|Makes No Sense|
I can't wait to see what the Eye makes of the latest crazy edict from the top brass at the BBC.
Apparently the Beeb has announced that its presenters and journalists must in future avoid using the term 'extermist' when it comes to Abu Qatada.
A man who entered the UK using a false passport and has been held in various forms of detention for the best part of ten years.
The Beeb has that its programme makers can only refer to Abu Qatada as a 'radical' - to resist making value judgements.
And presumably to avoid upsetting Abu Qatada's sensitivities - which include using images of the preacher which suggest he is overweight.
Mad or what?
So to avoid any further value judgements I think every time this man's name is mentioned - journalists at the BBC and elsewhere should remind viewers that Abu Qatada was found with £170,000 in cash - on or about his person - when he was first arrested by the police and security services.
Now that should make for balanced viewing.