Saturday, October 15, 2016

First They Came For the Straight White Men

The Irish Savant, October 12, 2016: The London Independent tells us that:
... a BBC presenter has condemned the broadcaster’s diversity strategy and claimed he was dismissed from his role for being a “white man”. Jon Holmes, a Bafta-winning writer and comedian who has appeared on Radio 4’s The Now Show for 18 years, claimed bosses let him go after informing him the show was being recast with “more women and diversity”.
In the finest traditions of a Stalinist Show Trial, Holmes prefaced his complaint with the following disclaimer: "I totally understand and agree with ....harder quotas and diversity targets. Diversity is important. Of course it is. We know it is. That's beyond argument. But maybe it's time to open up the debate — and, in all honesty, not just because I'm on the receiving end.” 

Oh ho ho ho Jonny boy. Being on the receiving end is the one and only reason you're belatedly calling for a debate. Whereas I'm not familiar with your work my assumption is that during your current affairs comedy career at the HebeBC you never once called for such a debate. Because had you done so you'd have been out on your ear pronto.

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