Back at the end of April, the Daily Mail ran a story titled "Love cheat MPs on 'suicide watch' as expense claims threaten to expose affairs". This was before the Telegraph started its stories, but was about the expected July release of information. The paper said,
A Commons source told the Mail: 'The whips have three Labour MPs on suicide watch. That's how serious this scandal is. The whips believe they might kill themselves.'The Telegraph stories broke the following week, and I made reference to the suicide issue here. By May 20th, the Mail was reporting "Now MPs call in a psychiatrist to deal with the 'stress' of the expenses furore".
I bring this up because the concern over the possibility of "MP suicide" is now in the news again and for some strange reason it's being run as if it is a shocking new revelation or possibility, and is being picked up all over the place, including "David Cameron orders public reprimand for suicide warning MP".
Can someone explain to me how this latest news tsunmai on suicide is working exactly? What's with all these people thinking this is new news? Were they all sleeping when it was mentioned before? On holiday perhaps? Anyone understand how it works, and why is the mention of suicide now, considered far more important and worthy of comment than when it was mentioned before?