Wednesday, September 07, 2005

BBC Lies About The US

Here's an example of the way the BBC advances its lefty agenda. It's very clever - Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda chief, would be proud of the subtlety.

The 1711-word article is mostly inaccurate garbage, but contains this neat poison pill.

From 2003 onwards, the Bush administration cut funds amid charges from the Army Corps of Engineers that the money was transferred to Iraq instead. The latest annual budget was cut from $36.5m to $10.4m.

A study to examine defences against a category Four or Five storm was proposed, at a cost of $4m. The Times-Picayune quoted the Army Corps of Engineers project manager Al Naomi as saying: "The Iraq war forced the Bush administration to order the New Orleans district office not to begin any new studies."

In these 87 words Iraq is mentioned twice and the BBC has used 5% of the its coverage of the heroic US response to this enormous disaster to smear President Bush.

The cleverness is in the next sentence.

But in any event, there was no plan for a major strengthening. This would have taken billions of dollars and many years.

Most readers will be shocked at the Bush 5%, and won't read that paragraph. But the BBC can always claim to have given all the facts.

You can tell this is a deliberate trick because if "major strengthening" would take "many years", there would be no point in talking about Iraq/Bush.

I'm glad I'm not paying for these evil creeps.