...is basically the thrust of this anti-Beeb missive from the Mail, grumbling about the fact that telephone numbers are to be read out by newsreaders.
Supposedly it's to 'avoid offending' people who are blind are partially sighted.
Or possibly - just possibly, mind you - it's so that they actually might have a chance of knowing what the fucking numbers are. You know, just a thought.
The cunt quoted by the Mail told its (former) sister paper the Standard:
'All the BBC's bigname presenters received this email from Peter Horrocks saying that whenever they refer to an on screen phone number or email address they should no longer say, 'You can see the number on the screen now', because it might offend blind people - and could even be illegal.
'But where does it end? Does that mean presenters will be banned from saying: 'If you don't want to know the football scores look away from the screen now', because that could be just as offensive. It's insanity.'
Where does it end? I imagine it ends there, given that it ends there. You fucking pointless piece of garbage. Of course they won't be 'banned' from saying that. How dare newsreaders at the Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation be told that they need to give a shit about people who may have disabilities!
Er, no. It's not "PC gone mad" every time you give a shit about someone. It's just good manners, most of the time.