Wednesday, 17 February 2016

The BBC censoring the news that doesn't fit their agenda - again

Yesterday I heard that the front-man of the Eagles of Death Metal band that had been playing at the Bataclan when it was attacked by Islamist terrorists had said that it wouldn't have happened if everyone had been armed. My immediate thought was, well the BBC won't like that, how will they report it?

The answer was simpler than I thought, they haven't reported his words at all. This BBC piece reports on the return of Jesse Hughes and the Eagles of Death Metal to Paris. The article includes plenty of 'peace and love' messages but nothing about his views on gun control.

Oddly the equally left-wing Guardian newspaper manages to report Jesse Hughes' views in their piece. Here's how that article starts:

'The frontman of the Eagles of Death Metal, the band that was performing at the Bataclan theatre in Paris when 90 people were murdered by terrorists last year, has remembered his terror at encountering a gunman backstage – and argued for universal access to guns.'

The Guardian tell us more:
'Vocalist-guitarist Jesse Hughes, who is a long-time advocate for access to gun ownership, told the French television station iTélé in a 19-minute, at times tearful interview on Monday that restrictions on guns in France had helped to enable the terrorists.

Asked if his views on gun control had changed after the terror attacks, the member of America’s National Rifle Association said gun control “doesn’t have anything to do with it”.

“Did your French gun control stop a single fucking person from dying at the Bataclan? And if anyone can answer yes, I’d like to hear it, because I don’t think so. I think the only thing that stopped it was some of the bravest men that I’ve ever seen in my life charging head-first into the face of death with their firearms.'

Now why could the BBC not report Jesse Hughes' views? Are they so wedded to being pro gun-control that any contrary views by someone that the public might feel sympathy for cannot be reported? Do they care so little for impartial reporting at the BBC?

If you read a bit further down The Guardian's article another interesting fact is revealed:
'In separate comments to Agence France-Presse, Hughes, a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, said: “I don’t go anywhere in America without a gun anymore. That sucks. And I’m not paranoid. I’m not a cowboy... but I want to be prepared.”'

Jesse Hughes, the front man of Eagles of Death Metal is a supporter of Donald Trump - I don't think an invitation to appear on the Question Time panel will be arriving any time soon.

The BBC allegedly unbiased by charter  but in reality biased by nature.

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