By Marcus Honesta.
In the normal tranquil seas that lap upon the shores of the BBC UK (now that dreadful Jeremy Clarkson has gone), things have blown up into quite a tsunami. In what can only be described as the most un-of-PC rants in modern mainstream television history, the BBC, the English equivalent of our Aunty (your ABC) it would seem that someone has clearly slipped their moorings.
Personally I thought that the piece was hilarious, but that’s because I despise the Politically Correct Do Gooders. (see below what I mean for yourself).
This skit ran on the BBC’s satirical current affairs programme “The Mash Report” and seriously took the proverbial long handle to an interview Piers Morgan just did with Donald Trump on his “Good Morning Britain” program in relation to his “State Of The Union” address.
Morgan who clearly didn’t see the funny side of things is screaming from the rooftops to anyone who might listen, that the skit is “homophobic and sexist” and accused the tragically PC BBC of “double standards”. Morgan, who is in the most part a typical morning Rice Bubbles and warm milk presenter, has surprisingly found support among a number of high-profile UK journalists.
Morgan bellowed on Twitter: “Amusing though this image may be to many people, can you imagine the BBC broadcasting it if the President was Hillary Clinton or the interviewer was a woman”?
He does have a fair point here. I can just hear the do Gooders screaming to have him burnt at the stake if the tables were turned.
He added: “The BBC thinks this is OK to broadcast. But if it depicted high profile women, there would be outrage. Why the double standard”?
“If they did it to Hilary Clinton and Laura Kuenssberg – somebody WOULD be sacked.
“If Trump tweeted an image like this depicting Hillary Clinton & a female interviewer, all those currently celebrating/retweeting it would erupt with outraged cries of “Sexist!” “Misogynist!” “Homophobic!” – led by the BBC.”
A spokesman for the BBC said, “The Mash Report was a satirical current affairs programme and the skit was part of its well-known brand of humour”.
In a statement the spokesman said: “The BBC has a rich heritage of satire and The Mash Report takes a satirical and surreal look at the week’s big stories. This brand of humour is well known to BBC Two audiences who tune in to watch the programme.”
It may well be that “laughter is the best medicine,” but only when you’re on the left side of the fence.