Hijab remarks

Chas

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Kelvin MacKenzie's hijab remarks in the Sun spark 1,400 complaints, I wonder how many there were about the hijab wearer? but of course the BBC in their inimitable fashion wouldn't report that would they?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36833471

I remember the BBC had a complaint re a newsreader wearing a cross, she was told not to wear it anymore as it upset viewers!
 

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Kelvin MacKenzie's hijab remarks in the Sun spark 1,400 complaints, I wonder how many there were about the hijab wearer? but of course the BBC in their inimitable fashion wouldn't report that would they?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36833471

I remember the BBC had a complaint re a newsreader wearing a cross, she was told not to wear it anymore as it upset viewers!
Bloody vampires ... coming over here from Eastern Europe etc etc :laughing-rolling:
 
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OK, my mistake, I thought she had been told not to wear it but that the BBC went back on it's decision to ban it.
Well that may have happened, but only Fiona and a few Beebers will know. It was reported that they had discussed it, but not changed their policy.

I did just read what Kelvin wrote. I like his comment that he doesn't know if they'd allow a reporter to where a hijab in France. If only there was some sort of profession where people investigated and researched those sort of things.
 

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I just looked at the newsreader in question, She is dressed effectivley like a nun and we aren't about to start relieving nuns of their habit (unless it's on a specialist website and the nun has been a very naughty nun :))
The whole cross thing aside, this guy from the sun is a prick.
The point he is trying to make is as ridiculous as saying that it would be offensive for a male newsreader to read a story about a woman who has been raped or an adult reporting a story where a child has been molested.
 
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I saw a news reporter doing her job, anyone who saw anything different needs to have a long hard look at themselves imho
This.

I didn't even make the connection until I saw CM's comments. What a complete and utter ****, always was and probably always will be. You only have to see his comments regarding Hillsborough to see that.

BTW - Around a 1/3 of the victims of the Nice attack were Muslims - not that should make any difference in this case anyway, they were all just "people".
 
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I certainly do not endorse any of Kelvin MacKenzie's hijab remarks, but I do think it was tactless of the BBC to use this particular newsreader for this particular news item.
The point I was trying to make was that it was only the complaints about Kelvins remarks that were reported on.
I am sure you would probably agree there would have been some people who would have complained about a muslim reporting on an attack that had been made by a muslim. As far as I know nothing was reported about that possibility.
 

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"I am sure you would probably agree there would have been some people who would have complained about a muslim reporting on an attack that had been made by a muslim."

That’s a bit confusing. So, should a buddhist have done it, or a hindu when reporting on Nazi Germany during WW2?
 

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Kelvin MacKenzie's hijab remarks in the Sun spark 1,400 complaints, I wonder how many there were about the hijab wearer? but of course the BBC in their inimitable fashion wouldn't report that would they?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36833471

I remember the BBC had a complaint re a newsreader wearing a cross, she was told not to wear it anymore as it upset viewers!
Was the double standards contradiction what you intended to point out mate ?
 

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"I am sure you would probably agree there would have been some people who would have complained about a muslim reporting on an attack that had been made by a muslim."

That’s a bit confusing. So, should a buddhist have done it, or a hindu when reporting on Nazi Germany during WW2?
Not confusing at all, my point being there is always somebody who will complain about anything.
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Kelvin MacKenzie's hijab remarks in the Sun spark 1,400 complaints, I wonder how many there were about the hijab wearer? but of course the BBC in their inimitable fashion wouldn't report that would they?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36833471

I remember the BBC had a complaint re a newsreader wearing a cross, she was told not to wear it anymore as it upset viewers!
Kelvin MacKenzie's hijab remarks in the Sun spark 1,400 complaints, I wonder how many there were about the hijab wearer? but of course the BBC in their inimitable fashion wouldn't report that would they?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36833471

I remember the BBC had a complaint re a newsreader wearing a cross, she was told not to wear it anymore as it upset viewers!
Hi CHAS,

One of the many reasons I dont watch BBC news any more.

They are just so biased.

I seem to watch Sky news more than ever now, totally disregarding BBC biased shit.
Hi Chas,
 

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Guys,
WRT to all this anti-BBC vitriol, lets just look at the facts in this case......

1. Fatima Manji appeared on Channel 4 News reporting on the Nice attack
2. Kelvin Mackenzie wrote in The Sun about the report in #1, commenting on the hijab of the reporter.
3. The article in The Sun attracted 1400 complaints to the press regulator.
4. The article/comments were also deemed "completely unacceptable" by Channel 4 News
5. Manji wrote an article in The Liverpool Echo, in response to MacKenzie's comments

IMHO the BBC simply reported on the above events, though as a broadcaster they will no doubt have a vested interest in (hopefully) maintaining the objectivity of their journalists.

In other news.........
 
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