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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

BBC Uses Selective Editing

In its ongoing effort to protect the bad guys, the BBC has exorcised the word "terrorist" from the descriptions of the current bombings in London. Here's the "policy":

"The BBC's guidelines state that its credibility is undermined by the "careless use of words which carry emotional or value judgments"."

The BBC has to go a lot farther than that to fix its credibility. Here's what a spokesman said:

"A BBC spokesman said last night: "The word terrorist is not banned from the BBC.""

Only when it applies to Muslims.

I'll be back



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