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Saturday, October 21, 2006

BBC admits they are biased anti-americans

The BBC holds a meeting to discuss the subject... The article is fascinating.

I remember as a young adult, thinking that the BBC was the premier of news sources and that anyone with a high intellect would also be listening. When I lived in London for a semester I was shocked to find that many Britons had a much lower opinion of the BBC than I did. I recall one fellow British student saying something like "you have been listening too much to the BBC from World War II. That BBC is long gone." He was right!

UPDATE: Tigerhawk makes this observation.

On the show, celebrities are invited to throw their pet hates into a dustbin and it was imagined that Baron Cohen chose some kosher food, the Archbishop of Canterbury, a Bible and the Koran. Nearly everyone at the summit, including the show's actual producer and the BBC's head of drama, Alan Yentob, agreed they could all be thrown into the bin, except the Koran for fear of offending Muslims.

It is interesting that the BBC's producers are more comfortable declaring that they would discriminate against Christians than merely admitting the obvious: that political Islam deploys actual and threatened violence to veto speech otherwise protected under the law (from government, that is, but not from Muslims), and that they censor themselves because they are afraid.

UPDATE 2: Foxnews has a story about the French Intifada which notes. Read the article. It is unbelievable that this stuff is going on in France. I found this passage particularly disturbing:

In France, a high school teacher received death threats, forcing him into hiding, after he wrote a newspaper editorial in September saying Muslim fundamentalists are trying to muzzle Europe's democratic liberties.....Michel Thooris, head of the small Action Police union, claims that the new violence is taking on an Islamic fundamentalist tinge. "Many youths, many arsonists, many vandals behind the violence do it to cries of 'Allah Akbar' (God is Great) when our police cars are stoned," he said in an interview.

It's starting to get ugly.