Last week I highlighted BBC Radio Bristol’s inappropriate question, “Is a victim of rape ever to blame for being attacked?”
By forming this into a question, there is a tacit suggestion that there is a credible debate to be had; that maybe a man forcing his penis into a women against her will could be her fault.
I thought this was shocking and called for BBC Radio Bristol to remove the question mark and to clarify their position.
All I got was silence.
Apparently though the BBC has a bit of history. In the comments section for this article I was directed to this ‘BBC Debate’ that opens by asking:
“Should homosexuals face execution?”
To try and justify the question they added:
“Yes, we accept it is a stark and disturbing question. But this is the reality behind an Anti-Homosexuality Bill being debated by the Ugandan parliament”
The article then factually covers the bill before asking:
“Has Uganda gone too far?”
Again, by forming questions around these repulsive suggestions the beeb is offering a tacit suggestion that there is a credible argument to be made for the execution of homosexuals and that no, this wouldn’t be seen as ‘going too far’.
What next for beeb and their obsessive compulsion to make everything into an interactive question? ”Is it acceptable to beat a man to death with his own shoes if he looks at you strangely?”…
If a person asked any of these questions they would be treated as a sociopath. Should we judge the BBC with any different standards?
If you want you can make a complaint to the BBC, you can do it here.