In the wake of the News of the World’s depraved phone-hacking of dead soldiers’ relatives, I thought it would be a good time to revisit what its daily sister paper considered such a grievous insult to our war dead it led a manipulative and nasty campaign against then Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Misspelling a dead soldiers name, poor handwriting, and worst of all, not dotting his Is:
COMMITTED four other spelling mistakes: Greatst for greatest, condolencs for condolences, you instead of your, and colleagus for colleagues.
He also wrote the letter “i” incorrectly 18 times – mostly by leaving the dots off them but once by using two in “security”.
And he ended with a repetition – writing “my sincere condolences” and then signing off “Yours sincerely”
What an evil, evil man. How did he ever sleep at night?
The Sun proceeded to callously exploit the mother’s grief for its own ends, to viciously attack Brown. Which is the hallmark of Rupert Murdoch’s media outlets of course – exploitation, manipulation and hit jobs to try and obtain a certain political outcome.
News International: where spelling mistakes when writing an emotionally difficult letter to a dead soldier’s mother is a hanging offence, but illegally invading and violating the privacy of relatives is A-OK.