OPINION: We should be applauding Schofield, not gagging him

The Slog.

The very Establishment leaders busy castigating the BBC over the Jimmy Savile affair are now protecting paedophiles at large from the House of Commons to Sky News. Bullying the tv media is crass hypocrisy, and the media reaction thus far is a disgrace.

 I think it might be time once again to inject some reality into the pursuit of paedophiles. People are getting confused, and I can understand why: after forty years of looking the other way while aimlessly walking about going lalalalalalaa, they are now only allowed to look or walk in one direction and go overhereoverthereeverythwhere. This is because the infernal simplification of the media is once more involved.

As an exemplar of this, let’s look sensibly at Philip Schofield’s brave attempt yesterday to put an odious hypocrite on the spot. I’ve always thought Scofield to be little more than a harmless tit; but he is these days…

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