Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Press and Gary Glitter

The Guardian's Peter Wilby discusses his colleagues' reaction to the return of Gary Glitter (born Paul Gadd) to the UK after his release from a Vietnam prison. Begins Mr. Wilby,

I suppose we should be used to it by now, but sometimes the hypocrisy of newspapers takes the breath away. Writing about Paul Gadd (alias Gary Glitter), recently released from a Vietnamese jail where he served nearly three years for sexual offences against girls of 10 and 11, the Daily Mail columnist Amanda Platell demanded: "Who gave this reptilian exhibitionist the oxygen of publicity? Who propelled him to world notoriety and made his claims for state protection legitimate?"

Read the rest of his story here.

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