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Matt Drudge’s Casualty Is The Mail’s Fictional Terror Attack

by | 20th, August 2007

casualty.jpgTHE Drudge Report, the online vehicle of Matt Drudge, highlights many stories from our own Daily Mail.

Today, Drudge tells us: “BBC drops fictional terror attack to avoid offending Muslims…”

We click the link. And we learn: “The BBC has dropped plans to show a fictional terror attack in an episode of Casualty to avoid offending Muslims.

“The first show of the hospital drama’s new series was to have featured a storyline about an explosion caused by Islamic extremists.”

But now the show watched by an audience of the institutionalised unable to turn over the communal TV and people who don’t go out on a Saturday night (not even to get a video or prescription drugs) has changed the plot.

Why? Because it’s a rubbish plot and all the Muslim actors are starring in Jihad: The Musical? Because Casualty is what passes for entertainment and made up as it goes along? Because the audience can turn over and watch real Muslim nutters crashing into Glasgow Airport and a tribute to the victims of 7/7?

Maybe. But we are encouraged to think it is because political correctness has gone mad and the BBC is pandering to over-sensitive ethnics.

If overseas readers looking in, particularly Drudge’s American compatriots, want an idea of what the Mail is all about, they should visit our weekly round-up of the best Mail headlines of the week.

None of these headlines are made up. Look out for “Woman Killed By Kick From Doctor”, “Migrants Are Biggest Threat To Carp Stocks” and “COMIC RELIEF GAVE ME TB”.

But the disaster set has been built, the gore ordered and the blood gun primed for our entertainment.

We need a bomb. And we need a bunch of nihilists. But it won’t be jihadists that do the killing and the maiming. Instead, the device will be triggered by animal rights extremists.

Which might give Drudge the headline: “BBC fingers animal rights extremists in fictional terror attack.”

Some of whom may or may not be Muslim. Hal-al Qaeda, as they might or might not say in the BBC canteen…



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