Thursday, 19 March 2009

incitement to violence OK by PCC

The farce that calls itself the Press Complaints Commission reports that a notorious Times opinion piece which whimsically urged the decapitation of cyclists was the most complained about last year:

It attracted 584 complaints, mostly from cycling enthusiasts objecting to the suggestion that piano wire be strung across country lanes to decapitate cyclists

Who could possibly be at all surprised that

The commission found that the story did not breach its code of practice