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Sunday, 6 December 2009

All's Fair?

The Daily Mail has reported in horror the alleged news that the BBC is now considering a change to their recruitment policy, such that they will no longer be able to discriminate on the grounds of idiocy, aptitude or competence when engaging new staff.

The paper responded to queries as to the apparent lack of evidence for this policy by publishing a questionable photograph of Jonathan Ross wearing a tiara made from the confiscated teeth of homeless farmers, while laughing at a group of middle class white schoolchildren who'd apparently been refused entry to a pop concert organised by the broadcaster on the basis that they were neither black, Muslim nor infected with HIV.

The Mail's disgust at the alleged revelation seems doubly baffling since they themselves appear to have refused to discriminate on the grounds of skill, insight or even literacy in their editorial staff for some years but there you go.