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THE TIMES ARE MOCKING THE STARVING IN AFRICA

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Tortington Thu 21-Jul-11 17:24:25

feel like im starting a one woman campaign, but bit speechless that there are no comments either way to be honest

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Dorje Thu 21-Jul-11 17:27:44

You might want to link to the actual picture rather than another thread....

just saying

murdock will have his work cut out for him at the pearly gates - unless his ninja wife is there with him of course.

scrappydappydoo Thu 21-Jul-11 17:28:03

Wow - that's really bad taste.... am also speechless and surprised no further comment has been made.

Peachy Thu 21-Jul-11 17:32:26

It's awful.

And few people are going to be dim enough surely to think 'ah a Murdock paper thinks we should be worrying about other things and they are impartial and benevolent'

few people will be immune to the horrors in Africa anyway, one would hope.

Doesn't mean we should also let people like Murdock get away with what they try. Most of us are able to hold opinions on a range of matters, it's not either or.

2shoes Thu 21-Jul-11 17:32:50

beyond sick

Tortington Thu 21-Jul-11 17:33:06

here

ThisIsANiceCage Thu 21-Jul-11 17:37:07

Jolly good. I want wall-to-fucking-wall coverage of the famine in The Times from now on, plus an appeal to readers, since they care so very much.

Lets see those buggers* put their money where their mouth is and it might actually do something useful.

* The Times that is, not the readers.

** Actually that does include any readers who harrumphed into their cornflakes and said "Quite right!"

sobloodystupid Thu 21-Jul-11 17:43:05

That is beyond anything I could've imagined. Vile and repugnant.

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 22-Jul-11 05:36:18

Surely the point of the cartoon is that whilst we are all diverted by phone hacking, thousands are dying and we're paying no attention? Black humour, possibly but certainly not mocking the starving.

Iggly Fri 22-Jul-11 06:04:41

I don't see that as mocking the starving. Political cartoons are supposed to make us think - this one is crudely done - bit obvious - but does. How many of us and how many newspapers have ignored the famine for the Murdoch show?

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 22-Jul-11 06:49:06

I remember a cartoon many years ago which was in a similar vein. At the time there was a big furore about an increase in prescription charges. The scene in the cartoon was the devastation of famine-hit Africa with two emaciated figures in the foreground, one of whom had picked up a newspaper carrying the headline 'prescription charges to rise'. He's saying to the other "what's a prescription charge?"... I'll try to find it.

HHLimbo Tue 26-Jul-11 17:18:59

Disgusting coming from a murdoch paper, he is wanting to hide behind the starving africans?

Remember that the people are starving because of corrupt governments.

It would be much more amusing to see a picture of murdoch with fat-cat whiskers and his fat-cat belly being handcuffed by police, with the caption "Ive had a bellyful of phone hacking". Haha thats much funnier :D

timidviper Tue 26-Jul-11 17:23:46

It is poor taste but the only way to respond, and have any chance of an impact, is for everyone who dislikes these sort of standards not to buy any Murdoch papers.

People are quick to complain but rarely make the effort to hit these idiots in their wallets

fannycomp Tue 26-Jul-11 17:59:36

Is the cartoon not saying the priority should be the starving in Africa and not the phone hacking scandal? confused

chasingthedevils Fri 05-Aug-11 16:57:42

Is the times editor an Aussie?

edam Sat 06-Aug-11 20:11:11

It's not mocking the starving - but it is dubious. Because it's saying coverage of Murdoch's crimes is distracting people from the famine. As someone said, The Times and all the other papers have enough room to cover both stories.

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