More bad taste from the Mail

In the normal run of things most parents die before their children – which is sad enough but as it should be – but it must be truly heartbreaking when the reverse happens.

It’s just wrong and against the natural order of things.

When children do die, it invokes feelings of sadness, sympathy and pity in those not directly involved – and rightly so.

It often becomes news and, whilst it’s usually chiefly of concern to the child’s parents, relatives and friends, it’s often worthy of it for all sorts of reasons.

So, when the Mail first reported about this story fair enough.

But why was it necessary to run this story today?

First picture of twin boy of five who drowned on his birthday holiday to Disneyland Paris

First picture?

Why does there need to be some sort of ‘scoop’ involved?

Most of us can imagine what a 5 year old boy looks like and his death isn’t made any better or worse because we can be the first to see him when he was alive.

Who does this help apart from one or two ghoulish people who want to see what someone who died so young looked like when they were alive?

I mean, it’s not like he’s been abducted and so a photo might help find him – it’s just totally unnecessary.

Sure, print his photo so we know what he looks like, but don’t turn it into some sort of exercise in oneupmanship.

Sometimes I just don’t understand what goes on in Dacre’s shabby little empire…

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