A certain newspaper’s ambivalent attitude to vulgarity

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 22.43.43Dalrymple explains (from 05:00 in the video) that he has been, besides working as a prison doctor and psychiatrist,

a journalist working for the British press, than which few activities can be more frivolous.

Among other things he was

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 22.44.15what you might call the vulgarity correspondent of a newspaper of vast circulation whose attitude to vulgarity, shall I say, was ambivalent. (In theory it was against it, but in practice it promoted it very strongly.)

The newspaper would send Dalrymple to places where people were behaving very badly to report on them,

so naturally I didn’t have to go very far.

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