Wednesday, October 15, 2003

BBC and the Guardian - all the news we think you need to know ...

The main Radio 4 news item all yesterday was the conviction of Mohammed Dica for passing HIV to two of his partners.

Yet strangely they don't mention that he's an asylum seeker. Neither does the Guardian, though they call him a "Somali living in Mitcham", whereas to the BBC he's "father-of-three Dica, from Mitcham, south-west London".

Liberal self-censorship at its best. Don't want to encourage xenophobia, do we. Best leave that bit out.

Never thought I'd say it, but we actually need the Sun.