The Nether Regions

The blog that slips an affectionate hand between the thighs of the regional media

Tanned by the critics

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The websites of regional newspapers and their public comments sections can provide a cruel source of humiliation for those making it into the news.

Online coverage of what may, at first glance, have seemed a fairly run-of-the-mill ‘angler’s life saved by flotation suit’ story in Middlesbrough’s Evening Gazette quickly descended into farce as a result of this picture of the brave angler and Dad-of-five (aren’t they always?) being comforted in hospital by his wife Pam. Thanks to Graeme Bandeira for pointing it out.

You have to ask: what shades did the five kids come out as?

No doubt that outfit was just something she threw on. I suppose you have to make an effort when you’re in the paper. And I suppose if you’ve got an Evening Gazette login and enough time on your hands you have to make sure you have your say:

Whatever happened to freedom of expression?

People can be so kind.


Written by Paddy

January 21, 2010 at 2:12 pm

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  3. Never trust anyone whose skin is darker than their hair.

    Terry Collmann

    January 22, 2010 at 11:03 pm

  4. Ha ha ha, but what a shame most comments have been removed.

    Not sure if it’s what you’re insinuating but I read it as “the suit” being Pam’s superhero-esque alter ego and the ordeal more about entering “the suit”… it kind of loses it’s thread at the end when it mentions £80, which seems a little on the pricey side.


    January 26, 2010 at 1:39 pm

  5. This comment has been removed


    January 31, 2010 at 5:47 pm

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