Sunday, November 28, 2004
Thompson~Venables:BulgerBlood-red titling for this one, methinks ...
So, the Bulger story has legs. My intemperate blogs passim (Feb 22, April 25, May 14) were not off-beam.
Clever Denise Fergus tracing the murderer Thompson. Can Venables be far behind? And big up that anonymous "well-wisher". I always *knew* some right-minded soul would tip the wink one day. Mind you, I was also convinced the 'Net would deliver the goods a lot sooner, so a bit of a let-down there. Let's hope the bloodthirsty feeding frenzy certain to follow will make up for lost time.
Gadzooks, look at those lovely links - with newshounds of this pedigree on their trail, killers Venables and Thompson's days of anonymity could be numbered.
I rather assumed that Fleet Street had tabs on T and V from the start but simply not gone into print for footling legal reasons. Now that the the pack will be playing catch-up, we should see some action.
- Pride of place goes to the News of the Screws, natch (whom word on the street fingers as the self-serving 'helpful informant')
- Sky TV
- Express.co.uk (Ouch! that illiterate apostrophised "find's son's killer". Where's that Lynn Truss when we need her?)
- Sunday Times
- The Scotsman
- Mail on Sunday
- Those Aussies know a thing or 2 about cheque-book journalism - eh, Mr Murdoch? Et voilà the Melbourne Herald joins the fray
- Sensible ZDNet UK keeping it real: Bulger injunction ridicules British Internet law.
- Local Merseyside coverage: Birmingham Post group;
Liverpool Echo: first reporting Denise's sleuthing (and she looks good, despite the harrowing years of grief and slogging detective work) followed by the advice to "stay clear".
Again, bravo Denise's persistence, and ^5 that stalwart informant (even if it was those NoW blackguards themselves.)
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