1. avatar daveshorty
    Oh my lord. [url=http://www.catcha.co.uk/maila.jpg]Look[/url] what the Daily Mail has to say about Stephen Gately's death. Can't say I'm surprised...what a bunch of demented homophobic psychopaths!
  2. avatar tinpot anto
    Good one for posting a screengrab rather than a link.

    They've also changed the headline since this morning. Horrible bum rag.
  3. avatar joe-bangles
    Jesus, they are pathetic.
    They're basically saying that gay marriage is dangerous!
  4. avatar tinpot anto
    Actually you can now link away to the actual article, because their advertisers have demanded their ads are removed

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1220756/A-strange-lonely-troubling-death--.html

    *note changed headline :-)

    If only they would just boycott the whole paper on a permanent basis.
  5. avatar drive by fader
    That's pretty sick. Devoid of facts, morals and sympathy they just upset his friends and family a fuckload more and even more bizarrely, claim that his death is the natural result of a gay marriage because somebody else who had entered a civil union recently passed away.

    Nice. :(
  6. avatar Deestroyer
    I read this myself earlier. The Daily Mail is written by a horrible bunch of total cunts. Apologies for the strong language, but there has rarely been a more appropriate moment to use it.
  7. avatar joe-bangles
    [url=http://enemiesofreason.blogspot.com/2009/10/why-there-is-nothing-natural-about-life.html]A good link tweeted by Stephen Fry earlier[/url]
  8. avatar whipchorus
    Their sneering, underhanded tactic of employing quotation marks with regards to his relationship status was totally unnecessary, as with Matt Lucas' ex the other week.
  9. avatar drive by fader
    The sad fact is that Miss Moir walked into her editor's office and showed him this pile of tripe. It was probably seen by other members of staff yet it ends up being accepted as a perfectly valid article and printed. I mean, even the printing machine must've been thinking "i've had some shit put through me in the past but this takes the fucking biscuit."
  10. avatar DontPetABurningDog
    I think these wankers see "You can't libel the dead" not so much as a statement of legal fact as some kind of challenge.

    What a thoroughly grubby, nasty way to make a living.
  11. avatar garrexial
    That's right Daily Mail readers. ManMuck+HeBum=Death.
  12. avatar Crackity_jones
    [url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/oct/16/stephen-gately-jan-moir]Charlie Brooker's typically excellent take on the whole sorry affair.[/url]
  13. avatar fletch_belfast
    "a build up of 'fluid' on the lungs" eh?

    A sign of the changing times I guess. Back in the day legends like Hendrix were asphyxiating on their own vomit; today talentless plastic pop-stars are dying on cocktails (no pun intended) of jizzum that happen to go down the wrong way.

    I guess these really [i:90baa7fae1]are[/i:90baa7fae1] the end times.
  14. avatar 10rapid
    That's charming fletch.

    This could be the chance to make a point against the mail, in revenge for their Russell Brand campaign last year, which continues to blight my saturday evenings.

    [url=www.pcc.org.uk]
    Complain to the press complaints commission![/url]
  15. avatar POSITIVExYOUTH
    Am I being a complete dick if I say that if Gately wasn't dead there wouldn't have been half the outrage there has been in this case? Am I a dick in thinking that if the Daily Mail made a homphobic comment about someone alive people would have just let it pass through as the "usual Daily Mail bigoted bullshit"?
  16. avatar tinpot anto
    You are exactly right everything in the Daily Mail should cause everyone to spit fucking hamsters of rage every day all the time but the hate noise becomes a background hum till they decide to lay into cute wee Irish gay singers who are dead
  17. avatar 10rapid
    You're probably right positive youth. But what's your point? Isn't the fact that the guy is dead and not yet in his grave extra reason to be outraged?
  18. avatar Sir Bob Gelding
    [quote:180aecb08e="POSITIVExYOUTH"]Am I being a complete dick if I say that if Gately wasn't dead there wouldn't have been half the outrage there has been in this case? Am I a dick in thinking that if the Daily Mail made a homphobic comment about someone alive people would have just let it pass through as the "usual Daily Mail bigoted bullshit"?[/quote:180aecb08e]


    Yeah, but if the person was still alive they'd have recourse through the courts.
  19. avatar DontPetABurningDog
    Obviously, as a case it's something of a focal point, but as an example of sheer slack-brained cuntishness, it's something of a high point as well. The reason people don't pull the Mail up for every ill-advised dribble that congeals upon it's pages is pretty simple. We need to sleep sometime. Maybe if enough of the really obvious hatred gets hammered, the usual background level will diminish as well.
  20. avatar blacker
    [quote:044d3411e8="10rapid"]That's charming fletch.

