Here we see a classic case of an aging newscaster feeling delusions of grandeur. This guy grew to think he was a media god and untouchable.
Wrong. Hope the ratings were worth it.
According to the Examiner, February 17:
Veteran BBC broadcast journalist Ray Gosling was arrested today after admitting on his show that he killed his gay lover. The 70-year-old confessed to smothering his former lover, who was dying of AIDS, in a shocking newscast.
During a taping of the 30-minute BBC show Inside Out, Gosling related to the show's television audience about the terrible pain that killing his partner had caused him.
Gosling, well known in Britain as a professional journalist and gay-rights activist, said that he killed the unnamed man....
Gosling confessed that he suffocated his former lover with a pillow while he lay dying in his hospital bed. In the UK mercy killing is a felony punishable by up to 14 years in prison.
According to The Independent, he stated during the taping: Maybe this is the time to share a secret that I have kept for quite a long time. I killed someone once. He was a young chap, he'd been my lover and he got AIDS.
In a hospital one hot afternoon, the doctor said "There's nothing we can do," and he was in terrible, terrible pain. I picked up the pillow and smothered him until he was dead. The doctor came back and I said "He's gone." Nothing more was ever said. Gosling has not identified his former lover nor has he provided the date and time of the alleged killing....
Searching YouTube for the clip, I found 2 separate interviews. Gosling must have given a follow-up. I noticed his story about the doctor changed. Someone else spotted that and put the 2 interviews together. The 1st is the Inside Out revelation that started Gosling's trouble. The 2nd is a bit hard to hear...
In a radio interview yesterday after receiving notoriety for his admission, Gosling tried to pin more on the doctor:
There was this moment and the doctor said to me something like: "I will pop out and have a fag now" or "go to the canteen" or "go to another ward - and will you still be here when I get back, Ray?" And I said, "Yes.". It was an invitation. Why do doctors leave extra morphine? "It's in the drawer, if you need it".... Doctors are doing this every day.
Fox News is reporting today Gosling has been released on bail.
Pro-abort Ann Neumann at Alternet is tying the fight to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in the UK to the fight to advance abortion rights in the US. Of course. The common denominator: Death, death, death. [Photo via the Times Online]