Thursday, August 04, 2005

Murder coverage

The BBC have responded to complaints about differences in the media coverage of the brutal murders of both Anthony Walker and Richard Whelan. Amanda Farnsworth, Editor of BBC One's Six O'Clock News says that "Senseless murders in London are comparatively more common" and "Police are not suggesting there was any racial motive in the killing of Richard Whelan".

If Richard's assailant had shouted "White bastard" and he had been murdered outside London, BBC coverage would have been equitable.

Was there any racial element to the terrorist attacks of July 7th?

1 comment:

Bishop Hill said...

But this isn't true. The BBC's coverage of the Kriss Donald case which was outside London, racially motivated, premeditated, and probably more horrific than the Anthony Walker case, had nothing like the prominence given to the Walker case.