This week in child abuse: after failing to name and shame the late Jimmy Savile, Newsnight decides to get it's reputation back as a righteous investigative programme by running a feature on the latest revelations from the Bryn Estyn affair, which it alleges is linked to a top Tory, whom it first promises to name and then does not: Social media rustles up a list, drawn from existing rumour and gossip. The main candidate is now revealed to be innocent, a possible case of mistaken identity: the victim says that he was given that name by the police. But who believes him now? About anything?
Meanwhile, the PM goes on morning TV decrying witchhunts affecting politicians "just because they are gay" a matter never raised until that moment. Is this the first example of Prime Ministerial gaywashing? That, and the stupidity of the presenter in giving him a list of names he got off the internet becomes the story, along with Newsnight's investigation - which did unearth the fact that the Waterhouse Inquiry into Bryn Estyn was limited to sexual assault that took place on the premises. Nonetheless, they too are now the story, following their non naming of an actual paedophile by their non naming of someone who wasn't. From paedogeddon to schrodinger's paedo, as someone said.
Anyway, here's a cogent account of yet another strange and sinister week.