Phillip Schofield asks Cameron about paedophiles and PM gets confused
SOMETIMES, television is so bewildering that you can’t possibly believe that it is comprised of real human beings. Take for example, this morning, when Phillip Schofield went feral and handed our Prime Minister, David Cameron, a piece of paper with a list of Tory MPs who the presenter believes are paedophiles.
Let us look at that again. Gordon The Gopher’s best friend went online, found a load of names who have been accused of raping children, presumably with little to no actual evidence, and wrote them down on a bit of paper and handed them to the man who has an entire country to run, and expected an answer.
Meanwhile, Holly Willoughby sat there, wondering at which point this morning the entire universe suffered a complete mental breakdown for this to happen.
Apparently, this amazing breakthrough for Schofe took “about three minutes” and, being a thorough chap, he twisted the paper and exposed the names to everyone watching.
The Guido Fawkes blog posted a message which points out which names could be read and the people leaving comments are certainly not shy about speculating either. Of course, this is going to end up in people with pitchforks attacking MPs houses and, better yet, Schofield or ITV will get sued (invariably at the cost of the taxpayer) AND all these things will add together to ensure that, should any of these people be guilty, they’ll never face a fair trial.
Great. Well done TV.
In addition to all this, David Cameron heaped more shit on an already festering waste pile by confusing paedophiles with homosexuals.
For some inexplicable reason, our PM said that he was “worried” it could turn into a witch hunt against homosexual celebrities.
“I’ve heard all sorts of names being banded around and what then tends to happen is, of course, everyone sits around and speculates about people. Some on whom are alive, some of whom are dead… I do think it’s very important that anyone who’s got any information about any paedophile no matter how high up in the country or whether they are alive or dead, go to the police.
“There is a danger, if we’re not careful, that this can turn into a sort of witch-hunt, particularly against people who are gay.”
Schofield later issued an apology, saying:
“If any viewer was able to identify anyone listed, I would like to apologise and stress that was never my intention. I was not accusing anyone of anything and it is essential that it is understood that I would never be part of any kind of witch hunt.
“Unfortunately there may have been a misjudged camera angle for a split second as I showed the Prime Minister some information I had obtained from the internet. I asked for his reaction to give him the opportunity to make a point which he very clearly made about the dangers of any witch hunt.”
How grossly irresponsible is Schofield and how stupid is David Cameron? We should make use of them both by turning them into something useful like sausages.
Note: As former News of the World reporter Paul McMullan put it: “Privacy is for paedos.” Looks like the enlightened no agree.