Only the Mail could pull off such a stunt.. Only this pathetic pile of cow shit that is a very poor excuse for journalism could turn what is a nice happy-ending success story and a good thing into leverage to bash someone.
Last night, Jordon's mother Tracy Ganderton praised Mrs Haynes and Miss Scott, saying: "I wish the PCSOs who failed to help Jordon could have acted in the same way."
Mrs Ganderton said: "If someone's drowning, it's a natural human instinct to jump in the water to help whether you're a PCSO, police officer or member of the public. Those two women helped that lady because they followed their instinct.
"They broke the rules of their job by going in the water. But are they going to be sacked? No, they should be hailed as heroes."
You, Mrs Ganderton, are a hypocrite!
You were demanding they all be scrapped before. Now you say these two should be hailed as heroes.
This is why when people who are emotionally involved, they're statements shouldn't be taken seriously.
And yes, it's "natural human instinct" to try to help someone in need, but that doesn't make it safe, wise or a good idea. I wouldn't have jumped into that lake (it wasn't a pond), and I'm not sure I'd have jumped into a canal tbh.
And then there's the Mail.. can you imagine when this news came into the office. Orgasms all round and quick! someone get Ganderton's phone number out so we can rub her face in her son's death and get a quote from her to further promote our bashing.
As for the rest of the story..
Mrs Haynes, 54, and Miss Scott, 21, spotted the woman gasping for breath as they walked along the Grand Union Canal in Watford yesterday afternoon.
A canal isn't a lake the size of a football field. They also knew exactly where she was, which wasn't the case in Jordan's case.
Oh yes, directly comparable story then.
Incredible. I was full of praise over the Autistic story but when they print biased bullshit like this I'm reminded of my contempt for this rag.