Housam El-Afchal and wife Alison on ATM blast charge Is this headline RACIST? ...or is it just plain RACIST?
When would you ever expect to see a headline like THIS:
Henry E. Williams and wife Alison on ATM blast charge
Why not simply write "Couple charged with ATM blast"? As far as I can tell from search engines, "The Australian" is the only newspaper which chose to include these persons' names in their headline.
Read the "Australian" article here (opens in a new window).
I'm annoyed. Journalism like this either represents deliberate complicity with the government's anti-Muslim fear campaigns, or sheer naivety. The media should be actively disengaging themselves from such racist subtexts. Australia's minority groups deserve better.