Calling all victims of workplace violence

Posted by Tim Ireland at November 4, 2005

Category: Rupert 'The Evil One' Murdoch

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Rebekah Wade hits out!The following message is addressed (primarily) to all employees of the Sun and News Of The World. Please forward it to any relevant parties:

Rebekah Wade has shown her true colours. Not only is she a bully and a thug, she sees fit to abuse her editorial role in order to downplay the story. (If it were you in her place, she would throw you to the wolves without hesitation, and you know it.)

The pattern of behaviour is clear; perpetrators of domestic violence often laugh off their crimes as ‘silly fights that got out of hand’.

Even when evidence is there for all to see, the excuses begin; she walked into the door, the poor little mite fell down the stairs, he cut his lip while filming…

Domestic violence is not someone else’s business, it’s everyone’s business. Though it may start in the home, its impact extends to the workplace and our communities.

You may have seen or experienced this kind of thing before; arbitrary threats of dismissal, mental and physical intimidation… or worse.

If you or anyone you know has been threatened or physically beaten by Rebekah Wade, now is the perfect time to step forward and report her to the police:

1. Finally, the world knows that Rebekah Wade is a drunken thug. You need not be afraid that you will not be believed.

2. Monday the 7th of November is Ban Bullying At Work Day.

Editing a major tabloid requires strength and leadership, but an editor fails in this role – and as a human being – when they resort to violence or intimidation to get their way.

You have a right to defend yourself via legal recourse. You have a duty to protect future victims of violence and intimidation.

By bringing Rebekah Wade to justice, you can not only protect yourself and those around you, but also ensure that Rebekah gets the counselling and support she so badly needs.

It’s the only humane thing to do. It’s the only sensible thing to do:

Tower Hamlets Community Safety Unit: 020 7275 4750

Andrea Adams Trust helpline: 01273 704 900 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)


  1. Wolf Solent says

    Today’s Sun used a phrase which I’d really like to see replacing “walked into a door” – apparently Mr Kemp’s facial injuries were actually “sustained during filming”.

  2. Wolf Solent says

    Bum, just noticed that you’d pointed this up. I need to start reading things more closely…

  3. Manic says

    Heh. No problems. It gives me a chance to nominate “I was researching a role/book” for when the game is up.

  4. Scaryduck says

    Geniarse, sir! And high time somebody took a stand on this menace.It is, however, EXACTLY the Sun’s style to start campaigns based around their own indiscretions by way of a cover – remember their mental health campaign immediately after the “Bonkers Bruno” debacle?Do they think we’re stupid? Answer: Yes.

  5. Manic says

    They think their readers are so stupid that when you point out that they think their readers are stupid, they will immediately point the finger at you and scream to their readers: “HE JUST CALLED YOU *STUPID*!”It’s a fun game.

  6. Wolf Solent says

    FWIW, she seems to have other special exemptions from the workaday rules of News International – for example, although the Sun maintains a non-smoking office, where smokers are exiled to a tiny sealed room with no furniture, Ms Wade keeps a sizeable supply of incense on one of her office tables. (It would just be mean of me to point out that incense is traditionally used by habitual cannabis smokers to cover up telltale smells, wouldn’t it?)

  7. Manic says

    Shame on you, Wolf Solent!Willing minions of Murdoch habitually smoke crack, *not* cannabis, as you well know.

  8. Wolf Solent says

    That’s a bit strong, Manic! It’s been some time since I last saw a senior member of The Sun’s editorial staff taking cocaine, and even then it was proper cocaine, not that nasty crack stuff, and he was almost certainly only doing it to be polite.

  9. Manic says

    That’s not what Robbie Williams thinks!:o)

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