Sunday, June 1, 2008

THe Daily Mail responds and BBC gets in on the action.

After their infamously ignorant article about the effects of 'emo' and how it caused a teenaged girls death The Daily Mail just can't shut up already. Here are their latest comments most of which are total bullshit:

"The Daily Mail’s coverage of the 'Emo' movement has been balanced, restrained and above all, in the public interest. Genuine concerns were raised at the inquest earlier this month on 13 year old emo follower Hannah Bond who had been self-harming and then tragically killed herself," they explained in the statement."In common with other newspapers we ran an accurate news story recording the Coroner's remarks and the parents' comments. We also published two other articles, one of which explained the background to the Hannah tragedy in calm and un-sensational language."

They are complete idiots. They're so stupid, I don't know if I can keep wasting my time discussing why they're wrong. Anyway, the BBC has gotten in on the action and written their own article about it ---> here. Some people dares to say it wasn't as bad as the Daily Mail one but who are they kidding? They show a picture of Mikey Way in a mugshot as their top image, someone who most parents wouldn't recignize in a million years, thusly making it looks like emo's get arrested frequently. As you scroll towards the bottom they show "emo looks." They show a 'scene' girl, My Chemical Romance in what looks like what most anyone would wear and some tennis shoes. Great reporting guys. You really hit the nail on the head.

The Daily Mail also mentioned something about how this publicity is great for the release of My Chems upcoming album. Doesn't that not come out until like, 2009? Total abominations to journalism. Shame on all of them.


cakes4rockstars said...

hilarious. emo ergo... emotional. isnt' that a normal human state you fucking TWATS?!!!!
stupidity and especially willfull ignorance is so ultimately offensive. alas, what can we do but witness and report. geez.
-sunshine, c4r

kimberlee morrison said...

I've never read anything from Daily Mail that was remotely balanced in its coverage. But anytime someone makes the connection to a certain type of music to a certain type of behavior, I get uneasy. Granted music has a huge impact on many people's lives, but the music is usually just a soundtrack chosen based on what the person is feeling and/or experiencing. The music does not usually shape experience and thus has less influence than many other sociological factors.