I’m sorry to see Radio Times continue its mission to become Feminist Times. The most reliably misandrous journalist on the publication is Alison Graham, who can usually be relied on to write articles guaranteed to get Harriet Harman and Cherie Blair cheering. But in the new edition (15-21 December) she’s hit a new low, and the publication with it. On page 53 we find her article, with the following title:
What a year that was… 2012. Alison Graham celebrates television’s triumphs, threats – and disasters
Four of the six items in the piece have gender-related content:
TRIUMPH OF THE YEAR: THE OLYMPICS AND PARALMYPIC GAMES
You’d be forgiven for concluding, from this piece, that no men participated in either Games. Only one athlete is mentioned by name:
… If I can have a good cry too, so much the better. On Super Saturday, I was awash and, in the Paralympics, the magnificent Ellie Simmonds became my heroine.
I DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING: ‘CALL THE MIDWIFE’
… Heidi Thomas’s reworking of real-life East End midwife Jennifer Worth’s memoirs was BBC1’s most successful drama launch in years…
PRESENTS UNDER THE TREE FOR: ‘PRISONER’S WIVES’
… this clever and very assured BBC1 drama about, yes, a clutch of prisoners’ wives, is one of my highlights.
SHOCK OF THE YEAR: EXPOSURE
The ITV1 documentary unmasked Jimmy Savile, a man who fashioned an entire career on abusing vulnerable youngsters… There are no words left to describe any of this, so let’s just leave it there as the dirty epitaph to a man who was rotten to his soul.
The article sticks rigidly to the feminist formula of relentlessly glorifying women and demonising men (even dead men will suffice). ‘There are no words left to describe’ how despicable this article is. The editor of Radio Times, Ben Preston, should hang his head in shame for allowing such a bigoted and misandrous articles in his publication. It’s not for nothing that we awarded him a ‘Toady’ some time ago.