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April 9, 2007

More BBC Bias: War Hero Story Banned

Topics: Follies of the Mainstream Media

victoria%20cross.jpgThe London Telegraph reports that the BBC won't air a drama about Private Johnson Beharry, Britain's youngest surviving Victoria Cross hero "because it feared it would alienate members of the audience opposed to the war in Iraq." Apparently the film presents a too-positive view of Iraq and the BBC doesn't want to alienate their anti-war viewers. Michelle Malkin has more on the story.

The idea that the BBC is biased is now all but carved in stone. Although fairness, impartiality and objectivity are understood to be the very essence of public service broadcast journalism, and is even enshrined in the BBC's charter and provides a key justification for the licence fee, the BBC is anything but fair, impartial, and objective, and in fact is nothing less than a a shrill for the left. Back in 2005 the explosive insider's account by Robin Aitken, who spent his entire career as a BBC journalist, even wrote a book accusing the BBC of institutionalised leftism:

With a few honourable exceptions, the BBC views every issue through the prism of left-wing, secular, anti-western thinking. It is the Guardian of the air. It has a knee-jerk antipathy to America, the free market, big business, religion, British institutions, the Conservative party and Israel; it supports the human rights culture, the Palestinians, Irish republicanism, European integration, multiculturalism and a liberal attitude towards drugs and a host of social issues.

Every day, its relentless bias rolls across the airwaves to shape the assumptions of our society. Who can be surprised at Britain's current anti-Americanism when the BBC starts from the premise that President Bush is a dangerous extremist?

You'll find more on BBC leftist bias here, here, and here.

Related: BBC admits anti-American bias

Posted by Richard at April 9, 2007 9:09 AM



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