Monday, March 02, 2009

A Very Special Episode Of BBC Bias

When I first heard about this, I just assumed someone had screwed up and produced an episode that actually reflected the demographics of the East End after years of open borders. But no: it's the BBC fighting racism by ethnically cleansing the natives, except....
The corporation refused to say if the writers for the episode were black and said many people contribute to the story-lines of EastEnders episodes.
Now, is that modern liberalism in a nutshell or what? The jokes write themselves - and they'd have to, because these guys aren't going to. Debate is not their thing, instead we get this:
When Chelsea quizzed Trueman, played by Rudolph Walker, he reflected on the racism he encountered when he first arrived in Britain.

At one stage he said things have improved for black people in Britain and there is less racism.

But Chelsea questioned: 'Have they? It's still there, though. It might not be as obvious as it once was, but we all know.'
See? Even when there's no evidence of racism that just proves it's really well-hidden racism. This is, as the geeks would say, completely unfalsifiable. Absence of evidence turns out to be evidence too. It's also kind of familiar:
But what was strange was that although Goldstein was hated and despised by everybody, although every day and a thousand times a day, on platforms, on the telescreen, in newspapers, in books, his theories were refuted, smashed, ridiculed, held up to the general gaze for the pitiful rubbish that they were - in spite of all this, his influence never seemed to grow less. Always there were fresh dupes waiting to be seduced by him. A day never passed when spies and saboteurs acting under his directions were not unmasked by the Thought Police. He was the commander of a vast shadowy army, an underground network of conspirators dedicated to the overthrow of the State
This is the logic of a cult. More to the point,it is the very definition of partial broadcasting. I guess we're all supposed to hail the BBC's crusading zeal (uh, can we still say that) even as the self-same people tie themselves in knots denying the BBC has an agenda.

Like I keep saying, as biased as the BBC's reporting is, it's nothing to what they try and get away with once they don't even have to pretend to be factual. Of course, liberals do have to try and force their little messages down our throat during their girly plays - reality is not kind to them.

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