WHAT’S with the two right-of-centre papers pushing adultery and family disintegration, I ask myself? Both The Times and The Telegraph have been promoting adultery on Twitter.
From The Telegraph there is:
The article starts: ‘If someone dropped into my house on a Sunday afternoon, they’d find me batch-cooking suppers and chatting to my husband while we try to get our daughters off their gadgets.
‘And yet throughout it all, I’d be thinking about when I could nip to the bathroom to reply to a text from James, my secret lover. He’s 13 years older than me, and also married; I’ve been in love with him for eight years and I have no plans to end our affair.’
I don’t subscribe to The Telegraph, so happily I didn’t have to read any more about why this woman thinks its okay to betray both her husband and her marriage vows.
Then from The Times there is:
‘A mother writes about the most agonising decision of her life, and why all the trauma was worth it.’
This long piece also features a desperate tale of how some woman tries to explain how she was right to abandon her husband and children and burn their lives down. The arrogance is there in the fact that she thinks the trauma she inflicted on her own children ‘was worth it.’ I would have thought it was the children who get to decide that one.
Other than the obvious – namely that this kind of stuff generates clicks – just why is The Times promoting this attack on the nuclear family? I am not aware of even The Guardian doing this.
I also note that it is wives who get to tell their stories of home-wrecking, betrayal, lying, and adultery. Perhaps these media outlets just don’t have the courage to run: Why I left my nagging wife for a hotter, younger woman.
Just remember this the next time you want to pick up your ‘traditional and conservative’ Telegraph. What they put online is just another boring attack on the nuclear family.