Thursday, December 17, 2009

BBC offers quasi-apology for its online debate on killing gays in Uganda


After considerable pressure, it looks like the BBC has finally caved and offered an apology for hosting an online discussion on whether or not gays should be executed in Uganda.

Wrote BBC World Service Director Peter Horrocks on a company blog, "We apologize for any offense it caused," adding that he still thought that the program was a legitimate attempt to encourage discussion about a crucial African issue.

As proof of that commitment, he hopes to host future episodes on whether or not men with AIDS should rape virgins as a cure, when and if genocide is the most practical solution to warring factions, and the morality of re-instating the slave trade in poorer African countries, ultimately adding the pseudo-borrowed tagline, "It's not TV - it's BBC!"