In response to Gary Oliver: Sir Cliff versus the Twits, michelle wrote:
Things are worse than I thought in the dumbing down process. I thought everyone was supposed to be far more highly educated now than the bad old days, and yet given the hysteria over Cliff Richard’s quote it seems not.
You don’t need to know of the quote itself, who wrote it or when it was written, but a natural intelligence, one that has been exposed to a variety of ideas etc, would be able to work out the point he was making. Seems so many took it literally, and that to me is very shocking.
Many of these people administering their one-eyed brand of justice on Twitter could be invited to do jury service.
That’s a bit of a worry.