Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Iraq: BBC radio, BBC TV and the BBC on the internet

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Iraq:

The BBC TV news can be relied upon to give the point of view of the military. The BBC TV reporters almost sound like agents of MI6.

On the 6pm news on BBC TV on 21 September 2005, there were stories about celebrities, but no mention of the major story of the day which was that the 2 British soldiers who shot at Iraqi policemen 'never left police custody'.

On 21 September 2005, the BBC website has the following information about the 2 British soldiers who shot at Iraqi police:

"Interior Minister Baqir Solagh Jabr told BBC News the men never left police custody or the prison building in Basra and were not handed to militants.

"He said the British army acted on "rumour" when it stormed the prison looking for them."

The BBC radio news at 6 pm led on the Interior Minister's statement to BBC radio.

Iraqi Interior Minister says the 2 British soldiers were not handed to any militia.

Conclusion: don't trust the TV news on the BBC.

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