Friday, February 19, 2010

The Absurdity of BBC Impartiality

A man has been killed with malice and intent, the BBC reports this as a murder. It is revealed that Israel was responsible, suddenly the very nature of the death is transformed and it becomes a 'targeted killing'. This is the absurdity of the BBC's laughably named 'impartiality'; the severity, nature and name of the crime (it, of course, cannot be reported as a 'crime' now) is dependent upon the culprit.

Impartiality (standing in contrast to objectivity) will always, by definition, portray the guilty party with obscurantistly favourable language. A murder is a murder regardless of who was responsible.

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