A hot topic on my social media feeds over the past couple of days had been the extraordinary folly engulfing Labour over the trans issue, especially (a) the statement by Lisa Nandy ("the sensible one") that trans prisoners - including rapists - should be held in jails that match their self-declared gender and (b) the ideologically-driven flat-earthery of Labour shadow minister Dawn Butler telling ITV's Good Morning Britain that “a child is born without a sex”.
Except for Andrew Marr tacking Rebecca Long-Bailey on a related matter on Sunday, the BBC has shown very little interest in this - for some reason. Well might Patrick O'Flynn tweet:
Who in BBC News is deciding that Labour's trans madness is not a major story? Much of the BBC's increasingly extreme bias is imposed via its story selection, not just its story treatment.
Well BBC Politics website running nothing on Lab leader contenders' trans lunacy as of now. Can it be that none of the dozens of Beeb political correspondents has noticed the story? I suggest not. There is clearly a de facto ban on covering furores that challenge the extreme woke orthodoxy.