Tuesday, 31 May 2016

BBC not faithfully reporting

This BBC report very clumsily hides the truth of what was said.

The first sentence reports what the BBC want the warning to have been:
'The US has warned that the Euro 2016 football championship being held in France next month could be a target of militant attacks'
Damn those militants...
The next sentence is the actual quotation:
'"The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present greater targets for terrorists," the State Department said.'
The US State Department says 'terrorists' but the BBC's world view means that they will be referred to as 'militants'. I suppose we should be grateful that they didn't say 'freedom fighters' but I suppose that's only for those terrorists who target only Israelis.

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