Sunday, 5 August 2012
Just reading an article about Pussy Riot wanting Madonna's support, which mentions (oblivious to any irony) an open letter in support of Pussy Riot signed by Pete Townshend. Presumably the same Pete Townshend that got into trouble for looking up kiddie porn websites. I'd say the whole thing is a farce and undoubtedly badly handled by the Russian state. But it does raise interesting questions about the values of the Western media. I hope that the Russian state will be lenient on the girls, but I don't think they need lectures on freedom of expression from Mr Towsnhend.