Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Never Buy The Sun

The Scum are being offensive and ignorant again with this headline. It's a dangerously selective way to lead on the research the article purports to cover and reinforces the public perception of the mentally ill as a risk to society. Research would actually show that people with mental health issues are more likely to be attacked, rather than actually attack. Worryingly, it is headlines like this that may see the attacks against mental health sufferers increase.

It's worth pointing out that Andy Burnham and Labour's health team have criticised this article as reported by the New Statesman Here

Please sign this petition, set up by psychology teacher Rhiannon Lockley, demanding they correct the sensationalist appraoch and donate the profits from it to mental health charities  Petition It's this kind of 'journalism' which only further reinforces my animosity towards this right wing rag of a paper, a feeling so succinctly put to song by Billy Bragg, referencing their shocking and incorrect coverage of the Hillsborough disaster.

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