Wednesday, 28 September 2005

Ken Dodd's Dad's...

I went into the kitchen at work this morning to make my "you've got to face up to it sooner or later" cup of coffee.

Someone had left a copy of The Sun (shudder) open on the work-surface. The story which faced me was headlined something like "Evil Foreigners Use LIVE Dogs As Bait To Catch Sharks".

I may have made up the "evil foreigners" bit. But that's what they meant!

Anyway, hooking an enormous, erm, hook through a dog's jaw so you can use it as bait is a nasty thing to do (says The Sun) so, of course, let's show the public a picture of an impaled dog so they know how bad it is.

Fucking hypocrites. They want to sell newspapers. So they put in lots of pictures which appeal to the baser instincts ("ooh, maimed dogs and tits - I must buy a copy") and then write articles which condemn the very images they are promoting. God, I hate that newspaper.

I couldn't understand (because I didn't read further than the headline) exactly what they are objecting to. Is it that they are using live dogs as bait? Would dead dogs be OK? Well, obviously they wouldn't as sharks are attracted to splashing, so a dead dog wouldn't do at all.

If it's the use of real, living animals being used as bait that raises your average scumbag journalist's ire, then I'm sure we'll be seing a Sun campaign against the use of live worms and maggots by fisherman too.

5 comments:

Delmonti said...

Ken Dodd's Dad's Dead.... wasnt that some local London band or something?

I have to say I never buy newspapers, well, not intentionally... My personal fav to dislike is the Daily "Hate" Mail.

If I need "news" I tend to look at the BBC News website.

PT said...

"Ken Dodd's Dad's Dog's Dead" - yeah, they were a band a few years ago.

Oh, the Daily Mail. Don't get me started...

Delmonti said...

Oh yeah.... I missed the dog.


Story of my life....


Dog's hockle.....still makes my cry with laughter...

Oh well.

MattJ said...

If evolution were left up to Sun reporters we'd all be sat in caves trying to work out whether rocks were dible.

jomoore said...

The Daily Mail has a good crossword. I'm just about to do it now. And it has fascinating 'articles' about interesting stuff like Cherie Blair's hairstyles (2 whole pages dedicated to that last week!). And I think the Daily Mail was responsible for discovering Sudoku, which made Carol Vorderman thinner. Or something.

Ah, but 'news'? No.