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Fire Starter

by | 14th, December 2005

‘WHO is Mr Raging Inferno? The papers created a Mr Bird Flu when a dead parrot was spotted in Essex, so why not give us a human face of the fire at the Buncefield oil depot?

Have you seen this man?

We have a prime suspect. “I STARTED FIRE,” says the Sun’s front page. The paper tells readers how a tanker driver thinks he triggered the massive blaze. “I turned the switch, started running and ‘boom’!.”

He escaped with a few bruises. And he’s strong enough to tell a fellow driver: “Everything went orange. It was like an action movie in slow motion.”

But who is this human catalyst? Usually in times of disaster the Sun produces a shot of mad mullah Omar Bakri. We’d expect to hear the bearded cleric say how the flames were sent by a righteous God to remind the infidel what awaits them in Hell.

We would also expect Page 3’s Zoe to use her space wisely and tell the world through pouting lips that she’s appalled and sickened by such destruction.

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