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Mourning Sickness: Good Grief It’s Baby P

by | 24th, November 2008

BABY P Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Baby P in the news and the Sun’s case of Mourning Sickness and how we can all feel good and get off on a big dose of grief…

THE SUN (editorial): “Nation’s grief”

In driving snow and icy rain, decent folk from all over Britain yesterday came to pay their respects to baby P… Many brought their own children to lay flowers and toys, turning the toddler’s grave into a shrine”.

Baby P was cremated and his ashes scattered. There is no grave.

But there is a headstone, made of granite and placed in the ground by the caring Sun newspaper. It gives the dates of Baby P, his codename, not his real name, thus offering him no escape even in death from the crimes that ruined his life.

Page 13: “1,000 IN PILGRIMAGE TO CEMETERY”

Putting the GRIM in pilgrimage.

“An extra-tight hug for tot at baby P shrine” – it’s a picture of a woman and child. “Safe in my hands”, runs the caption. There’s a picture of a child with a careworn face.

“When biting winds came they clutched each other for warmth and support. But still they came”.

People like:

“Son Oliver, eight, had also painted Baby P a picture of a ship with the words ‘Sail away into the sun. No more pain.”

But there is more pain. The Sun is giving the readers more of what they want: “Agony as wrong bay is cremated”; “Cig mum burns ‘wimp’ on child”; “Dad raped his girl 1,000 times” – and that all in one column…

Getting off on grief…

Baby P: Like Diana’s Death, I Was There

Baby P Is The Baby Of Hearts

Baby P: Spot The Ashes, Protect The Mum And Kilo The Cat

Baby P: Socialist Liberal Conservatives To Blame And Sterilising The Guilty

The Columnists Do Baby P: Death, Middle Class Evil And Porn

Margaret Beckett, Baby P And Social Workers

Baby P Is For Baby Porn

Baby P: Like Diana’s Death, I Was There



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