Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Baying for blood

A dead Disk Jockey, who for decades was very popular and who was renowned for his charitable activities, is now under investigation for alleged sexual abuse of minors, some sixty victims according to latest police information.  I always thought he was an egoistical pillock, and it seems very likely that he would be tempted to take advantage of the adoring teenage girls flocking round him, though whether "sexual abuse" covers everything from a pat on the bottom to a full-blown night of flagrante, I don't know.
What I do know, and find very distasteful, is the sight of the great British public, encouraged by our salacious media,.baying for blood and waiting eagerly for all the prurient details to be published. And of course there is an exhibition of that distasteful trait whereby we take pleasure when the mighty fall, when our idols prove to have feet of clay, when, in other words, they are just like the rest of us.
As to the politicians trying to make capital for themselves by braying moral indignation at every opportunity, they are lucky that they are already so far beneath my contempt that I have no venom left to spit at them.
I am also very uneasy that the DJ, being dead, has no chance to defend himself. One consequence of this is that the media are already treating him as guilty before any evidence has been produced. It really is sickening, and the fact that he was an egoistical pillock should not prevent him from being treated with proper respect and due process of law.


Mike and Ann said...

With respect for your views Jake, he is now beyond any 'process of law'. I don't like what's happening now, but I think that probably a great many people and organisations were very wrong at the time.
'All that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to remain silent', as a good many people obviously did, when they should have been on their hind legs protesting loudly.

Jake Allsop said...

I agree with you: if he was abusing kids, and it was suspected, it should have been investigated at the time. But hs was such a moneyspinner for the BBC et al, that they were reluctant to kill their milch cow. Shame on them.
What I was trying to say was that I personally detested the man, but he's still entitled to a fair "trial" rather than this trial by media.