Friday, May 18, 2007

BBC can't take what they themselves dish out

The Beeb was doing a big report on scientology and the scientologists knew what bias they could expect from that. So they filmed the BBC team while the BBC was filming. They watched the watchers. Which of course meant that the Beeb could not do "creative" editing on what they filmed without being shown up as crooks. Filming the Beeb paid off. The Beeb could not bear being subject to scrutiny. The leader of the BBC team lost his cool:

"In the Scientologists' clip of the outburst, which it posted on the video-sharing website YouTube, Sweeney is heard screaming: "Now listen to me! You were not there at the beginning of the interview! You were not there! "You did not hear or record all the interview! Do you understand? "You are quoting the second half of the interview, not the first half. You cannot assert what you are saying!"

His shouting all but drowns out the Scientologist, who simply repeats over and over again: "Brainwashing is a crime against humanity."

On Sunday Sweeney said his behaviour had resulted in him having his "arse kicked" by the BBC. He said: "What I did was wrong and stupid and I am embarrassed about it. I let down the team and I let down the BBC. "It was my seventh day with the Scientologists and I snapped."

More here

I have no brief for the Church of Scientology but it is nice to see revealed the animus behind the anti-religious bias of the BBC.


The BBC reporter concerned had a previous history of abusing scientologists. No wonder they monitored him carefully! It tells you a lot about BBC bias, though -- a bit like sending Ulster's Rev. Ian Paisley to do a story about the Pope.


Brookes News Update

Inflation targeting and boom-bust cycles: In order to maintain an inflation target the Fed loosens its monetary stance i.e. lowers the interest rate and pumps money into the economy. This in turn stimulates the demand for goods and services and lays the foundations for a recession
Why did The IPA Review mislead readers about Islamic economics and teachings?: The Institute of Public Affairs owes the public an apology. It published a grossly misleading article (Islam and the Free Market) in which it not only whitewashed Islamic teachings it also made the founder of modern economics a fourteenth century Muslim historian! Perhaps its time the IPA closed its doors - for good
Industry policy, tariffs and the value-added fallacy: The Labor Party's economic illiterates are proposing an industry policy that if implemented would lead to the Federal direction of industry. In plain English, this amounts to a call for central planning
Islamist-Left alliance a growing force: Just as the left aligned itself with Hitler and Stalin the modern left has forged a destructive and treasonous alliance with Jew-hating Islamofascist terrorists. This makes these leftist thugs guilty of high treason
Corruption and the `Clinton Wall' at the Justice Department Government: A biting expose of the corrupt Democrats in the Justice Department and how they abuse their power by waging a war of personal destruction against Republicans while allowing the likes of Sandy Berger to walk away free. One of these corrupt officials is Lee Radek, head of the Justice Departments' Public Integrity Unit. Informed readers will note the unintentional irony
The temper tantrum that could kill America: The Democrat Party leadership has dedicated itself to America's destruction, and they deserve to be prosecuted under RICO statutes as a criminal conspiracy to dismantle America's national security
President Bush to kill pro-"gay" bill?: The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees `equal protection under the law' for all citizens. Not according to the Democrats



FEMA Declares Itself Fixed: "The government has fixed most of the problems that undermined its response to Hurricane Katrina, even though an updated federal disaster plan is not completed, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief R. David Paulison told lawmakers Tuesday."

MSM's Entry Into Blogosphere Shows Its Leftward Tilt: "It's taken a while but I think it's safe to say that blogging has now become pretty universal within the MSM. Despite the howls of crusty old liberals like Bill Moyers, the web has fractured the political audience and the elite media are out for a piece of it. Big Media outlets like ABC, NBC, Time, CBS, and the New York Times are all blogging up a storm. Unfortunately for their claims of political objectivity, all the blogging has revealed what the center-right has said all along: the elite media in this country are skewed left in both demographics and content."

Some Episcopalians still respect Bible teachings: "In the biggest rift yet over gays, an entire diocese in the Anglican Church is to defect from the Episcopal Church of the US. The Anglo-Catholic diocese of Fort Worth, led by the respected traditionalist Bishop Jack Iker, said last night that it will seek "alternative primatial oversight" outside the liberal province that is at the heart of the Anglican dispute over homosexuality. Sources indicated that an African Primate was most likely to be approached. The decision will send shock waves through the Anglican Communion. Entire parishes have left the Episcopal Chuch to seek oversight from provinces such as Nigeria, but Fort Worth will be the first diocese to go. It is opposed to the ordination of women as well as to the consecration of homosexual bishops."

We must attack Iran before it gets the bomb: "A nuclear Iran would be as dangerous as "Hitler marching into the Rhineland" in 1936 and should be prevented by Western military strikes if necessary, according to a leading hawk who recently left the Bush administration. John Bolton, who still has close links to the Bush administration, told The Daily Telegraph that the European Union had to "get more serious" about Iran and recognise that its diplomatic attempts to halt Iran's enrichment programme had failed. Iran has "clearly mastered the enrichment technology now...they're not stopping, they're making progress and our time is limited", he said. Economic sanctions "with pain" had to be the next step, followed by attempting to overthrow the theocratic regime and, ultimately, military action to destroy nuclear sites."

West to blame for Arabs killing one-another!: ""The international community, Israel and Arab countries are to blame for the current inter-Palestinian fighting in the Gaza Strip for failing to lift an economic siege on the Palestinians, a senior Hamas official said Wednesday," according to the Jerusalem Post."


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