i'm sure you're right. we all know the lengths journalists will go to to get a story, posting on an open forum will be an obvious move. it does get tiresome hearing all about what mumsnet thinks in the media though. i do love the irony that it's presented to the world as having one uniform opinion when basically all we do is bicker.
Lyingwitch/usual - The story was about WWYD if you had a 12 yo son with a gf his own age, who had been sleeping over at your house for years. Then one morning you went into his room to find his 12 yo gf and him in his bed w their arms around each other.
Either, some journo made that whole thread up and pretended to be a mum in that position to gauge our responses to pre-teen sleep overs.
Or, some lazy-arsed researcher couldn't be bothered to think of a debate topic, logged in on here and thought, "that'll do!"
You do realise that all you lot admitting you fancy him (not me! I said I liked him in an amiable guy sorta way) will fuel his already enormous ego and he'll be gloating on Channel 5 how the "MN harridans" all have a bit of a thing" for him.
Didn't see that particular thread, but very obvious that mumsnet threads are inspiration for many a feature or article.
The DM has an article today about increase in mums with a preference for female babies, which has been a recurring theme on here. Much of the article refers to Mumsnet.
As for Matthew Wright. I think someone said in another Wright Stuff inspired thread that if we were in a playground he'd be pulling our pigtails and running away. I don't buy all that 'Harridans' stuff. He's just a big flirt.
I suppose if he's trying to present a topical debate show then this is a pretty good place to start. If they were delving into some of the more sensitive boards I'd think it pretty poor but everyone knows the risks of aibu. Just need to remember that you should consider seeing your embarrassing situation on national tv whilst eating your poptart.
Btw read that whole thread and don't think op was a journo. Was actually to non-sensational iyswim.