Speech and Prejudice

28 January 2013


The BBC’s World Service: it allows ethnic accents; why not the UK Beeb?

Am I prejudiced? Probably; most of us are. Some of us try to cut down a little, a bit like saying “make me chaste Lord, but not yet”. Sometimes though, my subconscious prejudice alerts me to a wider, more insidious bias. This morning I heard the sveldt new voice of BBC News science, from the larynx of one Jason Palmer. I don’t care for his tone; it’s smooth, glutinous and Read the rest of this entry »


Lord Leveson: Investigating press and media practices

For legal reasons, the NUJ was obliged to “redact” the names of the broadcasters about whom I gave evidence in the Leveson Inquiry into the press. Now I am revealing the redacted details in bold:

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