I just thought I’d do a quick follow up post on yesterday’s blog about how the Daily Mail saw fit to run two stories about a perfectly legal Traveller festival, making out like the caravans were in fact made entirely of the corpses of villagers, to point out that despite the Daily Mail’s ridiculous decision to treat local non-news as national news, the festival (the completely legal, 100% legitimate, okay-ed with the land-owner festival) finished on time, and the travellers went home. As promised.
Sadly, before the travellers left the camp, one of the villagers allegedly fired a shotgun at one of their children. A five year old boy collecting ladybirds was apparently ‘trespassing’.
So, in short there’s two stories the Daily Fail should write this week, but I very much doubt they will:
1) TRAVELLERS LEAVE VILLAGE WITHOUT INCIDENT DESPITE UNWARRANTED FEARS OF SOME KIND OF BLOODBATH
and 2) DAILY MAIL STORIES MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE BELIEF THAT IT IS SOMEHOW OKAY TO FIRE SHOTGUNS AT 5-YEAR-OLD BOYS.