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Thread #141635   Message #3262895
Posted By: Spleen Cringe
24-Nov-11 - 04:18 PM
Thread Name: BBc defends folk awards
Subject: RE: BBc defends folk awards
Howard said of Emma's blog I think she's got this one wrong, and pestering the BBC's compliance department over a supposed breach for which there's no real foundation could do more harm than good.

And I'm posting his comment again because it sums it up nicely.

And Mike Harding's robust rebuttal of his critics makes for excellent reading.

Neither Smooth Ops nor Mike Harding nor the Folk Awards are representatives of some sort of evil empire and it does none of us any credit when they are singled out as if they were. Folk music is a many headed beast and long may it remain so.