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# it's pretty disgusting actually
"hhhmmmm ... this person's dead - I bet we could sell more papers if we bend the truth a little bit. If we lead people to believe that it's someone important they're more likely to splash out on our paper. The fools! And I, the evil Editor, will have further proffited from the death of a young person again ha ha ha ha ha... now then someone write me an article on how drugs are runining the country and YOU, where's that dwarf gone with my cocaine?"
(, Mon 26 May 2008, 10:20, archived)
# Yeah exactly it actually made me quite angry.
Friends and family knowing that people will be mildly disappoint that it was only their son/brother/friend that died.
(, Mon 26 May 2008, 10:22, archived)
# I actually picked up the paper and said, "No way!"
Then read the article and kind of went..."Oh, I don't know who he is..."

Probably says something about society.
(, Mon 26 May 2008, 10:28, archived)
# Not really
If someone you know by reputation, or worse the possibility of one of a number, has been murdered (and lets face it, that's what they implied). You're going to check.
(, Mon 26 May 2008, 10:31, archived)
# I went to school with the ginger one
thought it might have been him.
(, Mon 26 May 2008, 10:34, archived)
# If you ask me
He's the only one that has the potential to act his way out of a soggy paper bag.
(, Mon 26 May 2008, 10:37, archived)
# I wouldn't know
Never seen any of his work. Good luck to him though.
(, Mon 26 May 2008, 10:37, archived)
# aye
*drinks pint*
fair play to him like - hope this pretneding malarky turns out well for him...
(, Mon 26 May 2008, 10:39, archived)
# Did a good ffilm with Julie Walters aktwally.
(, Mon 26 May 2008, 11:07, archived)
# one wonders why the bag is soggy.
(, Mon 26 May 2008, 10:38, archived)
# rain?
(, Mon 26 May 2008, 10:45, archived)
# that's a rather boring reason
(, Mon 26 May 2008, 10:47, archived)
# when all other variables have been discounted the most likely reason is probably the correct one
(, Mon 26 May 2008, 10:48, archived)
# when did you discount all the other variables and why?
(, Mon 26 May 2008, 13:04, archived)
# yeah he does the *eyes wide* *gulp* thing in every scene really well
(, Mon 26 May 2008, 12:19, archived)
# just says you're more interested in the death of someone you know about
rather than someone you don't ... even if it's just that you know of them rather than know them...
(, Mon 26 May 2008, 10:33, archived)
# People enjoy a bit of 'recreational grief'
They mourn people they have never met and probably never will. They will not be effected by the person dying other than their news being spread all over the news.
All those people acting upset detract from the poor people who DO know them are are suffering from a real loss. Its like saying you are effected as badly as they are, when you are most definitely not.
(, Wed 28 May 2008, 19:51, archived)