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Topic: Re:Re:Lost for words!
Posted by: Tom Moncrieff
Date/Time: 02/07/15 18:58:00

It's not about what the BBC call ISIS, it's about the DG having the political idiocy to say that the BBC has the same duty of impartiality to blood curling mass murdering terrorists as it has to legitimate representative political groups or anyone else,  down to terming them 'Islamic' when all official Islamic groups denounce them. The BBC has no legal or regulated duty of impartiality to ISIS or any such foreign terrorist group anywhere, Lord Hall was just making that up. It has a duty to report facts accurately, that is all.

On Radio 4 last night the BBC news led with the story that it is 'feared' (but not known that) a 'British' family of 12 have gone to Syria, yet only fourth in the running order was the repatriation ceremony of the bodies of British citizens mass-murdered in Tunisia - the biggest loss of Britons to terrorism in a decade and the main headline story on all outlets of the last week. No other news organisation put this story so low in priority nor elevated the other item so high. One has to ask who the BBC thinks it is serving and how it comes up with this prioritising of news items. Why on earth would this story of a family (which is largely middle aged and elderly and not young men armed to the teeth) going to Syria take precedence over everything else including  the crisis in Greece which affects hundreds of  thousands of British holidaymakers directly this week and next and will affect our whole country no matter what Greece or the EU do next?!

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Lost for words!02/07/15 13:24:00 Adrian Irving
   Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 14:34:00 Anuj Gupta
      Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 14:49:00 Claire Moran
      Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 14:50:00 Robert Fish
         Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 15:16:00 Claire Moran
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 15:22:00 Robert Fish
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 15:30:00 Adrian Irving
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 15:43:00 Robert Fish
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 15:57:00 Adrian Irving
                        Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 16:28:00 Stuart Kerr
                           Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 16:39:00 Robert Fish
                              Re:Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 16:50:00 Adrian Irving
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 16:56:00 Claire Moran
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 17:07:00 Adrian Irving
                           Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 17:28:00 Carl Wynne
                              Re:Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 17:47:00 Stuart Kerr
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 17:53:00 Robert Fish
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for Words>02/07/15 18:13:00 Adrian Irving
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for Words>02/07/15 18:34:00 Robert Fish
      Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 18:58:00 Tom Moncrieff
         Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 19:20:00 Robert Fish
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 19:34:00 Stuart Kerr
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 19:48:00 Peter Millman
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 20:31:00 Michael Brown

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