It looks like our British cousins are finally “sick and tired” of being spoonfed by the BBC:
Fifty thousand people have voiced opposition to the BBC’s suspension of a popular television show after its host Robert Kilroy-Silk made inflammatory remarks against Arabs, a British tabloid newspaper said.
As a row over the comments simmered on, the Daily Express said 50,000 had responded in a phone poll to back Kilroy-Silk’s reinstatement.
“Thousands” more had protested to the BBC, added the Express, which accused the public broadcaster of “gagging” Kilroy-Silk, a former Labour party lawmaker.
While Kilroy-Silk’s editorial comments about Arabs (“suicide bombers, limb amputators, women repressors”) were certainly unPC and impolitic, they were tame compared to some of the stuff the BBC passes off as straight news.
Here’s to hoping the Beeb caves.