Patrick O'Flynn: A cricketer dressing up as someone from a different race for a fancy dress party in 2009 is leading the news. That's utterly absurd. Our broadcast media is clearly being run by left-wing ID politics addicts and activists.
Tim Montgomerie: I couldn’t agree more. The news isn’t the news anymore. It’s become McCarthyist with its daily search to identify and destroy “racists”. Foreign news, other social ills like loneliness and family breakdown all eclipsed by this obsession. The BBC has lost the plot.
Patrick O'Flynn: Now R4 has just led its second bulletin in a row about the cricketer and the 2009 fancy dress party. It's abandoning any claim to be funded via a licence fee in real time today. It's now an ID politics campaign.
I see the BBC online report has solved the Azeem Rafiq problem by continuing to cite his 'evidence' while briefly tagging on a mention of his antisemitic language [but not the bit about Africans] at the very end of the article.