Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Alternative Headline: "'Loose Women' Viewers Puzzled By Age-Old Legal Principle..."


The 78-year-old singer made the controversial remark during an appearance on Loose Women on Tuesday.
What on earth is 'controversial' about this?
...while the Loose Women panel, which included Sir Cliff's friend Gloria Hunniford, appeared to agree with his comment, viewers expressed outrage.
'Cliff Richard repeating his line that he'd rather 10 guilty rapists walk the streets than 1 innocent person be investigated on #LooseWomen is gross and abhorrent,' said one person on Twitter.
'Imagine having 10 predators on the streets just because you were mildly inconvenienced by an investigation into you that was proven to be untrue?'
Another said: 'I'm not a fan of Cliff Richard but he's turned my stomach saying that 10 guilty men should go free to save one who's innocent. Absolute disgrace.
'The victims of abuse, assault and rape deserve more.'
Another viewer branded his comment 'insane' and 'offensive.' 'Cliff Richard just said one of the stupidest and most offensive things I've ever heard in television,' the viewer wrote on Twitter.
Congratulations, 'Loose Women' viewers! You have all just proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that daytime TV lowers your IQ.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Christ on a bike.

We will lose jury trials in cases of rape soon enough as this will become a soundbite 'right-on' policy and people will either ignore, not understand or call anyone making a dispassionate case about jury trials and unintended consequences and perverse incentives as a secret rapist/rape apologist.

The worst thing I think, is often people complaining about this see themselves as 'left wing' or radical. Not understanding that limited the state's ability to persecute you and lock you up without a fair trial and in front of your peers is the foundation of English liberty and was, up until very recently a steadfast 'left wing' value. With only the tory pro-police authoritarians complaining about how the state should smash the crims and alleged crims more.

We are done.

Bucko said...

Good Lord! I dispair at the way people are trying to dispose of liberty in any way they can. They seem to have lost the ability to critically think through what they are proposing.

Longrider said...

They even got the quote wrong - it's ten guilty men go free rather than one innocent be convicted - not investigated. Idiots

Andrew Scarborough said...

Loose women have always had the tendency to lower my IQ.

JuliaM said...

"We will lose jury trials in cases of rape soon enough..."

There are still a few lone voices shouting into the void. But it would never surprise me...

"They seem to have lost the ability to critically think through what they are proposing."

'Education, education, education', remember..?

"They even got the quote wrong..."

It IS teh Grauniad... :)

"Loose women have always had the tendency to lower my IQ."

Heh!