A witch-hunt involves moral panic, mass hysteria and, in extreme cases, a lynching or burning at the stake.
A fundamentally decent man has been 'lynched' after less than two months in his job - and by whom?
People who will smugly tell us that they were only doing their jobs and that George Entwistle's 'resignation' has nothing to do with them.
While these people are still in employment, probably gloating over Entwistle's demise, hundreds of abused children are no nearer to receiving justice.
We live in depressingly strange times, where McCarthyism appears to be making a comeback.