Tuesday, 23 August 2011
The Hour does Suez: White Hat
The Hour treats of Suez. There is, of course, a heroic woman producer and a wimpy male presenter who bottles it.
There is, of course, only one line on Suez. It’s evil.
There are, of course, only duplicitous people supporting it.
There is, of course, a man from the Tory party who calls his government liars and murderers. Decent old reactionary stick with a wobbling lip. He'll soon be dead, of course.
There is, of course, defiant and admiring applause when the programme is whisked off the air and the producer is fired. She is, of course, proud of what she has done.
There is, of course, no real democracy in the country, quid est demonstrandum.
Except, of course, at the BBC.
It’s good to put all these ‘of course’s in. It’s ever so reassuring to be told exactly what is so good about good and so bad about bad. I am very reassured. It is only the hats I miss, the white ones and the black ones.
Surely we could run to a few hats.