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    Default Sindo: Lawlor killed in red-light district with teenage girl

    I hope nobody minds, but I think this deserves a new thread.

    The Sunday Independent has reported that Liam Lawlor was killed in a car crash. Just like every other paper. But their story is that he was with a teenage prostitute at the time.

    I don't know what to make of this. I don't really have a problem with the normal Indo (I prefer the IT, but that's more to do with the IT than the Indo). But I really don't like the Sindo. Still, I'd say they'd have to be very sure to print this (especially in such a prominent postion).

    The picture they use is one of Liam Lawlor, his wife and wait for it... Glenda Gilson!!! She always gets in the Sindo - no matter what the story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pidge
    The picture they use is one of Liam Lawlor, his wife and wait for it... Glenda Gilson!!! She always gets in the Sindo - no matter what the story!
    She's his niece & a reputable model.

    The political angle must be that this tragic end to a 'colourful' political career will delflect public attention from the speeches in Killarney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubliner
    She's his niece & a reputable model.
    What would it take for her to be a disreputable model?

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    they don't have to be sure about anything Pidge, they can basically write whatever about Liam Lawlor now that they want. Under irish law, you cannot libel a dead person.

    In terms of Liam Lawlors family, that was a disgusting headline, along with the lurid article that followed on the front page.

    I wonder how the editorial team knew so much about "the red light districts of Moscow" ?

    Some neck from a newspaper that had one of its own journalists take a job as an escort, then have the editor and a second senior correspondent fight over who should be her first client.

    Still, what do you expect.
    1,197 people agree with me.. how many agree with you ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockofcashel
    Under irish law, you cannot libel a dead person.
    Really, you know Princess Diana secretly supported land-mines!!

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    Default Re: Sindo: Lawlor killed in red-light district with teenage

    Quote Originally Posted by Dubliner
    Quote Originally Posted by Pidge
    The picture they use is one of Liam Lawlor, his wife and wait for it... Glenda Gilson!!! She always gets in the Sindo - no matter what the story!
    She's his niece & a reputable model.
    Yes, but if she was fat she wouldn't be on the front page.

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    MJ Wrote

    I think it's just a question of taste and decency really. We all know what he did, and it is one thing to criticise him, it's quite another to say that this was "karma" which almost suggests that he deserved to die.
    Oh dear!! If only MJ's favourite newspaper was as compassionate as MJ.

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    Default Re: Sindo: Lawlor killed in red-light district with teenage

    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy
    Quote Originally Posted by Dubliner
    She's his niece & a reputable model.
    What would it take for her to be a disreputable model?

    Is it five or six Bacardi Breezers?
    Classic man, classic!

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    Default Re: Sindo: Lawlor killed in red-light district with teenage

    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy
    Quote Originally Posted by Dubliner
    She's his niece & a reputable model.
    What would it take for her to be a disreputable model?

    Is it five or six Bacardi Breezers?
    I think Kate Moss has set the bar on that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockofcashel
    they don't have to be sure about anything Pidge, they can basically write whatever about Liam Lawlor now that they want. Under irish law, you cannot libel a dead person.

    In terms of Liam Lawlors family, that was a disgusting headline, along with the lurid article that followed on the front page.

    I wonder how the editorial team knew so much about "the red light districts of Moscow" ?

    Some neck from a newspaper that had one of its own journalists take a job as an escort, then have the editor and a second senior correspondent fight over who should be her first client.

    Still, what do you expect.
    While I normally don't pull punches about my feelings about the Indo, if those ARE the facts of the story, then they have a right to publish them. I haven't seen the actual content or the headline but given what RockOfCashel says and the Sindo's track record I can't imagine they'd be in the best possible taste.

    At the end of the the day, if Liam Lawlor agreed to a prostitute - teenage or otherwise - being solicited on his behalf, then he is the one responsible - albeit posthumously - for the hurt to his wife and family.

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