Plug | Obsolete: The undead princess.

30 May

septicisle has a great post on the mawkish media obsession with Princess Diana: –

Princess Diana is dead, just in case you’d forgotten. She’s been dead for close to ten years. In life, she was chased by newspapers trying to sell their sordid wares. In death, she’s chased by newspapers trying to sell their sordid wares. Oddly, the very same newspapers which day after day filled their pages with paparazzi photographs of the woman, apart from suffering a few pangs of guilt in the immediate aftermath of the accident in the Paris tunnel, with the Daily Mail famously announcing that it would never again buy snatched shots, only to break its own declaration within a matter of weeks, have since then felt the need to act as her personal shield; she can’t defend herself, so they will instead. Again, this was a surprising role reversal, considering that the Glenda Slaggs’ had loved to rip Diana to shreds over whatever they saw fit, leading after her end to the biggest reverse ferret in newspaper history. No longer was she a silly bulimic girl who had betrayed the royal family, now she was the greatest Briton who had ever lived, whose beauty, principles and dignity were second to none.

Read more over at Obsolete…

septicisle is absolutely on the money. The days of news reporting in many of our daily newspapers are long gone. They don’t do news; they merely feed off celebrity, bigotry, and pseudo-scientific gobbledygook. If you were to actually take notice of the tabloid newspapers, you would believe that hoards of asylum seekers roam our nation’s streets feeding on our babies, that Victoria Beckham has reason to exist, that chopsticks cause bowel cancer, and that Wi-Fi is to blame for global warming.

Reality Check: Diana died a decade ago. I didn’t give a shit about her when she was alive, so I’m damned if I’m going to give a flying fuck about the woman now she’s little more than a rotting cadaver. I know it’s harsh, but I simply don’t care. The Express/Mail obsession with Diana is maudlin and self-serving. The editors that sanction this shit should never be allowed to call themselves journalists.

Oh, and what really pisses me off is that twats like Oliver Kamm have the temerity to say that the blogosphere is parasitical. It makes my teeth itch.

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10 Responses to “Plug | Obsolete: The undead princess.”

  1. null@childfacsimile.biz May 30, 2007 at 12:56 pm #

    I think the reason the tabloids get away with it more than anything is that those that don’t read them haven’t got a clue actually what’s in the inside pages day after day. If they did, there might be a lot more noise about the constant lies and lazy smears they get away with.

  2. null@childfacsimile.biz May 30, 2007 at 12:56 pm #

    I think the reason the tabloids get away with it more than anything is that those that don’t read them haven’t got a clue actually what’s in the inside pages day after day. If they did, there might be a lot more noise about the constant lies and lazy smears they get away with.

  3. jacoblurch@gmail.com May 30, 2007 at 7:05 pm #

    I looked at teh Oliver Kamm thingy. What pulled the rug under the carpet in my vuiew were the words: Oliver Kamm’s blog is at……

  4. jacoblurch@gmail.com May 30, 2007 at 7:05 pm #

    I looked at teh Oliver Kamm thingy. What pulled the rug under the carpet in my vuiew were the words: Oliver Kamm’s blog is at……

  5. felixthecat1@btinternet.com May 31, 2007 at 5:54 am #

    Here here.

  6. felixthecat1@btinternet.com May 31, 2007 at 5:54 am #

    Here here.

  7. aaronsheath@gmail.com May 31, 2007 at 8:40 am #

    septicile,Tabloids, I think, create their own reality. They are not nourished by a natural idiocy within the British people. They actually create it. Tabloids dumb-down their readership, step-by-step, with increasingly sub-standard practices. The Britain the tabloids criticise is their own doing.Jams,Kamm is very intelligent. But he is also very full of himself and incredibly self-serving.Ironic,Quite.

  8. aaronsheath@gmail.com May 31, 2007 at 8:40 am #

    septicile,Tabloids, I think, create their own reality. They are not nourished by a natural idiocy within the British people. They actually create it. Tabloids dumb-down their readership, step-by-step, with increasingly sub-standard practices. The Britain the tabloids criticise is their own doing.Jams,Kamm is very intelligent. But he is also very full of himself and incredibly self-serving.Ironic,Quite.

  9. rwsymonds@hotmail.co.uk June 1, 2007 at 7:26 pm #

    Oh, how easily distracted we are – by those who are expert at distractions – and, oh, how gullible.No-one asks the obvious question – a true answer to which might create a social revoltion :Was Princess Diana’s death a death by accident, or a death by design ?Does it ever occur to you that all this Establishment media hype is simply a way of ensuring this simple question is not answered ?10 years is a long time for such a simple question not to be answered – and a long time for the truth not to be found.

  10. rwsymonds@hotmail.co.uk June 1, 2007 at 7:26 pm #

    Oh, how easily distracted we are – by those who are expert at distractions – and, oh, how gullible.No-one asks the obvious question – a true answer to which might create a social revoltion :Was Princess Diana’s death a death by accident, or a death by design ?Does it ever occur to you that all this Establishment media hype is simply a way of ensuring this simple question is not answered ?10 years is a long time for such a simple question not to be answered – and a long time for the truth not to be found.

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