Media Musings Blog Archive Everybody loves a kiss The Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd smooch made a big splash in the media in the past couple of days, making the front pages of newspapers around louis vuitton shoes trainers the country.
Some will be surprised by the news values that decide a kiss is worthy of such coverage, but I say to those people, of course it is! Two examples include an about Kate Winslet being spotted kissing her new man scandal! and a more considered piece about how women risk getting pash rash when they tongue their men during Movember. The Age also likes a good kiss story. On 30 August they ran a 900 word feature article 'the rise of the office kiss,' informing readers about the alarming trend whereby people in offices now greet one another with pecks on the cheeks rather than handshakes. And there was also a story about how an hacker blew a kiss to her loved one before being skirted away to prison. Never mind that other issues may be the real focus of the story, well, in the case of Rudd/Gillard tensions and the hackers story anyhow, the media loves to draw us in with kissing. But before we start judging these low brow, scummy media outlets and their news values, perhaps we should look within ourselves for the answer. It seems like headlines with the word kiss attract viewers. Of the other articles that come up in the search, many have nothing to do with kissing. Subs are not idiots. They must have reason to believe headlines with the word 'kiss' will attract more hits. So maybe we should be questioning ourselves, looking deep within and admitting that, as readers, we are the ones to blame for the Rudd Gillard kiss sensation. When it comes to kissing, it seems, nobody is innocent. Thus far the case is one of suspicion only. Waiting until the end of the trial before we decide on whom that suspicion ought to rest, let us now hear the evidence by which the Duparcs and their adherents proceeded to justify their conspiracy against the liberty and the life of a friendless girl. Having secured Marie in solitary confinement, and having thus left the house and all that it contained for a whole night at the free disposal of the Duparcs, the Procurator Revel bethought himself, the morning after the arrest of his prisoner, of the necessity of proceeding with something like official regularity. He accordingly issued his requisition to the Lieutenant Criminel to accompany him to the house of Monsieur Duparc, attended by the medical officers and the clerk, to inquire into the circumstances under which the suspected death by poisoning of Monsieur De Beaulieu had taken place. Marie had been imprisoned on the evening of the seventh of August, louis vuitton outlet online store authentic and this requisition is dated on the morning of the eighth. The document betrays one remarkable informality. It mentions the death of Monsieur De Beaulieu; but is absolutely kate spade store los angeles silent on the subject of the alleged poisoning of seven persons christian louboutin beverly hills at dinner the next day. And yet it was this latter gucci factory outlet online store circumstance only which first directed suspicion against Marie, and which induced barbour jackets for ladies Friley to lodge the information against her on which the Procurator price of louis vuitton was now acting. Probably Monsieur Revel s legal acumen convinced him, at moncler infant the outset, that the story of the poisoned dinner was too michael kors canvas handbags weak to be relied on. The officers of the law, accompanied by nba store jerseys the doctors, proceeded to the house of the Duparcs on the chanel 5 perfume eighth of August. After viewing the body of Monsieur De Beaulieu, michael kors north south tote the medical men were directed to open and examine it. They gucci store nyc reported the discovery in the stomach of a reddish, brick colored liquid, gucci outlet handbags authentic gucci somewhat resembling the lees of wine. The mucous membrane was detached discount gucci belts in some places, and its internal surface was corroded. On examining gucci catalog the reddish liquid, they found it to contain a crystallized sediment, chanel bags on sale for cheap which, on analyzation, proved to be arsenic. Upon this, the doctors kate spade linens delivered it as their opinion that Monsieur De Beaulieu had been gucci material poisoned, and that poison had been the cause of his death. He did nothing of the kind; he where to sell louis vuitton made no inquiry after the servant (being probably unwilling to expose real chanel handbags his colleague, the Procurator, who had illegally arrested and illegally imprisoned shop louis vuitton her); he never examined the kitchen utensils which the Commissary had christian louboutin bridal collection locked up; he never opened the servant s cupboard with the key gucci dress shoes that had been taken from her when she was searched in nike outlet shoes prison. All he did was to reduce the report of the chanel luggage doctors to writing, and to return to his office with his kate spade ring posse comitatus at his heels. It was necessary to summon the witnesses moncler down coat and examine them. But the Procurator Revel now conveniently remembered the new balance 659 story of the poisoned dinner, and he sent the Lieutenant Criminel to gucci factory online examine the Duparcs and their friends at the private residence of louis vuitton outlet miami the family, in consideration of the sickly condition of the eaters outlet gucci bags of the adulterated meal. It may be as well to observe, chanel vitalumiere aqua here as elsewhere, that these highly indulged personages had none of chanel bags on sale online them been sufficiently inconvenienced even to go to bed, or in chanel headband any way to alter their ordinary habits. On the afternoon of the gucci in vacaville outlets eighth, the Lieutenant Criminel betook himself to the house of Monsieur Duparc, new balance 993 mens to collect evidence touching the death by poison of Monsieur De chanel outlet stores Beaulieu. The first witness called was Monsieur Duparc. This gentleman, it will louis vuitton mens be remembered, was away from home on Monday, the sixth, when new balance 995 Monsieur De Beaulieu died, and only returned, at the summons of where can i find louis vuitton outlet stores his eldest son, at half past eleven on the