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British Media Expose That BBC Is Biased  
User currently offlineWindshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2334 posts, RR: 11
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3318582,00.html

Quote:
BBC admits: We are biased on religion and politics
Internal corporation memo on ‘impartiality’ summit leaked to British media exposes truth on BBC bias..

LONDON – The British Broadcasting Corporation has been struggling for several years against criticisms and claims of biased reporting concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and distorted coverage of the global fight against terror.

Following a diplomatic incident with Israel, the BBC appointed an editor known for his objective reporting, however, the true stance of the corporation’s editors remained the same.

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.

This is not news to me, I have been quite surprised as to how low BBC sometimes would go, may the truth be brought forward.

Boaz.


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User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1606 times:

Quoting Windshear (Thread starter):
This is not news to me, I have been quite surprised as to how low BBC sometimes would go, may the truth be brought forward.

Not a shock, but the the  flamed  war start.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

I blame George Bush.
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User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1391 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1599 times:
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Am I surprised?
Not really.

I never watch the BBC really anyway. Im more of a SkyOne person.

Kev.



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19259 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

Everyone thinks, everyone has opinions, thus everyone, to some degree, is biased. Only a programmed robot cannot be biased, although that is arguable: the person who programmed it would be, to some extent, biased.


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User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1543 times:

Quoting FlyKev (Reply 3):
I never watch the BBC really anyway. Im more of a SkyOne person.

...replete with Rupert Murdoch's biases.  Big grin

Seriously though, the irony is that in the 80's the BBC was lambasted by Margaret Thatcher and her ministers for being too critical of the government and went so far as replacing top BBC management with people more friendly to Mrs. Thatcher's views.

My how things change...

Charles, SJ



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User currently offlineWindshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2334 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3319064,00.html

There is an attorney attempting to force the release of the report details to the public.

Quote:
LONDON - What is keeping the BBC, which is ready to invest intense efforts and money, from publishing a report it commissioned to investigate whether its reporting is biased against Israel?

This question is being asked in Britain after a report about the BBC's petition to the High Court demanding the right to keep a report about its broadcasting secret. The report was commissioned by the BBC in 2003 and 2004.

In 2003, Israel complained about the broadcaster's coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, accusing the BBC of being biased against Israel. Among other things Israel condemned the BBC's refusal to call Palestinian suicide bombers "terrorists"... Ynet has a document detailing the legal saga between the BBC and Attorney Steven Sugar, who filed a court petition demanding the BBC release the report.

The publicly-funded report, which comprises 20,000 words, was withheld by the Information Commission.

Sugar told Ynet that his motivation was his belief that the public is entitled to have the full picture, especially when it comes to the complicated and entangled Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

He admitted that he has not conducted his own study on the subject but he said he trusts other studies that showed the BBC's coverage of the conflict is biased... Sugar said what the BBC is trying to cover up is really important. He said it was after Balen's report that the BBC decided to appoint Jeremy Bowen as Middle East Editor despite the spirit of correspondent Orla Guerin who left Israel in response

May Hashem show these hypocrites mercy.
Boaz.



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User currently offlineGSM763 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

Well I would have to say that no media orgenization is without bias but you have to keep in mind that the paper publishing this was the Daily Mail www.dailymail.co.uk en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daily_Mail www.mailwatch.co.uk (latter is critical satire site). The Beeb is not perfect and never has nor will be but it is a helluva lot better than many others including the paper publishing the alligations.
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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 19 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 4):
Everyone thinks, everyone has opinions, thus everyone, to some degree, is biased. Only a programmed robot cannot be biased, although that is arguable: the person who programmed it would be, to some extent, biased.

Exactly. It is simply not possible to produce an unbiased newspaper or television news program. At some point, the writer's and editor's bias will seep in, no matter how hard they try to keep it out.


User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 19 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 8):
At some point, the writer's and editor's bias will seep in, no matter how hard they try to keep it out.

But the trick about bias is quantity. Reporting can be done without too much bias, but there are some times when news stories become opinion pieces.


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

What?!?!?!?

A news agency biased?

Shut up!!!

Tell me it's not true. Although I read it, it must be true. News being biased *cough* FOX News *cough* is bad.

I am shocked. Now who do we turn to? *cough* CNN *cough* Is there anyone out there that isn't biased? (sound of wind blowing)

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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 9):
But the trick about bias is quantity. Reporting can be done without too much bias, but there are some times when news stories become opinion pieces.

You must be very familiar with the front page of the A section of the Washington Post.  Wink


User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

The BBC has actually been turning more to the conservative side of late with surprisingly little criticism of Bush & Blair despite an ever growing list of major lapses and screw-ups. It all started after the "no news is much better than imperfect news" Machiavellian Hutton Inquiry and subsequent public firings.

David Kelly showed us that even after declaring that you fear your life is in serious danger your subsequent death will still be ruled a suicide if you're unfortunate enough to piss off the wrong folks.

Also, just as a reminder, FOX NEWS is still the epitome of biased news and it would take an exceptional swing to the far, far left to even begin to mirror what Ruper Murdoch has managed to inflict upon America. Perhaps SkyOne is working on Europe as we speak?



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User currently offlineWindshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2334 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 17 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 10):
I am shocked. Now who do we turn to? *cough* CNN *cough* Is there anyone out there that isn't biased? (sound of wind blowing)

Ha ha... While I see your point, surely no news network has been promoting their balanced image and been used so extensively in this "media war" by people who are against Israel, all under the pretext that BBC was a beacon of truth, that they helped reveal "the true story".

Boaz.



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