Never underestimate the Daily Mail's ability to see 'political correctness gone mad!' in almost anything. Today it is the turn of Bob The Builder who is returning in a new series that will include a black character.
"Not even Bob the Builder can withstand the forces of political correctness," writes a Daily Mail showbiz reporter who possibly never imagined having to type such a sentence. "The cherished series is returning to our screens with the show's first prominent black character."
The Mail has already criticised Great British Bake Off this summer for including too many "fashionable minorities" in its line-up, singling out "a Muslim with a headscarf", "a househusband" and an "Afro-Caribbean".
Of course the Mail knows what it's doing with such ridiculous outrage. It is trying to whip up very real outrage among its readers. And it works - no matter how silly the story. Here's a sample of the responses they stirred up with the Bob The Builder story, with added points for a textbook mention of "leftists":