windshear
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British Media Expose That BBC Is Biased

Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:02 am

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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RE: British Media Expose That BBC Is Biased

Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:28 am

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.
 
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RE: British Media Expose That BBC Is Biased

Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:31 am

I blame George Bush.
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RE: British Media Expose That BBC Is Biased

Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:35 am

Am I surprised?
Not really.

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

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RE: British Media Expose That BBC Is Biased

Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:37 am

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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RE: British Media Expose That BBC Is Biased

Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:20 pm

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...

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RE: British Media Expose That BBC Is Biased

Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:21 am

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.
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RE: British Media Expose That BBC Is Biased

Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:52 am

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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RE: British Media Expose That BBC Is Biased

Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:44 am

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.
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RE: British Media Expose That BBC Is Biased

Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:00 am

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.
 
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RE: British Media Expose That BBC Is Biased

Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:10 am

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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RE: British Media Expose That BBC Is Biased

Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:14 am

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
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RE: British Media Expose That BBC Is Biased

Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:45 am

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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windshear
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RE: British Media Expose That BBC Is Biased

Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:20 am

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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