Give Savile a soutane for comparison's sake

Mary Carr
October 2012
Mail on Sunday;10/28/2012, p23
ISN'T there something oddly reassuring about this Jimmy Savile scandal? Okay, reassuring might be too strong a word for comparisons between how the British TV entertainer and children's favourite used his position to systematically abuse children over decades and what went on over here. But there's a certain comfort in numbers and in the realisation that we are not the only nation to shamefully turn a blind eye to the suffering of children.


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