The Alain Delon thing, what a shame.
So he was on France 5 this week (the same channel that came to visit Casa Alba here in Sotogrande). They asked him what he thought of gay marriage. His daughter is a gay marriage supporter, by the way. He said he had nothing against it, but was against adoption. He also said gay relationships were ‘against nature‘. I’m not sure we can personally blame him, or others from that generation. At this point I just find that sort of childish and uninformed commentary rather tiresome.
Even more tiresome is the way the media does it. I suppose it’s in their interest to create controversy. Just because views are in opposition doesn’t mean they’re equally valid. When they have an engineer on the news talking about a new bridge, they don’t invite someone from the 2+2=5 society to say that engineering is a myth and it’s actually god who holds bridges up with invisible strings. While they continue with this irresponsible behaviour, it’s hard to make real progress in improving the way people think. Devil’s advocacy on its own doesn’t make for good journalism. Background information, study, science, real research- how about all of that? Channel 4 news UK is unfortunately getting stuck in this form of journalism, and it’s obviously not limited to gay issues. A few weeks ago Cathy Newman made a fool of herself with the way she was questioning two entrepreneurs in Cornwall. Sir Tim Smit kind of wiped the floor with her.