BBC Finally Admits Bias
CBN, a senior Christian news station, wrote:
The report says BBC executives admit the corporation is dominated by homosexuals, is anti-American, and more sensitive towards the feelings of Muslims than Christians. For example, the report says "executives would let the Bible be thrown in to a dustbin on a TV comedy show, but not the Koran."The Guardian, while trying to cover up for its partner in crime, went into more depth discussing the perfidy of the BBC (highlights mine):
Those who grumble tirelessly that the BBC is dominated by a culture of liberal partiality are enjoying themselves just now. The Corporation is spending lots of our money battling through the courts to prevent the release of a report on its Middle East coverage. Compiled two years ago by a former Nine O'Clock News editor, Malcolm Balen, in the capacity of editorial adviser, it is said to have found that the BBC was unfair to Israel in its coverage of the second intifada.Now readers might ask, "Hey, I thought you said the Guardian was trying to defend the BBC?" Well, it was. It did it in a true Clintonesque style. In response to the Guardian's own title, "Does the BBC have a liberal bias?" It responds:
It depends what you mean by 'liberal' - and what you mean by 'bias'.Well, we won't even go there. We all know that the BBC is a filthy rag full of liberal hatred toward Americans, Israelis, Jews, and Christians that consistently panders to Islamic fascism and terrorism. That must be what we mean by the terms 'liberal' and 'bias'. And the leaked report confirms it.
YNet gives us a prime example from the leaked report:
An internal memo, recently discovered by the British media, revealed what the BBC has been trying to hide. Senior figures admitted in a recent 'impartiality' summit that the BBC was guilty of promoting Left-wing views and anti-Christian sentiment.
Most executives admitted that the corporation’s representation of homosexuals and ethnic minorities was unbalanced and disproportionate, and that it leaned too strongly towards political correctness, the overt promotion of multiculturalism, anti-Americanism and discrimination against the countryside.
Some of it is clearly fear-driven. It's okay to throw the Bible and kosher food in the trash. Jews and Christians aren't going to behead anybody.
A truly shocking revelation to come out of the summit was expected to invoke a storm in Britain, which has already reached the boiling point with regards to the treatment of Muslims and the issue of the veil.For the purpose of illustration, the executives were given a scenario in which Jewish Comedian Sasha Baron Cohen would participate in a program titled ‘Room 101’, a studio program where guests would be asked for their opinions on different issues, and allowed to symbolically throw things they hated in a garbage bin.
The executives were asked what they would do if Cohen decided to throw ‘Kosher food’, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bible, and the Quran in the garbage bin.
The executives said they would allow everything to be thrown in the garbage bin, save the Quran, for fear of offending the British Muslim community.
Right now a debate rages on between the BBC and the legal community to release the entire report under the Freedom of Information Act. Clearly the BBC has something to hide. Yet keeping the report hidden won't do much good. With senior editors like Malcolm Balen affirming the bias it will be very difficult to right its reputation. The Telegraph reports:
The High Court action is the latest stage of a lengthy and expensive battle by Steven Sugar, a lawyer, to get access to the document, which was compiled by Malcolm Balen, a senior editorial adviser, in 2004.All one has to do is take a look at the headlines circulating in the mainstream media to see what a blow to the BBC's reputation this has been.
Mr Sugar said: "This is a serious report about a serious issue and has been compiled with public money. I lodged the request because I was concerned that the BBC's reporting of the second intifada was seriously unbalanced against Israel, but I think there are other issues at stake now in the light of the BBC's reaction."
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