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On 22/08/2019 at 22:02, urban.spaceman said:

Probably been said before in this thread but as I was there today, people who take photos at Auschwitz. There were people taking pictures of exhibits of victim’s actual hair, selfies in the barracks and the entry gate, family photos in front of the archway, posing with their partners kissing on the ****ing train tracks just in front of where people were sent either to work or to die immediately. 

Great quote from the film of the play History Boys where this gets referenced in kind. Talks about where school trips eat their lunches when they go and visit. It’s ****ing mental when you think about it. Sat eating a packed lunch where people have walked before you starved and barely dressed, condemned to hard labour or death. ****ing mental. 

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On 22/08/2019 at 22:02, urban.spaceman said:

Probably been said before in this thread but as I was there today, people who take photos at Auschwitz. There were people taking pictures of exhibits of victim’s actual hair, selfies in the barracks and the entry gate, family photos in front of the archway, posing with their partners kissing on the ****ing train tracks just in front of where people were sent either to work or to die immediately. 

Noticed a similar thing when I visited the World Trade Center for the first time earlier this year. People taking photos with the base of the original Twin Towers in the background, I'm thinking this is where thousands of people died. Take a photo of them, yeah, but don't pose or look pleased.

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Blind man has lunch stolen from him as he sits in city centre
https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/blind-man-lunch-stolen-him-3296745

 

A blind man had his lunch stolen from him as he sat on a city centre bench.

 

Benjamin Daley Johnson said his £10 meal deal was taken as he sat with his guide dog and his girlfriend’s 18-month-old son outside Marks & Spencer in Humberstone Gate on Thursday afternoon.

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1 minute ago, davieG said:

Blind man has lunch stolen from him as he sits in city centre
https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/blind-man-lunch-stolen-him-3296745

 

A blind man had his lunch stolen from him as he sat on a city centre bench.

 

Benjamin Daley Johnson said his £10 meal deal was taken as he sat with his guide dog and his girlfriend’s 18-month-old son outside Marks & Spencer in Humberstone Gate on Thursday afternoon.

Yep…. I think that qualifies

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1 hour ago, davieG said:

Blind man has lunch stolen from him as he sits in city centre
https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/blind-man-lunch-stolen-him-3296745

 

A blind man had his lunch stolen from him as he sat on a city centre bench.

 

Benjamin Daley Johnson said his £10 meal deal was taken as he sat with his guide dog and his girlfriend’s 18-month-old son outside Marks & Spencer in Humberstone Gate on Thursday afternoon.

The first time he was robbed, was for paying £10 for a friggin meal deal!!! Sweet Jesus!! 

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10 minutes ago, Tuna said:

The Sun, again.

 

(Bonus Gary Taylor-Fletcher).

 

 

The Sun do take a certain pride in how low they can sink into the gutter with their gutter journalism, don't they?

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13 minutes ago, leicsmac said:

The Sun do take a certain pride in how low they can sink into the gutter with their gutter journalism, don't they?

They're lower than a snake's belly.

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I'm sure they probably love the outrage when they rightfully get called out which says it all

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Newspapers are a business, not a news service. They rely fully on people either buying the physical paper and looking at the adverts inside or people clicking on their adverts online.

 

Being truthful or behaving decently is literally not in their interests. In fact being the opposite really helps their business model. The more outrage the better. People will have forgotten by tomorrow. The Sun has been doing this for decades and so have others.

 

Even the ****ing Guardian ran a piece the other day criticising David Cameron's grief for his deceased child. 

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On 17/09/2019 at 12:07, Tuna said:

The Sun, again.

 

(Bonus Gary Taylor-Fletcher).

 

 

 

 

.....and again (not specified which particular tabloid it was this time): https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49739345

 

"Former rugby player Gareth Thomas has said a journalist spoke to his parents about his HIV status before they had discussed it. He said he would "absolutely not" have made his diagnosis public if a tabloid had not made threats to publish it."

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On 18/09/2019 at 22:17, Alf Bentley said:

 

 

.....and again (not specified which particular tabloid it was this time): https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49739345

 

"Former rugby player Gareth Thomas has said a journalist spoke to his parents about his HIV status before they had discussed it. He said he would "absolutely not" have made his diagnosis public if a tabloid had not made threats to publish it."

Didn’t realise Gareth Thomas had HIV. All the best to him. 

 

Back on subject. 

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