Carole Malone-vilest remarks ever on TV?

(76 Posts)
gian67 Wed 16-May-12 21:38:23

I couldn't believe what I was hearing watching Carole Malone's comments on This Morning about the terrible Philpot tragedy, ?who were bringing attention to themselves? and was ?an accident waiting to happen?

Ms Malone is an experienced journalist and commentator who knew exactly what she was saying.

Inappropriate, distasteful and insensitive, I would be ashamed to pay her fee for this appearance.

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OhDoAdmitMrsDeVere Wed 16-May-12 21:41:28

Thanks for this. I was looking for a thread .a
I dislike this woman intensely but she is generally an irrelevance.
This has crossed the line and taken victim blaming to a new level.

buzzgirly Wed 16-May-12 22:08:22

I wondered if there would be a thread on this. I watched with disgust. I thought it sounded like she was saying that they were asking for it. It's a tragedy what's happened to this poor family. Thanks for the links I will make a complaint.

She is a vile woman.

porcamiseria Wed 16-May-12 22:09:32

ugh, its started already

the blame, so so cruel

usualsuspect Wed 16-May-12 22:09:40

What a vile woman

porcamiseria Wed 16-May-12 22:11:33

so she is also bringing attention to herself then? being on TV and all that


southeastastra Wed 16-May-12 22:12:07

what did she say? can't open link

usualsuspect Wed 16-May-12 22:12:33

So they were asking for it because of the benefit culture?

Fucking disgusting thing to say

TheOriginalSteamingNit Wed 16-May-12 22:12:45

'An accident waiting to happen'? What an unbelievable bitch. If anyones the accident waiting to happen....

yousankmybattleship Wed 16-May-12 22:13:20

Horrible woman. Such cruel comments.

Devora Wed 16-May-12 22:14:54

Unbelievably vile.

BrightnessFalls Wed 16-May-12 22:15:05

How nasty.

crazynanna Wed 16-May-12 22:15:59

"An accident waiting to happen"!!!

An accident? It was arson!

usualsuspect Wed 16-May-12 22:16:38

Because they asked for a bigger house they made themselves targets?

That woman is a twat

workshy Wed 16-May-12 22:17:04

jeez -so because they go on reality tv then it was bound to happen that someone would pour petrol through their letterbox and set the house on fire while innocent children are asleep in their bed????

that woman is an absolute nutter!

giraffesCantGoPotholing Wed 16-May-12 22:18:27

who is she? Was she the one married to Chrios evans?

KenNEddieKennedy Wed 16-May-12 22:18:42

Rent a gob.

Get0rfMoiLand Wed 16-May-12 22:21:51

I can't think how anyone can even think those things for a nano second, let alone believe it is a good idea to go on telly and voice them to an audience of millions just as that poor man and woman are speaking at a press conference about the death of their 6 children.

She knows exactly what she is doing. What a ghastly woman.

I cannot get out of my head how bloody gracious that poor father was today at the press conference, no blame and no anger seemingly, just thanks to those who had tried to help. How can anyone look at that family and feel anything but sheer horror and pity for their loss and grief?

ErnesttheBavarian Wed 16-May-12 22:23:33

wow, that is shocking. What terrible and insensitive, no, it's beyond insensitive, ignorant, spiteful, heartless, evil.

6 innocent little children died and she has the bare face to sit there and basically blame the parents. It's an accident waiting to happen. Some evil loon pouring petrol through the letter box is not an accident. angry sad Poor little kids sad Horrible woman.

Get0rfMoiLand Wed 16-May-12 22:24:40

What does she think? That people who live in council houses are somehow subhuman, and because that bloke went on an Ann Widdecombe show, Jeremy Kyle and had loads of kids and asked for a bigger house, jealous types in his community were likely to be inspired by jealousy to torch his house? And this is seen by CM as somehow predictable and something which was 'bound to happen?'

What an absolute load of arse. What kind of world does that woman live in?

OhDoAdmitMrsDeVere Wed 16-May-12 22:24:46

She is projecting.
What evidence does she have that the family had lots of enemies becasue of their lifestyle?
She is vile.

She was on a few weeks ago. A teenager, a recovered anorexic, was talking about the impact of airbrushed images on self esteem.
She was articulate, intelligent and speaking in a measured and sensible way.

CM dismissed her well thought out arguments with glib comments in the style of Jeremy Clarkeson.

