Thursday 19 May 2011 3.50pm
What would be the commonly used word that would replace the obviously impolitic 'serious' when talking about the gradation of punishment across rape cases? As in 'offender A was sentenced to 20 years in jail because is crime was judged more xxxxxx than offender b's'. Or do Jan and Julia feel the argument is redundant since all convicted rapists should be given the same sentence regardless of any related circumstances?
And he didn't say rape was only a focus for people because it was sexy. He said it was singled out 'to add a bit of sexual excitement to the headlines.'. The target being news editors, although this particular argument is still specious. The real reason the editors rounded on him is because they could scent his blood.
You could always consider the reason he was being interviewed in the first place, as Clare McGlynn in the Tory loving Guardian has here http://bit.ly/m5sya3
But no, don't bother. Just chuck him out. And see what brand of hang' em high idiot replaces him.