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Society is selective in judging people

Andy Gray may have been boorish and indiscreet, but he didn't rape or kill anyone.

He didn't tell lies in public at other people's cost. He didn't swindle anyone with false claims and ruin people's savings.

He didn't get huge undeserved 'bonuses' from institutions that were bailed out during the credit crisis. And he didn't threaten the environment with careless risk-taking for profit.

The Sky TV sexism affair goes to show how selective we are when it comes to holding others responsible for their actions.

Moral indiscretions, it seems, are much worse than more straightforward moral failings, however big.


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