posted on Apr, 9 2007 @ 11:09 AM
For the BBC, however, his story is "too positive" about the conflict.
The corporation has cancelled the commission for a 90-minute drama about Britain's youngest surviving Victoria Cross hero because it feared it would
alienate members of the audience opposed to the war in Iraq.
The BBC's retreat from the project, which had the working title Victoria Cross, has sparked accusations of cowardice and will reignite the debate
about the broadcaster's alleged lack of patriotism.
This is one blatant example of a problem that is typically more subtle (although far less so lately) throughout the mainstream media today. The
problem? Painting the war in Iraq in an extremely negative, defeatist light. The goal, it seems, is to turn the population that was not against the
war in Iraq on principle against the war because they don't see any hope of winning.
The worst part is, it's working. Many people I've talked to and have read here on ATS who don't dig deeper into the stories and look very hard to
see the full story of Iraq, but used to be for the war, are turning against it seeing it as the quagmire the media's been trying to paint it as for
years. This is another case of the news media repeating something over and over until everyone believes it, regardless of the facts.