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Monday, February 23rd, 2009 at
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The good people at The Sun never tire of warning us how child benefits ‘encourage’ teenage pregnancy. In fact, any government initiative involving any kind of money or gain – no matter how pathetic it may be – immediately amounts to a cash reward for bad behaviour in their eyes.
So where does this attitude leave them when they throw fame and/or large amounts of money in the direction of two teenagers who were aged 14 and 12 when their child was conceived?
What benefit to the public emerges from their sensationalising one teenage pregnancy (when hundreds of girls of a similar age get pregnant every year in this country), purely on the basis that the boy being younger than the girl has even more novelty value than usual?
Oh, and what role (if any) do they think all that money and fame played in the sudden appearance of two other young boys also claiming to be the father?
Rare link to Sickipedia:
New teenage dad Alfie Patten has just joined Fathers for Justice; He doesn’t understand the politics but he does have a Spiderman outfit.
(Psst! The less said about the other media circus Max Clifford is at the centre of this week, the better. All that can teach us is that there’s more than one type of cancer.)