Trouble is brewing in the world of newspapers and related print media, that could spell disaster and a possible end to all printed newspapers unless they sign a pledge to undertake a new ethical code of reporting conduct.
A five year old anorexic girl, who can not be named for legal reasons, is suing all periodical printed news media under one lawsuit in an effort to seek recompense for perceived damages and to bring about a more honest reporting standard.
The cornerstone of her case is countless editions of various newspapers, magazines and periodicals, containing two or more articles or editorials with conflicting themes to do with appearance and self esteem as well as media influenced behavioural psychology in the modern world.
Exhibit A, 50,000 copies of various periodicals, daily, weekly monthly etc with sized zero models on the cover, with a headline referring to how svelte and lovely they look.
Exhibit B, 50,000 copies of other issues of the same periodicals, with articles referring to the effects of modern media such as video games, television and glossy magazines about celebrity lifestyles and how these affect the minds of the young.