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Hypocrisy, Daily Mail-style

Following the tragic death of Lucy Meadows, a transgendered teacher who was monstered by the Daily Mail’sRichard Littlejohn in a characteristically vile piece, the paper has released the following statement:

It is regrettable that this tragic death should now be the subject of an orchestrated twitterstorm, fanned by individuals – including former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell – with agendas to pursue.

They might do well to consider today’s words of media commentator Roy Greenslade: ‘Let me begin this posting by urging that people do not rush to judgment… It is important to note that there is no clear link – indeed any link – between what Littlejohn wrote and the death of Lucy Meadows.’

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Lucy Meadows.”

Hat tip Channel 4 News for that one. The Mail has a point. We do not know a great deal about the conditions surrounding Ms Meadows’ passing, and as a general rule one should never jump to conclusions until all the facts have come to light.

After all, The Daily Mail would never do that.

This blog first appeared at A Very Public Sociologist.

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