Day: June 4, 2009

UK NEWS: THE METRO FEATURES EDITOR RESPONDS TO BASHY CRITICISM / THREATENS TO BAN INTERVIEWS WITH ‘MINORITY SUBJECTS’

I reported earlier on that a journalist working for The Metro newspaper faced a wave of criticism today, after he asked UK rapper Bashy if he thought “music was a way out for young black people now, like boxing used to be”, during an interview. Since then the newspaper has received a wave of complaint emails and reader Susan Younis has kindly forwarded me the response email she received from The Metro’s Feature Editor Kieran Meeke. Hi Susan Thank you for your letter and my apologies that you found the question […]

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UK NEWS: METRO NEWSPAPER JOURNALIST CAUSES ANGER AND OUTRAGE AFTER INTERVIEWING UK RAPPER BASHY

Rapper Bashy In a new interview with The Metro Newspaper, UK rapper Bashy was asked the following question by journalist James Day…. Is music a way out for young black people now, like boxing used to be? The question stopped me dead in my tracks this morning, and then I laughed out loud.   Could James really be this dumb, ignorant and perhaps racist? Does he actually believe that back in the day a young black man’s (that’s who I assume he is referring too) only goal in life […]

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