COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY RUSSELL BENTLEY IN FORT RUSS NEWS
BBC trounces taxpayer while belittling independent journalism
BBC is, indeed, a "state-run propaganda outfit."
There have always been elements of that in its make-up, as George Orwell noted in his essays, but since Tony Blair's time and the huge and murderous controversy around information from arms expert, Dr. Kelly, BBC has literally been reduced to an embarrassment.
I long ago stopped looking at their Internet site. I now do so once in a while just to see how they are manipulating a story.
They do it with everything from photo selection and word selection to outright lies and misinformation – all offered with smug self-confidence to reassure readers.