This was a world-class bit of irresponsible journalism from the Sun - printing the name and address of a man who was cautioned for having child porn images. I shan't link to the article itself because I think they're a festering dump of bubbling hatred who should all be fed into an industrial grinder feet first, but be my guest and go search for it if you can stomach it.
Needless to say, the nutcases came sprinting round to Mr Wand's house and sprayed it with 'PADEO' on the door. Yes, that's right, PADEO.
As this marvellous comment on the Epsom Guardian's coverage says:
Have you seen what has been written on this guy's front door?
Another example of declining educational standards among vigilantes.
Which is a magical spoof of website commenters and their dumbass attitudes. At least, I hope it is. Sometimes it's hard to know.
Needless to say I'm no big fan of Mr Wand or others who like looking at pictures of kids, but he's been cautioned for the offence, the matter has been dealt with; what the Sun did is just dumb and irresponsible. Please, please don't dredge up the ridiculous, pointless and bullshit argument of 'He lives just YARDS from a SCHOOL?!?!?!?' because, well, so do a lot of people. He's a man who's looked at porn; that doesn't make him a predatory paedophile or guilty of any other offence. Fair enough, don't invite him to the kids' birthday party, but printing his address - what does that achieve other than inviting neanderthals to commit another crime?
Or is that OK if you're the Sun, nice and cosy in your air-conditioned Wapping office, washing your hands of responsibility for any of your actions? If someone gets murdered as a result of these actions, will that make a difference to the utterly cynical 'campaigning' of this shitty newspaper? I doubt it; I imagine they'll pretend they had nothing to do with it.