If you were thinking that 2016 has been a good/great year politically-speaking (especially with the Brexit vote), then Kate Adie's introduction to this morning's From Our Own Correspondent might strike you as being strongly biased in the other direction. She had a little list:
Hello. Today, last day of the year, and we have something different on the menu. Quite a year! And many might say a thankful 'goodbye' to it. Brexit, Trump, the refugee crisis, wars across the Middle East, terrible terrorist attacks. What's the view from our correspondents far away?
Yep, this anti-democratic propaganda from the BBC. The BBC naturally can cite war, terrorism and refugee crises as things to be avoided if possible but Trump and Brexit? Both the results of democratic processes. I give up. Well Actually I gave up on the BBC about three weeks into the Referendum Campaign.ReplyDelete
I heard that and should know better than to be astonished but I was...and disgusted at the sheer effrontery of lumping a freely chosen national vote in with a litany of disasters, crimes and crises. Putting it in the same breath as terrorist attacks would be shocking for any proper broadcasting organisation let alone the home one.ReplyDelete