Well, I'm blogging about it rather than RT-ing it, but nonetheless the following trio of questions remain vitally important ones:
There's so much to say about such things but Mike is, I think, right in what he's implying in all three of his questions. The BBC's language in terms of right-left-whatever labelling is deeply biased. And those documentaries about Leninist, Stalinist, Communist, Trotskyist, Maoist, Marxist mass murder (many, many tens of millions of victims at the very least) are rare beasts indeed.
Yes...why hardly anything about Mao and his version of Communism, or what the various Indo-Chinese communist parties got up to, or the failure of socialist policies in Africa and nothing about Castro and Guevara's persecution of gays...and more to the point virtually nothing about South Africa's impending Mugabe-style implosion. Also, we coudl compare and contrast the number of hours (tens of thousands) devoted to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (total deaths in the 50k range I think) and the Congolese civil war conflicts (deaths in the millions).ReplyDelete
I think the truth about Trotsky's murderous policies including the suppression of the Kronstadt rebellion, has never been told on the BBC.
The one that gets me the most is that they label Islamic theocracies as “Conservative”. And yet they know that 90% of U.K. Muslims vote Labour. Might be worth investigating this disparity on Newsnight huh?ReplyDelete
I think I've spotted a new one: pretty sure I heard Secunder Kermani refer to "Far Right clerics"...in the context of Pakistan...I think fundamentalist, or - even better - "mainstream" would be more accurate!Delete
Of course we know they do it to protect Islam...they don't like Islam but they fear it and they further fear that if they were honest about it, their whole PC multicultarist pack of cards would fall to the ground.
If it were only it were just the BBC who were guilty of this, but it extends far and wide through education and to what appears to be an ever-growing “progressive” groupthink in all walks of life.ReplyDelete
The generation of Western socialists who refused to acknowledge the horrors of the Soviet Union in the 30’s, spawned the generation who chanted “Ho, Ho Chi Minh” in the 60’s, and they in turn filled the universities with the brainwashed idiots who staff the BBC and The Guardian. To admit to the murderous consequences of Marxism in practice would undermine the whole project. It would expose the sheer destructiveness at the core of socialism. Then there is the prickly subject of Cultural Marxism. It is as Craig suggests a huge subject.
There was a small window in time, shortly after Corbyn became Labour leader when the BBC did refer to him as being on the far left, but that was shut down very quickly. There is not much we can do, as individuals about almost anybody who opposes the left being unjustly referred to as alt right or fascist in the media. We can, at least make point of calling out the far left as far left.
You're quite right. It's not just the BBC. The BBC is simply the leading PC multiculturalist branch of the media.Delete
Sky News is a major offender. It led false reporting on the "Arab Spring", turning a blind eye to the fact it was mostly a Muslim Brotherhood revolt, just as now they turn a blind eye to Kashoggi's militant connections with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Newspapers have now followed with even the Mail and Express gradually being turned into anti-Brexit vehicles and fully signed up to PC agenda of equality of outcome.
Funny you should say that. I picked up METRO at the station today and saw this in an article about Trump visiting Pittsburgh: "He has been criticised for using far-right phrases such as 'globalist' to describe political enemies and for saying 'there were very fine people on both sides' at a neo-Nazi rally and counter-protest."ReplyDelete
Yes, really. Mind how you go, what with ghosts and ghouls and dangerous words like 'globalist' about.
Control language and you control thought. That’s the theory isn’t it?Delete
Control the script; control the production. Control the production; control the edit. Control the edit; control the broadcast. Control the broadcast; control the message. Control the message; control the perception. Control the perception; control the response. Control the response; control the policy.Delete