A spokesperson for the BBC said: “The BBC set out the context of the news report about the shocking attack on an NHS worker in Bristol. As we have said, the word is highly offensive and we completely accept and understand why people have been upset by its use. The decision to use the word was not taken lightly and without considerable detailed thought: we were aware that it would cause offence. … [Read more...] about Sideman: Radio 1Xtra presenter quits after BBC defends use of N-word in report
Question marks also remain over how long weekday morning DJ Ken Bruce will stay in his slot. Along with Wogan, Bruce is one of the few remaining daytime "old guard" stars. Simon Mayo, who is not moving to Salford with Radio 5 Live, is rumoured to have been lined up for Bruce's slot. … [Read more...] about Bob Shennan named Radio 2 controller
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“Yet despite these good intentions, I recognise that we have ended up creating distress amongst many people. The BBC now accepts that we should have taken a different approach at the time of broadcast and we are very sorry for that. We will now be strengthening our guidance on offensive language across our output. … [Read more...] about BBC apologises for N-word in television broadcast after DJ Sideman quits
But the second question, not of who but of why, clarifies the first one and damns the entire project along the way. There’s an ostensible argument to be mounted that Rudnick considers this an edifying satire pitched to the unconvinced. He makes hollow gestures of aisle-crossing conciliation, as if to show the opposition that their favored political straw people contain multitudes by giving insight into the intimately personal circumstances of their behavior. Rising thespian Mark (Dan Levy) can be whining about the big break he wants, and navigating his queer identity in a business intent on exploiting it. Middle-aged Upper West Sider Miriam (Bette Midler) rips a Maga hat off a stranger in a Starbucks, triggered by memories of her deceased husband. If they – the Republicans, the undecided, whoever – only knew these rich inner stories, perhaps they’d all be able to find a little sympathy and the world would be a less Trumpy place. … [Read more...] about Coastal Elites review – is this the worst film of the year?