Thursday October 29, 2020

Off Message: Zamparelli row ended in victory for common sense

Sometimes there’s wisdom in crowd reaction: Shakespeare was influenced by audiences’ reactions to his plays, just as Jennifer Zamparelli last week discovered the power of public opinion

20th September, 2020
William Shakespeare: even the bard himself was at the mercy of his crowds. Picture: Getty

Well, didn’t Jennifer Zamparelli have quite the week? Speaking as someone who has been through the Twitter grinder once or twice myself, there is little as awful, at least in the online world, as putting out a tweet, heading off for an hour or two to do your washing or grab a coffee, and then returning to discover that you are the devil incarnate, the very worst person who walked the Earth, and then some....

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