This song, which is ostensibly an appeal not to turn Shipman into a "media demon" is deliberately provocative, but anyone who is au fait with its composer's case will realize that King is really writing about himself, whom he feels has been wrongly victimized by the media. Jonathan King wielded a great deal of influence on the British commercial music scene from the 1960s as a songwriter, performer, producer and pundit. He also worked in radio in the United States. Though his smarmy manner tended to alienate many people, it was his sexual proclivities that were his undoing and which turned him into a minor "media demon." For years he used his fame and wealth to prey on star struck youths. He was finally brought to book in November 2001 when he was jailed for seven years after being convicted of six sexual assaults on underage boys in the 1980s. Since being paroled he has continued to protest his innocence and has boasted on his website that industry executives are seeking his advice more and more. The truth though is that King is persona non grata throughout the music industry, and this badly crafted, unpleasant composition is a rather pathetic attempt to gain further "acceptable notoriety" in lieu of the fame he once deservedly enjoyed.
Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2