As pointed out in the comments section of another post, another intriguing editorial choice made by the BBC is to ignore the very widely-reported story about Ntokozo Qwabe, the man who began the Rhodes Must Fall campaign, gloating about doing "something so black and wonderful" and making a white waitress cry (which, I'm guessing, most reasonable people would agree is as clear a case of racist bullying as you could dread to hear).
I first read about it at the Spectator. but the Times, the Daily Mirror, the Independent (twice), the Daily Mail, Metro, the Daily Express and the Sun have also covered it (to name but a few).
Given how loud and how extensively-reported this Rhodes Must Fall campaign has been, it's hardly surprising, is it, that news about its founder behaving in such a bullying, racist fashion (to a doubtless underpaid waitress who just happened to have a different skin colour to his own) has aroused so much interest?
Except that the BBC doesn't seem remotely interested in it...at least as far as the BBC News Website and BBC Trending is concerned.
BBC Trending hasn't been shy about promoting Mr. Qwabe and his cause in the past, so you'd have thought that this story might have interested them then - especially as it's a story about race (the subject they're most interested in) and because there's been such a huge social media reaction to it. Oddly, however, they don't appear to be touching the story with a ten-foot bargepole.
Why ever not? Is it because they are so 'right-on' in their ever-so-Guardian-like fashion that they think that certain kinds of racism are acceptable?
The latest BBC Trending article, if you were wondering, is race-related. It's about how some superhero fans "want to keep The Flash's love interest black".