A very long time ago two people decided to kill at least 5 different children: Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans. They became known as the ‘Moors murderers’ as they unceremoniously buried the remains of those they’d tortured to death on Saddleworth Moor.
Now. I have always had a policy of not using the name of a murderer or abuser, preferring instead to champion the name of the victim(s). I firmly believe that a convicted killer forfeits his or her name and ceases to have any identity beyond that of ‘murderer’. I firmly believe that all media should treat them this way.
I mean, how many members of the public can recall any, let alone all, of the names of this murderer’s victims? How disgusting that they all know and instantly recognise the name of the murderer. They should be ashamed.
See, when the murderer, well, one of the murderers, of Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans, recently died, his name and his photo was plastered all over the media.
Indeed, on the day he died, his photo occupied centre frame of the Sky News output whilst idiots clucked about verbalising about him in the background.
Hey, Sky News, this particular person murdered Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans. He is a monster. Why on earth, who on earth, made the decision to hold a disgusting photo of him on screen whilst the anchor and ‘expert’ waxed on about him, walking through his story and his history in prison / mental hospital?
What is wrong with you people? You held his photo full frame for minutes at a time. Why?
I mean, when the Queen dies, yes, you put a photo of the Queen on screen so we can concentrate on and consider and mourn the loss. Not when a mass murderer dies. No, that is wrong, wrong, wrong. We don’t want to see a photo of a mass murderer!
Why not one or all of his victims? At the very least poor Keith Bennett whose body was never found and whose murderer teased authorities and journalists with a will-he-won’t-he reveal as to where he was buried. Sadly, the secret of Keith’s whereabouts died with his murderer.
Keith’s name should be remembered, whilst his murderer’s name forgotten.