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Raoul Moat: How The Media Created A Folk Hero And Lamented The Fact

by | 15th, July 2010

RAOUL Moat : How the media created a folk hero and then lamented the fact. Reader C&C writes:

THE media can’t make someone a folk hero and then complain because the Great British Public follow.

The media have made Moat into a cult hero because the story has all the ‘hold the front page’ necessities and SkyNews had ‘their man’ creeping around to get close and record every sound…. very Damien of Drop the Dead Donkey.

Key words…. guns, steroids, bouncer, jailbird, battered, mohican, sewers, fatherless, suicide by cop, surviving in the wild, found his campsite etc etc.

Paul Gascoigne’s Radio Appeal To Raoul Moat: Audio And Pictures

I especially loved the zoom-in shots of the empty can of Heinz beans and sausages next to the supermarket carrier bag that inferred he had signed up for loyalty points while on the run! I swear I saw Damien hanging around that one! In fact, if truth be known, he was probably weilding the taser.

The police also seem to have got carried away with grand-standing for the cameras wearing all the storm-trooper kit and caboodle from Planet of the Apes instead of actually doing their job and finding him.

Women are murdered every day by husbands/partners who think of them as property and cannot accept

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