Some of us are sick and tired of all the childish attacks on Bush and America on the BBC. We are forced on pain of fine or imprisonment to pay for the BBC - the BBC is required by Royal Charter to be politically neutral. But the BBC channels and its website are full of blatant bias. Sucking up to our real enemies - hell, the BBC can’t even call a terrorist a terrorist - and slagging off our most significant ally. And Gerry Robinson is just a shallow gabby fool. Grossly overpaid.
Here are a couple of antidotes to this endless a-historical BBC spin :
realclearpolitics.com/articl … erica.html
weeklystandard.com/Content/P … 4fhqwe.asp
conservativehome.blogs.com/platf … merie.html
Posted by dumbcisco on Jul 05, 2006 @ 08:47 PM[/quote]
What’s all this about?
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yes, the BBC has come in for some fierce criticism ever since they (under the former director) pointed out the lies and deception surrounding the runup to the Imperial style invasion and occupation of Iraq which has cost countless lives and has emptied the American treasury; Calling the BBC “anti-American” is comical… I realize that Anderson’s anti-Bush comments recently were childish! But most Yanks with a bit of intellect will know that the BBC is no Fox “News”. And most Yanks with a bit of intellect realize that criticising criminal behaviour in the Cheney administration is not the same thing as criticising the US.
A bit of perspective may help: the British press does not aproach news stories with the same methods that American media outlets traditionally have: In British cases, the journalist is allowed to make a judgement call in the article or news piece. In America, the journalist has traditionally tried to present all sides of an issue in a news piece without making a judgement call. “Just the facts”. Opinion pieces of course are a different beast…or misinformation planted by the Neo-Jacobin filth in the executive branch…
It goes without saying that bias exists in some journals…say “The Weekly Standard” where the freaks live on Kristol Myth. :loco:
So: there is a fundamental difference in the way news is presented.
BTW:Slugger O’Toole’s blog site is very good… a decent collection of authors so it seems…