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Roll Over Reeva Steenkamp Today’s Sexy Corpse Is Monica Spear Mootz

by | 7th, January 2014

WHEN Reeva Steenkamp was found dead, the Sun led with this picture :


The Guardian’s  Marin Hyde noted that the Sun had done away with its Page 3 – “maybe because that particular itch had been scratched.”

Labour MP Chris Bryant tweeted:  “This is a simply despicable front page.  It glories in domestic violence. @rupertmurdoch apologise.”

It does? In saving the swimwear model woman from being ogled as a sex object, Bryant reduced her to a symbol. He then added: “In the UK two women get killed every week in domestic violence incidents. This style of journalism helps it continue.”

No longer an individual, in death Reeva became a cause.

Should the Sun have shown Steenkamp working as a paralegal, as she did for a period? Would that have been better?

Former Deputy PM John Prescott’s  tweeted:  “I really hope every member of the shadow cabinet thinks twice before writing for the Sun after that front page.”

Suzanne Moore said it was  “lechery over a corpse, .” She said: “A woman just murdered? I hope mass boycott.”

New York titles agreed with the Sun :

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The Daily Mail went with this:



Try to imagine a man dying and the media running four billion pictures of them in swimwear.

Challenge accepted. The Mail reports on the murders of Londoner Thomas Berry, 39, and 2004’s Miss Venezuela, 29-year-old Monica Spear Mootz. They were travelling in a car on the Puerto-Cabello when gunmen held them up. The couple were shot dead. Their five-year-old daughter was in the car with them. She was

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