This weekend there was a twitter storm over Paul Clarke, who found a gun, took it to his local police station and was arrested and now faces five years in prison.
One of the many mysteries around this grim tale is why it's been so very poorly covered in the mainstream media.
Holly Thompson, the reporter who was actually in court and wrote the original piece in the Surrey Mirror said earlier today,when told that there was little or no national press coverage:
"..it was in the nationals. Was sourced exclusively to the Sun who had it as a page lead on Thursday"CF is not actually as subscriber to that august journal, but Dick Puddlecote is, and produced the following scan:
So that at least puts to bed the wild theory that this was all some kind of bizarre hoax, and that the Surrey Mirror was not really a newspaper at all.
But, but, but, why did this story not make it to the Sun online? Everything else they publish, all the other crap, seems to.
And, given the MSM's notorious willingness to pinch content from both bloggers and rivals, why is it not featured in any other online MSM site? Just try searching Google News - nothing. Nada. Zip.
What's the fuck is going on?