One other thought…

The BBC (and David Dimbleby) have also been criticised for putting on what some people saw as little more than an exercise in “bear-baiting”.

It reminded me of a quotation cited by the luckless tutor who had to prepare me for an Ethics paper years ago:

“The puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.” (Thomas Macaulay)

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