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to call for a Boycott of the Evening Standard until they sack Saatchi

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newpencilcase Wed 19-Jun-13 07:14:33

Apart from publishing Saatchi's statements, the only editorial in the matter has been this


He has admitted assaulting his wife in public and the police have cautioned him.

Minimising, self-serving codswallop.

I know it's technically free now but I hope some advertisers withdraw their business.

Southeastdweller Wed 19-Jun-13 07:31:59

The people behind the Standard have hardly covered themselves in glory this week, especially the editor, Sarah Sands. The lack of comment about this incident in the paper is conspicuous and perhaps indicative of Saatchi's influence.

newpencilcase Wed 19-Jun-13 07:35:48

You are right. Although I suppose it does perfect illustrate why many women feel they should just put up with it.

Move along, nothing to see here. sad

LineRunner Wed 19-Jun-13 08:33:52

I think you are right and that it's the advertising revenue where the Standard is most vulnerable. Do you know who the big advertisers are? It would then be possible to email their CEOs, if you feel it is appropriate.

LineRunner Wed 19-Jun-13 08:36:29

Nat West?

QueenoftheHolly Wed 19-Jun-13 08:40:25

Nope YANBU - I completely agree,

Good idea!

LineRunner Wed 19-Jun-13 08:57:36

I have to go to work shortly but when I get back I will check out this thread, and if there is any advertiser I can usefully email then I will.

I can see Nat West on an 'ES' part of the Standard's website, and also promotional material for Dorothy Perkins and Victoria Beckham products.

And a private health care provider, I think.

Foxtrot26 Wed 19-Jun-13 09:07:33

The guy is absolute scum. And to be let off with only a caution is saddening for all victims of domestic violence.

Certainly seems to be a controlling bully and if reports are to believed she has now left e family home with her children

You have to wonder if his pseudo celebrity status or his wealth were a influence in his behaviour only meriting a caution

OneLaundryBaskettoRuleThemAll Wed 19-Jun-13 09:10:04

" Now the story has taken on its own momentum and casts its ominous cloud over the couple’s relationship ".

Pathetic apologist.

ExcuseTypos Wed 19-Jun-13 09:10:12

That editorial piece is absolutely shocking.

"Following the unhappy episode last week, the couple returned home, held a dinner party and apparently continued lovingly until the photographs were published. Now the story has taken on its own momentum and casts its ominous cloud over the couple’s relationship"

Oh, so if the pictures hadnt been taken they would have carried on "lovingly". Oh that's ok then, lets not worry about the fact Saatchi attacked his wife in public. angry

I'm in to email advertisers.

amicissimma Wed 19-Jun-13 10:03:41

Do we think that everyone who gets a police record should lose his/her job, or just those whose crime is unacceptable to some people on an internet forum?

newpencilcase Wed 19-Jun-13 10:10:30

Yes, if keeping him in that position, and using your public voice to defend him, has a detrimental effect on others.

That editorial, from someone in an influential position, causes immense harm to other victims if domestic violence who believe that everyone wants them to pretend it's not happening. Or that the priority is their marriage.

It is irresponsible journalism.

newpencilcase Wed 19-Jun-13 10:11:40

When Bill Roache was accused of sexual assault he was immediately removed from Coronation St.

That was the responsible thing to do.

ExcuseTypos Wed 19-Jun-13 10:26:05

Yes amic. She is trying to minimise an attack. He hasn't admitted that what he did is wrong, just made excuses.

Neither of them should be allowed to spout their rubbish in a newspaper.

LineRunner Wed 19-Jun-13 10:27:50

I think powerful people whose powerful friends use their influence to downplay a crime, and by so doing possibly attempt to diminish the harm done to other victims of the same kinds of crime, should face proportionate consequences.

carovioletfizz Wed 19-Jun-13 10:51:20

I might start a petition on later, if I do will you all sign it and forward it?

Quangle Wed 19-Jun-13 10:53:24

There was a real circle of friends gathering round to shield him, wasn't there. Sarah Sands was particularly limp I thought.

BeCool Wed 19-Jun-13 10:54:28

I 'unliked' the ES on FB 2 days ago, for this reason.

carovioletfizz Wed 19-Jun-13 10:59:23

Done! Please sign and share if you agree with me.

SvetlanaKirilenko Wed 19-Jun-13 11:32:29

I read the Sarah Sands piece last night and have asked DH to stop bring the Standard home as a result. Have signed the petition but was only number 5 to do so - hopefully many more will now do so...

SvetlanaKirilenko Wed 19-Jun-13 11:33:27

Oh and YANBU. Much of the media reporting of the Nigella Saatchi "story" has been so depressing.

ExcuseTypos Wed 19-Jun-13 11:47:03

I've signed it.

HappyHippyChick Wed 19-Jun-13 11:53:35

I've signed too...

CookieLady Wed 19-Jun-13 11:59:40

Another one who's signed it.

NutcrackerFairy Wed 19-Jun-13 13:37:47

newpencilcase your link doesn't go to the SS article you describe...

I know the one you mean though. It made my blood boil.

The ES is already a syncophantic nepotistic morass of media luvvies. The dire Friday mag being a particularly facile case in point.

But that article just typified all that is wrong with the ES. It is purely promotional matter for the great and powerful of London, not informing or thought provoking reading for the masses picking it up from train stations for their commute home.

I was already fairly disenchanted with this paper and so no great loss if I stop reading it entirely now.

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