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Would this be newsworthy with different variables?
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Incubus
2017-09-12 15:58:50 UTC
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4875524/Corrie-star-shattered-daughter-s-Bestival-death.html

Let's say the father wasn't famous, would it be newsworthy?

If the murdered girl wasn't attractive and looked like a munter, would
it be newsworthy?

What if it was a man who was murdered?

I think the truth table we could draw up would look like this:

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|Famous Dad|Attractive|Female | |Newsworthy|
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| True | True | True | | True |
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| True | False | False | | True |
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| True | False | True | | True |
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| True | True | False | | True |
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| False | True | True | | True |
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| False | False | False | | False |
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| False | False | True | | False |
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| False | True | False | | False |
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Apologies to Yellow for the apalling, sexist post.
m***@btopenworld.com
2017-09-12 16:23:03 UTC
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Post by Incubus
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4875524/Corrie-star-shattered-daughter-s-Bestival-death.html
Let's say the father wasn't famous, would it be newsworthy?
If the murdered girl wasn't attractive and looked like a munter, would
it be newsworthy?
What if it was a man who was murdered?
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|Famous Dad|Attractive|Female | |Newsworthy|
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| True | True | True | | True |
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| True | False | False | | True |
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| True | False | True | | True |
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| True | True | False | | True |
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| False | True | True | | True |
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| False | False | False | | False |
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| False | False | True | | False |
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| False | True | False | | False |
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Apologies to Yellow for the apalling, sexist post.
I remember the day when *any* murder would be headline news.

It just goes to show just how blasé we have become regarding serious crime.
Big Jumper
2017-09-12 21:40:31 UTC
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Post by Incubus
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4875524/Corrie-star-shattered-daughter-s-Bestival-death.html
Let's say the father wasn't famous, would it be newsworthy?
If the murdered girl wasn't attractive and looked like a munter, would
it be newsworthy?
What if it was a man who was murdered?
--------------------------------------------
|Famous Dad|Attractive|Female | |Newsworthy|
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| True | True | True | | True |
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| True | False | False | | True |
--------------------------------------------
| True | False | True | | True |
--------------------------------------------
| True | True | False | | True |
--------------------------------------------
| False | True | True | | True |
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| False | False | False | | False |
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| False | False | True | | False |
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| False | True | False | | False |
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Apologies to Yellow for the apalling, sexist post.
I remember the day when *any* murder would be headline news.
It just goes to show just how blasé we have become regarding serious crime.
And a child murderer was absolutely beyond the pale. I remember when
Raymond Morris, The Cannock chase murderer, was abducting young
schoolgirls and murdering them. It was wholly shocking and terrifying.

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m***@btopenworld.com
2017-09-13 11:06:08 UTC
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I remember the day when *any* murder would be headline news.
It just goes to show just how blasé we have become regarding serious crime.
And a child murderer was absolutely beyond the pale. I remember when
Raymond Morris, The Cannock chase murderer, was abducting young
schoolgirls and murdering them. It was wholly shocking and terrifying.
And now they walk the streets within 10 years apparently "cured". I wasn't even aware it was a disease.
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