Tuesday, 11 November 2008

The One That Loves Overreactions. . .

Reach for your tin hats! It's happened again!

Yes folks, the poor old Beeb is in the headlines again, as yet another 'phone storm blows up.

Sam Mason, a presenter on BBC Radio Brizzle has been given the boot after she made 'unacceptable comments' during a phone call to a local taxi firm.

Now this call was not broadcast, and probably not intended to be broadcast, but was recorded.

Details of the conversation have not been released, and one can only speculate that she'd booked a taxi for someone, ooooh, about three weeks previously and was still waiting for it despite being told it would only be five minutes. It probably went along the lines of 'where's my fucking taxi, you cretins?'

That is irrelevant however, this is the new post-Brand BBC and anyone, saying anything even remotely unpleasant on the phone must be hunted down and burned at the stake.

They really don't have a clue, do they?



Sam Mason, 40, who joined BBC Radio Bristol in September, called the taxi firm off-air when she was playing a song on her afternoon show. . . The firm, which records messages routinely in case of queries or complaints, recorded her speaking to the operator about her daughter and telling her "A guy with a turban on is going to freak her out. I know this sounds really racist but I'm not being... please don't send anyone like, you know what I mean, An English person would be great."

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