Friday, December 28, 2007

The BBC: Pravda For The New Age

Just like the Central Committees' favourite organ, the chief amusement in reading the BBC is seeing just how hard they have to twist and turn to avoid the truth. Take this latest report, on the political hot button issue of..... vitamin D in pregnancy:
Pregnant or breastfeeding women have been urged to boost their vitamin D intake amid warnings that cases of rickets in children are increasing.
Rickets ? Isn't that something out of Dickens ? But wait... there is one explanation. Just don't expect the BBC to come straight out and tell us what it is.
Some minority ethnic groups in the UK, including Asians, are particularly at risk, says the Department of Health.
Any particular groups ?
Dark-skinned people do not absorb as much sunlight through the skin and may also wear clothing that limits exposure to the sun for cultural reasons.
Yep, that's as close as we get to an admission that, aside from all the other unpleasant aspects of Islamic doctrine, the requirement for women to travel everywhere under a tarpaulin is now leading to children being born malformed.

I guess even the BBC is struggling to find a way to put a positive spin on an ideology that produces malformed kids, hence the sudden lurch into vague talk of 'cultural reasons'.

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