There are two trials going on here at the moment.
The first is a bloke who is suing the state on the grounds that he was falsely accused of a murder he claims he didn't commit. Now whether he committed the murder or whether he has been falsely accused has become a matter of supreme indifference to me. The trial is boring and tedious in the extreme and the reporting is frankly an enormous waste of airtime and paper. It seems to have been running for years and I just wish it would go away.
The second one I find a little more disturbing.
Again it involves murder. A bloke is accused of murdering a girl and the claims are coming out that not only did she like kinky sex but was begging to be killed.
Of course the meeja have latched onto this like a Rottweiler onto a bone. They delight in the discoveries of handcuffs and chains. They drool over discoveries of Spandex suits and whips. They also love repeatedly telling us that the victim was into self-harming, kinky sex and was suicidal. I gather from their accounts that her lift didn't quite go to the top floor.
I find all this lurid fascination rather sickening. I really and truly don't want to know all these sordid details, and skip articles about the trial and mentally switch off during news programmes. Why do they have to be so fucking graphic in their delight at a poor girl's misfortunes?
It's the parents and the family of the girl that concern me. How would you feel if your daughter's most intimate life was headline news? How would you feel about Joe Public drooling and salivating over your family's dirty underwear? How would you like the world to be told that your kin is of low intelligence, is suicidal and is begging to be killed during a sex act? It is distasteful and sordid in the extreme and the case should be held in private, or at the very least reported with tact and dignity.
Won't someone please think of the parents?