Saturday, January 06, 2007

Save us from the sovereignty of the mob

This item was sent round by Chris Doyle of Caabu. Simon Jenkins argues that there are limits to what is acceptable in the press on grounds of taste.

"I could not bring Monday's Guardian into my house. I have a problem with pictures of hanged, broken-necked men looking at me across the freshly squeezed orange juice. I would have the same trouble with limbs being chopped off, children mangled by dogs, and the new America cult of police CCTV footage of murders, muggings, rapes and car crashes. When the government sells the broadcasting rights to John Reid's 100 Best ID Cards and Patricia Hewitt's Most Ghoulish NHS Record of the Week, I shall also turn my head away."


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