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Beyond All Reasonable Doubt?

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02/04/2008

Among the many folders in Outlook, I have one simply titled, 'assholes'. I am sure you can imagine what sort of e-mails are filed away in there.

There have been several new additions to the folder in the past couple of days, all from readers demanding to know why Pitpass hasn't been covering the ongoing 'Mosley saga' in any great depth.

By 'great depth' of course, these readers want us to proclaim the FIA President guilty as charged and demand that he walks away from the sport with immediate effect.

Whilst I would not call myself Mr Mosley's number one fan, I do not subscribe to the argument that, like Michael Schumacher before him, he is the worst thing to happen to F1 and the cause of all its ills. Whilst I might be totally against the current engine rules and numerous other regulations that the FIA has introduced under his stewardship I do not regard his as the anti-Christ, the architect of all that is wrong with this world. My god, one reader even compared Mr Mosley to the odious Robert Mugabe!

The notion that one is innocent until proven guilty cuts no ice with some, nor does the fact that there are always two sides to every story. I must admit to being in favour of the return of capital punishment in Britain, but having witnessed the zealousness with which some have approached this particular episode I am not so sure.

If this story is 100 percent true, if the President of the FIA has, in seeking his own self-gratification trivialised victims of the Holocaust, no matter his family name, then he must go, and good riddance. Furthermore, he must go now, without further ado.

However, I repeat, the story must be 100 percent accurate, we must be certain beyond all reasonable doubt that Mr Mosley is guilty of that with which he has been accused, and in honesty, I have to say that this is what is bugging me.

I have to ask, why News Corp appears to have such an obvious agenda. In addition to having broken the story on Sunday in its News of The World publication, the story has been pushed via other divisions of the company, including The Times, The Sun and Sky News.

On Monday morning, The Times was running as many as five different stories on it website, all related to the Mosley saga, while on Tuesday we had Sun journalist Jon Gaunt giving the matter national coverage on Sky News in his role as 'guest' newspaper reviewer.

The Times, in particular kept churning out the stories; 'Mosley to stay at FIA despite 'Nazi orgy'', 'Max Mosley factfile', 'Sex, Nazis and videotape: Max Mosley orgy is big news in Germany', 'Orgies through the ages' and 'Paddy Hitler, Brian Hitler, Max Mosley'.

And just why is it that the related (three) articles - and I write as a webmaster of some experience, so I know about such matters - included a news item from last October, when Mosley dared to suggest that the media was getting carried away with regards Lewis Hamilton. "There is always somebody new," Mosley had said. "If it wasn't him it would be one of the other new stars. There is a tendency to exaggerate the importance of Hamilton."

Why the inclusion here, after all this time? Was it to suggest, allied with the Nazi scoop, that Mr Mosley was really downplaying Hamilton's achievements for racist reasons?

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