It's not just the security guards at TV Centre who have been having problems with Nick Griffin's invitation onto Question Time. Biased BBC finds itself in a bind, too.
How does the BNP appearance fit with the B-BBC worldview that al-Beeb is controlled by gay Muslim Commies?
Here's their best stab at it, from Teddy Bear, who also runs the Biased-BBC Forum, a strange parallel world of bias-hunting, which is as dull and pedantic as Biased BBC is angry and paranoid dignified and coolly analytical:
I have been wondering recently why the BBC invited the BNP leader, Nick Griffin, to appear on Question Time this evening.
Can't be that he's now an MEP. That would be too obvious.
They had no obligation to do so, an despite appeals from concerned people and politicians to reconsider, they have decided to push ahead.
How dare the BBC defy Peter Hain, Alan Johnson and, ahem, Ken Livingstone? (Are you sure, Teddy? Biased BBC usually hates them.)
It occurs to me that besides the fact that the BBC have certainly boosted publicity for themselves, since most of the news media and bloggers are following the story, but I believe they have another motive.
BBC Worldwide franchise on Nick Griffin action figures?
They continually refer to the BNP as 'Right Wing' even though that itself is a bone of contention, and was questioned recently by Daniel Hannan at the Telegraph.
Oh, yes, Hannan: The man who says the NHS was a terrible mistake.
With this in mind, I see that the BBC accomplish 2 further 'goals' - one, that they can flout themselves as 'impartial and unbiased'...
If they behave in an impartial and unbiased way, we get to accuse them of flouting it. Outstanding! (BTW: Don't you mean flaunt?)
…and two, that by putting the focus of this extreme racist group as 'right wing', they emphasize how 'normal and justified' is their recognized institutional left wing viewpoint.
Next week they'll have David Icke on to just to show us how their Space-Lizard theories are less rubbish than his.
I would bet that in the weeks to come following the QT debate, you will hear the mealy mouthed, holier than thou justification rolling out from the BBC.
Or possibly they'll just run some more Question Times with fewer racists on them.
In my mind, it makes them more sordid and sullied than they already are.
Let's recap: Biased BBC (and Biased-BBC Forum) assert, loud and long, that the Beeb is in bed with New Labour, sucks up to Muslims and fails to give enough airtime to growing parties of the right like Ukip and the BNP. Then the BBC pisses off many Muslims, defies Labour icons like Hain and Red Ken and gives Griffin his biggest broadcast stage yet.
And that makes the BBC more sordid and sullied than they already are...