BBC hate crime

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Witch hunts usually run out of steam in one of two circumstances. The first is when the hunters turn on each other. The second is when they make absolute fools of themselves. That has now begun to happen in England.

David Lowe worked for thirty two years as a disk jockey at BBC Radio Devon. He was always popular with his listeners—until recently he committed the ultimate sin.

The Sun Has Got His Hat on was one of the biggest hits of 1932 in England. Released in the middle of the Great Depression, it is a bright and cheerful song. There are two versions available on YouTube. One is by Ambrose and His Orchestra, (embedded below) the other by Henry Hall. On the 27th April this year, Mr. Lowe thought it was worth another hearing, so he played it on air. [More]

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3 comments for “BBC hate crime

  1. Jim
    May 12, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    It occurs to me that the DJ could have a case for racial discrimination. No, I haven’t gone mad. What is the definition of racial discrimination? Treating people differently based purely on the colour of their skin right? And would the BBC have treated a black DJ the same way if he had played a rap record that contained the ‘N’ word? I’d argue there is no way it would have been more than a private chat with the boss along the lines of ‘You mustn’t play that again’ and maybe an on air apology. Nothing more.

    It would have been very interesting to see the BBC’s response if the DJ had lawyered up and threatened them with such a suit. My guess is they’d have folded sharpish, because there’s every chance they’d have lost if it went to the tribunal.

    • May 12, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      And those rap records have the ‘artists’ calling women ‘bitches’ and effing and blinding and generally being pathetic little peons who think they’re really something, but are just being used to dumb down the youth.

      So glad I stopped paying my TV tax over nine years ago.

      And why hasn’t the producer lost his job? Isn’t it his responsibility?

  2. Mark in Mayenne
    May 13, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Has the BBC in fact aired any rap times that use the N word?

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