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The sensational death of Christina Annesley: desperate newspapers piggyback on Koh Tao murders

by | 23rd, January 2015

Christina Annesley

 

Christina Annesley died on holiday. The young British woman was travelling when she died on the Thai island of Koh Tao. Terrible news. But can the news of a woman’s death from natural caues be spun and sensationalised? Yep:

The Daily Mail reports and this is the URL of the scoop:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2921704/Young-British-tourist-dies-unknown-circumstances-Koh-Tao-island-two-UK-backpackers-murdered.html

The story runs:

Christina Annesley, 23, from Orpington in south London, was part-way through a four-month trip across south-east Asia when she died on Wednesday.
She was found dead on the island of Koh Tao- the same location where British backpackers David Miller and Hannah Witheridge were found murdered last September.

But Christina Annesley’s death has nothing to do with those murders.

The media is using murder to sell a young woman’s death. Are deaths always sold with murder? If so, this just in from a hospital in Leeds:

“Mr Smith, who has been battling cancer for years, died in the same city where The Yorkshire Ripper

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