Anorak | When The Daily Mail Summons Its Writers To Make Sad Celebrities Of Their Children It’s Paedogeddon

When The Daily Mail Summons Its Writers To Make Sad Celebrities Of Their Children It’s Paedogeddon

by | 20th, February 2014



DAILY Mail writers don’t have children, they have material. Among the coterie of wearisome women columnists that pour out self-parody in prose for the Daily Mail’s malevolent Mekon boss, Paul Dacre, Shona Sibary is the worst offender. While Liz Jones mines her own mental illness for copy, Sibary exploits her four children repeatedly and shamelessly, embarrassing them in print and online even more frequently than Samantha Brick mentions her horny-handed hairy scary of a husband.

Sibary has written endlessly about her family with the kind of detailed designed to make them all as miserable as she patently is but her latest column is a particular treat. In it she recounts how she ‘accidentally” came to be able to spy on her daughter’s text messages and how their content “shocked” her. In fact, she was so shocked that the only option was to transcribe them for a national newspaper and its internationally read website. Oh and she made sure to detail her every conversation with her daughter too.

Annie, the young girl in question, is 13-years-old. How must she feel knowing her mother has filleted her teenage burbling for fun and profit? Having been bullied at school for reasons far less dramatic, I can only imagine how easy it’ll be for tormenters to mock her and her over-sharing, insensitive mother. Particularly as this isn’t the first time that Sibary has held her daughter up as an avatar of teen life gone off the rails.

In August last year, Sibary penned another typically hysterical article that concluded that Annie

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