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Petra Kvitova...not important enough then?

(35 Posts)
BeckerLleytonNever Wed 21-Dec-16 15:46:41

Grand Slam tennis champion.
Fed cup winner.

Knife held to her throat, she could have been killed.
tennis playing h and damaged so much she's had to have surgery.

But according to the news/newspapers, (apart from the Berlin tragey obviously):

the Queen posing for a photo with Charles.
Kate and Meghan fashion stakes.
katy Price something or other.
The Queen stepping down from some charities even though the other royals will take over.
Xmas traditions.
entertainment news.
India in front on the cricket.

not till page 22 of the express is there a mere mention of Kvitova.
and on the news a little bit squeezed in .

FFS the poor girl could have been killed. she wasn't, so that's okay then not to be important?
If Andy Murray slipped and sprained his ankle hed have been headline, no?

just wonder how newspapers and tv make prioritiees. shes a top sportswoman.

yes, I kNow Berlin and the REussian ambassador and Brexit are important, but to put PK so low down on middler pages of a paper and a teeny paragraph on the sports pages, not even back page news?

wasonthelist Wed 21-Dec-16 15:52:03

not till page 22 of the express

There's your problem - right there. Don't buy the Express, it's just hate and cancer stories.

BeckerLleytonNever Wed 21-Dec-16 15:53:21

purposely didn't get the Mail

there was only a small pic of PK on the front of the Mirror.

ShowMeTheElf Wed 21-Dec-16 15:55:04

She was mentioned in every news bulletin on the radio yesterday.

BeckerLleytonNever Wed 21-Dec-16 15:58:38

I don't listen to the radio at all, but glad she was mentioned there.

NicknameUsed Wed 21-Dec-16 16:00:40

What ShowMe said. It reminded me of when Monica Seles was stabbed in 1993.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Wed 21-Dec-16 16:01:08

There was a decent length article in the Times today.

DrDreReturns Wed 21-Dec-16 16:02:48

I saw the story on the BBC news website, though I have to admit I didn't know who she was. I'm not a tennis fan.

Namechangeemergency Wed 21-Dec-16 16:06:02

Like show says, the story was on every news bulletin the day it happened.
I had R4 on all day.

I am not a tennis fan either and have never heard of her.
The horrible crime didn't happen in the UK so I am not surprised its not all over the UK press.

Poor woman. Utterly horrific.

Rainmaker1 Wed 21-Dec-16 17:03:14

Never even heard of her

NicknameUsed Wed 21-Dec-16 17:55:57

I hadn't until this happened.

PigletWasPoohsFriend Wed 21-Dec-16 18:02:16

Mentioned numerous times on BBC Breakfast this am.

UnmentionedElephantDildo Wed 21-Dec-16 18:05:35

It's top of the BBC sports coverage and in the front page of it's news website.

And she's not a girl, ffs.

WorraLiberty Wed 21-Dec-16 18:06:50

I'd never heard of her until yesterday and then she was on just about every news bulletin I watched.

Perhaps you need to buy a different newspaper?

WorraLiberty Wed 21-Dec-16 18:08:15

And what Unmentioned said.

She's either a girl or a sportswoman, but she can't be both.

alltouchedout Wed 21-Dec-16 18:09:03

It was pretty high up on the Guardian website and it was on every news bulletin I heard on the day. The Express eh?
She's just not that famous though. I follow tennis and even I'm not that interested in her. If it had happened to Serena it would be huge news (maybe not for the Express though).

AmIthatbloodycold Wed 21-Dec-16 18:24:30

Eh? It was on just about every bulletin yesterday.

GirlOverboard Wed 21-Dec-16 18:39:32

I have to say I've never heard of her. Which is surprising, seeing as I've just looked her up and she's won Wimbledon twice in the last few years. Really horrible story though.

But I don't think you can criticise the Express or the Mail Online for prioritising stories about The Queen or Katie Price. That's obviously what they think their readers are interested in. If you want 'proper' news, read the broadsheets.

Footinmouthasusual Wed 21-Dec-16 18:41:57

Well stop buying newspapers they are all without exception full of crap and turn on the radio 4/5. That's where the proper news is.

LotsOfShoes Wed 21-Dec-16 18:44:43

Yabu. Buy an actual newspaper. She was on the news quite a bit actually.

Lilaclily Wed 21-Dec-16 18:47:03

What an awful thing to have happened to her sad

yeOldeTrout Wed 21-Dec-16 18:59:10

I am not sure who reads newspapers any more. I sure don't!

I have heard at least 3 stories on BBC radio about Petra's attack in last 24 hours, including different developments terible attack-awaiting surgery-out of surgery, and I've been asleep or at work almost all that time.

tbh I hadn't heard of her before this news, I don't follow tennis.

TheNaze73 Wed 21-Dec-16 19:10:25

I think the story had regular coverage throughout the day on the radio & was covered thoroughly on the news on tv.

YABU however for reading the Express.

60sname Wed 21-Dec-16 19:15:41

The Express would prioritise Diana, and she's been dead for 20 years

BoneyBackJefferson Wed 21-Dec-16 19:16:47

It has been on many internet news feeds and news sites.

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