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Friday, 7 January 2011

The BBC wallows in more homophobia

Something has happened involving cricket. I wouldn’t know since that would require me to actually stay awake through a cricket match and that’s not likely to happen any time soon

But the BBC has decided to interview Carmen Callil, an Australian publisher and cricket fan. Who decided to comment on ther cricket by using an anti-gay slur apparently their dyed hair connects them to their “poofter side”

Don’t worry, Kirsty Wark was quick to respond to such blatant homophobia by… laughing. And the BBC, in response to complaints believes that was an excellent way to deal with it and “move the discussion on”

I can’t help but wonder what would happen if the BBC had a guest that used a different slur to describe someone with such contempt? I doubt very much they would just laugh it off – let alone laugh it off and consider that DEALT with.

The BBC is developing a trying record. I think I’m becoming completely unconcerned about the threat to their license fee – and I certainly resent paying for this drivel