Teen not impregnated, not killed

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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:29 am

The Daily Telegraph puts two reporters on the case of a teacher alleged to be in a relationship with a teenage student:

The Daily Telegraph has learned the teacher, Robert Drummond, 52, is married with five children. The student, Melanie Docwra, 17, has just finished her HSC exams.

Note that the student is above the age of consent. Contrast this story with the Telegraph’s treatment of Natasha Schyf, whose pregnancy at 15 (to a 33-year-old) was applauded in the Telegraph’s opinion pages by Luke McIlveen:

We should be praising Natasha Schyf for committing to one of life’s biggest challenges at such a young age.

Why the difference? Well, Schyf was loaded into a fast car by her idiot boyfriend and driven to her death by a joyriding 20-year-old, therefore becoming a Telegraph symbol in its campaign for more restrictive road rules. To avoid further censure from the Telegraph, Robert Drummond knows what he has to do.

Posted by Tim B. on 12/26/2004 at 02:01 PM
  1. hmmm.  Luke McIlveen was the same fella who wrote The Courier Mail‘s Remembrance Day special:


    even though he had known about the story for months.

    There seems to be a pattern emerging here…

    Posted by murph on 12/26 at 03:11 PM •