Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Trash the Bible, but Careful with that Koran!

From WorldNetDaily:
An internal British Broadcasting Corporation memo reveals senior figures admitted the national news agency was guilty of promoting left-wing views and anti-Christian sentiment.

News of the memo, reported by British media, comes as the BBC continues to struggle against claims of biased reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and distorted coverage of the global fight against terror, reports the Israeli

The admissions of bias were made at a recent "impartiality" summit the BBC held. Most executives admitted the corporation's representation of homosexuals and ethnic minorities was unbalanced and disproportionate, YnetNews.com said. The British news agency, the report said, leaned too strongly towards political correctness, the overt promotion of multiculturalism, anti-Americanism and discrimination against the countryside.

At the summit, executives were given a fictitious scenario in which they were asked to make a judgment.

In the illustration, Jewish comedian Sasha Baron Cohen would participate in a studio program in which guests were allowed to symbolically throw in a garbage bin things they hated.

What would you do, the executives were asked, if Cohen decided to throw kosher food, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bible and the Quran in the trash.

Everything would be allowed, the executives said, except for the Quran, for fear of offending the British Muslim community.

[…] A senior BBC executive admitted to the British paper Daily Express, "There was a widespread acknowledgement that we may have gone too far in the direction of political correctness. Unfortunately, much of it is so deeply embedded in the BBC's culture, that it is very hard to change it."

Interesting. They won’t allow the Koran to be tossed because the adherents of the religion of peace might get upset, but they will insult Christians with impunity. Since, according to Rosie O’Donnell, “radical Christians” are the big threat to Western Civilization, I am curious as to why the BBC doesn’t fear riots in the streets from their (hypothetical) abuse of the bible. There seems to be a wee bit of logical inconsistency here. Perhaps, because the Church of England has already thrown all of its bibles in the trashcan, there is no one left to riot. Will the last Christian in Europe please remember to bury the relics?

I doubt the BBC will ever change its ways – at least, not until the UK officially becomes Londonistan - but I do wish that, say, CNN and CBS at least had the backbone to admit their own biases.