Friday, 25 November 2011

Finger on the pulse

I'm a little worried about the calibre of journalist employed by the Daily Mail. Here we are on Mumsnet, appealing to the denizens of that site to cough up stories of their marital difficulties for money. All in pursuit of a story about Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is apparently fed up with 'her philandering husband'.

Marital Tipping Points

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MEDIA: Katie Freelance Thu 17-Nov-11 10:51:26
I'm writing a feature for the Daily Mail about marital tipping points, for our Femail section. It comes in the wake of news that Dominique Strauss-Kahn is reported to be finally considering divorce from her philandering husband - she put up with years of affairs but then reports that he had been text messaging escort girls became the straw that broke the camel's back. We are looking for good stories where women have tolerated bad behaviour for a long time only for something to finally prompt then to say enough is enough and to look at why that was. Ideally we'd like you to be identified and provide a photo but we'd also consider strong anonymous stories. In the former instance we could pay a small fee. Please do get in touch if you think you can help or know anyone who might want to take part - we are looking to feature a number of different stories. You can contact me via mumsnet or via my personal email address Many thanks, Katie

The only minor wrinkle is that Dominique is the philandering husband in question: he's married to Anne. Poor little Daily Mail journalist is a) too xenophobic to know that other nations have different naming conventions and b) too lazy to look up DSK's details.

The Mumsnetters have once again demonstrated their feeding-frenzy shark abilities in the comments section…

And if you're tempted to sell a story to the Mail, read this salutary and miserable tale.

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