Pandagate

I have to note this brouhaha from across the Atlantic: along with Pippa Middleton, Gabrielle Giffords and others...

BBC criticised for naming panda as a woman of the year
John Prescott took to his Twitter account and said: "So the BBC couldn't find a woman for Sports Personality of the Year but they could find a panda for a female face of 2011 #pandagate."
Labour MP Stella Creasy said: "No offence to sweetie sure a lovely panda and best in class etc- but clue is in title 'women' not 'female of the species' of the year ..."

Lovely.