Monday, July 20, 2015

Tragic error of judgement

When the son of a celebrity dies, you might anticipate some unsavoury muckraking from the red tops, but you'd expect careful and sensitive reporting from the supposedly principled broadsheets. And yet an article published by the Times in the wake of the death of Nick Cave's son Arthur last week was despicable tabloid "journalism" of the lowest kind. Those responsible have seen fit to remove the offending article, but no formal apology has yet been issued. The sooner it comes, the better - and then Cave and his family can be left to grieve in private, as they've publicly requested.

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