If your website isn't getting enough traffic through right-wing discussions, hatred of immigrants, lies and frothing rabid evil, how to get more clicks?
I know... pedalos are big fans of the internet, aren't they? Let's invite them to enjoy our website by writing articles about teenage models - pretending to be moralistic about the young flesh on display, but presenting a number of pictures of said models in revealing outfits just so you can see how terrible it is.
And if a few paedos click on the website - who cares? Every click is a good click. After all, Mark Dixie was a big fan of the Mail's skimpy pictures of the woman he murdered, Sally Anne Bowman - so much of a big fan that he had film of a man knocking one out over a picture of her in the Hate, even using the pages as a spoof rag. That's just one man using the Mail for masturbation, so surely there are others - and if they're as unpleasant as Dixie, so what? Every click is a good click, because every click equals more money from advertising.
Today's treat for the one-handed surfers is a set of pictures of Angelina Jolie when she was 16, dressed in swimsuits and bikinis. I feel a bit uneasy about linking to it, to be honest, so I don't think I will, but go to the site if you must - it's there all right.
What do the readers have to say about the Mail printing pix of a teenage girl in skimpy clothes? Are they outraged? Are they disgusted at this sexualising of a teenage girl?
She's beautiful and sexy.
- Kic, MA, USA
She's such a pretty woman, but those tattoos are so tacky.
- Kay, Peterborugh
Very beautiful then and now.
- Nat, Brighton
Eww. Just... eww.
Think it's a one-off? Think again. Just a few days ago in the Mail, there was:
14-year-old Polish model banned from catwalk in row over sexualising young girls
Yes, isn't it terrible to sexualise young girls? And here are lots of pictures of this 14-year-old girl so you can see how terrible it is that she's being sexualised. Not as seedy as the Jolie pics, thankfully, but still pretty iffy. Comments have been disabled - I wonder why? Actually, I don't have to wonder. This is what Mail readers said about a 14-year-old model back in 2006:
She's gorgeous -- but looks about 21 in that photo. Goodness knows what's going to happen to such a young thing in the next few years in the mad bad world of modelling.
- Cara, Florida, USA
Wow! This is an amazing accomplishment for a young girl of 14! Her look is perfect for the industry. Being compared to Twiggy or Kate Moss is quite a compliment and she deserves every bit of it! I look forward to seeing much more of Aleksandra in the near future!
- Mary Abrams, Miami, FL
I believe Aleksandra is beautiful and has a great future. She has a perfect combination Potential and mother's support. Her dream can definetly become a reallity!!
- Marisol Santana, Guadalajara, Mexico
Gorgeous! This girl has a great future ahead of her. The industry can definately use her youthful look! I'm sure we'll be seeing alot more of Aleksandra!
- Norma, Los Angeles, USA
Wow! Isn't she gorgeous? What's wrong with pursuing a dream? She has gone that far and she's only a child! She is the future. Congratulations!
- Gigio, Mexico City, Mexico
The entire world will be very soon talking about this beautiful creature.
I wish the best of the lucks for her!
- Rodrigo, Los Angeles, CA
Am I being too squeamish, or are those comments a bit creepy? I know some might be family and friends just wishing her well, but even so...
Newspapers have always been disgracefully hypocritical about sexualising teenagers - later, I'll try and dig out the scan of the Daily Star that mentioned the 'Brass Eye perv spoof fury' on one page and a lascivious photo caption about 15-year-old Charlotte Church's breasts just centimetres away. And let's not forget the similar ickiness from so many sections of the press towards Emma Watson over the past few years while she was a schoolgirl, as well as dirty mac prurience into court cases involving underage sex.
Meanwhile, kids are having sex younger and younger nowadays. And which newspapers get the most angry about that, foaming at the mouth and getting their columnists to rip into 'the death of innocence'? Exactly.