Monday, 14 February 2011

The Other Side of the TV Coin

Tonight has already seen the broadcasting of a disturbing documentary detailing, accurately, the problems with Islamic schools in Britain. Channel 4's Dispatches was a cutting, important and honest piece of factual reporting.

The same, unfortunately, cannot be said about the BBC's offering an hour earlier, lovingly entitled "Geert Wilders: Europe's Most Dangerous Man?". If you live in the UK, and missed this "documentary", you can watch it on BBC iPlayer here.

This had to be one of the most hideously biased, poorly researched and recklessly irresponsible pieces of "factual" television I have ever seen - and considering this is the Beeb we're talking about, that's saying something. The smears, shoddy research, whitewashing, editorialising and willful distortions come thick and fast. In fact, the programme-makers were on such a roll in this one that it's not only Wilders that they defame.

Nevertheless, you should watch it - if you can stomach it - if you want further proof of what a rotten, useless, flabby organ our mainstream media has become.

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