Three interesting ways of looking at things from the BBC today:
1. Moazzam Begg has been charged with terror offences…..the BBC throughout the day has been tacking on to each bulletin about this that Begg, though spending 3 years in Guantananmo, ‘was never charged with any offence’.
Why emphasise that?
Why is that relevant to this? Surely of more relevance is that the US thought he was guilty of exactly the same offences he has been charged with now. He admitted attending terrorist training camps pre-9/11…but the BBC doesn’t find that relevant here.
Not just on every radio bulletin but it seems they are pretty keen for you to know that on the web as well……..2 reports, the same words….
Mr Begg, who is now a director of campaign group Cage which helps the families of people who have been detained, has never been charged with an offence.
Mr Begg, who is now a director of campaign group Cage which helps the families of people who have been detained, had never previously been charged with an offence.
Why no mention of Begg’s well known links to Jihadists?
2. Miliband has had his changes to Party rules approved……the BBC has been telling us that ‘the Union’s influence in choosing a leader will be reduced’.
Sorry…but that’s just not true….the Union’s influence will increase and even Labour insiders acknowledge that.
The BBC’s chief political correspondent Norman Smith said it was interesting that opposition to the reforms had come from ordinary party members rather than trade unionists – perhaps underlining concern about how the changes would affect their own votes.
…..interesting indeed…….but the BBC doesn’t care to elaborate.
Why let the facts spoil a good PR stunt for their Boy?
3. Then on Saturday Live this morning they were talking to a Ukrainian girl who told us that the internet allowed them to find the truth about things that the Russian news service was distorting….democratising the media.
The BBC presenter told us it ‘was great that the new media is subverting the mainstream’.
Of course that attitude is a bit different at home when bloggers are the enemy…..as you can see from the first two examples of BBC journalism above it’s just as well there are others out there providing the truth.