Tuesday, 3 February 2009
The One That Is Collecting The Kindling. . .
'We've found a witch! May we burn her?'
'Well how do you know she is a witch?'
'She talks like one!'
Carol Thatcher said a bad word.
I don't know the context, I wasn't party to the off-air, private conversation.
The BBC have demanded and unconditional apology. Carol has refused to give one. Whether she is right to do this or not, I don't know, because as I said, I don't know the context, I wasn't party to the off-air, private conversation.
What I'm concerned about is the fact that Thatcher's refusal to throw herself upon the mercy of the licence theives hasn't resulted in her being barred from all BBC programming. She's just been dropped from the One Show. Al-Beeb have said 'the 55-year-old will not be banned from the BBC as a whole.'
Well hang on (I'm tempted to say 'Play the white man.'), if this crime is so heinous why hasn't she been barred from everything?
What's really caused offence here? The throw-away aside or the refusal to show sufficient cod contrition? I've a feeling it is the latter.