Brexit, terror more important
THE enormous report on hairdressing on women’s hair being barred by the Muslim authorities is hardly the suitable subject for the entire front page of the weekend newspaper when there is so much news that would be of interest to the country as a whole and not just a select few.
I quite understand how this report will affect those ladies concerned but if the editor and management want to cater for news affecting this section of our society, why not do an article on the extremists who are murdering innocent people all over the world with their suicidal and cowardly attacks ? After all, it is only the extremists and not the true followers who distort their beliefs in committing these atrocities.
Another topic in the same paper, filling half the page in the middle section, on the question of Brian Isaacs deserves comment.
Once a newspaper takes a stance on any topic, it leaves little chance for all the facts to be revealed or opinions which differ from their own.
The article is full of praise for the individual but nothing about the years of torment he caused according to continuous reports of loud “Announcements to Pupils” being broadcast all over the residential suburb, irrespective of the nuisance and irritation being caused to the community.
If this was the same attitude which was taken with the educational authorities, then it is not surprising he got into hot water with them as well. THE world is in a state of financial turmoil with all sorts of squabbles going on as a result of the UK decision to leave the EU. So what did you have as your lead story? Hair conditioner.
Hair conditioner? Please? It might be important to some people, mainly Muslim women, but is it really a frontpage story, let alone the lead story?
Get your priorities in order. THE top half of the front page last Saturday was devoted to the main international news, Brexit, a topic which was covered on no fewer than five pages in the same edition.
The article about Brian Isaacs appeared on the opinion page, a section of the newspaper which contains just that – writers’ opinions. These viewpoints are not necessarily shared by the editor and staff but are published in order to promote debate.