Silicone sympathies

News that thousands of women have received breast implants containing mattress filler seemed to incite a competitive streak. Who’s going to show the most ostentatious contempt for the affected parties? Way out in front, of course, you’ve got Jean-Claude Mas, founder of PIP – the company that made the implants. Mas has admitted that he both ordered the use of the non-surgical-grade silicone, and deliberately concealed this from inspectors, although “admits” is a big word to use of a man who has no sense of guilt or feeling of responsibility to the women affected.

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