PCC Complaints can be filed online here:
- You should include the online link to the article (referred to in the letter):
/debate/columnists/article -1338336/Stockholm-suicide -bomber-Why-Luton-training -ground.html
- You are allowed to designate 1 email address to be forwarded a copy of your complaint in full. Please be aware that you will *only* receive a general acknowledgment to your own email, so try copying yourself (or a friend who can forward it to you) to have a full record.
- You can also include the scanned image below from the paper itself (referred to in the letter):
When Frankie Boyle makes jokes about disabled people, the Mail complains. When Littlejohn does it, the Mail prints it - @MinorityThought
CCForm : <insert the email address to be copied>
Publication : Daily Mail
Publication Date : 14/12/2010
Headline : I want to go to the demo...
Hard copy : Yes
Online : Yes
Both : Yes
Link to article : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
I wish to formally file a complaint in reference to a Richard Littlejohn article and its accompanying cartoon illustration about a disabled protester, Jody McIntyre. The article in question appeared in today's Daily Mail in print and online as cited above. Attached for your reference is a scan of this material.
Richard Littlejohn and the Daily Mail are in breach of PCC's Editors' Code, clauses 5i + 12i. The article was discriminatory in tone and context. Furthermore, the journalist and the news organisation were insensitive and disrespectful towards the brutality of Mr. Jody McIntyre, himself a journalist and blogger, at the hands of the Metropolitan Police. Mr. Littlejohn and his employers display an unbalanced and wholly willful ignorance and inconsideration of the factual realities of the case.
This article is further evidence of the continued scapegoating and malicious attitude towards the Disabled in general by this publication.
Lisa J. Ellwood
Clauses : PCC's Editors' Code, clauses 5i + 12i.