|BBC report admits: We are biased|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Sunday, 22 October 2006 00:00|
It's something many have been complaining about for years. We had the "sexed up" Iraq dossier affair - which led to the death of a prominent nuclear research scientist, the screening of Jerry Springer: the Opera - which went ahead despite a record-breaking number of complaints, not to mention the BBC's Orla Guerin who regularly skews the facts over the Israeli Palestinian conflict, and publicly wept over the demise of Arafat. For us Brits it has become just too much, who just want to get an unbiased view of what's going on in the world. And it seems finally the BBC has come to acknowledge, at least privately, that there is an ingrained culture of bias within their organization. An investigation was carried out by the BBC's Board of Governors last year, and found that there was no "systematic" bias within the BBC, but that mistakes were being made and they needed to do better. But a leaked report on an "impartiality summit" held by the corporation contradicts those findings, one BBC executive stating that this bias is "so deeply embedded in the BBC's culture, that it is very hard to change it". In response to a series of questions, a panel of executives stated they would be willing to throw a Bible in a trashcan on television - but not a Qur'an, allow Osama bin Laden to be interviewed on air, and even permit Muslims wearing a full Islamic veil to read the news.
Quote: "At the secret meeting in London last month, which was hosted by veteran broadcaster Sue Lawley, BBC executives admitted the corporation is dominated by homosexuals and people from ethnic minorities, deliberately promotes multiculturalism, is anti-American, anti-countryside and more sensitive to the feelings of Muslims than Christians. One veteran BBC executive said: 'There was widespread acknowledgement that we may have gone too far in the direction of political correctness. 'Unfortunately, much of it is so deeply embedded in the BBC's culture, that it is very hard to change it.'
Many of you come from the US and know full well how the rest of the world views America. Some of you have even told me how your own news is very "Americanised", and you don't hear much about what goes on anywhere else. Unfortunately many people believe that just because we live in a free nation that everything they see on the national news must be accurate and present a full picture of what is happening in the world. As we've seen with Sudan and many other disasters, with Christian persecution in India, China, Indonesia and a dozen other countries, with the Bilderbergers and other New World Order organizations controlling world governments, and with the conflict in the Middle East, often the most important news is not reported. With the Scriptures we have an additional view to what is going on around us, which most people in the world today don't have. That's God's view, the most important. The Bible says God is no respecter of persons, we can guarantee His view is untainted by spin. Let's keep applying the Scriptures to what we see going on around us, helping us to form a correct world view, and enabling us to see when His coming is near.