The BBC has come under intense criticism this morning over its decision to warn presenter Naga Munchetty about comments she made about US president, Donald Trump, after he had behaved in a racist manner.
The warning from the corporation's Executive Complaints Unit [ECU] came after Munchetty commented on Trump's outrageous 14 July Twitter advice to four Democrat politicians, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib that they should:
"go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came",
claiming that, every time she had been told, as a woman of colour, to go back to where she came from, it had been embedded in racism.
This was too much for the ECU, who went into a huddle and came out of it with entirely the wrong solution. It upheld a complaint made about the presenter's comment, and said that:
"while Ms Munchetty was entitled to give a personal response to the phrase 'go back to your own country' as it was rooted in her own experience, overall her comments went beyond what the guidelines allow for."
As well as unflinching support from a whole swathe of right-minded colleagues, including Dan Walker, Sangita Myska, Matthew Price, Marina Hyde, Labour MP David Lammy, journalist Kevin Maguire, and Carrie Gracie, social commentator, Moys Kenwood, 56, raged:
"What a set of spineless bastards! Is Trump in the hot seat at Broadcasting House? Naga Munchetty is far too polite to say as much, but it would be fitting if she could take a shit in his mouth, then wash it out with her piss."
Fearing a backlash from the Far-Right, he added:
"I hope I haven't said too much."