Friday, May 26, 2006

BBC News attempt to associate racism with the Right, again

In February I posted on BBC News’s attempt to associate neo-fascism and racism with the Right.

In Belgians march to honour victims one can read the following:
Thousands of people have joined an anti-racism march in Belgium following the killing of a woman of African origin and a two-year-old child.

The gunman had earlier shot and injured a woman of Turkish descent as she sat reading a book on a bench in the city centre.

The 18-year-old suspect, believed to be a right-wing extremist, was shot and wounded by police and remains under guard in hospital.
The BBC refers to the racist killer as “a right-wing extremist”, once again an unsubtle attempt to associate racism with the Right, when he should very obviously have been referred to as a “far right extremist” (following the common practice of placing left-of-centre racists on the far right).