If you believe the Mail are 'cyclist bashers' or are being unduly sensationalistic due the victims job it shouldn't make any difference should it?Well, there is a reason why it is sometimes called the daily wail.
I wonder if the article would have the same prominence if the victim was a cleaner or similar.
My point was, do you think the story would have been given the same prominence if the perpetrator was in a motor vehicle?Was the story written by the newspaper untrue? Did they tell any lies? Did they report what actually happened? I am sorry, but to be honest i havn't read anything from the above piece that sounds like cyclist bashing and if what happened was fact, then the cyclist IMHO deserved a far harsher punishment than the one he recieved.
Car drivers injuring peds is more common, so possibly not.
Almost certainly not.
I can only agree with @welsh dragon. You see it often enough in paper headlines referring to individuals by their mode of transport. I think there is quite a bit of cycling bashing, but this isn't it.