    This could be the chance to make a point against the mail, in revenge for their Russell Brand campaign last year, which continues to blight my saturday evenings.

    [url=www.pcc.org.uk]
    Complain to the press complaints commission![/url][/quote:044d3411e8]

    Is it his show on radio2 yer on about? It was pretty gutting that it got cancelled because of complaints from people who didn't even listen to it! Talked enough bollox to keep ya entertained, played decent tunes.
  21. avatar daveshorty
    [img:af2c04dca8]http://www.stantrolley.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/daily-mail-fuck-off.jpg[/img:af2c04dca8]
  22. avatar fletch_belfast
    [quote:9afe6112e0="10rapid"]That's charming fletch.

    This could be the chance to make a point against the mail, in revenge for their Russell Brand campaign last year, which continues to blight my saturday evenings.

    [url=www.pcc.org.uk]
    Complain to the press complaints commission![/url][/quote:9afe6112e0]

    U will have to enlighten me there, I don't know to what you are referring. I don't read any of these rags.

    All I know is that I don't consider a magic build up of un-named 'fluid' on the lungs at age 35 to be a 'natural' cause of death. Is this something we should all be worried about when we go to sleep at night..?

    And the fact that the autopsy says one thing, and the family say it was a heart problem that caused it, there's obviously a suspicious contradiction there. That's all I know.

    Also I value my time too much to take part in any way shape or form in the persecuting of a newspaper whos existence or supposed relevance in the world means nothing to me.
  23. avatar 10rapid
    [quote:af01cc89ea]All I know is that I don't consider a magic build up of un-named 'fluid' on the lungs at age 35 to be a 'natural' cause of death. Is this something we should all be worried about when we go to sleep at night..?

    [/quote:af01cc89ea]

    So you think he inhaled enough semen to drown himself on it? If that's the case, the amount of ejaculate you produce must be roughly in proportion to the amount of shite you talk.
    Left sided heart failure will cause pulmonary oedema (or fluid in the lungs) because blood is not being efficiently pumped around the lung capillaries and some fluid filters out. This then leaks into the alveoli and makes breathing less and less efficient. Bad breathing=not enough oxygen in the blood, which leads to unconsciousness and then death. Hence death by heart failure and subsequent fluid in the lungs.

    The fact that a load of snidey reporting by papers like the mail of "gay singer with 'fluid' on the lungs <snigger snigger> dies", has caused people to conclude that Gately died from somehow choking on a load of semen is bad enough to provoke me into complaining anyhow.
  24. avatar 10rapid
    [quote:4982213b80="blacker"][quote:4982213b80="10rapid"]That's charming fletch.

    This could be the chance to make a point against the mail, in revenge for their Russell Brand campaign last year, which continues to blight my saturday evenings.

    [url=www.pcc.org.uk]
    Complain to the press complaints commission![/url][/quote:4982213b80]

    Is it his show on radio2 yer on about? It was pretty gutting that it got cancelled because of complaints from people who didn't even listen to it! Talked enough bollox to keep ya entertained, played decent tunes.[/quote:4982213b80]

    Aye I loved that show. Flippin shame he resigned.
  25. avatar Crackity_jones
    [quote:f259fe97f7="10rapid"][quote:f259fe97f7]All I know is that I don't consider a magic build up of un-named 'fluid' on the lungs at age 35 to be a 'natural' cause of death. Is this something we should all be worried about when we go to sleep at night..?

    [/quote:f259fe97f7]

    So you think he inhaled enough semen to drown himself on it? If that's the case, the amount of ejaculate you produce must be roughly in proportion to the amount of shite you talk.
    Left sided heart failure will cause pulmonary oedema (or fluid in the lungs) because blood is not being efficiently pumped around the lung capillaries and some fluid filters out. This then leaks into the alveoli and makes breathing less and less efficient. Bad breathing=not enough oxygen in the blood, which leads to unconsciousness and then death. Hence death by heart failure and subsequent fluid in the lungs.

