Why did ‘The Spectator’ give the convicted paedophile Jonathan King the space to gush about Edward Heath?
In a week when the “(not) so saintly” Camilla Batmanghelidjh claimed “I am being suppressed because I know about sexual-abuse claims against senior people” and Westminster’s chief magistrate told Lord Janner that “the law requires your presence”, plenty of others leapt to the defence of Edward Heath in the wake of seven police forces announcing investigations into allegations that he could have been a paedophile.
Whilst the Angelina Jolie-hating columnist Matthew Parris boldly (and without any evidence to support his claims) declared “there’s no establishment cover-up” and stated: “If Heath was a child abuser, I’m an aardvark”, The Spectator went further and gave the convicted paedophile Jonathan King the space to gush about Edward Heath. In a blog for them, he claimed that most abuse allegations are simply “clearly misunderstandings” and went as far as to state that “Edward heath wasn’t gay” simply because he didn’t try it on with him.
The Spectator is undoubtedly one of the best publications on the planet but King is widely known as a fantasist, fruitcake and freak. Despite having been jailed, this disgraced entertainer continues to peddle the lie that he is innocent and thus piles further hurt on the victims he abused. He has utterly no shame and no decent title anywhere should give him the space to spout.
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