Fans of the Twat-O-Tron will be delighted and disturbed in equal measure to learn that one Daily Mail commentard has managed to surpass the hideous turdspurts which emanate from Middle England's automated indignation generator. It's inevitable that any story regarding the murderers of James Bulger will arouse strong feelings, …
the best description I can find of this person is;-
Long term offender
This oxygen thief is quite likely one of the same people who made the same comments back in 1993. I recall the flawed logic back then.
What an appalling comment ...
it's "hanged" not "hung"
The mind boggles.
What a fool, it should be hanged, not hung
Only one thing for it!
Death to all fanatics!
"there is still a faint glimmer of hope for our fragile democracy."
That glimmering is not the light at the end of the tunnel - it's a high-speed express train about to turn you into human pate.
I really really really hope that this comment is ironic
and is in fact taking the piss out of other commenters.
<-- Yeah, the Mail's comments page needs one of these. (Perhaps it could be the default.)
Please let it be true!
I found myself pathetically hoping the same as Ed Blackshaw - it would be intolerable to think that the commenter is serious ...
'Twat Alert' might be more useful on that site.
If you think Mail comments are bad, you should flick through the letters page to the Daily Express. It's hair-raising stuff, sort of a Völkischer Beobachter for retards with the likes of Richard Madeley and Anne Widdecombe standing in for the Goebbels family - only without the easy going charm.
The Mail is a horrible newspaper but it is brilliantly put together to target its audience with the sort of precision the US Air Force can only dream of. The Express is just a sordid pile of hatred and inadequacies with Alan Titchmarsh on the front.
I'm all in favour of the death penalty
for Daily Mail readers
hang on a minute ...
Some of us read (okay skim) the Daily Mail for its comedy value and as a touchstone for the angst ridden middle-class zeitgeist (tm).
It is also compulsory to read the best / most right-wing articles out to the wife in an Alan Partridge style.
Lynne - "Who's upset you this time Alan?"
Alan - "People. I just hate the general public."
why no report stupidity button
I realy do wonder why there aint a report stupidity button. If we look at the post and the posters name and location it wouldn't be a stretch of imagination to conclude this is a cultural response perhaps. Kind of response that chops of shop lifter hands.
Bottom line what those two did was wrong on a level most cant deal with, yet they were children and if you substract the publicity from the equation, then there punishment is just. If I tech a child badly and set bad examples to the effect that they do something like these two would I be guilty or would they, or would we both be guilty and to what level of guilt. Given how this whole affair has panned out it is not hard to conclude that these two were not only damaged before they commited the crime but have become more damaged as a result of the crime and all the publicity.
What realy upsets the monther of the lost child, the facts or how there reported and there frequency. News just loves to live of peoples sorrows and whilst being seen to hand sugar out often rubs salt in instead.
Maybe the small fact that the crime was commited by children who are now adults may of been overlooked by the poster, we dont know but we sure are quick to judge like a rabble.
But when you have a society designed to protect the stupid from there own shortcommings yet no measures to protect the non stupid from the stupid then, what can you expect.
Oh wait, I get it
a subtle satirical pastiche. Well, done, sir or madam.
I realy do wonder why there aint a report stupidity button.
There was one but it was worn out through over-use.
All rejoice at the objective thinking of Daily Mail readers. Oh, and it should be hanged, not hung.
concerning the 'Paris' icon
Ahem, when using the Paris icon they should be 'well hung'.
'Word of the day' I recon.
Am I the only one who sees another inherent contradiction when someone with an Asian-sounding name reads the Daily Heil?
That paper isn't racist, by the way. They said they weren't, so they aren't.
That's probably why he's being voted down
not because the other readers don't agree with the sentiment, but because he has a "funny name" ...
Do you believe, then
...that people with "Asian sounding" names cannot be racist? You want to get out a bit more, son.
I witnessed the aftermath of a racially motivated BEHEADING when I lived in Slough, both perp and victim had "Asian sounding" names.
I agree with everything you say...
...but I bet none of the people involved were subscribers to the Mail.
Similar to the MSN comments
Some of them were crying to bring back hanging too. Britain is a nation of Sun and Daily Mail readers unfortunately. The people with brains are vastly outnumbered by those who just like a good lynching now and then.
I don't quite agree with you actually
It may seem that way at times but it's more a case that it's mostly idiots that comment on news stories! Urrrm I've just done what that Daily Mail comentard did in a way haven't I! duh!*
*It's meant to be funny, don't complain it was free!
People are far more cautious when their own life is at stake.
Sure, why bring back hanging? After all the murder rate may have been in decline for 100 years before the abolition, standing at just 6.2 (it's lowest ever!) murders per million in 1960, and risen astronomically since the death penalty was abolished, in 2000 it was 18.3, (2007 it was 20.4) but I am sure that the two issues are unrelated.
Far better to pretend everyone is as nice as we are, and only really need a little encouragement to join us in our wonderful Utopia, rather than face the reality that the not so 'nice' people need a big stick to keep them in check.
Sometimes 'nice' people need protecting from their own naivety, their own intellectual shortfalls and the emotive pleas from not so nice people.
Re: People are far more cautious when their own life is at stake.
