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The Sun should apologise to the family of Carl Gregory

A young lad that my little sister used to babysit has been killed and that is about as tragic a story as there can be. A decent human being who did nothing wrong had his young life snuffed out.

Like most decent people, I grieve for the family. I am deeply hurt and upset that something like that has happened to someone in Thanet.

While we are still reeling from the news, The Sun newspaper picks up the story and decides to "sex it up". I tried reading the article but it just made me sick to my stomach. There was something inherently off about the whole article.

A quick Google confirms my doubts - Girlfriend of Carl Gregory hits out at 'made up' Pokemon Go killing reports. The entire article is a bunch of sh*t; there is not one fully truthful statement in there.

This is a despicable and desperate act. To use the death of a gentle and loveable boy to try and whip up hatred of a game is just wrong. More than wrong - outright evil.

Andy Crick and Mike Sullivan of The Sun - you are liars. If I am wrong, come and sue me. I mean it - I dare you to call in a solicitor and take me to court. Your newspaper article is not news, it is a work of fiction.

Mr. Crick and Mr. Sullivan, worse than printing fiction and passing it off as news, you stomped on the pain of a grieving family to sell papers. That is not just wrong but morally bankrupt. You do not deserve to call yourselves journalists. Go and join the circus or something.

This is the truth - you lack even the slightest evidence that the police are even investigating a link with Pokemon Go. Even Kent Police are calling you a bunch of liars!

A well-respected lad is dead and people are hurting. You just wanted to score clicks and that makes you the worst kind of scum, in my opinion. What you did was heartless and unkind and the whole of Thanet deserves a public apology. More than that you editors at the Sun have a moral duty to apologise to Carl’s family.

Prove me wrong. Take me to court, if you dare; which you won't because you whole outfit are moral cowards (and if you are not, then you are clearly stupid).

I tell you what, I will up the ante: If you can prove your article is fiction free I will delete Thanet Star and never blog about news again. But if you cannot you must quit and go work as cab drivers and never publish another word again. What do you say? Have you got the spine to stand by your words?

Andy Crick and Mike Sullivan I am putting you on notice that, until you humbly and convincingly apologise, you are not welcome in Thanet. Please never come here. Ever.

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This Bland Hidden comment was left by that man [score: -2]:

07/10/2016 10:00:16

This Informative Normal comment was left by Matt B [score: 3]:

Hi, "that man", your IP seems to come from Monroe, LA (USA). So one wonders not only what your comment means but what your angle is here? Unless, of course, you are agreeing that The Sun made a non-story here, in which case I agree with you. It is just that there are no such thing as "real facts" because "false facts" aka "unreal facts" already have a name - lies (which The Sun is good at, it seems). Perhaps you'd care to expand upon your comment and perhaps clarify?
08/10/2016 13:54:59

This Insulting Hidden comment was left by Star Crusher [score: -9]:

09/10/2016 00:10:37

This Insightful Golden comment was left by Matt B [score: 4]:

With all that proxy use going on, you definitely have a lot to hide. Also, you really should study the way locals use language much more carefully. You sound exactly like a hack journalist. Thanet Star 2, Sun Trolls 0.
09/10/2016 18:02:12

This Funny Golden comment was left by Local Bloke [score: 5]:

I don't read that brain rot but I reckon anyone who defends the Sun must be getting paid to do that or they are some thick as two short planks troll called Hammy. Amiright?
09/10/2016 18:09:25

This Helpful Normal comment was left by James TC [score: 2]:

What happened to the "stay on topic" rule, Matt? This thread's too "meta" if you ask me (which you didn't). Yes, the sun is part of the gutter press. Yes, the death of that lad was really sad. I feel sorry for the family, what they are going through now I can't even imagine. Typical Thanet blog - there's always one who wants to start a fight about something. Somethings never change. Hammy/Sun-Troll aside I doubt you'll get an apology.
09/10/2016 18:22:14

This Normal comment was left by Matt B [score: 0]:

We can try to get an apology. That's what the report The Sun week is all about.
09/10/2016 18:28:10

This Normal comment was left by Star Crusher [score: 0]:

Who is it you claim to represent Matt? Given your drubbing at election time, it would seem that it wouldn't extend beyond double figures at best.

Seems on this particualr blog, fair comment and question is the loser.
10/10/2016 21:14:08

This Normal comment was left by Matt B [score: 0]:

How exactly does speaking up for others have anything to do with election results? Given UKIP (who won local but lost national in Thanet) seem to be content to ignore those in need, those of us at least willing to give it a go seem to be all Thanet has left.

When technically proficient cowards, too ashamed to even show their own IP address try to defend the Sun by attacking other people, you know that there is nothing about The Sun left to defend. Just admit that you are as morally bankrupt as the scum newspaper and move on.
18/01/2017 14:31:14
 


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