Friday, July 8, 2011

Between Steve Coogan And Will Self - It Depends Whether You Know How To Care

On Newsnight on TV tonight Will Self had little time for the outrage of the British public or of Steve Coogan, whose phone was hacked.

Will Self said he blamed the prurient tastes of the British public for the mess at the News Of The World.

Steve Coogan had earlier called the ex-editor of the News Of The World a risible human being with no interest in journalism but only of tittle tattle.

Who is right - Coogan or Self?

I think Will Self views society as similar to the taste of the public for gladiatorial battles in the Roman arena - what the public wants is what the public gets.

But this is not Rome.

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