Disclaimer; If you haven't heard of the 'cat bin lady' then save yourself! Leave this page immediately, go elsewhere on the site and read and
contribute to more important threads. Where you may actually learn something.
For the rest of us... It is too late.
So unless you are very lucky, or have been living under a rock, I'm sure you have heard of the 'cat bin lady.' Has a ring to it doesn't it?
This is a story the MSM has latched onto this week and propelled to the top of the most viewed news list. Every major station in the UK has discussed
the matter in depth both radio and television, and of course their websites. This coverage has included interviews with RSPCA members, police
officers, neighbours of the cat owner etc.
Now first off lets take a look at some of the other stories which have not have received appropriate coverage this week;
Now obviously this is just my opinion about what appropriate news coverage amounts to. But in my experience this past week there has been an article
each day since it first broke about the cat bin lady. In comparison there was a small 5 minute section dedicated to the repatriation of a British
On channel Four news last night they actually used quotes from Twitter users as the centre of a news story yet again about the 'cat bin lady.' This
lasted at least 5 minutes.
Is it just me or does this say something about the state of our society?
Here is a couple of the 'biggest' groups relating to flood relief for Pakistan on Facebook;
Now here is a group relating to the cat bin lady;
Edit to remove link can be found on Facebook.
Notice anything different? Perhaps in the numbers of members/likes?
Yep disgusting. I think you will agree. Nick Clegg also released a statement regarding the matter. Surprisingly Mr. Clegg I don't care about your
opinions on this, how about you reserve your important time and thoughts for state affairs.
If I was in his position and asked by a member of the press for a statement on the issue. I would have informed them that the economy will be shortly
entering the toilet, we are still at war in Afghanistan, and one of the greatest humanitarian disasters is occurring as we speak in Pakistan. So I
don't give a f***ing $h*t about the 'cat bin lady'!!!
So where is the conspiracy? You might be asking. Surely all this is evidence of is ignorance to be found in the MSM and Facebook, Twitter etc?
Well I believe it is not only that but something more. Ask yourself why on earth the owner of this cat had installed CCTV in the front of his home.
Two cameras pointed in opposite directions no less. Maybe he's just paranoid, maybe he's had problems with anti social teens. Both entirely
However when you couple that with this 'random' woman walking along, who stops as soon as she sees a cat, then proceeds to look in opposite
directions to make sure no one is around. Before dumping the cat in the bin. For some reason she fails to look directly at the house, for example, to
check the owner might not be peering out of their window, or better yet, for the only two CCTV cameras on a private house within a 5 mile radius.
So was the whole thing a set up to distract the masses, another form of distraction that worked surprisingly well? Or was it just a random act of
cruelty carried out by someone with a dislike for cats? To me it all seemed way to easy and structured.
Whatever it was I have found it hard to make sense of the media this week, more so than usual.
In closing; the cat is fine. The woman will be prosecuted by the RSPCA. Unfortunately for the folks on Facebook, Daily Mail, YouTube etc, the 'cat
bin lady' will not be executed. I agree it's horrendous, surely if anything was worth being murdered or run out of town this is it.
I know we should start a facebook group, "bring back the death penalty for the cat bin lady" expect 200 k members by the end of the week!
[edit on 29-8-2010 by Big Raging Loner]