    The fact that a load of snidey reporting by papers like the mail of "gay singer with 'fluid' on the lungs <snigger snigger> dies", has caused people to conclude that Gately died from somehow choking on a load of semen is bad enough to provoke me into complaining anyhow.[/quote:f259fe97f7]

    Well said.
  26. avatar fletch_belfast
    I also find Brand moderately entertaining.

    However, what you seem to be saying is that people like Andrew Sachs, and who knows how many other people/groups/minorities Russell has offended, are fair game, but the gays, but they alive or dead, are off limits to anyone who dare exercise their freedom of speech and opinion on such a matter.

    Furthermore, if you got your pulmonary oedema info from wikipedia, you left out this bit at the bottom, which I'm sure will feature in the mail in due course: (+ bits in brackets I added on their behalf)


    Non-cardiogenic

    May occur after [b:cffb2a5863]upper airway obstruction[/b:cffb2a5863] ([i:cffb2a5863]large Bulgarian penis intake[/i:cffb2a5863]), intravenous fluid overload, neurogenic causes (seizures, [b:cffb2a5863]head trauma[/b:cffb2a5863] ([i:cffb2a5863]large Bulgarian cock assault[/i:cffb2a5863]), [b:cffb2a5863]strangulation, electrocution[/b:cffb2a5863] ([i:cffb2a5863]kinky gay shit[/i:cffb2a5863])).
  27. avatar ink
    [quote:bac94cd126="fletch_belfast"] the gays, but they alive or dead, are off limits to anyone who dare exercise their freedom of speech and opinion on such a matter.

    [/quote:bac94cd126]

    express whatever you like, that article was a clear crock of bullshit stupidity. i'm insulted merely by that women thinking gayness is dangerous. beyond her cause-of-death speculation, that's what she's getting at.

    i mean whatever u think of 'the gays' , as you put it, that article was ridiculous.

    personally i can't believe people are still intimidated by the idea of homosexuality so much so they go to that extent to show it. she's a nob
  28. avatar 10rapid
    actually fletch, i got my pulmonary oedema information from 5 years in veterinary college. You however appear to have got your arseholeness elsewhere. For your family's sake i hope it's not inherited.
  29. avatar tinpot anto
    I genuinely hopecthe last minutes of his life did involve a debauched coke ridden 3 way to fuck. But whatvthe fuck business is it of cunts like you?
  30. avatar That Man Fanjo
    [quote:211db1c0a8="10rapid"]actually fletch, i got my pulmonary oedema information from 5 years in veterinary college.[/quote:211db1c0a8]





    My dog has no nose.

    Call me a wab (go on, I dare you), but I never jumped to the conclusion that Moir was insinuating that Gately drowned on spongle... I thought the article was more of a broad swipe at the culture of high profile celeb civil partnerships that seem to end in less than wholesome circumstances. Cack-handed and homophobic for sure, but the woman writes nonsense for a nonsensical newspaper.
    As for the sheer volume of outrage at her comments... outrage and disgust are cheap commodities these days. Being aghast is more contagious than swine flu.


    Anyway, lest anyone think I've lost my touch...
    It's the Boyzone overnight vigil with Gately's body that worries me most. What [b:211db1c0a8]are [/b:211db1c0a8]they doing to the poor lad?
  31. avatar tinpot anto
    No but she also put all same sex civil partnerships in the same boat. That's why she's an ultracunt
  32. avatar That Man Fanjo
    Yeah, but if famous celebrities and pop stars do it, then it's only a matter of time before the ordinaries start doing it, too.

    It's an ethos that's been keeping Mail readers trudging to the newsagent for decades.
    [i:a5546e87bd]Everything [/i:a5546e87bd]is the thin end of the wedge. Absolutely [b:a5546e87bd]everything[/b:a5546e87bd][i:a5546e87bd][/i:a5546e87bd].
  33. avatar tinpot anto
    They even put 'natural' in inverted commas like I did. I mean, in the name of fuck.
  34. avatar That Man Fanjo
    Plus, "ultracunt" might be a trifle strong.
    She's just a rather pathetic attempt to make the Mail [b:00f65b5afd]edgy[/b:00f65b5afd].
    Ultracunt is ott on account of both her gender and her feeble grasp of what makes a worthy point of debate.

