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Thursday, 14 February 2013

The BBC pushing the Labour line whilst ignoring history

The horsemeat purporting to be beef saga is still the headline news on the BBC, well it serves the purpose of keeping the news that the NHS killed thousands of people off of the front page. The BBC's latest piece is headlined 'Horsemeat scandal: Government 'flat-footed' over crisis' and includes the following:
'The government's response to the horsemeat scandal has been criticised as "flat-footed" by a group of MPs.

They have called for greater testing of products to reassure people there is not a threat to human health.'
The BBC seem very keen to minimise knowledge of a pertinent fact. Bloomberg is not so coy:
'In the U.K., routine testing of meat to see if it was horse was stopped by the previous Labour government in 2003.'
So the BBC report this story and the calls for testing of products for horsemeat and use it to bash the government without even mentioning  that there was such testing until the last Labour government ended it. Why would the BBC ignore that fact?


I have complained to the BBC re this matter, using a variant of the above:
'The horsemeat purporting to be beef saga is still the headline news on the BBC. The BBC's latest piece is headlined 'Horsemeat scandal: Government 'flat-footed' over crisis' and includes the following: 'The government's response to the horsemeat scandal has been criticised as "flat-footed" by a group of MPs. They have called for greater testing of products to reassure people there is not a threat to human health.' The BBC do not reveal in this article the fact that in the U.K., routine testing of meat to see if it was horse was stopped by the previous Labour government in 2003. So the BBC report the horsemeat story in great detail and the calls for testing of products for horsemeat without even mentioning that there was such testing until the last Labour government ended it. Why are the BBC ignoring that fact?'
I wonder what the BBC's explanation will be?

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