Not all the British press is taking part in the campaign against George Michael. At the quality end of the press, the tone is, in fact, rather supportive of George. The Observer and the Independent have both published pieces that are orders of magnitude more intelligent (and honest) than the rubbish that has been written in the News Of The World, The Mirror, The Sun, the Daily Mail, the Evening Standard, and The Advocate.
Patrick Howard has a piece in the Independent that explains what many gay men enjoy about cruising; while Mark Turner in the Observer points out that gay men have gone cruising in Britain since the 18th century, and asks – why has George Michael been singled out for censure?
It’s good to see some intelligent comment on this matter in the press at last. If I thought the views put forward in the Murdoch press and in Assoicated Newspapers publications were representative of British public opinion, I’d have recommended George cancel his UK tour, and give people their money back. However, I don’t think it is. What we’re seeing in the campaign against George Michael is nothing more than a handful of bigots who are overly fond of the sounds of their own voices.