Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Rest Is Silence

Yesterday I quoted the Magna Mater on Lozells and the racist murder of Isiah Young-Sam.

"If this had been white on black violence, there would have been a media feeding frenzy and the newspapers would have been full of reconstructions, analysis and instant opinions and recriminations. Instead, there has been near silence".

Nowhere is this silence more marked than in the letters pages of the Guardian and Indie. There's not been one letter on the subject all week in either.

Indie columnist Johann Hari blames the riot on faith schools ... they probably caused this too.

Children's BBC gives these wonderfully vague accounts of the weekend's events. Nothing like having respect for your target audience.

Strangely they're not so cagey when discussing some issues - like Domestic Violence.