Thursday, 3 February 2011

The BBC and PC

I generally regard myself as something of a reactionary to the creeping tide of political correctness and the nonsensical flotsam and jetsam that it washes up. However, I cannot for the life of me understand why CNN sports' reporters were fired over a fairly light (if derogatory) remark about a female football linesman (when they thought that they were off air) but the bumbling and oafish Jeremy Clarkson and that little drip Richard Hammond were not instantly dismissed by the BBC for their sustained barrage of planned and scripted broadcasting of insulting remarks against the Mexican people. Indeed, there is even an argument that the Governors of the BBC have demonstrated that they are incapable of governing the institution and that they should all be removed and replaced. Clarkson and Hammond like to portray themselves as the hard men of cosmopolitan sophistication but, in reality, they are a pair of immature loud mouths.

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