Tony Parsons - establishment sellout
And how far the mighty are fallen can be seen from an atrocious slice of fact free bigotry in today’s edition of the paper. The Sun is secreted away behind a paywall, but a Zelo Street regular has made screenshots of the print edition available (see how that works, Rupe?). From these, it is not difficult to tell that the article, “Hitlers of the CPS”, has been written to order, in a way that will be familiar to Daily Mail readers.
And on to the text of Parsons’ rant: “Superstar paedophiles like Jimmy Savile and Cyril Smith remained untouched and free to rape children until their dying day, protected by the BBC and Westminster and generations of cops who looked the other way”. Well, that’s not quite the full story, is it? The Police had put together a report on Cyril Smith, and one senior Fleet Street figure had a copy. Can you guess who it was yet?
As for Savile, our free and fearless press had literally decades to nail him - but they were more interested in slebs’n’goss. Even when they did think about telling their readers what Jim had really been fixing, he frightened them off with legal threats - the kind of defence that the papers didn’t find quite so intimidating when it was footballers or politicians they were exposing. The press gave Savile a free pass, too.