Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It Isn't Who You Are, It's Who You Sleep With

Clare BaldingImage via Wikipedia
Reading Caitlin Moran in the Times last weekend, I found it odd that she described Clare Balding as the "kind of presenter you would only get on the BBC, a posh lesbian jockey turned sports anchor."

Why is it important that we know Balding's sexuality ? I would rather know a person's politics than their sexual inclination, gays I have no problems with, BNP, EDL and NF activists I am rather less keen on.  Both bits of information though would have no relevance at all to the subject Moran was discussing, that Clare Balding is presenting a television show about cycling around Britain.

Mind you, The Times managed to call the presenter Spalding rather than Balding throughout the article, so perhaps Moran should undertake more research into her subjects names and careers as opposed to their gender preference.
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