posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 04:42 AM
The BBC haven't really pleased either end of the political spectrum. A couple of the anti-war marches started at the BBC headquarters because of
their biased pro-war standpoint. Then the government accuses them of being too left wing.
Personally I think their biggest case to answer for is the lack of notable anti-war spokepeople on their news broadcasts, but a tendency to provide a
platform for any right-wing warmonger that the US had to offer.
But perhaps most powerful Americans are right wing warmongers, so it's not so misrepresentative.
Oh, and the other thing was that the BBC didn't cover the war marches particularly well once war had started. There were only brief mentions, and
disparaging ones, about the March 22nd peace march... I think that pissed a few people off in the anti-war movement.
I know that my partner thinks the BBC's coverage was pretty good, but she's not heard of Scott Ritter or Chomsky, and I think she'd like to have
heard more of that particular viewpoint before (and during) the war...