Today, I noted that the Express & Star (motto: ‘that’ll do Ted, it’ll only be holding chips tomorrow’) were rightly having a whinge about the cost of graffiti vandalism, something I’ve had occasion to moan about myself. Fair enough, move along, nothing to see here.
The odd thing about the article as posted on the Express & Star site is that the image it features is a cropped version of the community youth artwork protest picture, taken in 2009 and originally featuring Brownhills resident Majorie Gines, who’d taken a dislike to the mural. The artwork had been legitimately created by Brownhills kids and workers from Walsall Youth Arts over that summer on temporary hoardings erected around the building site that was to become Knave’s Court.
Poor old Marjorie seems to have been cropped from history, apart from her right elbow, and the good ol’ local rag seems to be suggesting that a community artwork project is an example of graffiti vandalism. Nice one, guys. Editorial standards clearly remain as high as ever…
Unsurprisingly, they didn’t approve my comment pointing this out. Wonder why?