    Hers entails commenting on celebrity frocks and gay mimers who die under mysterious, less-than-wholesome circumstances... and taking the opposite view to anyone else - [u:00f65b5afd]even [/u:00f65b5afd]Daily Mail readers.

    Average Mail reader: "I feel sorry for his wife and children... oohhh... you mean... he was... he was a gayner? Well, he had a nice smile. A nice lad."
    Moir: "He died because he liked his husband being bummed by a Bulgarian in another room of his 1million holiday home."

    or what reaaallly boiled my pish:
    Average Mail reader: "Ohhh, that nice young Carol Vorderman looked very nice giving out the prizes to the spastic children."
    Moir: "Carol Vorderman has a big fat hole. And should wise up."
  35. avatar tinpot anto
    "ultracunt" is a trifle strong.

    Love it.
  36. avatar That Man Fanjo
    [quote:9defbf581c="tinpot anto"]"ultracunt" is a trifle strong.

    Love it.[/quote:9defbf581c]


    You love ultra-strong trifle cunt.

    IDDT

    You're worse than that Gately girl- what with the Bulagarians, and the holiday homes [i:9defbf581c][insert property value here][/i:9defbf581c] and the dying and whatnot.
  37. avatar tinpot anto
    I know you know I know but I know you know I know too. You know?
  38. avatar 10rapid
    [quote:a94adbe389]My dog has no nose.[/quote:a94adbe389]

    How does he smell?
  39. avatar fletch_belfast
    [quote:7c4c56a9d5="10rapid"]actually fletch, i got my pulmonary oedema information from 5 years in veterinary college. You however appear to have got your arseholeness elsewhere. For your family's sake i hope it's not inherited.[/quote:7c4c56a9d5]

    *sigh*

    You know when a child runs out of things to say and calls the other person a poo-poo head..? I think that's the stage you just got to.

    I'm certain there's a joke in there somewhere about you owning a big-gay-animal-sanctuary, but I wont lower myself.

    Although I heard Gateley died of a boxing injury, he took a real pounding in the ring.

    [url=http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s1i61566]Aye. [/url]
  40. avatar 10rapid
    I was just naming my sources mate, and refuting your accusation that I got my information from wikipedia. Anyway, I thought you had better things to do than get involved in this?
    Or perhaps tasteless and homophobic "humour" about the deceased counts as something better?
  41. avatar POSITIVExYOUTH
    Well, I suppose the point I was trying to make is that yer woman might be a tad homophobic but the general public is for the most part made up of idiots.
    I mean, fair play that you cannot be up in arms against the bigoted and racist bullshit the Daily Mail spouts on a regulard basis. But you gotta be a shallow idiot if you go from the extreme of not giving a flying fuck when anyone alive from an ethnic minority, the gay comunity or whatnot is offended to going to the opposite extreme of being absolutely outraged just because they dared (shock! horror!) applying the same exact way of thinking they use every single day on a dead member of an average boyband that happens to be gay.

    I mean, come on! I think a lot of people here have some good sense and will see that there is something wrong with that.
  42. avatar 10rapid
    aye i see your point alright. In my case, i haven't ever read the daily mail. I was aware it was middle england, outraged, keep the immigrants out, who killed princess di nonsense but i think raking up shit about a dead guy before he's even buried is bad. Fair enough the guy was up to something kinky it seems. And he was drunk, and maybe stoned. However, the coroner said natural causes and this harpy feels she has the right to stir up a load of innuendo and hearsay before the poor kid's family even get his body home. The mail caused a shitstorm last year over brand and ross, whipping its readers into outrage about a show they hadn't heard and now she's complaining that the people writing to the pcc hadn't even read her story. Well here's a taste of your own medicine.
  43. avatar ShaneK
    Seems there has been over [url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8314577.stm]21,000 complaints[/url] about it to the Press Complaints Commission
  44. avatar Orzo
    It illustrates how useless the PCC is - the journalistic equivalent of the UN.
    Let's hope this escalates and Jan is, at the very least, sacked and ridiculed for her comments.
    There's a fine line between freedom of speech and this bile.