Tuesday, March 09, 2010

"Can we trust the BBC" Robin Aitken - my review

Can we trust the BBC? Why should you care?

The BBC is probably the largest media corporation in the world; broadcasting to billions of people all around the globe in hundreds of languages. The company not long ago began operations in America.

But just what does "Auntie", as the Brits call her, broadcast? The answer will shock you as it's more Tokyo Rose than Auntie. Let me give you just a little teaser. Listen to what Paul Adams, the BBC's defence correspondent, had to say in 2003 about the BBC's reporting on the war in Iraq.

"I was gobsmacked to hear, in a set of headlines today, that the coalition was suffering 'significant casualties'. This is simply not true," Adams said in the memo.

"Nor is it true to say - as the same intro stated - that coalition forces are fighting 'guerrillas'. It may be guerrilla warfare, but they are not guerrillas," he stormed.

"Who dreamed up the line that the coalition are achieving 'small victories at a very high price?' The truth is exactly the opposite."

That's the BBC's own defence correspondent protesting the BBC's lies in its reporting in Iraq. I'll have much more later for I present far more evidence against the BBC than does Aitken.

Aitken, like Adams, is a BBC insider having worked there for 25 years. Aitken's notes the exact moment and who made the disasterous decision that turned the BBC into the far left propaganda machine it is today.

In the old days the BBC, like American news outlets, had two divisions - the news and the commentary divisions. The news division reported the who, what, when and where. The commentary reported the why. Then, a decision was made to combine the two divisions. Now news commentators began to inject the why into their news broadcast - Auntie became Tokyo Rose.

Aitken's notes the BBC began to champion causes from anti war, EU integration, global warming and most especially, anti Americanism. As he notes, we (here in the UK) all have to pay the BBC licence fee and therefore are entitiled to be treated equally and fairly. But the BBC has broken that contract.

Aitken details how he progressed up the ladder in the BBC corporation and notes how the BBC grew more far left wing over the years. If you wanted to make it in the BBC, you hid the fact that you were on the right. As he says, in his 25 years at the BBC he couldn't have formed a criket team from BBC workers admitting they were on the right. And if you complained about the left wing bias you were threatened or sidelined as Aitken was.

Next he devles into who these people at the BBC are and the revolving door that exists between BBC employees and the Labour government; not unlike what is happening with the Obama admistration now. The result is left wing propaganda supporting many Labour talking points.

Aitken's devotes a whole chapter to the BBC's support for more EU integration and details how sceptics were sidelined and pro EU supporters given free reign. Ditto global warming.

Next he gives his inside take on the Gilligan and the Iraq war saga. As he notes, the BBC believed Gilligan because they wanted to beieve him - it fit the narrative. The BBC was so biased they failed to investigate the claims until it was too late.

Aitken's concludes that the BBC has deep seated left wing bias but that it is not all bad and in fact, does some excellent work. While that might be true in some areas, my documentation shows just how far the BBC is willing to go to further its left wing agenda - far enough to support terrorists.

2001 - Four days after 9/11 the BBC stacks an on air audience with anti-American people.

2005 - BBC airs documentary and claims al Qaeda is a "myth" and "illusion".

BBC knew of link to failed 21/7 bombers

In this case the BBC uses a well known anti war activist and reporter to fabricate alleged war crimes by the US in Iraq.

Those are but a tiny fraction of my documentation against the BBC. Keep all this in mind the next time you watch or listen to "Auntie".

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