Saturday, June 09, 2007
Fox news anchor Gretchen Carlson had to move away from the desk and cover her ears - see weirdly entertaining vid - when a story about a man amputating his own leg came up. She feared she might pass out. Is this woman really in the right job? But, in fact, I find myself in sympathy with Gretchen - this is exactly what I want to do when confronted with the latest bizarre twists in the Paris Hilton story. The American legal system - the most regrettable and least English aspect of that country - is now persecuting her beyond endurance. I cover my ears because I feel guilt. I have long campaigned for the ritual persecution of celebrities, perhaps on special public holidays. But bouncing the poor girl in and out of prison as if she were a Monopoly piece is too much even for me to stomach. I say: free this blameless French hotel at once.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 7:15 am