Monday, September 1, 2008
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.