One thing that has been made crystal clear to all those who follow the Parliamentary car crash that is Rochdale’s still nominally Labour MP Simon Danczuk is that his former wife Karen is not the sharpest tool in the box. And this is a serious problem for someone who aspires to be one of those real Slebs: Kazza, as I noted recently, has a writing style that will not be supplanting the memory of A A Gill. And her self-awareness is no better.
Karen Danczuk - may not have brain plugged in
That does not augur well for someone who goes attention seeking as a means of garnering More And Bigger Media Opportunities For Herself Personally Now. Nor does it help when combined with a clear lack of understanding of our defamation laws, which brings us to a Kazza Twitter excursion on Sunday in which she expressed views about Kate and Gerry McCann which she cannot back up with a shred of evidence.
For reasons not only concerning the defamation law, but also out of respect for the McCanns, who have had more than enough in the way of smears and abuse thrown their way over the recent past, Zelo Street will not be publishing the worst of Kazza’s Tweets, although I have screen shots. Suffice to say that both the Mail and Sun, which carried the story of this particular social media faux pas, have steered well clear.
The Mail gives an idea of why: “Madeleine McCann's parents 'are set to sue' Karen Danczuk over cruel tweets saying they 'have guilt' over their daughter's disappearance … MP's estranged wife launches attack on the parents online following report”. Kazza is not “estranged” from Spanker Si, they are divorced. But hey ho. Do go on.
Kate and Gerry McCann - been through enough already
“Ms Danczuk, the estranged wife of Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk, has come under fire after her explosive tweets regarding Kate and Gerry McCann yesterday … She tweeted: 'Anyone who says McCanns are innocent, just remember they left 3 children under the age of 4 alone to go out. Either Way they have guilt! KD’ … Sources close to the family have revealed that the couple … are aware of the comments as are their lawyers”.
And the Murdoch Sun’s headline says it all: “'THEIR LAWYERS HAVE SEEN THE POSTS' Karen Danczuk ‘could face legal action over string of cruel tweets attacking parents of Maddie McCann’ … Her shocking outburst against Kate and Gerry ‘is worthy of being investigated by their lawyers’, their friend said”. Kazza has now deleted the offending Tweets, including the one featured by the Mail and Sun.
So what is going to bring Kazza to the attention of Messrs Carter, Ruck (that name means that if anything happens, it will be painfully expensive for her)? Well, she made the (offensive and wrong) comparison with Karen Matthews and daughter Shannon, for starters. But Kazza was more than happy to leave her kids with Spanker Si, and even have him in under the same roof on that now notorious Spanish holiday.
And we know how that turned out. But after her Twitter tirade the other day, the kind of pain she is likely to undergo will be felt only in her wallet. And the loss of whatever reputation she had. Karen Danczuk’s fifteen minutes is almost up. REJOICE!