Dear MediaGuardian newsdesk:
I think it's a good idea that the byline for this piece is merely "A staff reporter." You folks wouldn't want the reader to think that this remarkable piece of ice-cold reasoning is the opinion of a particular individual, rather than the stance of the Guardian staff as a whole. Also, thank you for pointing out that Scott Burgess "spends his time indoors" as he's keeping track of which terrorism-boosters you're hiring because they're not pale and male. As is widely known, the Guardian staff always type away on their laptops as they sit in the grass under a big leafy tree.
If Mr. Aslam comes back into the office to pick up his final paycheque and he's wearing a bulky jacket in July and he just so happens to be running from a policeman, don't be nervous. Don't even give him a second glance. That would be racial profiling.
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Jim Treacher's ice cold reasoning
Letter from Jim Treacher to The Guardian: