Now I did write in a previous blog entry P.C. B.B.C. of 11/11/15, that you have to think about this and look closely; I didn't intend to cover everything.....
Notice how the B.B.C. always use metric, no matter what the subject or the context.
By that I mean even when they’re reporting from a country which uses imperial measurements, they don’t just report, as is, they specifically go to the trouble to convert to metric.
For example, when they're in the U.S. and report about the price of petrol or refer to distance, the Beeb refers to 'Litres' and 'Kilometres', despite the obvious fact they use Gallons and miles.
Just as bizarrely, they’ll report about a Victorian lighthouse or something that may have been built over 100 years ago and (quite absurdly) tell you that it’s 40 metres tall.
Which in fact of course, it never would have been.
It can actually be quite funny sometimes.
Especially when the reporter involved is standing in front of a big petrol station price sign stating 'Gallons' and they're quoting Litres.
Or when they apparently forget the (obvious mandatory) instruction from above to use metric and slip back in to imperial.
Only briefly though; they soon resume in metric. Presumably after the producer has prodded them with a cattle stun gun.
I’d love to see how they report on the length of a 1st World War Browning machine gun ammunition belt.
Famously, this is 9 yards long; hence the saying (give him) ‘the whole nine yards’.
Or how they’d go on with a competition to drink a ‘yard of ale’, let alone quote how many pints it constitutes.
Anyway, I’ve noticed their latest ruse when a female reporter is in an Islamic country.
Sure, I’ve noticed for some time that when they have a female reporter in an Islamic country, they have a headscarf on or some other garment draped around their neck. This despite the fact the reporter may be English (and Caucasian) and is subsequently highly unlikely to be a Muslim herself,
Now, that’s just not fashion in this country, so we know that’s because they’re being P.C. and don’t want to upset anyone whilst abroad, but here’s the wheeze.
To try and make it look as if it is their norm, I see that the said reporter will continue to wear the headgear when they are back in the studio in England now.
For example, one foreign correspondent on the B.B.C. (that no one can understand anyway), is Lyse Doucet.
(Again, see blog entry P.C. B.B.C. 11/11/15).
She has recently adopted this approach and is, apparently, quite happy to sit in a hot studio with a headscarf wrapped around her neck. As you do.
To be fair to the Beeb there’s a reporter on Channel Four, Lindsey Hilsum I think, that’s been doing it for years now, so they have been beaten at their own game.
It’s so lamentably obvious the objective is to portray that they don’t let their female staff be dictated to when in an Islamic country, that it’s pathetic.
They are all so high and mighty about equality and 'diversity', with whole swathes of management dedicated to the implementation and oversight of it.
Programmes which discuss discrimination against women in all forms, are avidly broadcast.
Yet paradoxically, they can’t bear to show up the clearly intended, inequality and subjugation of women by Islam, by admitting the fact that when their female staff are in these countries they have to toe the line, cover up and thus are not equal.
Strange world of the P.C. brigade this is, very strange.
And before anyone thinks wearing headgear when you’re over there is just 'respectful' and that this is all wrong, think about this.
Why then, when they’re over here where we don’t subjugate women and cover them up, do they not show respect for us by uncovering themselves.
That I would have respect for.