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Brenda Leyland: She Might Have Been A Tabloid Columnist

by | 6th, October 2014



THE death of Brenda Leyland is now a matter of education. The BBC consults an expert:

Dr Arthur Cassidy, a psychologist who specialises in social media, said Mrs Leyland appeared to have a middle class upbringing which was unusual in trolling.

Not if you work for the Daily Mail, it isn’t. But go on:

He said: “In this particular case, her whole repertoire of trolling is slightly different from those of well-seasoned trolls because of her uniqueness and the way she has done this. It would signify to me that she has been quite a novice at this.”

In other words, she was a soft target for Sky News to doorstep on the telly and for the mainsteram media to call a bitch “.

Dr Cassidy said typically, trolls sought and enjoyed a response from their victims but that did not appear to have been the case here.

Well, the parents of missing Madeleine McCann, who

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