… in Britain is a poverty of the soul. I read that somewhere, on a blog I think*.
We have all, at one time or another, read stories and seen photos that have shocked us to the core and left us with a bitter after taste. However, I cannot recall the last time I read an article that left me with such an overall feeling of sadness and despair as the following.
The Mail informs me, elsewhere, that this is the most tweeted baby in the known universe, yet his Mother doesn’t even bother to end her phone call, let alone drop her handbag, as She scoops him up from the pavement.
The mothers response is sadly, all too familiar, these days. It was someone else’s fault. In this case it was none other than Boris Johnson himself who was to blame for 4 month old Astala hitting the pavement. Peaches goes on to claim that Astala was safely strapped in, even though the photos quite obviously prove otherwise. As for The Mail, well they describe Peaches parenting skills as, and I quote, “versatile”.
I don’t recall The Mail ever using the word “versatile” before, when graphically detailing, with photos, a mother’s quite blatant neglect of her child**.
They normally stick to words like monster, pervert, drug addict etc. I guess money and status really can buy you anything. I wonder what the going price is these days, for a clear conscience and free pass from the press?
*If it was you that came up with this quote, please feel free to claim it, if you want.
** Don’t try this at home, non famous peeps. If you trip and drop your newborn on its head, or stumble and tip it out of a buggy onto a hard surface, you will be arrested. It may be for neglect, it may even be for attempted murder. Either way, like Peaches, you will get a full write up in The Mail, however, the word versatile will almost certainly be absent.