Here’s an interesting perspective on the whole “victim narrative” so central to the BBC provided by a Biased BBC reader.
“The Left-leaning media, led so ably by the BBC, has been vocal pushing the victim narrative. It may start with good intentions – trying to overcome PERCEIVED societal injustices of a specific demographic – but the delusion is that these hacks and lobbyists are the next generation of suffragettes or civil rights pioneers. The modern take is not about changing the law, whether voting rights or civil rights, but increasingly about attaining a privileged ideological, social and societal status and, perhaps ultimately, power without democratic mandate.
This has been the agenda of third-way feminism, social justice warriors, Islamaphilia and, more recently, Black Lives Matters. To fuel this, media needs to paint a subgroup as oppressed. The Islamaphilia story is by far the most worrying.
One rule for one…
While Muslim undertak terrorist attacks or grope women or groom thousands of children for sexual assault or subjagate women, the media are quick to point out that this is not representative of Islam or it sources and #notallmuslims. The second point may be accurate but notice the focus is less on the primary problem, which is the much more serious issue of horrific violence and abuse and pushed onto the secondary issue of the Islamaphobic backlash. The victims are actually the innocent Muslims rather than the corpses or vulnuerable girls being abused.
Now, contrast the output when innocent Muslims face a wrongdoing, perceived or genuine. In that instance, the incidents are totally representative and has everything to do with Islamaphobia.
In the case of the BBC, it downplays, ignores or misreports genuine atrocities – see Rotherham rape gangs, terrorist attacks, Cologne sex attacks et al – to remove the Islam angle while, conversely, hysterically overblowing the Islam angle with any minor problems of mild to trivial prejudice, such as name calling, jokes or throwing a pig’s head at a mosque. None of these are nice but they are much less serious than rape, suicide bombings and murder, yet the Beeb seems to report every single incident as an example of Islamaphobia.