mark Mullan, who suffered serious injuries in the shooting, states he is the “f***y who canny stop drivin in the silver hingâ€, is littered with foul language and features images of him with his new tattoo on his back.

Others boast about discovering sex. Politicians and relatives of the victims yesterday said they were shocked by the webpages.

“It is insulting. They were damn lucky to come out of it and they should be making the most of it. Maybe that’s what they think they are doing, but it is in bad taste.
MSP Elizabeth Smith, Scottish Tory spokeswoman for children, schools and skills, said: “I have to say personally I’m not happy. Some of the things that go up on these websites are very unfortunate and I don’t think they give a very good picture about the youngsters.

She added: “Can it really be genuinely these same young people? I think it is totally out of order to put something like that on the Internet. It is a bit nasty really.â€


all taken from the paper..


they are young adults now why live in the past get on with life
just living life is going to upset some one.

but who really cares.....
all you need is a face book acount to see whats going on in the real world..
log on you will see pictures of pissed kids all of them having a good time living their lives,
so just becouse you servived something does this mean you cant enjoy your life and post what you do on a social networking site

relatives of the victims are always going to be shocked. its what they do
 
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