Wednesday 5 August 2015

Bring back Congress!

Monday's Today, shortly after that cataclysmic interview with Norman Smith, featured a report from India, overwhelmingly critical of the right-wing Modi government for its treatment of minorities, especially Muslims. 

(The BBC reporter did speak to a BJP minister, for balance, but, in a shrill voice, ostentatiously interrupted him - presumably in order to show him to be 'a bad man').

Other blogs have also covered this (Biased BBC here and here), making some serious charges that India is being unfairly focused upon (with, I think, some justification) - though they failed to spot a complicating factor: that the report also included aggrieved Indian Christians complaining about the way things are going there. 

Still, I heard that report as I drove to work early on Monday morning and thought, 'Typical BBC!' 

And what's this I see appearing as the latest update on BBC News's feed on the 'My Blog list' sidebar as I write this post? 



  1. The practice of using a posed question as an attempt at a degree of separation from blatant editorial advocacy is an old, if discredited one. No surprise to see the BBC staying with its comfort zone like this.

    They do however risk annoying some rather bright citizens of India, especially when they port their biases across to social media, and boy does it show. Like JonDon on immigration in Oz, they do not really capture the mood of the country at all.

    A bit like here really. Shame the UK public is still forced to pay for it.

  2. Yep that's straight out of the playbook. The other one that annoys me is featuring protestors' placards with all sorts of outrageous allegations (but always from the BBC left-liberal point of view).


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