The BBC Ignores Pearl Harbor Anniversary

December 7, 1941: a day that will live in infamy. And completely ignored by the BBC’s US & Canada page.

Not even a quick, here’s one we made earlier, news brief on it? Can’t Mardell or Katty tweet something? I realize the BBC journalists and editors are too busy sitting shiva for their secular saint to bother sending someone to notice that the President has made an official “Presidential Proclamation” that today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or, heaven forbid, take a photo at the memorial in Washington, DC, but come on. Come to think of it, as the memorial is open again, the BBC missed a good opportunity there to sneer at the Republicans for the government shutdown. After all, if the President hadn’t saved the day from the evil intransigent “party of ‘no’”, that memorial would have been closed and veterans wouldn’t be able to honor their fallen brothers in arms, right, BBC?

Coincidentally, there’s actually one of those “bespoke” video magazine pieces on the main US & Canada page done by a BBC journalist sent to Japan to visit a US warship at our base there. This was posted two days ago, and surely the amazing contrast between what happened 72 years ago and the current close relationship between the US and Japan is worth a comment today, no? Particularly since the BBC report was prompted by the military noise from China and the US and Japan working together in response.

Get off your biased ass, Daniel Nasaw. You all knew this day was coming up, and something could easily have been prepared in advance for the weekend crew to post for you. No need for someone to work during the seven days of mourning. Is the BBC staff working in the US that detached from the nation’s history? Their fellow travelers at the HuffPo had something ready, and the rest of the US media spent two seconds to mention it as well. Salon even tried to make the case that Pearl Harbor was all about oil. Surely that’s a cause the BBC can get behind.

Sometimes, it’s the little things that get you. This was an easy one, and the BBC blew it.

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17 Responses to The BBC Ignores Pearl Harbor Anniversary

  1. George R says:

    Apart from Beeboids’ poor historical consciousness on this issue, doesn’t BBC-Democrat staff prefer to have long weekends off?

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Editors order these things in advance. Probably well in advance in cases like this. All some weekend drone has to do is click “publish”.

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      • George R says:

        This shows that Beeboid staff is more out of touch than it thinks it is.
        One might have thought that Beeboids would have been aware of all the wonderful ways they could have weaved their Obamessiah’s Hawaiian connection into a propaganda story.

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  2. john in cheshire says:

    David, for the bbc to report on Pearl Harbour might mean they have to say something positive about the USA.

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  3. David Kay says:

    like the marxists at al beeb want the world to remember the US was a victim of an aggressor nation. It was also the start of a series of events that turned the US into a superpower that eventually defeated communism. That must be upsetting for the commies at the bbc

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  4. Umbongo says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong but AFAIAA sitting shiva occurs after the funeral. Accordingly, since the funeral in question is scheduled for next Sunday, we’ve got another two weeks of Mandelamania to look forward to.
    BTW in the eyes of the Japanese military it was now or never. The US embargo gave them about 2 years before the oil ran out. So in one sense Pearl Harbor was indeed about oil. In the same way pre-WW1 German strategists IIRC thought that the balance of forces (vis-a-vis Russia and France) would turn against them by 1917 so an “early” war was not something to be discouraged.

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    • Glenn says:

      Worse than that. The embargo gave the Japs just six months of fuel.

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Sure, Umbongo, but if we’re continuing the Jewish analogy, the funeral happens immediately, and the week of mourning commences right after that. Perhaps Mardell will observe tradition and bring a nice chocolate babka. You should be so lucky that the BBC’s coverage lasts only the seven days.

      As for Japan, having seen the following video, I’m somewhat skeptical. The title says 1936, but it’s from 1934. That’s 13 years after the US convinced the UK to ditch our Great War allies and isolate Japan (Thanks, Woodrow!). The embargoes were just one final insult before the inevitable.

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  5. Guest Who says:

    Back then, a squadron of P-38s were the eventual reckoning.
    Here, now, it seems some P-45s might be what’s required.

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  6. Adorable says:

    Bastards. While we’re here 43 BC – Cicero, widely considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylists, was killed after having been proscribed as an enemy of the state.
    1869 – American outlaw Jesse James committed his first confirmed bank robbery in Gallatin, Missouri.
    1936 – Australian cricketer Jack Fingleton became the first player to score centuries in four consecutive Test innings.
    1949 – Chinese Civil War: The government of the Republic of China relocated from Mainland China to Taipei (Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall pictured) on the island of Taiwan.
    1988 – A 6.9 Mw earthquake struck the Spitak region of Armenia, killing at least 25,000
    Wait. Why doesn’t David P care about today? The cricket thing really hurts. Still why would he get that? Not being English and all.

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  7. stuart says:

    these disgusting bbc and radio 5 live arrogant vile leftist commie morons could not care less about the 9/11 of the 7th of december 1941 because they are so full of americanaphobia and hatred of the good american people,funny that really when are brother americans laid down there lifes in world war 2 to save the earth from nazi and commie tyrany.i hate and despise the left,i really do,a curse on them all.

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  8. pah says:

    Considering there was a simultaneous (ish) attack on the British Empire the same day, a fact that is very rarely mentioned anywhere, you are lucky if Pearl harbour gets a mention at all.

    The war against Japan is a difficult one for the BBC. Too much criticism of the Japs is deemed to stem from deeply held racist views and therefore verboten. They are probably of the same ilk as the seventies lefties who were peddling the lie (and some still do) that the US knew about the attack and let it happen and that the Japs had actually declared war before the strike.

    But you don’t really expect them to view WW2 through anything other than USSR tinted glasses do you?

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  9. George R says:

    “SATURDAY NIGHT CINEMA FEATURE ONE:
    JOHN FORD’S DECEMBER 7″

    (video).

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2013/12/saturday-night-cinema-john-fords-december-7.html

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