Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The homophobia Rorschach test

Lord Browneaka Lord Browne's resignation:

The Guardian: BP chief quits after privacy case

The Times: BP boss quits after lie in ex-lover case

The Telegraph: Lord Browne resigns over gay lover lies

The Daily Mail: BP chief resigns after lying over affair with gay lover

The Sun: BP chief resigns over gay affair

Seems like the Torygraph, Hate Mail and Sun race away with the bigotry crown. The Financial Times has the most sensible reaction:

Devising privacy laws that do not interfere with the freedom to pursue and publish journalistic investigations into potential wrongdoing is notoriously difficult. But since the British remain unwilling to give up their fascination with the personal lives of the rich and famous it is time to take another look.

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