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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Asian Babes joke - tact, tastlessness and two-facedness!

We live in a very morally uptight society, controlled by the self-righteous and the socially sleazy. This morning the Today programme had a bit about hypocrisy and I do think it permeates across the mindsets of the chattering classes. They are so good at saying "Do as I say but not as I do".

TV journalist Martin Bashir has apologised for making what he called a "tasteless" comment about Asian women. It was called that after he was got at. He said at the Asian American Journalists Association annual banquet in Chicago, "I'm happy to be in the midst of so many Asian babes. In fact, I'm happy that the podium covers me from the waist down." Now excuse me, but I don't find that tasteless. Maybe a bit cheeky. I'll tell these tasteless touts what really is tasteless. George Bush telling a group of fundraisers that Wall Street "just got drunk". That's tasteless, cheesy, and odious all rolled into one.
Jeffrey Schneider, a spokesman for ABC, the channel that Bashir now works for, said, "This kind of remark has no place in any setting and Martin knows that and is truly sorry for his serious error in judgment." Come off it, Schneider, you sound like a prig of the first order. Where were you when Bush made his comment about Wall Street, and others over Hurricane Katrina, Iraq, famines in Africa and the rest. A whole catalogue of quips and silly remarks.
What does ABC think of the credit crunch apart from just reporting it? Have they deigned to investigate the "tastless jokers" running the sub-prime scams or the money-shuffling exercises on Wall Street? Not really, because some of that money comes their way in advertising dollars.
Mr.Schneider should get out more and find out what really is tasteless in life. His remarks are tactless, his hypocrisy is tasteless, and his actions display a level of two-facedness!


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