I didnt think she could get much worse than that.
I was wrong.

2shoes Wed 16-May-12 22:24:51

she is an evil cow.end of

southeastastra Wed 16-May-12 22:25:31

to me this seems like a twitter witch hunt so far...

1950sHousewife Wed 16-May-12 22:26:40

Really really disgusting. I hate this blaming parents thing when something horrible like this happens.
We are having the same thing over here with the rape and murder of Tori Stafford, a child. People are blaming the mother (who has addiction problems) even though that would have in no way stopped these two monsters from picking Tori up and killing her.

PorkyandBess Wed 16-May-12 22:26:51

I think she was trying to illustrate the point that there is a lot of opprobrium heaped upon families like this, perpetuated by the media. The father was happy to publicise their situation and the media was happy to enable him because of the 'benefit culture' negative press so popular with papers like the Express and the DM.

I think her choice of phrase was unfortunate, but I believe she meant that this father had inadvertently made himself the target of nutters by taking part in tv shows.

Get0rfMoiLand Wed 16-May-12 22:27:27

I remember watching Charlie Brooker being very scathing re Carole Malone's columns about Jade Goody, their spite and unrelenting vitriol when she was in her heyday, and then the fake mawkishness when she was ill and died.

She's a nasty old subhuman and should be glued to her fecking loose --bladder- women stool and forced to watch herself talking shite on loop.

2shoes Wed 16-May-12 22:32:06

I am glad I have no idea who this evil cow is, she needs sacking

Get0rfMoiLand Wed 16-May-12 22:33:37

Nay it's not the Loose Woman ex of Chris Evans- that's Carole McGiffin.

Carole Malone has got a column in the EXpress or something and has hair like the uglier one out of Status Quo.

OhDoAdmitMrsDeVere Wed 16-May-12 22:33:42

I watched the clip and I dont agree Porky.
She seemed very clear on what she thought.
SHE thought that people would be as disgusted as her, as hate filled as her. So disgusted and hate filled that they would pour petrol through this family's front door.
She has NO evidence that this is the case.
It has not crossed my mind that this could be the reason for the arson attack.
Why did it leap into hers so readily?

Because she thinks they only had themselves to blame? Because they really did deserve it?

She is foul.
Her remarks were not profund, useful, interesting or important. They did not need to be uttered and particularly not on the same day as the press conference by the bereaved parents.

washngo Wed 16-May-12 22:34:32

How could anyone feel anything but overwhelming pity for the unbearable loss that those people have suffered? Some people simply shouldn't be given air time.

southeastastra Wed 16-May-12 22:35:02

all women in tv take heed and shut the fuck up!

says mumsnetters who never have any opinion on anything

Oh THAT one. She's a nasty old subhuman too grin. My mistake, I can't watch YouTube clips.
I think my comment applied equally well to both though, and the punishment is fair.

CharltonHairstyle Wed 16-May-12 22:38:06

Wow. 'An accident waiting to happen'?

She is a nasty piece of work, isn't she? angry

fluffypillow Wed 16-May-12 22:41:08

Vile woman. I can't stand her. Can't believe the comments she made. Children have died fgs. She should shut her nasty mouth.

TheFallenMadonna Wed 16-May-12 22:46:58

SEA - what point are you making?

I don't suppose this sort of thing makes much impact when your 6 children have died. But it's pretty awful all the same.

But was she on there to talk about it? Because then, actually, the show is very much to blame.

MinnieBar Wed 16-May-12 22:50:10

Ah that Carole - aka Polly Filla from Private Eye.

V unsisterly to say of anyone else in any other circs, but I she has those certain rather mannish post-menopausal facial features. Like she tweezes her facial hair a lot, y'know?

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 16-May-12 22:53:43

how can she justify those sentiments? to herself or anyone else?

sometimes, peoples lack of basic human compassion leaves me reeling. This is one of those times.
is she a mother?

Get0rfMoiLand Wed 16-May-12 22:56:25

I think there is a difference to a bunch of people chewing the fat (on MN) and someone writing a column in a national paper and going on the telly to spout views.

Plus I think anyone on MN who said such things would be flamed, and rightly so.

