Times Exec Blames MumsNet For Bringing Down News of the World – You Couldn’t Make It Up
He stopped short of suggesting they should stick to nursing babies and doing the washing up but Roger Alton was strident in denouncing the evil consequences of British mothers going on Twitter. He characterised them as heartless shortbread-eaters who were destroying livelihoods from the kitchen table.
“the comfortable middle-class mothers of MumsNet sitting down to their fair-trade tea and organic shortbread biscuits I hope are very pleased with the Twitter campaign they organised, getting advertisers not to advertise in the News of The World. They’ve done as much as anybody to close this paper and put 200 reporters, photographers, editors and young people just starting their careers out of work.. These yummy mummies have done as much as anybody to put them out of work. I hope they’re feeling pleased with themselves.”
As people on Twitter pointed out, Alton omitted to mention Andy Coulson or any other News Corps employees.
Channel 4 interview below, Alton at 2.20