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Louis Smith’s ‘show trial’ on Loose Women is emblematic of our dimwit-run times

Louis Smith’s ‘show trial’ on Loose Women is emblematic of our dimwit-run times

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Wednesday, 19 October, 2016
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. Smith has apparently been getting death threats since then. All of which tells us nothing new about the world’s most intolerant religion. But as ever it is the response of our own society that is so bizarre and disturbing. Already Smith’s career looks in jeopardy as various sports authorities are actually seriously looking into banning him from competing because of this non-event. But if you want an even finer distillation of the stupidity, consider the following interview with Smith yesterday on ITV’s ‘Loose Women’ (I know, I don’t normally watch it either). Here, a quartet of women interrogate and berate Smith over his drunken behaviour. He is asked to explain himself and ‘his recent behaviour.’ It is so surreal that it really is worth watching. It begins with a shocked Janet Street-Porter berating Louis Smith for his drunken behaviour and telling him how unacceptable it is. Yes, indeed, Janet Street-Porter tells someone off for coarseness and drunkenness.