I gave up taking much notice of the MSM many years ago; it was quite obvious that most everything you saw was propaganda or at least very biased coverage.
In today’s modern age of information overload, it is possible to miss things in the myriad of media outlets.
I had been keeping an eye on the BBC’s live coverage of the student riots in London and had already noted a strong bias being displayed. There were several contradictions in the reporting that was done.
When Ben Brown of the BBC had a chance to interview Jody McIntyre, a disabled protester who had been violently assaulted on camera by the police, the bias and bigotry shown shocked thousands that saw it live. When Bill Turnbull had his chance to interview Jody McIntyre in the morning, he also demonstrated his bias and incompetence. You can watch the interview here.
Kevin Bakhurst, a BBC editor further compounds the BBC’s problems at his blog page dedicated to this story.
From this page we see that Kevin Bakhurst declares “I am aware that there is a web campaign encouraging people to complain to the BBC about the interview, the broad charge being that Ben Brown was too challenging in it.”
Well, from the hundreds of replies that I have read below Kevin’s blog, it seems that Kevin is one of (if not the only) the few to have seen or heard about this “web campaign” He also completely misses the multitude of points that have been raised by all those shocked enough to have done something about it.
I wonder just how many folks have suddenly woken up with this dash of biased and twisted reality thrown in their faces?
Is this the straw that breaks the camels back?
Will there now (at Kevin’s suggestion) be a series of web campaigns to try and remove public (that is us!) funding from this out of touch dinosaur of biased democracy?
I for one would welcome the opportunity to not pay the license fee and never see anything this crass or repugnant again.
Why can we not opt out?