Madeleine Bunting Watch

"Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever"

Monday, April 03, 2006


To the emotionally literate world of Our Mads. This blog will self-destruct when the author gets bored.

It is perhaps hard to believe, but until now Maddy's lacked the must-have accessory for the digital age - the cyberstalker. The great Aaro has had one for ages. Even Tim Worstall's got one. Surely a writer who can inspire hundreds of blog postings ranging from this perceptive livejournal user and the Hammer of the Proletariat down to lesser fry like Norm and Harry is not less worthy than they ?

If anyone would like to contribute (or indeed run the site), drop an id in the comments. It's a great idea, but I haven't got time to keep my own blog populated, let alone this one.

But having read Lenin's piece, I couldn't resist the temptation to use the strapline.


At 11:47 PM, Blogger Blithering Bunny said...

Bunting. Bunting. Isn't she the female Guardianista who's even less economically literate than Pollypot, but not quite as cracked as AL Kennedy?

At 3:29 PM, Blogger Laban said...

She's not cracked, but she doesn't know much history. Unfortunately that's what she keeps writing about.

At 5:46 PM, Blogger Peter said...

Bunting's defining article - in which she complained about the media unfavourably comparing a girl slaughtered by al-Gama'a al-Islamiya at Luxor, with, er, the chaps who killed her. If we cast our minds back, the six men so demonised by the media attacked tourists at the Temple of Hatshepsut. As well as guns, they used knives to behead and disembowel 62 tourists - including a 5 year old British girl, Shaunnah Turner, who was a bit too cute for Mads' liking. She describes al-Ga'ama representatives as "Muslim leaders". Here is the opening paragraph of a breathtakingly outrageous article that can't be found on

"In reporting on the Luxor massacre in Egypt on Monday, the media did not mince their words: the Muslim fanatics or maniacs behind it were evil and brutal. Sinister photographs of Muslim leaders were juxtaposed with those of the enchanting five-year-old Briton Shaunnah Turner, who was killed with her mother and grandmother. For some of Britain's 1.4 million Muslims, this was yet another act of extremism that was to lead colleagues and neighbours to call them to account on behalf of the faith.
What happened in Luxor has more to do with politics than Islam, but the media coverage ensures that such terrorist attacks affect the lives of Muslims thousands of miles away."

At 9:36 PM, Blogger Action said...

She's saying the motivation for the attack was political not religious.
Don't they do words that complicated at Eton?

At 8:53 PM, Blogger Rachel Key said...

I Remember The Day.
I Was 4, Going On 5.
We Were All Sat Down.
In The Hall.
On The Floor.
Danny Mollen, Our Headmaster, Were Talking About Shaunnah Turner And Her Family.
With Tears In His Eyes.
Then She Told Us She Had Been Shot.
Whilst On Holiday With Her Mother And Granma.
We Were All Devastated.
Going To The Car After School.
Hundreds Of Cameras Were Flashing.
Reporters Trying To Get Get Statements And Pictures Of Us.
I Went Home.
Sat Down.
And Cried.
And Cried.


She Was My BEST Friend.

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