|Jared O'Mara, 2006 (band website - as per HIGNFY)|
It's been a while since I've watched Have I Got News For You but Sue persuaded me to give it a go this week. It was surprisingly even-handed in its mockery - and made me laugh.
It's probably a sign that I take my duties as a blogger about BBC bias far, far too seriously but I made a list of all the butts of their jokes this week and, yes, it's an eclectic lot:
The Daily Mail
Some were predictable, others less so. Who'd have thought they'd have mocked the EU's chief knuckle-grinder Martin Selmayr? Or had a right good pop at Labour over Jared O'Mara?
Interestingly, there was a joke about the latter which provoked the BBC studio audience into a loud collective gasp. Some laughed, some sounded uncomfortable. Heads turned.
In his comments, Jared O'Mara has been homophobic, xenophobic and sexist. Worst of all, in the eyes of the Labour Party, he doesn't have a bad word to say about Jews.