Wednesday, 19 August 2009

PC gone mad story debunked

Jamie Sport has written an excellent column over at Mailwatch debunking the latest 'political correctness gone mad' story.

The Mail, Star and Telegraph reported that Citizen's Advice had banned the word 'blacklisting' and replaced it with 'blocklisting', to avoid giving offensive to black people.

Turns out, blacklisting hasn't been banned, blocklisting is an IT term mean something different and the whole story is an invention.

What a surprise.

But the question is - if Jamie could get the truth from Citizen's Advice, why were these papers unable, or (more likely) unwilling?

As Jamie says, it's not political correctness gone mad, it's journalism gone rubbish.

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