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Jade Goody’s Easter Egg Hunt

by | 11th, April 2009

JADE Goody : Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Jade Goody’s post-reality career, with Michael Parkinson… It’s time for journalists to have a heated debate about a, er, journalist.

WITH Goody Friday over, it’s now time to celebrate Goody Saturday with Fiona Philips , who tells Mirror readers:

“If Jade Goody is paltry and wretched, Michael Parkinson is privileged and over-paid.”

She died for his sins of greed, having Billy Connolly on speed dial and being boring.

Look, I like Parky, but his ill-timed, insensitive remarks about Jade Goody just days after she’d been laid to rest really take the biscuit.

Sure the popadom. It’s takes the f****** popadom.

After remarking on her tough upbringing, he said that Jade represents “all that is paltry and wretched” in Britain today.

Every hack remarks on Jade’s tough upbringing type in Jade on a Fleet Street PC and a paragraph about her one-armed mother, feckless dad and drugs pops up. Microsoft Word has a new plug in for bloggers to have the same.

That’s rich coming from someone who made a mint doing one programme a week for years. That represents all that’s very fortunate, privileged and over-paid about Michael Parkinson.

One problem with the Word For Windows plug-in is the risk of non-sequiturs, as Philips’ comment illustrates.

It’s a heated debate and Mirror writer Tony Parsons is keen to join in:

Michael Parkinson chooses to attack Jade Goody when she has not been in the grave for a week. How strange. How insensitive. How puerile.

Oh, the irony. Press F1:

“She was brought up in a cesspit of poverty,” writes Parkinson. “She was brought up on a sink estate, as a child came to know both drugs and crime, was barely educated.”

I am not quite sure how any of that is her fault, Parky. How can you help where you are born? How is it a child’s fault if the adults around her are off their faces with drugs? Surely that makes Jade’s rise to fame and fortune even more remarkable?

He now puts finger tip to keyboard:

It’s petty, spiteful and mean-spirited to sneer at Jade Goody when her grave is still so fresh.

Yeah, give it a month…

Parkinson’s attack is being portrayed as “brave” and, of course, there’ll be millions of chav-bashing snobsbravery and dignity, securing the future of her sons while raising the awareness of young women to cancer testing. who agree with him. Whatever anyone thought of her career in the withering spotlight of reality TV, I do not see how anyone can dispute that Jade died with

She did not catch cancer by choice, Tony…

I agree, it’s a crying shame Jade could not have done something worthwhile with her life. Like interviewing Billy Connolly.

Previously on the big debate:

The Mirror : “My lunch at Jade’s Grave”

Jade’s grave doubles as a picnic table. (Max Call me – I’ve ideas.) Jackiey Budden told onlookers [the snappers]: ”I’m just having lunch with Jade” as she spent an hour reading the Bible and eating crisps and Scotch eggs.

The official Jade Goody Scotch Egg, made in Scotchland.

Jackiey, 51, had walked a mile from Jade’s former home to the churchyard that overlooks rolling countryside in Upshire, Essex.

Any other details?

Wearing dark sunglasses, white linen trousers, a blouse and sandals…

Look out for Alex Curran’s “Get The Bunden Look For Less” in tomorrow’s Mirror.

An onlooker said: “Jackiey looked engrossed in the passages she was reading and at times read parts out loud.”

The Sun : “Bible gives sad mum strength”

HEARTBROKEN Jackiey Budden wrestles with her emotions as she reads the Bible at her daughter’s grave yesterday.

Jade Goody’s grieving mum seemed to draw strength from the holy text as she sat alone on the grass, occasionally reading passages aloud.

Private moments. With pictures.

The Sun : “Jack’s memory box for prison”

JACK Tweed is preparing a “memory box” of his time with tragic bride Jade Goody as he faces jail for attacking a cabbie.

What’s in the box, Jack? Jack of the box…

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