Ahhh, Internet shaming. Cyber justice. Condemning with the virtual scarlet letter. We all love it, don’t we? It makes us feel so good, and is in keeping with the relatively long tradition of airing our elected leaders’ dirty laundry whenever we can, so that we can provide a salve to our collective consciousness and moral self-uprightness.
After all, do not we love to hear about a politician’s latest affair; or bout with drug addiction; or details of his illegitimate love child, whom he has hidden away for years in his home district, out of sight? Are we not entertained?
Even our pets are not safe from public shaming and heaps of cyber abuse. Damn you, dog!