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banquo's_bumble_puppy
2006-Sep-29, 10:47 AM
I was at the grocery check-out yesterday and just happened to pick the Enquirer up. On the front page it had a headline- "Steve Irwin's death pictures inside"...yup

can I use the word scum on here?

JohnD
2006-Sep-29, 10:56 AM
You didn't provide a link, BBP!

Anyone who missed that issue, worry not.
Just go to eBay and search for "Enquirer Irwin" - ten copies available for you!
How sick is THAT?

John

banquo's_bumble_puppy
2006-Sep-29, 11:59 AM
apparently the photos are an artist's recreation of what happened....still incredibly poor taste

gwiz
2006-Sep-29, 12:48 PM
can I use the word scum on here?
Seems appropriate to the circumstances.

Doodler
2006-Sep-29, 02:31 PM
BBP, remember the source here, these people have pretty near zero conscience.

Jakenorrish
2006-Sep-29, 02:40 PM
I think the Mods should give special dispensation for you to use whatever words you like BBP.

captain swoop
2006-Sep-29, 03:23 PM
hhm! you wouldn't like the jokes that did the rounds of our email at work then!

The Backroad Astronomer
2006-Sep-30, 02:30 AM
not much of a surprise from them.

Gnomistic
2006-Sep-30, 02:44 AM
Moral outrage is ineffective when dealing with persons without morals. National Excrescence, strike that, read Inquirer, is amoral, parasitic and without redeeming social value. I would rather see my kid bring home high quality porn than such a waste of paper.

Economic action is the only weapon against amoral commercialism. Unfortunately, the intelligencia have little influence over those that spend money on such dreck.

End of rant. Any practical suggestions for dealing with yellow (brown?) "journalism"?

Big Brother Dunk
2006-Sep-30, 04:39 AM
Anything for the almighty dollar. It's a pretty sad commentary.

And what's sadder is that people will buy it.

Gillianren
2006-Sep-30, 05:15 AM
Anything for the almighty dollar. It's a pretty sad commentary.

And what's sadder is that people will buy it.

If they didn't, it wouldn't be there.

Dr Nigel
2006-Sep-30, 09:37 PM
Erm ... I do recall reading somewhere that Steve Irwin said something along the lines of "If I die in recording these programs, I want the film to be shown".

Now, I'd rather not see the film, but I can't really argue with the man's own wishes.

BigDon
2006-Oct-01, 09:49 AM
You know what some moron recently wrote? That Steve wouldn't have died if he hadn't pulled the barb from his heart! :confused: A venom coated, ten inch spine in the heart might have been a teensy bit uncomfortable, do ya think? :think:

Ronald Brak
2006-Oct-01, 11:51 AM
You know what some moron recently wrote? That Steve wouldn't have died if he hadn't pulled the barb from his heart! A venom coated, ten inch spine in the heart might have been a teensy bit uncomfortable, do ya think?

Right, sure. The correct procedure is to remove the barb as quickly as possible so the blood flow can wash some of the posion out. So the journalist's saying Steve shouldn't have followed the correct procedure in this case? That he should have had the ability to sense exactly where the barb went and what damage it had done and decide in a split second whether or not to pull it out? That's a big ask. That's a whole lot of ask. When you ask a whole lot of impossible stuff like that, you're not being practical. You're just being an ask whole.

Doodler
2006-Oct-01, 02:49 PM
End of rant. Any practical suggestions for dealing with yellow (brown?) "journalism"?

Don't buy it.

Constitutionally, that's you're only real recourse.

SolusLupus
2006-Oct-01, 03:01 PM
Don't buy it.

Constitutionally, that's you're only real recourse.

Not if they've committed some form of libel. :)