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  • Johnnie
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    Millions of women across Britain wear this small and insignificant piece of jewellery. But yesterday, in yet another example of PC gone mad, a necklace worn by TV newsreader Fiona Bruce sparked a row among BBC bosses.

    The piece of jewellery in question was a small cross on a necklace, which the presenter recently wore while presenting the Ten O’Clock News.

    She has worn it for some years, in fact, but now some at the BBC want to ban her from wearing the accessory, with a former policy-maker at the organisation describing it as “a potential mistake” that might suggest some kind of religious affiliation.

    The BBC was debating whether a female Muslim newsreader should be allowed to wear a headscarf while reading the news when the issue over Ms Bruce’s cross was brought up.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/arti…d=1773&ito=1490

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    Johnnie wrote:

    DailyMail+–>(DailyMail)
    Millions of women across Britain wear this small and insignificant piece of jewellery. But yesterday, in yet another example of PC gone mad, a necklace worn by TV newsreader Fiona Bruce sparked a row among BBC bosses.

    The piece of jewellery in question was a small cross on a necklace, which the presenter recently wore while presenting the Ten O’Clock News.

    She has worn it for some years, in fact, but now some at the BBC want to ban her from wearing the accessory, with a former policy-maker at the organisation describing it as “a potential mistake” that might suggest some kind of religious affiliation.

    The BBC was debating whether a female Muslim newsreader should be allowed to wear a headscarf while reading the news when the issue over Ms Bruce’s cross was brought up.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/arti…d=1773&ito=1490

    More political correctness gone mad.
    What a sad comment on the world we live in.

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    Johnnie
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    PA: A top BBC executive is giving newsreader Fiona Bruce the green light to continue wearing a crucifix on screen.

    Head of TV News Peter Horrocks wrote in his blog on the corporation’s website that it was “absolutely fine” for presenters to wear religious emblems.

    But he qualified this by saying that “on an individual basis we do need to consider whether symbols distract and get in the way of their primary job of communicating the news.

    “The wearing of a full veil, for instance, would hinder communication with the audience; a large shiny cross would be too distracting.”

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    Johnnie wrote:PA: A top BBC executive is giving newsreader Fiona Bruce the green light to continue wearing a crucifix on screen.

    Head of TV News Peter Horrocks wrote in his blog on the corporation’s website that it was “absolutely fine” for presenters to wear religious emblems.

    But he qualified this by saying that “on an individual basis we do need to consider whether symbols distract and get in the way of their primary job of communicating the news.

    “The wearing of a full veil, for instance, would hinder communication with the audience; a large shiny cross would be too distracting.”

    I’ve seen a few newsreaders wearing crucifixes on the local and national news. I think theyre ok unless they are very large. A small cross is nothing to make a fuss of compared to these ‘ portcullis and spider web’ type pieces of jewellry these women wear. I wonder if she’ll wear more discrete pieces after this furore.

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