Media victims? - Press Gazette

Media victims?

A play based on the experiences of such media “victims” as Neil and Christine Hamilton (pictured) has met with incredulity from journalists who have gone to see it in Hampstead.

Life After Scandal by Robin Soans is, according to one hacked-off hack, “a travesty suggesting the media is somehow responsible for making the lives of Jonathan Aitken, the Hamiltons, Lord Brocket, and other equally unsavoury posh toffs, miserable because we hounded them, and that the purveyors and readers of such guff are all working class and vile.

“Into this mix, it also throws some titillation about Abi Titmuss, who obviously sets the playwright’s todger up and running, even if she leaves the audience cold, and endless righteous posturing about how people, particularly criminal people and kiss-and-tell harpies like Edwina Currie and Margaret Cook, are driven to despair and book deals by us unscrupulous meeja types.”

Now now, please don’t feel you have to hold back on saying what you really think.



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