I have now been forcibly convinced that this blog blithely joined the rest of the UK – wow, does this mean we’ve finally grown up – in misrepresenting what Rowan Williams said about shari’a law.
I am tempted to blame the BBC, to let myself off the ethical hook. “I was just following the BBC story. They are supposed to be objective and accurate……” This is a lame excuse, of course, especially as the BBC story did have a link to his actual speech. (I tried to read it and it was too boring after a brief skim.)
All the more reason to plug season 5 of the Wire with its (so far) great treatment of the role of the press in misleading us all. (Maybe I should start listening to my own words, sometimes.)