Saturday, 8 January 2005

The BBC's "Malign Hand at work"

Here's a malodorous, mendacious and entirely fictional little piece:

Is the BBC responsible for the Missing Children?

Europe has been scandalised by the public exposure of paedophile rings operating in the highest levels of Government. Following the tsunami, conspiracy rumours have been circulating on the internet of how children have been disappearing from refugee camps, taken away by "child traffickers", and who is responsible.

The BBC has so far escaped any directly proven linkage with the paedophile rings known to be operating, despite having "reporters" in all of those areas. The BBC site from all appearances is a mainstream media outlet, conveying a range of entertainment and current affairs programming.

Is the BBC implicated in organised Paedophilia or merely a broadcaster? Was there a malign hand at work, or is the BBC just engaging in responsible reporting?

Let us know what you think. Is this just anti-BBC sentiment on the web or something more worrying?

You can read and send us your views from this page.


It has become a way of life for people to look at things with a suspicious eye, especially if the BBC is involved. I think it more now than before. The Kelly Affair and distorted reports have damaged the publics' confidence and trust. It's sad because the BBC with it's global network could handle world crisis in a much better way.
M.Oron, London

While I am sure the BBC are just reporting what they see I am also sure that they know who is responsible. They may have used that information in broadcasts but why weren't the camps warned? There wasn't much they could have done but forewarned is forearmed.
C.Retin, Trinidad & Tobago

I have actually worked for the BBC, my firm belief is that the peadophiles occupy the highest echelons, but due to the threat of criminal prosecution, this rumour of "no BBC paedophilia" is just disinformation put out by a lying and paranoid BBC in the interest of keeping itself going. Come on, the "reporters" are right there where children have vanished. How could anyone believe they weren't involved.
I.Diot, Philippines
Of course, such a smear job would never appear on any reputable website.

Now go look at what the BBC is currently showing. Here it is... equally malodorous, mendacious, but it's up there on the Web for all to see, truth is stranger than fiction. Note the carefully selected "representative readers opinions" they show, I've quoted the first three that currently appear.

Why did US base escape tsunami?

Following the tsunami, conspiracy rumours have been circulating on the internet of how the US base at Diego Garcia managed to avoid casualties while other islands suffered huge losses.

The US Navy's official Diego Garcia website said the island wasn't hit by the devastating tsunami because it is surrounded by deep waters and the grade of its shores does not allow for tsunamis to build before hitting land.

The site said the earthquake generated a tidal surge on the island estimated at six feet.

Is America a power for good or ill in the world? Was there a malign hand at work, or has America's role in the crisis in fact been a model of humanitarian leadership.

Let us know what you think. Is this just anti-US sentiment on the web or something more worrying?

You can read and send us your views from this page.


It has become a way of life for people to look at things with a suspicious eye, especially if US is involved. I think it more now than before. The Iraq war and WMD reports have damaged the publics' confidence and trust. It's sad because America with it's military might could handle world crisis in a much better way.
G.Amirthalingam, London

While I am sure the US did their research when picking the site for their base I am also sure that the tsunami was expected. They could have used that information to protect themselves and their property but why weren't the places around warned? There wasn't much they could have done but forewarned is forearmed.
Mehrun Rahaman, Trinidad & Tobago

I have actually worked and lived on Diego Garcia, my firm belief is that the island and propositioned ships stationed there were damaged severely, but due to the importance of the base in the supply line for operations in Iraq, this rumour of "no damage" is just disinformation put out by a lying and paranoid US government in the interest of security. Come on, every other little island in that part of the world was wiped out. How could anyone believe Diego Garcia was spared.
Mark C, Philippines
For the hard-of-thinking, I am in no way implying that any employee of the BBC is or ever has been a paedophile.

I am saying that the degree of anti-US bias in the BBC is approaching the bizarre, and by just exchanging a few tokens within the semantics - "words" within the "sentences" - you can see just how insulting and derogatory their product can be sometimes.

As Natalie Solent of Biased BBC writes :
Many of those readers, both from the West and the East, are uneducated scientifically. Many of them are living in countries and cultures where paranoid conspiracy theories about the Americans and/or the Jews are common currency (even more than they are in certain left-wing circles here in the UK.) Many of them move in circles where the wish to kill an American or many Americans in revenge for this colossal crime which, they are told by their neighbours and their own newspapers, the US has perpetrated on their people need not remain a fantasy.
"Why did mother die, father?"
"Because of the Americans, my son. Some say they let off an atom bomb under the sea. Others only that they knew a great wave was coming but left us to die while warning their own people."
"My teacher says that's propaganda. For all that they are foreigners, for many years we have known that the BBC is more trustworthy than the papers here. We should see what the people at the BBC say."
"Even the BBC dare not deny it."
Rumours like this have started race riots, pogroms and even wars. Once started they go on for decades. There is no more fertile soil for terrorism than a sense of historical grievance. Fifteen years from now I expect young men now children to be blowing up aeroplanes because they grew up believing that hundreds of thousands of their co-religionists were killed by the Great Satan. The BBC will have played a part in that.


Hat Tip : A Western Heart

1 comment:

Spear Shaker said...

Nicking a line from Monty Python regarding the British Navy's alleged cannibalism, when I say there is no pedophilia in the BBC, I mean there of course is SOME. . .