From my article in The Sunday Times today:
“I bet the reference to masturbation in the headline attracted your attention perhaps more than if yet another one of my articles was headlined with another variation on the theme of corruption. That’s how the criminals want it. They’d rather you think of them bent double in a bed they made in a drug rehab facility in Arizona that charges per night more than you spend in a month, than think of them bribing, bullying and fornicating their way to power and wealth.
“Having said that, a long-standing sexual affair between a government minister and a business owner negotiating public procurement contracts and complex development permits is not a private matter.”