It’s been a difficult week for the BBC.
But in these difficult times, it is heartening to know we can rely on The Daily Mail to guide us through the morass of moral decline, and back toward the path of righteousness.
What we need now more than ever is The Daily Mail to set us on the straight and narrow; those custodians of decency, those guardians of moral normalcy.
Tough times call for tough men – brave, strong, straight-talking men.
Men like Richard Littlejohn – whose shoulders are broader than Tolstoy’s.
He’s just furious about what’s happened, especially the…
…‘systemic’ failures that allowed them [Brand and Ross] to bully and ridicule an old man and his granddaughter in the name of ‘entertainment’.
But hang on.
This is the same Richard Littlejohn who implied Peter Mandelson is a paedophile in his column last week (check the ‘Rue des Jeunes Garcons‘ reference here).
Oh well, never mind. It’s still heartening to know that Middle Britain’s moral avenger Stephen Glover has our best interests at heart. Of Mark Thompson he laments…
How could a man of such high morals preside over the BBC’s descent into the gutter
It might well be asked how could a man of Stephen Glover’s high morals use his position to defend convicted fraudster Conrad Black, not once but twice? (note to Mr Glover – fraud is immoral, rather than ‘indecent’ – however you chose to define it).
One final thing for consideration on the rather thorny issue of persecuting vulnerable people.
The Mail’s sister paper indulged us with some of Mr Sachs biography – namely that…
Mr Sachs, who was born in Germany but emigrated to Britain in 1938 to escape the Nazi persecution of Jews, still works regularly on TV and radio, including Radio 4’s spiritual programme Something Understood.
I wonder if anyone at Associated Press has stopped to think about how their newspapers’ historic flirtation with Nazism and their venal opposition to Jewish pre-war immigration, might have impacted on Mr Sachs and hundreds of thousands of other vulnerable people fleeing something a little more worrying than a prank phone-call.
And I very much doubt it.