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David Cameron Is Raoul Moat’s Celebrity Supporter: Facebook, Shrines And Pictures

by | 14th, July 2010

ROAL Moat is dead. We still don’t know if the murderer died before, during or after being shot by pump-action Tasers. But there are more important things at stake. In the House of Commons, David Cameron is talking about Facebook group on which people left messages of sympathy for the gunman.

Moat’s death was played out in the media, an orchestrated spectacle. And now his post-death is there for all to see, too. The media social and  mainstream learnt to love Raoul Moat.

For those of you not yet aware of the Facebook page, it’s called “RIP Raoul Moat You Legend ”. Anyone can join so long as you are mentally and physically able to click a button. Unarmed PC David Rathband , whom Moat shot in the face with no warning, might not manage it. But other armchair warriors can give it a whirl.

Anyhow, the Prime Minister, a man overseeing the country embroiled in two foreign wars, has told an official to get Facebook on the web and convey his upset. Dave is so upset that he’d not yet detailed his wonk to tell Facebook how upset he is when he told everyone else.

A spokeswoman for Facebook says that those who think he is a hero are entitled to their opinio n”.

Quite so. You can think what you like.

But here’s Dave at Prime Minister’s Question Time,

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