So, I have yet again stumbled across glaring evidence that the British press is spreading spurious outrage. On the seventh day of his tribunal, Ian Brady compared the public fascination with the Moors Murders to the oft-romanticised Wuthering Heights and The Hound of the Baskervilles. Unsurprisingly, this catalysed a media outcry. However, I recently happened upon this article from August 2012, almost a whole year before Brady’s tribunal evidence, in which it is reported that the crimes reminded politician Roy Hattersley of “the bleak stories and locations of Arthur Conan Doyle and Emily Bronte”. Complete hypocrisy. It serves merely to cement my opinion that the press subverts, distorts and criminalises every sentence Ian Brady utters. It provokes me to believe that, even if Brady was to make a public apology, it would be leapt upon and twisted wildly out of context because our contrived┬ámedia is so obsessed with vilifying him beyond belief.

I wanted to rub the human race in its own vomit, and force it to look in the mirror.

Crash, J. G. Ballard