When the liberal media omit a crucial fact, it’s always worth dwelling on

Nov 10, 2017 by

by Rod Liddle, Spectator:

The BBC considers all lifestyle choices irrelevant — unless you’re a white extremist.

News programmes are as interesting, these days, for what they don’t tell you as for what they do. So, the ten o’clock news on the BBC on Monday night reported the horrible murder of 18-month-old Elsie Scully-Hicks by her adoptive father, without mentioning that the baby had been adopted by a gay couple. There was a fleeting reference to the murderer, Matthew Scully-Hicks, having a husband, which kind of gave the game away. But otherwise it was something the BBC would rather we did not know, and certainly did not dwell on.

Whenever they do something like this, I think it’s important to dwell on it for a bit. There are lots of things they don’t tell you, these days. When someone does a spot of ad hoc alfresco murdering, they won’t tell you his race unless he’s white. They won’t tell you his religion unless he’s not Muslim. If he is Muslim, his belief system will have been exonerated, or considered irrelevant, by the BBC. If he is a white fascist, however, his belief system will be held almost entirely responsible for the crime. This, I would argue, is stupid as well as inconsistent.

On the gay thing, the BBC clearly made a corporate decision that Scully-Hicks’s sexual orientation was of no relevance, and therefore it wouldn’t be mentioned.

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