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"Fair and Unbiased"

So, Top Gear's man of mystery, the Stig, has unmasked himself in order to sell his book. The BBC is objecting to the publication of the book on the grounds that it breaches contractual and confidentiality agreements.

HarperCollins, the would-be publishers of the book, have issued a press release in which they say that they "are disappointed that the BBC has chosen to spend licence fee payers' money to suppress this book".

Remind me again who owns HarperCollins, and why they might want to make political capital at the BBC's expense in the run-up to the renegotiation of the BBC charter, and possible abolition of the license fee.

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I've been to Georgia, both Carolinas, Florida and a fair few other states between the east coast and the mid west and it's the usual mix of bigot and non ;-) the whole notion that provoking homophobia was something to do for entertainment offended me; that you paint a car pink and write fag on it and (I believe it was staged) get people to throw stones and attack it. they're not doing it for consciousness raising, they're doing it for ratings.

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