"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons." Bertrand Russell

Friday, April 22, 2005

It's all about credible witness

"And when the 12th largest company in the world controls the most awesome goddamn propaganda force in the whole godless world, who knows what shit will be peddled for truth on this network?" (except this one is public)

The hypocrisy of the 'liberal' media:

The BBC's Magic Quotes
Or how to make unsubstantiated claims against our official enemies.
by: Antony Wright on: 22nd Apr, 05

On March 30th the Media Advocacy group, Medialens, issued a Media Alert – ‘But The Generals Love Napalm’. The alert questioned the failure of the BBC to investigate reports of US atrocities during their assault on the city of Falluja, specifically alleged evidence of war crimes.

BBC Director of News Helen Boaden, in her response, stated that it was vital that these reports are independently verified.

Too right Helen, the BBC can’t go round making unsubstantiated claims. Unless of course they liberally throw quotes and the word alleged into the article and then they can publish whatever they want. Oh and don’t forget the one liner at the end refuting the claims. Job done! Or is that damage done?


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