Donald Trump's sarcastic tweet about the big-boned North Korean god-dictator...
...has been described by Sky News, quite rightly, as "sarcastic".
(It's the sort of thing I'm rather prone to too).
BBC News, however, calls it "passive aggressive" - which, surely, isn't quite le mot juste here.
Both terms however - "passive aggressive" and "sarcastic" - fit neatly together in a new article on the BBC News website tonight by BBC reporter Aleem Maqbool:
The whole thing is quite breathtaking (so please keep your inhalers close at hand before you read it).
Seriously, please read it and prepare to gasp at its lack of impartiality. It's absolutely saturated in sarcastic passive aggression.
If any passing BBC editors take up my request and, after reading it, really think this piece is an example of 'impartial BBC reporting' then may I very humbly suggest that they should urgently request an emergency appointment with an occupational therapist (for starters)?
It's an op-ed, pure and simple. A sarcastic, passive aggressive, one-sided op-ed.
You will, of course, either agree with or disagree with his opinionations. But, regardless of what you think, 'impartial' this Aleem Maqbool piece most certainly ain't.