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Madeleine McCann: Brenda Leyland Was Driven To Her Death By An Intolerant Mob

by | 6th, October 2014

BRENDA Leyland appears on the front page of  the Daily   Mirror. The self-billed “intelligent tabloid” begins the woman’s obituary by calling her the “McCANN TROLL”.


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A woman who was charged with no cime , who had no criminal record, is dead. Her alleged offence was to have posted messages online that said nasty things about the parents of Madeleine McCann. You’ll recall that many newspapers did worse, libelling the McCanns. But not one newspaper led with a photograph of the writer who penned the criminal words nor editor who approved them. They were never called “TROLLS”.  They were not doorstepped by a TV news reporter.

Can you name any of the journalists, nay ‘trolls’, who monstered Chris Jeffries?

The Sunday Mirror’s  Lori Cambell alerted police to Robert Murat’s behaviour, she saw as “creepy”. She told the police. But why did she  tell the world ? Mr  Murat, the poor sod wrongly linked to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, was monstered and libelled. But was Campbell or her editor doorstepped on the TV news, as Brenada Leyland was?

Only the powerless get the full monstering.

Of course, the so-called trolls say things that the sane should agree are awful. Not all should escape censure. But most can be ignored. Getting into a debate with them is like engaging the man who shouts at piegeons in the precinct in a conversation about why he does what he does.

Only a censorious fool would

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