The BBC has decided it should take lobbying of politicians seriously…not in this country where Unite can rig elections and ‘swamp’ the Labour candidate list for MEPs….and all with Miliband’s approval (ignored by the BBC)……and not in the case of conflicts of interest such as when the BBC ignored completely the revelations about Tim Yeo and his massive green industry financial interests whilst at the same time being chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Committee.
So where does the BBC cast its investigative eye when it feels the onset of a particular bad bout of indignation?
To America…onto a politician, a politician no one here has ever heard of…a Republican…a Republican who supports the drone industry…you know those drones which the nasty Americans use to kill lovable Al Qaeda chappies….roguish mis-interpreters of the Koran that they are.
We are told that Obama has massively increased the use of these drones..but its OK because…..
The increase in the use of drones came partly because technology improved over the years, making the strikes more efficient, and also because Obama adopted a more focused campaign against al-Qaeda commanders and other militants in Pakistan.
Efficiency and focus….sounds very Republican and right wing to me.
An enormous, very lengthy article……all very well and good (I’ll leave it for David P to analyse the truth of the article)….but why no such diligence and journalistic endeavour at home in regard to Labour Party affairs or Green politics?
Here we have two of the BBC’s bete noires…a Republican and Drones…..what’s not to like from a lefty perspective….I can see this filling the pages of the Guardian quite happily.
That’s the problem…when it comes to subjects the BBC favours it hides the ‘evil’ parts…what you don’t see can’t hurt you…or the Labour Party etc…and can’t effect the way you might vote.
Cynical? No less than the BBC’s blatantly cynical manipulation of our political views.