By John Ward: We are witnessing a battle going on for our minds in this country – but far too few of us are conscious of it.
On one side are those media owners, rapscallion bottom-feeders, slur doctors and quack coppers who would have you believe that a person is guilty until proven innocent. They titillate the dirty mack brigade and feed what’s left of the woman-hating drongo bloke population…but in the next breath, tell you that every male celebrity is a beast who must be hung before any de iure process has looked with due diligence at all the evidence.
The pornographer Richard Desmond, owner of the Daily Star, is just such a greasy hypocrite. His Star “news”paper has published a front page lead today which is inaccurate, ill-informed, and misleading from the first word to the last.There comes a time in the decline of every formerly Alpha culture when the drongos running horsesh*t for the titillation of the knuckle-draggers need to be reminded that there is still a thing in Britain called the due process of the Law. We don’t do chucking millstoned witches into the village pond any more to see if they float. We’ve moved on ever so slightly to a system where there’s not much equality before the law, but lynch mobs are still very illegal indeed.
I’ve ringed the three subhead words in the above utterly risible piece in today’s Daily Star simply to point out why it is wrong, wrong, wrong.