The following photo and caption about the Jo Cox shooting appeared on the BBC’s website today:
A statue of playwright Joseph Priestley close to the scene of the attack became a focal point for tributes in Birstall
Here’s a close-up of the statue in Birstall, his birthplace:
You don’t need a statue to know who he is. Or shouldn’t.
We didn’t. It’s frigging’ England and they don’t even know who Joseph Priestley is. (We think they must be confusing him with J.B. Priestley, actually. Which is even worse…)
Jesus H. Christ. And this is the BBC.