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This story was put out in April 1st.
BBC wants gender balance of contributors by April 2019
BBC News-1 Apr 2018
Equal balcne on all news probrames of female and male "experts".
Equality insanity has gone so far that this is no longer a joke.
That's odd: ISTM that they already have more female 'experts'.
Probably why it was an April fools joke.
I thought I'd watch this new Civilisations thing. It's not as good as
I'd hoped it would be. Mary Beard can't resist the temptation to
compare herself with Kenneth Clark, and to condemn his 'Civilisation'
(and by implication, our own tastes) for being too Western. Such
hubris; and I'd humbly suggest that she comes off a poor second. And
why can't presenters be a bit more measured these days? I can't take
seriously a presenter who is unable to stop waving their arms around.
she is indeed a great pain in the backside
both unaesthetic and a dreadful delivery...
I never minded the lack of aesthetics - I'm no oil painting myself - but
I objected to the sneer as she told us that the Apollo Belvedere was no
more impressive than some Olmec lump. From that I infer that she's
another anti-Westerner that has wheedled her way onto the TV.
probably the overweight jellies are not meeting their targets
at the bbc
her 'opinions' are of no interest...viewers do not need to be told
what to think by a person with little but fashionable prejudices
from the delightful inhouse magazine for the politically correct
"Shortly after the 11 September 2001 attacks on the World Trade
Center, Beard was one of several authors invited to contribute
articles on the topic to the London Review of Books. She opined that
many people, once "the shock had faded", thought "the United States
had it coming", and that "[w]orld bullies, even if their heart is in
the right place, will in the end pay the price". In a November
2007 interview, she stated that the hostility these comments provoked
had still not subsided, although she believed it had become a standard
viewpoint that terrorism was associated with American foreign policy."