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August 20, 2007

BBC Working Hard Not To Offend Terrorists - Again

Topics: Follies of the Mainstream Media

Although the first show of the hospital drama's new series was to have featured a storyline about an explosion caused by Islamic extremists, the BBC has now dropped plans to show the fictional terror attack in an episode of Casualty to avoid offending Muslims.

Although the bomb will still be set off, it will be the work of animal rights campaigners instead of Islamic extremists. Apparently, in the eyes of the BBC PETA is more dangerous than Islamic terrorists. And, as Tom Gross notes at Media Blog, apparently terrorism works.

Or at least Islamic terrorism works. The BBC had so such compunction during the years of IRA bombings, when they portrayed Irish terrorists in fictional dramas.
One can't help but notice that, as Gross points out in his piece, the BBC apparently has no qualms about maligning animal rights campaigners even though neither he, nor anyone else for that matter, can recall the last time any animal rights campaigners blew up a London tube train (or committed any suicide bomb attacks - anywhere).

Posted by Abdul at August 20, 2007 2:09 PM



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