Morality TV: a hellish vision
Dinosaur-baiting and Portuguese-bashing - read Mick Hume's columns in The Times (London).
Friday 14 September:
‘I know you don’t think Jim Davidson is funny; I don’t think so either. I don’t care about dire television shows such as Hell’s Kitchen, and neither do you. However, having “accidentally” caught the episode that led to the execrable comic being kicked off that show for making homophobic cracks, I am afraid that we are facing something even less savoury but more serious than celebrity reality TV: the rise of celebrity morality TV….’
Tuesday 11 September:
‘Whatever the truth about the latest allegations, there does seem to have been a rush to judgment in the Madeleine McCann case ? a rush to judge the Portuguese authorities over here. A glance at British headlines and online discussions might give the impression that the Portuguese police are the truly guilty parties, traduced for daring to interrogate the McCanns as formal suspects….’