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Is it just me or

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by voicefromthehill, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Are you also sick of the "Robbie has a sick mum" story. It is not front page news, it is not news. It is sad that she is sick, and unfortunately will likely succumb to this awful disease, but please let's not make a hero out of the guy. I get it already, the guy loves his mum, most guys do. It is not news worthy.
     
  2. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    A bit harsh mate, do you still have your Mum???

    I don't and losing her was one of the saddest things in my life......it's not Farrah's fault the media have chosen to run with this...have some sympathy...who knows you might need it one day yourself!!
     
  3. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    So why have you just made news of it then if it's not news???.
     
  4. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Having lost my mum to cancer when i was relatively young i see no drama in the story

    If you read teh article's post match they were mainly about his family / their responses rather than him. As Mark put it not sure he could do much different
     
  5. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    I imagine that Farah probably wouldn't like all the publicity surrounding his mums illness but you're right. It's not news because it's no ones business.
     
  6. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    100% agree with you mark.
    It sounds from everything in the papers that Robbie's mum
    Isn't going to beat her cancer. Tbh after my own experience I have so much respect for robbie.
     
  7. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  8. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    At the end of the day we all think things we shouldn't say, and definately not commit to the written word
     
  9. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Hi,

    I was not intending to offend - I thought I had worded it delicately enough to show that, so apologies.

    Seeing as you asked, the answer is no - I lost my mother to cancer, and nursed her to her last day. Also have had to identify my father after he died of a sudden heart attack while out running. So I am very well aware of the pain they must be enduring, and I have sympathy for them. My opinion that it is not news worthy though remains unchanged, if others enjoy reading this then I happily stand corrected.

    Again I apologise as I did not intend to offend anyone

    Cheers VFTH
     
  10. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    I've lost a parent and wife. I'd rather not have it all over the papers. I feel sorry for them that they have no privacy at this time.

    It's not just you. It's a situation that faces everyone sometime, and I don't think it is worthy of mass media news. It's an invasion of privacy and heart string tugging lazy journalism.
     
  11. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    VFTH sent me a PM (which was nice but not needed really).

    I think it's sad the media play on this....it's such a personal time for any family and the last thing they need is publicity.

    There's a lot of us that have lost parents this way, and I know from my own personal experience I just wanted to go through it almost alone.

    But certainly VFTH no personal offence taken, but thanks for the PM anyway good of you to send one!!
     
  12. eagle-rock08

    eagle-rock08 Active Member

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    Yeah mate I agree - its just you
     
  13. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    I have no issue with the articles.
    I think it's only an issue if R Farah asked the press to leave him and his family in peace and they persisted to publish articles about his mums illness.
     
  14. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    I agree shouldnt be in the papers at all.

    Would not want that sort of info being posted across the nation.

    Find it strange about these people who want to read about it.
     
  15. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    As per previous, I apologise if I offended. But frankly I am amazed that people like to read multiple articles about a persons suffering.

    Maybe my original post was clumsy in its positioning of that thought, or maybe not.
     
  16. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    Me too, VTFH was nice enough that he took the time to check that i was'nt offended. We all do stuff from time to time that can be perceived at insensitive to others but not everyone stands up afterward. Nice to see someone who did. Earned respect here
     
  17. moffy

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    i lost my dad to cancer when i was 13 most of my memories was he taking me to brookie to see my heroes when my biggest hero was sitting next to me that was 36 years ago still the worst day of my life.
     
  18. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Similar to me mate, but I was 20, and it was 20 years ago. It gives me great pleasure to sit in the same spot with my kids at games.
     
  19. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I didn't read the article on purpose, if Robbie wanted me to know about his situation I'm sure he could have made us all aware. I simpathise with the family absolutely but don't think it should be a news article.
     
  20. TWO DOGS

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    Well said Moffy, I still tear up thinking of my Dad and it's been 26 years. He was and still is my hero.
     

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