Joke goes over Beyer’s head

A joke about racism made by Sir Trevor McDonald on the ITV satirical show News Knight was cleared by Ofcom. However, it was much to subtle for slow-witted smut campaigner “Massah” John Beyer of Mediawatch-UK.

The butt of the joke was dead racist comic Bernard Manning. In an item entitled “Racist and Dead” Sir Trevor parodied Manning’s style with the quip: “personally I never thought of Bernard Manning as a racist comic – just a fat, white bastard.”

The irony went unnoticed at Mediawatch-UK:

If the comment had been made in reverse (a white man calling someone a ‘fat black bastard’) there would have been utter outrage and rightly so.

Quoth the Sage of Ashford. Good grief.

2 Responses to “Joke goes over Beyer’s head”

  1. marc says:

    Bugger. I missed that. Sounds like a hoot.

  2. Bartholomew says:

    Joke I heard: Q: “What’s black and pissed off?” A: “Bernard Manning’s reincarnation”.