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By Boiler
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The highest-rated SYB comment on the BBC piece at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48290760
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Take a bow, Man who can't spell 'Maths'.
 
By Kreuzberger
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Yes, I know that she is the architect of her own downfall.

Yes, I know that sheer pig-headedness has made her reject every lifeboat.

And, yes, I know they did it to Miliband.

But this is just fucking outrageous bullying. Any cunt can sit there, rattling off a dozen frames a second to humiliate their prey. Snivelling cowards.

"Daddy, what did you do at work today?"
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By Safe_Timber_Man
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Yep, that's always been a tabloid tactic that's a particular pet hate of mine. On Mail Online you can tell what their views on a person are just by looking at the photo they've selected without even needing to read the words. Utterly fucking childish.
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By Arrowhead
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Safe_Timber_Man wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 1:29 pm
Yep, that's always been a tabloid tactic that's a particular pet hate of mine. On Mail Online you can tell what their views on a person are just by looking at the photo they've selected without even needing to read the words. Utterly fucking childish.
Indeed. It's been a ploy for a long time now, initially employed to reinforce tabloid stereotypes surrounding (usually young female) celebrities, but used increasingly in modern times to frame a political narrative, as we are seeing today.

The likes of Charlotte Church and Sadie Frost used to be regular celebrity targets, and probably still are. It's lazy journalism, which is probably why it appeals to unscrupulous tabloid editors so much. Just post a paparazzi photographer outside a busy London nightclub frequented by said sleb, patiently wait until she eventually wanders outside to catch a taxi home, stick a camera in her face, take a million snaps then go with the ones catching her mid-blink. What we are seeing today with the Theresa May snaps is a very similar thing.

I wonder if there is an actual term used to describe the practice?
By Andy McDandy
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A few years ago someone asked the Times, via their letters page, why there was so much focus on women MPs appearance and dress, but not on men's. The reply, via editorial column, was "trust us, if David Cameron wears a dress, we'll comment on it". All a fucking game, overgrown bloody schoolboys.
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