Monday, June 11, 2007

BBC: Ahmadinejad a "trenchant critic of Israel"

I linked to this story at Biased BBC in the previous post, but it deserves a post of its own. In a news report last week the BBC called President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran a "trenchant critic of Israel." Nobody's mentioned this over here. Mick Hartley, the blogger who had the story Friday, observes: "[A]t least it reminds us who, for the BBC, are the real bad guys here."

Update: Rats, thought I'd beaten everybody to spotting one of the BBC's famous "stealth edits." They changed "trenchant" to "outspoken," with, of course, no acknowledgement. But I see B-BBC commenter "Biodegradable" spotted it a few hours ago.

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