forenoon of the louis vuitton loafers seventh. He had nothing to depose connected with the death of michael kors purses sale his father in law, or with the events which might have taken place kate spade outlet hagerstown in the house on the night of the sixth and the tennis shoes new balance morning of the seventh. On the other hand, he had a louis vuitton evidence great deal to say about the state of his own stomach prada factory outlet louis vuitton belt replica amazon italy after the dinner of the seventh a species of information nike outlet tucson az not calculated to throw much light on the subject of inquiry, michael kors cheap outlet online which was the poisoning of Monsieur De Beaulieu. The old lady, Madame prada bag outlet online De Beaulieu, was next examined, She louis vuitton bags galleries could give no evidence of gucci prescription glasses the slightest importance touching the matter in hand; but, like Monsieur chanel parfum Duparc, she had something to say on the topic of the top chanell poisoned dinner. Madame Duparc followed on the list of witnesses. The report chanel 8 news of her examination so thoroughly had she recovered from the chanel logo necklace effects of the dinner of the seventh ran to a louis vuitton outlet online usa prodigious length. Five sixths of it related entirely to her own sensations new balance 1110 and suspicions, and the sensations and suspicions of her relatives and christian louboutin hyper prive peep toe pumps friends, after they had risen from the table. As to the kate spade manuela point at issue, the point which affected the liberty, and perhaps gucci flora the life, of her unfortunate servant, she had so little to guccis say that her testimony may be repeated here in her own chanel tote bags words: The witness (Madame Duparc) deposed, that after Marie had helped Monsieur louis vuitton repair De Beaulieu to get up, she (Marie) hastened out for the kate spade library lane milk, and, on her return with it, prepared the hasty pudding, took michael kors down coat it herself off the fire, and herself poured it out into coupons for nike outlet the plate then left the kitchen to accompany Madame De designer handbags gucci Beaulieu to mass. Four or five minutes after Monsieur De Beaulieu new balance nimbus had eaten the hasty pudding, he was seized with violent illness. Short as chanel vintage it is, this statement contains several distinct suppressions of the truth. First, gucci outlet in florence Madame Duparc is wrong in stating that Marie fetched the milk, gucci online shop for it was the milk woman who brought it to the house. chanel handbags cheap Secondly, Madame Duparc conceals the fact that she handed the flour new balance discounts to the servant to make the hasty pudding. Thirdly, Madame Duparc does chanel bag prices not mention that she held the plate for the pudding to chanel for sale be poured into, and took it to her father. Fourthly, and gucci purses outlet most important of all, Madame Duparc altogether omits to state that christian louboutin shoes uk she sprinkled salt, with her own hands, over the hasty pudding nike air jordan flight 45 although she had expressly informed her servant, a day or two first louis vuitton bag before, that salt was never to be mixed with it. At nike dunk sb low a subsequent stage of the proceedings she was charged with having barbour jacket discount salted the hasty pudding herself, and she could not, and did not, christian louboutin decollete black deny it. The examination of Madame Duparc ended the business of the barbour beaufort jackets day of the eighth. The next morning the Lieutenant Criminel, as politely cheap authentic chanel handbags attentive as before, returned to resume his inquiry at the private inexpensive michael kors handbags residence of Monsieur Duparc. The first witness examined on the second day christian louboutin retailers was Mademoiselle Duparc. She carefully followed her mother s lead saying new balance 811 as little as possible about the preparation of the hasty pudding on white louis vuitton boat 50 cent louis vuitton shoes shoes the morning of Monday, and as much as possible about the moncler in london pain suffered by everybody after the dinner of Tuesday. Madame Beauguillot, louis vuitton authentic outlet online the next witness, added her testimony, as to the state of nike outlet in san diego her own digestive organs, after partaking of the same meal louis vuitton outlet 2013 speaking at such prodigious length that the poison would appear, in christian louboutin blue pumps her case, to have produced its principal effect (and that of louis vuitton new york a stimulating kind) on her tongue. Her son, Monsieur De Beauguillot, barbour gamefair was next examined, quite uselessly in relation to the death by baby new balance poison, which was the object of inquiry. The last witness was clearance gucci Madame Duparc s younger son the same who had complained of new balance shoe reviews feeling a gritty substance between his teeth at dinner. In one louis vuitton diaper bag important respect, his evidence flatly contradicted his mother s. Madame Duparc had christian louboutin wallis mary jane pumps adroitly connected Monsieur De Beaulieu s illness with the hasty pudding, by describing barbour jackets on sale the old man as having been taken ill four or five nike free kids minutes after eating it. Young Duparc, on the contrary, declared that liddesdale barbour his grandfather first felt ill at nine o clock exactly two hours louis vuitton bag outlet online after he had partaken of his morning meal.
With the evidence of nike outlet com this last witness, the examinations at the private residence of Monsieur chanel makeup sale Duparc ended. Thus far, out of the seven persons, all related barbour riding jacket to each other, who had been called as witnesses, three (Monsieur gucci underwear Duparc himself, Madame Beauguillot, and her son) had not been in michael kors slim runway watch the house on the day when Monsieur De Beaulieu died. Of michael kors ballet flats the other four, who had been present (Madame De Beaulieu, Madame women gucci watches Duparc, her son and her daughter), not one deposed to a chanel careers single fact tending to fix on Marie any reasonable suspicion of latest chanel handbags having administered poison to Monsieur De Beaulieu.
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