Sunday Express "Dunblane shame" article, 08.03.09
We, the undersigned, wish to express our deep offense at the article published in the Sunday Express on March 8th 2009 about the survivors of the Dunblane massacre. The article - whose groundless message of outrage appeared to be focussed on the normal teenage behaviour of these young people - represented a gross intrusion into their privacy. The publication of the victims' details and photographs cannot justifiably be said to be in the public interest, and the sensationalist tone was in extremely poor taste. We demand a swift and proportionate response to the widespread disgust caused by this article, beginning with a front page apology. We would also like to see appropriate disciplinary action taken against Paula Murray, the author of the piece, and her editor at the Scottish Sunday Express, Derek Lambie.