Paper Monitor: Cruelty, cruelty

Ah cruelty, you have so many different forms.

Is there really any need for the newspapers to make so much of the mishap of councillor David Cussons? The poor councillor pressed the wrong button when voting on a housing development.

It will now go ahead.

Ever since Paper Monitor overslept for a shift when it really shouldn't have, it doesn't like to see people branded as "bungling".

But the treatment of Cussons pales in comparison to the pathos inherent in today's letter to Dear Deidre.

"IT'S HARD TO FANCY A FAT LASS" is pretty brutal as a headline.

But how about this for poignancy?

"She is going to "jazzercise" - a dance fitness class - but I can't see any difference yet."


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