Ooh goody! A debate about the death penalty hoves into view! Can't wait.
"and risen astronomically since the death penalty was abolished, in 2000"
Or was the last capital crime high treason? Possibly both. FYI it was 1998, not 2000.
What the hell dose that have to do with murder rates?
Also if you bother to go to date the 2009 murder rates were at their lowest in 20 years.
Talk about picking your statistics.
Oddly enough "The Troubles" match the rise and fall well.
@ anon coward 15:23 GMT - Dude (or dudette) I don't buy all this "nice people" and nasty people stuff. Every person is capable of doing both evil and lovely things. Think you got the wrong site, Daily mail is that way.
Just to Clarify...
I actually meant: 'and has risen astronomically since the death penalty was abolished. In 2000 it was 18.3...' Not that it was abolished in 2000.
A moratorium on the death penalty was passed in 1965 and that was effectively the abolition (technically it was 1969 for all offences but high treason as you said) and 1965 is when the murder rate rose for the first time in 100 years, and at quite a rate.
The troubles started later and finished earlier, the murder rate rose before the troubles started and continued to rise for a decade after.
What does it have to do with it? People are less inclined to carry knives, guns, and add those extra few stamps on a victims head if they thought that they could swing for it. There is a world of different between 25 years (effectively 10) and death.
As for the murder rate effectively halving within one year, a statistical anomaly (generally it is five yearly murder rates) the Government massaging the stats (wouldn't be the first time) or just a great year for the NHS. Let's be honest, medicine has improved greatly since the 60s, there should be far, far less murders. Even taking into account the '20 year low', it is still double what it was in 1960 and higher than at any time before Victoria came to the throne.
Would Venables have killed Bulger if the death penalty hadn't been abolished? Hard to say, but I do know that had Venables been hanged at 18, it would have saved at least one innocent person from abuse.
Oh, you laugh, now!
Somehow I have this horrible feeling that Pritesh Hathalia wil, be tracked down, interviewed on the telly, and eventually given his own reality TV show, in which he has to share a house on Belgrave Road with Julien Clarey for a week.
A lot of Daily Mail commenters are trolls
I'm sure this one is, too. YHBT!
re: A lot of Daily Mail commenters are trolls
We are not Trolls, we Are english! Typical ZaNuLiebore socialist lies! Baby jesus Weeps for your Sins!
"wil, be tracked down"
Easy-peasy, took me 45 seconds using pipl. Strangely (or not) the last link was to:
So it seems his comment has already reached a wider audience than Daily Wail or El Reg readers.
Wait for /. :-(
I suspect that, far from having his own reality TV show, he'll have to go into hiding for a time.
The Daily Mail story shows photos of both Thomson and Venables, seemingly naming them both as Jon Venables. We'll never find them now.
It's not that far removed
from arguments to restore the death penalty you hear every day.
"killing people is wrong, those doing so deserve the death penalty.
Like the above, maybe the poster said this to demonstrate the absurdity.
Or he's just a cokc
Like the old Bill Hicks skit, "The damn pro-lifers are out there banging on about the sanctity of life then go out and kill those who carry out abortions! Something just doesn't add up does it?"
re: It's not that far removed
Indeed, I have to say about these folks demanding the return of the death penalty.. 'angin's too good for 'em!!
I don't need no stinking title!
I'd love to here the Moderatrix's viewpoint on this.
Goggles, well, just in case...
Re: I don't need no stinking title!
Me? Well, if it's a joke it's very clever and perfectly illustrates how people lose all rationality at times like this. If it isn't then it wouldn't really surprise me, given that people lose all rationality at times like this.
He has a Facebook page
Top Google result for "Pritesh Hathalia" is a Facebook page with that name from Leicester. Could it be..?
That's just amazing!
He got 119 downvotes for that on the Daily Heil website?
Fascist bastards just ain't what they used to be.
The "Fascist bastards" just spotted "Pritesh Hathalia from Leicester" and hit downvote without reading the post...
One would hope that the comment was meant to be ironic and intended to show up the stupidity of the great British public - 119 downvotes would show quite clearly that at least 119 people didn't get it. I would like to think that - however I don't have that much faith in humanity.
It is a strange thing that so much of society, of which the Daily Mail provides a condensed version, believes that children who murder children are somehow worse than adults who do it.
It is is obviously bad whoever does it, but I cannot get my head round why we should condemn children who commit this crime more than adults. Surely it should be the other way around?
The idea of publishing the current details of Venables appearance and name is appalling. Let's hope Nu Labour's desperation to be liked by somebody, *anybody*, does not see them submitting to this illogical mob.
why no report stupidity button # person
and yes the comment about how daily mail readers would like a like hung 10 year old is all over the net at the moment, like "wildfire" :D
Even El Reg commentards feature.... http://ifyoulikeitsomuchwhydontyougolivethere.com/?s=the+register&submit=Search
./Paris as she owns her own twat-o-tron, but I'm pretty sure it's not software based.
He he he
Seems about the right level for the DM
The stupid are everywhere... reminds me of the London woman who said she would give up her liberty for freedom - how do these people manage to tie their shoes in the morning?