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by going mental on GMTV
Although she makes good points, I really can't see that The Sun are going to start going easy on her after this
does anyone else find that weird?
Those links are wrong. Click on the Heather Mills bits down the right hand side
And Claire, it's not 'Good Morning, Television'. It's 'Good Morning Television'. There's a difference, you egg
is when she sort of starts crying. Then does it again. "Jonathon Ross... (small weep) says she's such an effing liar, we're gonna find out she's got two legs instead of one". "My pelvis bust". Rofl.
She goes all high.
press apologies and retractions though. What kind of punishment or deterrant is a three line snippet in the middle of the paper? The fines they receive are no doubt eclipsed by the extra profit they made from the sensationalist stories that they are apologising for too
when she goes really high. I can see it on Harry Hill's TV Burp
"Heather Mills taken aback by sudden gust of helium"
I think it was alright though. Seemed pretty sincere, more so than I was expecting.
he thought going through with all of it would be bad for press freedom.
I can see that point too but newspapers should be penalised if they KNOWINGLY print lies and there should be a ramp for ever more less likely-to-be-true stories.
Every source should be checked and double checked to validate its reliability. That may seem unrealistic, but then they shouldn't be printing lies in the first place
I personally feel that any major case of the public being misled (the infamous Mirror troops story being the obvious example) should be met with a punishment of taking the responsible publication off the shelves for one day. They would lose shit loads of money through loss of sales, and run the risk of losing readers who defer to a rival paper to get their news fix for the day
I guarantee you that'd make journalist/editors more accountable. Thing is, I'm no legal eagle. Would such a punishment even be possible?
It's always going to be such a hard thing to prove that it is near pointless contemplating it.
Maybe just the large apologies would do.
i don't think she has a leg to stand on
Morgan should have been sent out on patrol with the Parachute Regiment.
then technically no
i wonder how she managed to hold it all together long enough to bag Macca in the first place.
I hope she gets a wodge of money.
When all those allegations of Paul McCartney's arrogance re: the needs she has surrounding her disability came out, everyone immediately sided with him. Unfortunately disabled people DO experience discrimination of that nature. Paul McCartney may be innocent, he may not be, but I wouldn't be so quick to judge, General Public.
Also, I've seen letters claiming she should be stripped of her Blue Badge privileges after going on Strictly Come Dancing in the US. This is typical of a public whose validation of disabled people usually constitutes having to erase their disabilities first, especially if they've achieved something in public.
To take the whole thing to its extreme, it's almost as if certain sections of the press are saying 'don't cast the super-rich icon in the role of the villain, he's far too lovely. No. Best pin it all on the one-legged bitch queen arriviste, eh?'
To be blunt, it's a fucking pantomime and it should stop, immediately.
me and my friend went "awwwwwwww, bless 'er. someone called her a money-grabbing whore? AWWWWWWWWWW." for a mile or two.
...this does show how badly the press handles itself. If she was the worst person in the world, she's got a young daughter that's an innocent bystander in all this, that can't lead any semblance of a normal life.
And whatever IS true, she's NOT the worst person in the world. She spends a lot of time doing a lot of things for people other than herself, which is more than many people of supposedly greater moral fibre ever manage.
It's been shown again this morning just how the press deals with it. They're villifying her for comparing herself to Lady Di, The McCanns and so on. She did no such thing. She said she got the same kind of press coverage and treatment, which from what I'm seen is true. That's not the same as comparing yourself to them, but now they've put it in black and white it's the truth and that's what the public will believe... right?
If the press REALLY believe she's a self-publicising fantasist and want to give her a hard time over that, wouldn't the best thing for them to do be to give her no publicity whatsoever? But they don't. Funny that.
I worked in a Chinese Restaurant once. One day, Paul McArtney, Heather and his brother came in for a massive (vegetarian) meal. Paul seemed nice enough, polite to the people who were brave enough to ask him for an autograph and 'polite' enough to me when I asked him to deidcate hey Jude to my gf at the times mother at the gig she was going to the next night (Well, I had to try...)
Heather on the other hand, was a bint. Felt obliged to take issue with the sweetcorn soup and say it was horrible, her recipe was better and that she could send it to us. Despite the fact that at the time, it was the one course that people enjoyed most on the banquets.
He left a £20 tip though. Thats a lot by the standard we'd usually recieve, but I've always wondered whether he could/should have left more...
... when people treat paul as if he's a bit famous that she gets hacked off.
for as if, read is.
she was in a few skin flicks, he was a beatle. yeah, theyre equally famous of course.
is the ultimate celeb gone mad satement.