I hate the Daily Express

June 22, 2008 at 2:42 am 4 comments

Yes, this will be a rant. If anger and hatred disturb you, please look away now. We will shortly be returning to your regularly scheduled slice-of-life content.

Making petty points about mobile phone radiation out of 22 suicides is pretty fucking sick. (Suicides Linked To ‘Phone Masts’).

Of particular note is this bit:

Dr Roger Coghill, who sits on a Government advisory committee on mobile radiation, has discovered that all 22 youngsters who have killed themselves in Bridgend, South Wales, over the past 18 months lived far closer than average to a mast.

This is how it probably should read:

Dr Roger Coghill, who via Coghill Research Laboratories sells the ‘COM Cellphone meter’ for £175.08, an ‘Electrosmog Detector for £58.75, EMF protector nets a bargain at only £11.75 per metre, the ‘MicroSheild’, which helpfully cuts radiation from your phone by up to 99%, (which, given that mobile phones work by emitting radiation, presumably turns your phone into an expensive and useless brick), a large range of magnetic ‘health’ products including this attractive ‘Unisex Magna Therapy Necklace, and not to forget the ‘mood maker’, which “can help with impotency without the use of powerful drugs”., has discovered that all 22 youngsters who have killed themselves in Bridgend, South Wales, over the past 18 months lived far closer than average to a mast.

So no bias that the public might want to know about before deciding on the truthiness of this story. And no reason whatsoever for any journalist worthy of the name to discard the story as the ramblings of a relentless selfpublicist who’s made a career out of scaremongering and all round general fucktardedness. Yes, Lucy Johnston, I’m talking about you. I’m just sick of these fucking worthless excuses for journalists circling around like vultures over these suicides, using any excuse, no matter how weak, to choke down yet another ragged lump of the public’s penny-dreadful vicarious thrill. Fuck you.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. robin Ince  |  June 22, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Very nicely put, that’s the trouble with newspapers, once you’ve read them you have to spend the rest of the day fact checking to find out what semblance of truth might lie within.

  • 2. Alison  |  June 22, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    It took me several attempts to read that this morning it fucked me off no end and didn’t half put me off the Sunday Express, I’ve never read such trash in my life that what I did this morning!

  • 3. colouredmind  |  June 23, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Sensationalist journalism at its best…next week ingrowing toenails linked to phone masts.

  • 4. JohnDemetriou  |  June 25, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    “using any excuse, no matter how weak, to choke down yet another ragged lump of the public’s penny-dreadful vicarious thrill”

    you are officially my new hero…at least for the next few hours.

    Brilliant piece, well said and excellently written.

    I’ll be linking to your site shortly.

    All the best

    John

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