Monday, February 16, 2009

The madness and bonkers morality of media

A 13 year old makes a 15 year old pregnant. It makes headlines in the UK. Days later, a TV company and various other media want a piece of the action. Monies, how much, no one knows has changed hands.

The boy's parents have as a publicist one of the most astute operators in the business, Max Clifford.

Either way, this is a slow train crash. Welcome to the freak show. Don't misunderstand me. I'm not saying the boy, dubbed "boy dad, name, Alfie Patten,and his family are freaks.

I'm saying what TV will want to do with him to make him sell, both here and on the international market is akin to freakdom

So Alfie how are you going to take care of the baby and at 13 do you think you'll stand by the baby's mum to take care of your son?

But barely has the ink dried when two other boys 14, and 15, step forward to have their photos taken saying they are the dads. One says he had permission to sleep with the girl.

Now there's a DNA test in the works to prove who the dad is. Fame gone wrong. The madness and bonkers morality of the media.

The message is clear. If you have an 8 year old. Force him to make a girl pregnant and wait for the press and media to pay you up to 1 million pounds. People will tut tut but you'll be better off in the end.

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