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Apr 28, 2007

BBC Biass

I was alerted to the following story while reading Michelle Malkin.

The Daily Telegraph announced that the BBC had pulled the plug on a drama about Johnson Beharry, a Victoria Cross winner in the Iraq conflict. The Victoria Cross is Britains highest military decoration, rarely awarded, and then only for "conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of duty." This is the first time it has been awarded since 1982 in the Falklands war.

The telegraph reports as follows: -

“Private Johnson Beharry's courage in rescuing an ambushed foot patrol, then in a second act, saving his vehicle's crew despite his own terrible injuries earned him a Victoria Cross.
For the BBC, however, his story is "too positive" about the conflict.
The corporation has cancelled the commission for a 90-minute drama about Britain's youngest surviving Victoria Cross hero because it feared it would alienate members of the audience opposed to the war in Iraq.
The BBC's retreat from the project, which had the working title Victoria Cross, has sparked accusations of cowardice and will reignite the debate about the broadcaster's alleged lack of patriotism.”

Apparently the BBC feels that in the pursuance of balanced broadcasting it can only show items of interest to the opponents of involvement in the war. Nothing of a positive nature can be featured.

The left have a great ability to couch their own brand of censorship in noble terms with the use of semantics.

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