I'm entertained today by Max Mosley's claim - writing in Comment is Free to lambast the "hypocritical" newspapers that published the details of his highly amusing orgy - that his "sex life is of interest to no one but this squalid industry".
If it really was of no interest to anyone but the industry - if indeed it was the case that "no reasonable adult will ever object to (or even be interested in) what others do in their bedrooms provided it is consensual, lawful and in private" (my italics) - presumably the story would have warranted no more coverage than a couple of lines in Press Gazette, New Media Age or Hold the Front Page, trade journals read by people in the industry. That it was considered worth splashing across the front page of the most popular English-language newspaper in the world and increased traffic to its website by a claimed 600% rather belies this curious claim - or at least redefines the several million interested adults as wholly unreasonable. Newspapers don't, in fact, tend to publish things that are only of interest to other journalists, except once a week in the Guardian's Media Section. It's kind of the point of putting something in a newspaper that you hope that a lot of people will be interested enough to buy a copy.
I also liked his claim that responsibility for his recent matrimonial tribulations can be laid squarely with a "hypocritical" press for publishing details of his amorous foibles. This seems a slightly strange attempt to transfer blame to the messenger - surely at least a little of the responsibility for any suffering his family may have endured lying with his own decision to squander his solemn vow of marital fidelity in favour of gratifying an urge to be beaten up by several prostitutes. The implication appears to be that all would have remained harmonious in the Mosley household so long as his wife had never found out. Hypocritical? Surely not.
(The things I write here are my own views and not those of my employer, always and without exception. Still, sometimes it strikes me as a good time to reiterate that point and this is one of those times.)