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    The Internet vs. Jan Moir

     Posted in Breaking News & Thoughts on Things... & Tragedies at 20:46 on Friday, October 16th, 2009 by Mr. Rant

    When you think that journalists can’t get any worse they always manage to surpass themselves.  Today Jan Moir; a Daily Mail columnist has posted a rather defamatory and extremely offensive article relating to Stephen Gately’s untimely demise.

    In the article Moir seems to contemplate upon her exclusive thought that Gately’s death was not of natural causes but something all together more sinister, focusing on his gay lifestyle as being a key cause to his death, which according to the coronor is simply not the case.

    “The sugar coating on this fatality is so saccharine-thick that it obscures whatever bitter truth lies beneath. Healthy and fit 33-year-old men do not just climb into their pyjamas and go to sleep on the sofa, never to wake up again.”

    Moir has seemingly turned over two pages in her medical dictionary.  Young men do die, and women for that matter at very young ages, it’s called Sudden Adult Death Syndrome and is a very recognised and documented cause for death in younger patients.  Once you’ve read Moir’s article (stand still the link will be at the end) you will see why such outrage has been caused by her.  She doesn’t grasp that it is okay to be homosexual and that this is not a cause of death, her views are best left in the 30’s where she should be left with them.

    This afternoon Moir posted a statement on the Independent Minds (A popular place for journalousts), stating that the comments regarding her prose have been:

    “…a heavily orchestrated internet campaign I think it is mischievous in the extreme to suggest that my article has homophobic and bigoted undertones.”

    A lot of people are mischievous but most of the comments regarding your article have been justified in outing your homophobic and narrow minded view of the world.  I personally think she misunderstands the term ‘orchestrated’.  This campaign has not been pre-planned at all, we are simply speaking our minds and telling You what we think of your article, and rightly so, we are allowed to speak our minds as are you, we are not attempting to string you up, we are telling you, you are wrong.

    If you can’t write an article with an ounce of truth expect a public backlash, be it online, on television or in printed media.  Grow up Jan Moir, you can’t make excuses for this one.

    Read the full article click here.

    Read Moir’s statement here.

    The sugar coating on this fatality is so saccharine-thick that it obscures whatever bitter truth lies beneath. Healthy and fit 33-year-old men do not just climb into their pyjamas and go to sleep on the sofa, never to wake up again.


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      Written By Mr. Rant.