Well you have to look quite hard on the BBC to find the story tucked away on the US section:
The BBC gives more prominence to this:
A mother has gone on trial in southern France for sending her son [Named Jihad] to nursery school wearing a T-shirt reading “I am a bomb” and “Born on 11 September”.
You might have thought the drone story was worthy of more coverage considering the subject…the use of drones, especially the use of drones to kill US citizens…US citizens on US soil….and its other repercussions worldwide.
Viewpoint: US media lax on drones
‘The media has been slow to fully report on the US drone programme, says Tara McKelvey, a correspondent for Newsweek Global and The Daily Beast. Is the truth finally starting to come out?’
The rest of the world questions the legality of their use, viscerally so in a country such as Pakistan, where drone attacks increased significantly during President Obama’s first term.
An estimated 74% of Pakistanis polled by Pew last year termed the United States an “enemy.” Drones are a clear factor.
Drones may be a key element in the US strategy, but as Ambassador Rehman makes clear, they are “not part of our playbook. The time for drone strikes is really over.”
The rest of the world opposes drone use, they increase radicalism and terrorism, Obama signs off 7 times more strikes than Bush ever did……and yet….
BBC seem a bit reluctant to give this story much prominence…unlike the dangers of a bacon sandwich.
I wonder if it would be a different sort of coverage from the BBC if George Bush was still in power and it had been a Democratic Senator who had opposed his use of drones?
I don’t ‘wonder’ at all really….I think I know the answer to that one.