Thursday, October 16, 2008

BBC: Lying For The Common Good

And people said my plan to put scopolamine in the BBC's water supply was stupid! Behold the latest fruits of my brilliant plan!

Yes, there's a lot to be said about the specifics of this particular case, but we shouldn't let that obscure the more general point. Right up until Thompson's attack of clarity, Beeboids were insisting that detecting any bias in the BBC's coverage was proof positive that you were some kind of crazed, Nazi, moron bigot. Now, suddenly it turns out that there is bias there, but good, happy, justifiable bias - and, furthermore, we have always been at war with Eastasia.

Consider the brass neck of the BBC's position: finally admitting the critics were 100% right, our publicly-funded state broadcaster states that not only has it spent years spinning for a particular ideology as a matter of policy, it intends to keep on doing so, all the while still slimeing critics of the BBC - especially the ones who claim it's abusing its dominant position to behave unethically.

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