Thursday, 25 February 2010

'The straights'?

The Mail's article on a schoolgirl who died of a heroin overdose saw a spat break out in the comments between 'Cheeky' and 'Unbelievable'.

At first, comments were moderated, then they all disappeared, then returned unmoderated. Some of the insults that passed between these two have since been deleted, but this one hasn't:

Even if that has got through because the comments aren't being moderated, there's no excuse for it to still be there some eight hours later.

(Hat-tip Guy Kelly)


  1. Hannah's letter is heartbreaking.... Some of those comments are beyond belief. How on earth can comments like "One less loser" be allowed to remain? At least the worst of the worst comments have been heavily marked down - suggesting that the majority even of Mail readers are not that inhuman.

  2. You have to wonder at the mind set of some of these people, not just the charming 'Cheeky'.

    Stuff like 'One less loser''One less idiot struggling in the gene pool' and the particularly harrowing 'Another one cured'.

    As Burroughs put it; 'Our national drug is alcohol. We tend to regard the use of any other drug with a special horror. Anyone given over to these alien vices deserves the complete ruin of their mind and body.'

  3. When I first read that, I thought it said 'leave this discussion to the ADULTS', and I was wondering why it warranted a post. Funny how the eyes see what they want to see!

  4. Worth reading:


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