Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Media Watch: Just a small issue

I was reading an article in the Metro this morning which recounted the tale of a dwarf threatening a policeman with a baseball bat. They described the bat as “almost as big as him” which got me thinking: if the man had been Afro-Caribbean, would they have dared describe something as “almost as black as the man”? Due to the fact that the Mail Group owns the Metro, the answer’s probably yes.

Elsewhere, another article detailed how a primary school in Devon enraged parents by encouraging an “‘inclusive programme of positive touch and clothed peer massage”. One irate parent found it “incomprehensible that such a programme can be introduced through the back door”. Well let’s hope nothing’s been introduced through the back door, otherwise it might become a police matter...

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