Did CM not voice these views to any colleagues or friends? Did nobody say 'fuck sake Carole what is wrong with you?' Or are people that cynical that they would say 'oh yes that is a converse view to all the mawkishness, that'll garner you a few column inches, look how Samantha Brick's profile has risen, it'll be good for your career'

TheCrackFox Wed 16-May-12 22:59:02

6 children died because someone deliberately started a fire. How the he'll is that an accident waiting to happen?

What a cow.

i agree with porkyandbess.
must have been a nutter involved in this.

CuriousMama Wed 16-May-12 23:10:43

shock No words!

Devora Wed 16-May-12 23:12:15

What on earth did the parents do that justifies suggesting they have somehow earned having their six children murdered? Was it just being caught in possession of provocative working class-ness or is there something else I am missing?


/but the Sun did previously call them Benefit Scroungers, and the media have a thing against large familes on benefits, and people who read that tend to believe that.
obviously it doesnt justify murdering them.

QuickLookBusy Wed 16-May-12 23:21:50

She is the one woman on tv that I really cannot stand. She is utterly vile.

She's used this kind of argument before when talking about victims of press intrusion/ phone hacking etc. She truly believes that anyone who puts themselves in the public eye is fair game. No matter what.

To say what she did about this family is so disgusting. She doesn't seem to have an ounce of humanity in her body.

CuriousMama Wed 16-May-12 23:32:17

She's in the public eye so is she fair game?

People as stupid as her should not be allowed to air their opinions on day time tv.

I also detest the Sun and Jeremy Vile. I feel sad for those with that sort of mentality.

QuickLookBusy Wed 16-May-12 23:34:06

Have just looked her up on wiki. She had form surprise surprise.

She has been involved in several controversies including saying women who got raped whilst drink are partially responsible. She wrote a piece which angered residents in Cumbria after the Derrick Bird shootings and her newspaper had to apologise after she wrote that illegal immigrants get free cars.

She sounds seriously unhinged. Why is she allowed to voice her opinions on tv??

if she writes for the express i dont spose she gets many readers.
that is weird paper

CuriousMama Wed 16-May-12 23:40:13

No idea why QLB?

2shoes Wed 16-May-12 23:40:17

"People as stupid as her should not be allowed to air their opinions on day time tv. "
quote of the year
well said

2shoes Wed 16-May-12 23:41:53

is this her?
rabbit woman

PorkyandBess Wed 16-May-12 23:45:32

The media vilify families like this, and the father in repeatedly 'going public' about their situation brought attention to his own family.

Carole Malone has acknowledged this and said that the family's public profile has meant that they had enemies. She has speculated that this might be the reason for this suspected arson attack. She is there to give her opinion on why it may have happened - I don't think she said they were asking for it, merely that this family brought attention to themselves and this is possibly a reason for this dreadful crime to have happened.

Perhaps she shouldn't have voiced her opinion as to why it happened, but her conjecture does not mean she has condoned it in any way.

Get0rfMoiLand Wed 16-May-12 23:48:33

I got it wrong - she doesn't write for the Express, she used to have a column in the news of the screws.

MordecaiAndTheRigbys Thu 17-May-12 00:01:13

Do you know I have never emailed a show in my life, not even throug FrankieBoyleGate etc. I actually missed this episode and based on that clip I just sent an email to the show, such is my rage at this vile woman. No doubt it will do no good but I had to do it.

SinisterBuggyMonth Thu 17-May-12 00:08:20

She went on celebrity big brother a few years ago. I regularly find myself shouting at her when she tips up on tv. Didn't see todays this morning but if thats honestly what she said then she' clearly a cunt lost it.

This Morning have really been excelling themselves at booking opinionated arseholes lately.

TwoIfBySea Thu 17-May-12 00:24:08

The father may have made some strange life choices but that doesn't equal the horrific deaths of six children.

Unimaginable that someone could first of all do that knowing there were children in the house, unimaginable that someone could then point to the family set up as a reason.

Whoever did this is...well...I can't think of a word to describe how vile they are. Malone has always shot her mouth off though.

wintera Thu 17-May-12 07:07:54

A few years ago, she was a guest on The wright show, and Matthew Wright was off at the time. Richard Bacon was filling in for him. Carole was spouting her usual crap and Richard Bacon wiped the floor with her. As he knows quite a bit about politics he was able to argue against her daft views really well. I always liked him after that, it was one of the best things I've seen on any discussion show.

She used to write horrible things about Princess Diana, but then completely changed her tune when Diana died of course.

