Simon Hughes and more Murdoch shame
Well Simon Hughes has been outed by the Scum in a despicable piece of journalism. This follows on from sister paper News of the World's demolition of Mark Oaten's family. Once more the moral bankruptcy of the sewer press is evident.
Maybe Hughes lied about his sexuality. It is to be regretted that he didn't simply tell the media to mind their business. However, his failure to come clean is perhaps evidence that the disease of homophobia is still a reality. I suspect that what we are witnessing is an attempt by Murdoch to break the Liberal Democratic Party. After all they have not beeen as craven as Conservative and Labour leaders in bowing down to the the sewer rat whose influence on our so called democracy has been malign.
I have never asked a person about their sexuality or who they have slept with. I never will and frankly I would find it hard to remain in any post that expected me to do so other than in situations of exploitation. It is a part of a person's life to which I have no entitlement.
As for the lying accusation, I have already asserted that it is perfectly explicable in this case. The Sun shows its own homophobia in describing Hughes as 'another Limp Dem.' Faced with such a neo Nazi mentality by a leading paper, it is understandable that Hughes wanted to protect his own skin. But of course, politicians always tell the truth don't they? An unneccessary war in Iraq with a huge death toll is the evidendence that such is not so. And of course, Murdoch who supported the war, wouldn't dream of questioning the realiabilty of his client Prime Minister's statements.
My advice to the Liberal Democrats is to stand up to the bullying of Murdoch. They can show that they are prepared to stand for decency and to reject the evangelist of voyeurism. It is time for a political party to make it clear that Murdoch and his bullying are persona non gratis. It is time to send Shamed Rupert Murdoch and his papers packing. After all, buying the Sun is hardly a victimless crime!