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Post by WeeWorld » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:16 am

To my knowledge forced marriage in the UK, is a phenomenon affecting mainly girls/women of south Asian ancestry.
If there was a story on the BBC about child labour in Bangladesh, they would never choose to use a stock picture of an distressed white child for added impact.

So why in this story, Forced marriage victims asked to pay rescue costs, do they choose to add a stock picture of an unhappy young white woman?

I believe it's more likely to be a deliberate editorial decision rather an oversight as the BBC are very particular on issues like this.
British victims of forced marriages overseas are being asked by the Foreign Office to pay costs associated with their own rescue, it has been revealed.

An investigation by the Times found those unable to cover flights, food and shelter were made to take out a loan.

The Foreign Office said government rules meant all UK adults in difficulty aboard had to fund their repatriation.

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An image such as this one would have been more accurate:

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Post by Kofi Annan » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:39 am

BBC W@NKERS
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Re: Media Watch

Post by Dave » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:44 am

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Post by WeeWorld » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:15 pm

Then there's the angle taken by David Lammy MP
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/ ... e-13802217
Labour MP David Lammy suggested the policy was racist. He said: "A white woman who had been kidnapped, sold into slavery and raped would never have been asked to pay for her freedom."
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It's like the BBC is (misleadingly) taking the angle that this could happen to any girl in the UK (in order to evoke empathy I suppose) while David Lammy is using the fact that it's not happening to white girls as a stick to beat whitey with (which always goes down well in his constituency).
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Re: Media Watch

Post by Dave » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:23 pm

Would a non-ginger have been asked to pay for his own defense from unfounded allegations?
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Post by WeeWorld » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:32 pm

Dave wrote:Would a non-ginger have been asked to pay for his own defense from unfounded allegations?
Non ginger more likely to be in receipt of free legal aid (unless from glasgow).
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