...to really dislike the things that Shona Sibary writes

(100 Posts)
mynameismskane Thu 19-Sep-13 11:35:55

Her latest 'effort'
www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2424643/I-know-little-girls-young-school-I-need-bit-time-says-SHONA-SIBARY.html

It is NOT about the fact her 4 year old has started school, if I had had an August baby I would have probably sent them to school too. It's her smug writing - and the fact that in an earlier article she spoke about giving her kids medication when they go on a plane to knock them out.

Really don't like the way she writes about things.

mynameismskane Thu 19-Sep-13 11:38:10

Sorry about the Daily Mail link!

mynameismskane Thu 19-Sep-13 11:48:02

My thread is not showing in aibu?!

She makes me heave

scrummummy Thu 19-Sep-13 11:53:56

oh I've just started a thread about her latest in chat.

QueenArseClangers Fri 20-Sep-13 09:55:11

There was one MNetter who worked with her at a national publication and said she was a vile colleague.
She's a shitbitch child hitting twatbag. Fact.

Me too. I know these DM articles are meant to get everyone fuming, but I don't understand how she can sell out her family so much.

Onesleeptillwembley Fri 20-Sep-13 10:03:22

I read that it absolutely disgusted me in so many levels. Why are social services not involved? Even if only 30% of what she writes is true, the fact she's putting all this shite out there about her poor children is potentially damaging.

IceCreamForCrow Fri 20-Sep-13 10:03:53

She's awful. I wonder sometimes where the DM find their writers. They never seem to hail from planet Earth. Why her (and not forgetting Lovely Liv Jones) would want to put themselves/their families in the spotlight by writing such provocative tosh is baffling.

Maybe they're nothing like it in rl and just have a DM persona they tap into for work purposesconfused

Onesleeptillwembley Fri 20-Sep-13 10:03:58

Sorry, my first sentence there was very garbled.

oldgrandmama Fri 20-Sep-13 10:18:19

Gosh, I cringe at what she writes. Her poor children - she writes not just jaw-droppingly awful stuff about them and her husband, but puhlishes photos too. Of course, the Daily Mail loves this sort of drivel, real 'car crash' journalism, because every time someone clicks onto her latest witterings, the DM can crow to its advertisers about their market penetration or whatever ... same goes for Samantha Brick, Liz Jones. So long as we continue reading this stuff, the DM will encourage them to outrage us!

As for Sibary, personally, I consider it actually abusive to use her poor kids the way she does. I must declare an interest - all my working life, I was a journalist, including a women's page editor for much of the time. I would NEVER have used my family as newspaper 'fodder' and nor would the editor of my newspaper group have permitted it.

I worry at what the Sibary kids must go through at school, with their mother blatantly using them so much. As for her long-suffering husband, I notice that in recent articles, his photograph no longer appears. Pity the DM still allows Sibary to garnish her awful articles with photos of her unfortunate children.

VulvaVoom Fri 20-Sep-13 10:18:27

She's often against that Katie Hopkins on various issues This morning debates but is as much of an attention grabbing idiot!

I loathe these women who seem to sit at home desperately trying to think of the next controversial headline grabbing topic so they can pout next to a sad looking DC in the DM.

And I know I'll sound like a right cow now as well but isn't her face a bit odd??

Tryharder Fri 20-Sep-13 10:26:20

I quite like Shona. smile

And yes Vulva, her face is not conventionally pretty but she, Shona, is the first to say it.

Her articles are designed to provoke discussion and controversy and that is indeed what they do!

Remotecontrolduck Fri 20-Sep-13 10:27:09

She doesn't actually appear to like her children does she? She writes some particularly horrible things about her eldest daughter actually, criticising how she dresses and acts etc. Poor girl should tell her to do one.

Pinkpinot Fri 20-Sep-13 10:36:19

Who is she?
Sounds awful

Humuhumunukunukuapuaa Fri 20-Sep-13 10:36:24

Is that you Shona? ^

AlannaPartridge Fri 20-Sep-13 10:40:25

I can't stand her. I. Just. Can't. Stand. Her.

I get that we're supposed to hate her, that the DM do this deliberately because they know that we click on stuff/people we hate so we can hate them a bit more....but her willingness to sell out her entire family week after week disgusts me.

She's loathsome angry

Onesleeptillwembley Fri 20-Sep-13 10:51:53

I do wonder why anyone would have children just to prostitute them in such a humiliating way.

That article made me feel sad....

tobiasfunke Fri 20-Sep-13 11:00:22

The picture of her four year old in her school uniform with the dummy was just really sadl. Not because the 4 year old had a dummy but just pimping your kids out like that in a national newspaper to make money -it's shameful.

guiltyconscience Fri 20-Sep-13 11:01:36

Oh bolloxs another fucking dm bastard woman writer designed to keep us enraged and responding to their articles . It's all shit ffs isn't it obvious it's just a ploy to keep us on talking about them. The dm are esp bad about this, bastards .They give us woman writer after woman writer who all have a 'thing' that really fucking annoys/upsets us' normal' women, betcha any money they meet every week over lunch ,topic of convo, what can we say this week to get ourselves noticed.

squoosh Fri 20-Sep-13 11:08:51

Exactly tobiasfunke, she pimps her kids out for her own gain. Print what controversial drivel you want love but don't use your young children and their lives as props. Mercenary in the extreme.

WoTmania Fri 20-Sep-13 11:10:42

YANBU - she's awful.

TheRunawayTrain Fri 20-Sep-13 11:12:38

I can't stand her. For a start, I wouldn't ever do most of the things she does. And I couldn't do that to my children- stories and faces out for the world to see.

lemonmuffin Fri 20-Sep-13 11:39:06

I think she's seen the success that Liz Jones and Samantha Brick have had in parading all of their problems and neuroses across the media and thought 'I want some of that'.

And she's using her kids to do it. Not good. No doubt she gets well paid for it though.

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