Monday, October 13, 2008

BBC insults and more

“I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said.”
– William F. Buckley Jr.

Philippine officials demanded an apology from the BBC on Tuesday over what they said was a racist portrayal of Filipinos in one of the network's comedy shows.

They said an episode of "Harry and Paul," the brainchild of British comics Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, humiliated Filipinos working abroad as domestic servants.

"I don't like our fellow Filipinos to be insulted," said Raul Gonzalez, the country's justice minister.
“…as if my insults aren’t enough”, the good minister muttered under his breath.

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