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So what did the troll actually say? | Victoria Coren | Comment is free | The Observer -
April 8, 2012
Friar Ticket to Ride
"But if you cheered, let me ask you two questions. Do you know what he's actually gone to prison for? And do you know what he actually tweeted? All the TV and newspaper reporters, columnists and opiners quoted his first tweet ("LOL f*** Muamba. He's dead.
" – Stacey didn't use asterisks) and referred vaguely to "racist tweets" after that. But what were they? Did the reporters know but choose delicately not to repeat them? Or did they not know? Do the columnists who applaud the sentence know? Or have they – as I suspect – just seen the bowdlerised media, like the rest of us, and are satisfied with the hazy summary?" -
Good points in there - justice seems more and more opaque and arbitrary. This time it applies to a guy who sems to have been an unthinking racist and rude asshole, but next time it could be anyone... -
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