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Vicious Mumsnetters savage poor, unsuspecting Daily Mail journalist over NHS

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ttosca Sun 24-Feb-13 14:37:25

Oh Mumsnet, Mumsnet, Mumsnet. What are we to do with you? First of all you string up Gordon Brown by the goolies because he couldn’t tell you what his favourite biscuit was, then you declared independence from the internet and garrotted David Cameron with a pair of Boden tights. And now you’re savaging some poor Daily Mail journalist who came to you asking for NHS scare stories so that she could appease her editor who really really wants the NHS to stop forever.

That poor Zoe Brennan, all she wanted was an excuse to smear GPs for sending kids to A&E unnecessarily. All she wanted was a story to back up the government’s closing of A&E units around the country because, let’s face it, nobody needs them anyway and they’re costing money. That’s all she was after.

And she went asking Mumsnet, well that was a mistake wasn’t it. I mean, you might as well ask the Russian Mafia for tales of “bodies in the boot”. These Boden-clad activists leapt upon the poor, unsuspecting journalist, who only had goodness in her heart, and ripped her to shreds.

Zoe Brennan must be weeping into her latte right now, she really must. VivaLeBeaver took time out from, I don’t know, baking organic carrot cake or something, to rip into poor Zoe:

Why don’t you write an article you could actually be proud of Zoe? A proper piece of investigative journalism rather than all the drivel of cheap shot crap stories in the link below.

PetiteRaleuse took time out from leafing through her Boden catalogue, probably, to launch a broadside against Zoe, accusing her of some kind of BIAS:

Sorry but even the way you have asked your question is skewed to make us think negatively of the NHS. How many lives have GPs saved by sending babies to A&E because they aren’t sure what to do? Happy to wait 6 hours if a little life is saved.

Obviously PetiteRaleuse is some kind of COMMIE because she’s happy to send babies to accident and emergency units if they’re feeling sick, because it might save LIVES. But what about saving money, PetiteRaleuse? Huh? What about saving money? Oh no, you didn’t think of that, did you. We could save some money instead of lives, which is what Zoe’s trying to get at but you’re having NONE OF THAT.

Saintlyjimjams took time out from, I don’t know, knitting a banana loaf or something, to wonder out loud whether the government is behind this:

Is the Daily Mail being sponsored by the govt for this?

Ceramicunicorn twisted the knife into poor, unsuspecting Zoe by asking:

Zoe I know it’s tough to find work, but surely you’re better than this? Do your parents know you work for the Daily Mail?

Of course, Ceramicunicorn hasn’t thought this through – poor Zoe has NOT told her parents that she’s working for the Daily Mail, because it would be too embarrassing. Obviously Zoe Brennan has told her parents that she’s doing something less offensive than working for the Daily Mail, such as, god, I don’t know, eating small children for breakfast or murdering the Pope or something. Perhaps she’s told them “Mum, Dad, I work for the tax avoidance department of Barclays” because that would be less horrible than admitting she works for the propaganda department of the government.

Mumsnet, you Boden-balaclava-clad, carrot-cake-baking activists, you’ve made a journalist cry.

And we love you for it.

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Sun 24-Feb-13 14:47:00

grin. I love Mnetters. Brilliant.

Never mind Zoe, there's always gin.

Darkesteyes Sun 24-Feb-13 17:08:24

Absolutely fantastic.

xMinerva Mon 25-Feb-13 09:23:40

grin Brilliant

AlisonMoyet Mon 25-Feb-13 09:24:09

Havent uou already had htis thread?

PacificDogwood Mon 25-Feb-13 09:26:19

Aw, bless her, poor Zoe.
<feels bad>
<not really>

NicholasTeakozy Mon 25-Feb-13 09:34:40

She really had her arse handed to her didn't she? I tried to feel sorry for her but failed. grin

MurderOfGoths Mon 25-Feb-13 09:37:37

Love it grin

BreadForMyBREADGUN Mon 25-Feb-13 09:38:36

Link please smile (to the thread I mean)

MurderOfGoths Mon 25-Feb-13 09:41:12

Original thread

BreadForMyBREADGUN Mon 25-Feb-13 09:56:18

Hahaha, that's bloody brilliant

Iheartpasties Mon 25-Feb-13 09:59:20

silly cow! she deservedly had her sorry arse handed to her. arf.

Luce808 Tue 26-Feb-13 13:14:29

Well here's a story that clearly demonstrates why a GP should send a baby to A&E. How will the Daily Mail report this one? Heartbreaking

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Tue 26-Feb-13 13:53:34

Luce, I was hoping someone would link that. How very sad.
I wonder what Zoe Brennan thinks of that?
I hope she's suitably ashamed.

skratta Tue 26-Feb-13 18:35:29


skratta Tue 26-Feb-13 18:53:45

Can I just say, because I have a number of tabs up, it shortens the title on the tab to Vicious Mumsnetters savage poo... (it's too small a tab for the r on poor, or the rest)

I know I'm childish btw.

Patchouli Wed 27-Feb-13 17:23:19


TheDoctrineOfSnatch Tue 05-Mar-13 07:19:19

Very funny!

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Tue 05-Mar-13 07:20:51

PS I would love a Boden balaclava. With jaunty multicoloured overlapping circles.

<emails Johnny>

LittleWhiteWolf Tue 05-Mar-13 14:22:49

I always miss the good stuff. Off to read the original thread and am very proud to call myself a MNetter (albeit not one who was involved in the thread, grumble, grumble)

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