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Complain PCC Rod Liddle, Pretend disabled really ARE sick Sun, 26 Jan 2012

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by drjohn, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. drjohn

    drjohn Senior Member

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    PERMISSION TO FORWARD AND RE-POST ON OTHER FORUMS, SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES AND USE IN NEWSLETTERS. PLEASE TWEET AND RE-TWEET ON TWITTER.

    This is my e-mail to the Press Complaints Commission, which model anyone may copy OR (not both) sign a petition, which I have started but not signed to avoid double counting my name (Short ink: http://tinyurl.com/6np9h6m for http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/co...bled-really-are-sick-the-sun-26-january-2012/).

    Re, Rod Liddle, Pretend disabled really ARE sick (The Sun, 26 January 2012)

    "I understand that you already have received more than 100 complaints about Rod Liddle's article,Pretend disabled really ARE sick in The Sun, 26 January 2012. Please add my name to the list.

    Since I know that this figure will grossly underestimate the actual number of people offended and distressed because an estimated 25% are so severely affected as to be housebound or bedridden that they may be unaware the offence was committed and, of the remainder, the majority will not have sufficient energy to write.

    I have, therefore, initiated two mutually exclusive choices to redress the balance: (1) suggest that people affected by M.E., or their carers, e-mail or write to you with the standard two opening lines I have sent to you. Please do not take this to be laziness but some compensation for their extreme lack of energy; OR (not both) (2) sign a petition, I have started but not signed to avoid double counting. This includes people from outside the UK, who are nevertheless affected by International broadcasting, whether you would normally regard them within your remit.

    Yours sincerely
    drjohngreensmith@mecommunitytrust.org
    Dr John H Greensmith
    M.E. Community Trust.org


    Please take action now, one way or another (but not both please, to avoid double counting):

    In writing

    Press Complaints Commission
    Halton House
    20/23 Holborn
    London EC1N 2JD

    or by e-mail complaints@pcc.org.uk

    On the envelope, or in the subject line write, Re: Rod Liddle, Pretend disabled really ARE sick (The Sun, 26 January 2012)

    OR (not both, remember)

    Sign the petition:

    "We urge the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) to condemn the work of Rod Liddle (Pretend disabled really ARE sick, The Sun, 26 January 2012), in particular and the principle of sadistic, inaccurate, portrayals of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and its sufferers, in general, in the hope of deterring this unpleasant journalism."

    Click Short ink: http://tinyurl.com/6np9h6m

    Please do it now to avoid being grossly misrepresented.

    Best wishes
    John
    drjohngreensmith@mecommunitytrust.org
    Dr John H Greensmith
    M.E. Community Trust.org
     
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    Min Guest

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    thank you John
     
  3. drjohn

    drjohn Senior Member

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    Thanks Min,

    Now more than 450 signatures.

    Be assured that we shall pursue this and, equally offensive nasty pieces of work, relentlessly, wherever we find them.

    Can I appeal for one more push before we submit this to them.

    Best wishes
    John
     
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    sianrecovery Senior Member

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    thanks John, have signed. What a hideous individual Liddle is.
     
  5. drjohn

    drjohn Senior Member

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    504 have now signed to that effect, Sian. Imagine how many more would not have the strength to pick up the paper in which he insulted them. Cheers, John.
     
  6. Trooper

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    Signed, thanks :)
     
  7. Min

    Min Guest

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    The PCC have now replied to our complaints *sigh*:

    http://www.pcc.org.uk/news/index.html?article=NzgxMA

    here's the disgusting article:

    http://www.meassociation.org.uk/?p=10323
     
  8. Calathea

    Calathea Senior Member

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    It's the PCC, what did you expect? You should see what the press gets away with when it comes to religious-based homophobia.
     
  9. Enid

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    Who is this Rod Liddle - another pretend medic - rather jumped up journalist bending to whoever pays his bills or pops down to the pub with him.
     

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