Friday, December 22, 2006

I always knew he was a homocidal nutter... he had a moustache

An interesting article in the Grauniad about the media frenzy surrounding suspects in the 'Suffolk Strangler' case.

I had been thinking along the same lines after seeing Channel 4 news coverage of the arrest of the first suspect, Tom Stephens. A neighbour at his old residence was dug out from under a log and chivved in front of a microphone where he remarked (to paraphrase) that he always knew Mr Stephens was a bit odd because he cycled to work wearing shorts in winter... this evidently being a reliable indication that someone was about to murder several prostitutes...

... a little care required in the stampede for a good story, me thinks.


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