Tuesday, April 05, 2005

£3 Billion A Year For This ?

I wish I could write like this guy, but I can't so I'll just have to content myself by linking to his report on the Beeb's discovery of a whole new kind of bigotry: Felonophobia. Not for the first time, the BBC have been caught sitting on the evidence. Back in the day, the Beeb just loved to point out the contrast between the latest eruption of 'Tory sleaze' and John Major's 'Back to basics' policy, yet now the Beeb can't see any irony in lectures about morality from a convicted killer ?

This isn't a minor point - you lie down with dogs, you get fleas, and we are entitled to draw conclusions from the fact that this campaign has at its centre a known killer. We are entitled to consider what it exposes about the real attitudes to crime of the campaigners that they have no problem working with such an individual. And yes, we are entitled to consider what it means about the Beeb's claims of impartiality when, yet again, we have to go to a guy named after a dog to get the full story.

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