I joined with this bird this morning to examine the rain and wondered if I ought to stay in rather than go out. He was somewhat bemused as the sun burnt those of us lucky enough to be out in it while this morning the land was under a rain cloud. bravely I went to the Museum where we were bored by the lack of custom. Those that came, eventually, were very interesting but so few in number. Something has to be done I say!
The press have indulged themselves once again over Rolfe Harris. Pages are given over to the details of his 'shocking' activities and as many 'hurt' women as possible will appear in these pages, on TV and on radio, telling us of their despair. Those who were there, and I know one who was, are somewhat skeptical. It was clear then what was going on, so why the fuss? Indeed why did the media not bring this into the open forty years ago? Why was Saville allowed to continue, and why have MPs involved in abusing boys been a secret all this time when everybody knew? Ah the hypocrisy astounds.
I note the same media make a fuss over the 'short' sentence given to Harris but fail to fuss over the even shorter sentence given to Coulson, the man who hacked phones and has become the fall guy for Murdoch's empire. When it's one off their own they are less keen to talk, probably because they all (do) did it!
Not that I wish to complain but watching the World Cup I find the commentators talk rubbish, yes Jonathan Pearce I mean you, the pundits not much better, the constant search for pics of the crowd, senseless slow motions that are too slow, who needs to see celebrations in slow motion I ask you? But worse are the fans. Supposedly football fans whenever the camera picks on them they jump up and wave to the screen. On many occasions these 'fans' were watching their team being humped yet they could ignore this to wave to the camera? If you are losing and you support your team you do not react like this. This I suspect is because most watched are female, accompanying the male but less interested in the game than the event and the holiday. Dump them I say!