Is the BBC getting real?
Posted by Exile on October 24, 2006
World Net Daily carries an article which caught my beady eye today. It concerns the BBC and the bias that we have all known about for years. It appears a leaked memo has set the cat amongst the pigeons.
An internal British Broadcasting Corporation memo reveals senior figures admitted the national news agency was guilty of promoting left-wing views and anti-Christian sentiment. News of the memo, reported by British media, comes as the BBC continues to struggle against claims of biased reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and distorted coverage of the global fight against terror, reports the Israeli YnetNews.com.
The admissions of bias were made at a recent “impartiality” summit the BBC held. Most executives admitted the corporation’s representation of homosexuals and ethnic minorities was unbalanced and disproportionate, YnetNews.com said. The British news agency, the report said, leaned too strongly towards political correctness, the overt promotion of multiculturalism, anti-Americanism and discrimination against the countryside.
Well well. Bless my soul. Isn’t that a revelation? All this has been denied for years by the Beeb and lord knows how many others, but finally, the truth will officially out. The article continues to describe how the Beeb “uncovered” this strange behaviour of misrepresentation:
At the summit, executives were given a fictitious scenario in which they were asked to make a judgment.
In the illustration, Jewish comedian Sasha Baron Cohen would participate in a studio program in which guests were allowed to symbolically throw in a garbage bin things
they hated. What would you do, the executives were asked, if Cohen decided to throw kosher food, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bible and the Quran in the trash.
Everything would be allowed, the executives said, except for the Quran, for fear of offending the British Muslim community.
No problem with the Jews and Christians then. They don’t go on the rampage everytime someone says or does anything critical towards them. Only the Muslims are to be “feared”. Isn’t that the whole point of what we have been saying for donkeys? The muslims are dangerous. Unpredictably violent. Psychotic. We should disassociate ourselves from them and return them to Persia.
A final, and oh so truthful, quote ends the article:
A senior BBC executive admitted to the British paper Daily Express, “There was a widespread acknowledgement that we may have gone too far in the direction of political correctness. Unfortunately, much of it is so deeply embedded in the BBC’s culture, that it is very hard to change it.”
May have gone too far in the direction of PC? May? Oh, come along.
Hard to change it?
It seems to me, that a good editor with a keen eye and a sense of proportion could solve that issue in seconds.
I know I could.