I think she is quite popular because she spouts that all too familiar tabloid rubbish about people on benefits, immigrants etc and that's what a lot of people want to read unfortunately.

AnyFucker Thu 17-May-12 07:29:16

She won't be surprised then some when somebody pours petrol through her letterbox, will she? I mean, she is drawing attention to herself by making controversial coments on telly

ledkr Thu 17-May-12 07:41:09

She has long since been a twat. She used to be obeses (see old episodes of guilty) then lost weight and began to vilify fat people regularly. She is now on her way to being fat again so I wonder how she will get out of that. She is a bitter and vile woman her columns were judgeyer than I have even read before.
Lets get her!

feuerandwasser Thu 17-May-12 07:52:43

Agree with ledkr....she has always been a twat, she is just adding to her twat points.

carernotasaint Thu 17-May-12 15:49:07

Well This morning must be worried. According to another forum the clip of the old hag making these comments has been pulled from youtube.

BrightnessFalls Thu 17-May-12 16:17:53

I doubt they are worried, what difference would that make to them?

Hulababy Thu 17-May-12 16:24:44

Wow, that's one of the worst choice-of-phrases I've ever heard used. An accident waiting to happen. Are we sure she's not trying out for The Daily Show's spoof Senior Lunatic Right-Wing reporter slot? That is beyond anything I've ever seen in the satirical press.

LineRunner Thu 17-May-12 16:36:24

Lots of people end up in the public eye for all sorts of reasons, and that doesn't mean that people somehow naturally think they can 'have a go' at them, let alone by murdering their children.

This family was murdered by one or more murderers. To call that an accident, to indulge in victim blaming, to even attempt to analyse what happened within a context of blame, is sick.

carernotasaint Thu 17-May-12 16:38:32

Someone on another forum said the clip had been disabled. It must have been put back up again.

LineRunner Thu 17-May-12 17:03:34

I haven't watched it. Just the use of the word 'accident' makes me pissed off.

ThatVikRinA22 Thu 17-May-12 21:04:50

she says "the police seem to think this was done on purpose, they dont quite know who it is yet, however this family became a target a couple of years ago, i suspect they had many enemies out there because they were seen to be on benefits, they were seen to be asking for a bigger council house and probably upset a lot of people at the time....." she then said "it was an accident waiting to happen"

i cannot believe, that anyone can, in any way shape of form, speak as if this makes them a legitimate target or in any way justifies the murder of their 6 children.

That there are people out there who can voice this shit on tv is quite sickening. ITV made a grave error of judgement in allowing this.

LineRunner Thu 17-May-12 21:08:10

vicar absolutely agree about the bad decision to air this.

wintera Thu 17-May-12 21:24:27

Carole Malone is like a female Kelvin Mackenzie, and I can't stand him either. Totally worthless the pair of em. If the family were made a target because of being in the papers etc then she shouldn't be on her high horse anyway. She works for exactly the kind of papers that would have an absolute field day with this kind of story. I've never liked her, she always talks rubbish!

jojo63 Sun 20-May-12 18:07:59

Mick Philpott has not been on TV since 2005 ? CM has no evidence to prop up up her inhuman allegations, The producers of This Morning should be investigated as to why CM was allowed to spout her propagander to the nation and both should be dealt with accordingly, there is a group called " sack carol Malone " and is actively seeking her dimissal. What prompted her too speak such vileness is beyond me because the piece was about the children being murdered this woman is beyond any kind of compassion and has a swinging brick for heart ! please join the group it is heading to 4,000 members and is drawing alot of attention thankyou x

jojo63 Sun 20-May-12 18:11:22

Also you can make complaints to ofcom it takes 2 mins to fill out the form so please do this family did not deserve her unkind unjust remarks.

jojo63 Sun 20-May-12 18:16:50

im sorry you are wrong do your research and do not believe CMs rubbish ! the last time mick was in the media spotlight was FIVE years ago so how does that make him and his family a target ? @ PorkyandBess ?

OhNoMyFanjo Sun 20-May-12 18:39:39

She has shown what a crap jorno she is because from my understanding and reading between the lines it's not a case of someone random doing this because he was on benefits.

OhNoMyFanjo Sun 20-May-12 18:41:21
LineRunner Sun 20-May-12 20:23:43

Carol Malone was so wrong to use the word 'accident' to describe child murder.

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