Monday 19 October 2009

How a murdered young woman became a "sex-change prostitute" in 24 hours

Maybe it's just me, but has anyone else wondered how much tackier The Argus' coverage of the murder of Andrea Waddell can get? The headlines used in the print version really do plumb the depths (the web coverage does seem better for some reason). It was noticeable how the tone of the coverage changed as more details about her personal life became known

Why does she deserve to be defined solely by her line of work and her sexual identity?

I did not know Andrea Waddell but it is clear that many people who did feel her loss very keenly - not least her family.

The least our local paper can do is show some respect and ditch the prurient sensationalism.

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