Thursday, January 26, 2006

Mark Oaten Called And Said You Were A Perv

Hey, it probably seemed like a good idea at the time, bashing Google's grovelling to the Chinese - a bit of low-risk anti-Americanism and anti-capitalism combined. Never mind that neither China nor Google are actually known for their vigorous support for Cthe Right, the BBC will take any excuse to hammer home its favorite themes. Which turned out to be the problem. After all, it's not exactly a secret that the BBC spins the news. In particular, so blatant has the spinning become in the handling of viewer comments that the relevant section is near universally known as 'Don't Have Your Say'. No surprise then that the BBC's moralising about somebody else suppressing people with the 'wrong' views caused such a firestorm that even the BBC was forced to allow some dissenting voices to be heard: read and enjoy!

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