Think how many victims of domestic abuse that money could have helped. The photographer was an immoral scumbag, as is the universal with no exceptions when it comes to paparazzi, and the newspaper is no better at all.
Like many, I wish I had never been exposed to those pictures. The story was enough and needed to be told. The photos should have gone straight to the police. That would have been the decent thing to do. As would intervening at the time, something the photographer and rich diners chose not to do.
A spokesman for Trinity Mirror said, demonstrating a complete absence of human virtue, “The exclusive pictures of Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi are already the most popular pieces of content ever published on Mirror Online, significantly outperforming even the traffic generated by our exclusive look inside North Korea.”
“This success is particularly gratifying [emphasis my own] as it proves our ongoing integration of Trinity Mirror’s on- and offline media is working, allowing us to break exclusives and create distinctive content [again, my emphasis] that enriches both our digital and print brands without compromising the readerships of either.”
Okay, that’s clear enough. They’re pleased, not because they exposed a violent act of abuse against a woman, but because it gave them more site traffic and sold more print copies. Well done, guys. You must be so proud. Someone deserves a promotion for sure.
Nigella must surely be pleased to have provided these bastards with distinctive content.
The photographer has made tens of thousands more from selling the photos globally. Despicable. You can just shrug and say, this is the world we live in. Or you can choose not to buy newspapers that buy content from parasitic leeches. Anything less, any outrage you express is a sham.