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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Leftfield caption

Excellent caption in this BBC News article about the second racism row to engulf Channel 4 in a week. Shipwrecked contestant Lucy Buchanan, who has described black people as "really bad", lesbians as "sinister" and called for the return of slavery has been the subject of over 500 complaints to Ofcom. Fortunatley for Channel 4 it's apparently fine to broadcast these views (and hence make money as a commercial channel) since "when [she] airs her opinions they are immediately criticised, so viewers are instantly aware that her peers find them offensive and unacceptable". That's OK then.

Anyway, it turns out that her position in the photo accompanying the article probably also accurately describes her political stand point.


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