Thursday, April 12, 2007

Another Sun Media Frenzy

Well, there's a surprise. The Sun received the backing of an amazing 99% of readers in their bid to introduce Sarah's Law. Stunning result. Although, when you realise the questions that were asked, it is not really surprising. For example:

Are the human rights of a convicted paedophile more important than those of potential victim?

Er, come again? I don't know about you, but I have never heard anyone argue that the human rights of a paedophile is more important than that of the victim. Of course, in true right-wing style, the options are typically black and white ('yes' or 'no' - with a question like that it is hard to imagine anyone clicking yes, well apart from Sun me). Any idiot can see that they wrote the headline first, and the poll second. Obsolete has done a fantastic job of ripping into this idiotic poll, yesterday and today.

The Sun is also running a petition to campaign for Sarah's Law. Obsolete has suggested you sign it with your name as "I oppose Sarah's law" and address as "for the same reason the NSPCC does: there is no evidence that Sarah's law would make children safer." It may seem a futile gesture, but then sabotaging anything by The Sun is always a fun way to pass the time. Far be it for me to influence you, but I have done the same, several times over. But, as I said, don't let that influence you.