The BBC have been forced to admit that their usual hugely damaging anti-British rhetoric is wrong.
The BBC ever ready to do down our own troops whilst giving favourable coverage to terrorists has been proven wrong as it tried to rewrite hsitory as Christopher Booker reports in the Telegraph:
‘There are few more futile exercises in this world than trying to get the BBC to admit it has got anything wrong. Normally, after a series of fruitless exchanges with apparatchiks in the BBC Complaints Unit, each more dead-bat than the last, most people give up in despair. Not so Henry Keown-Boyd, who was aggrieved to hear the BBC news reporting last April on how, in the Fifties, Britain had “brutally suppressed” an “uprising against British rule” in Malaya.
Having served in Malaya for 15 months as an officer in the Hussars, Mr Keown-Boyd was keenly aware that, far from this being a typical nationalist uprising, British and local Malay forces had for 12 years fought a textbook jungle campaign to prevent the country being ruthlessly taken over by a small ethnic minority of Chinese communists, who were given full support by both Mao’s and Stalin’s dictatorships. No one was keener to see off this vicious threat than the Malays themselves, who finally ended the rising in 1960, three years after winning peaceful independence from Britain.
So determined was Mr Keown-Boyd to get the BBC to set the record straight that, after nine months of the usual “get lost” replies, he has finally received a three-page letter from Fraser Steel, Head of BBC Complaints, to say that their researches “support the view that this was an inaccurate and materially misleading way of describing the Malay Emergency”. Well done, Mr Steel.
But knowing the BBC staff’s usual Guardianista view of British historical events that happened before most of them were born, I suspect this may not be the last time that better-informed listeners will have cause for amazed alarm at how little they seem to know.’
How many years before the BBC recognises that their pro-Palestinian view of the Middle East is an ‘inaccurate and misleading way of describing the conflict there.’