Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Did I dream the BBC report on Gordon Brown and Cadburys (update)

Further to this piece from yesterday, I now note that the lead BBC article on the Kraft takeover of Cadburys is headedlined "Cadbury says job cuts inevitable after Kraft takeover". The old article about Gordon Brown protecting jobs has not reappeared in the list of old stories about this subject although the BBC have put a watered down Gordeon Brown quote into their latest piece, the all but meaningless
"Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the government was "determined" to ensure that Cadbury jobs were secure.

"We are determined that the levels of investment that take place in Cadbury in the United Kingdom are maintained and we are determined that, at a time when people are worried about their jobs, that jobs in Cadbury can be secure," he said. "

It seems that just like Rover pre the 2005 election, Labour have found a British company that they can pretend to care about only to forget about in a few months time.

The real scandal here is the rewriting (by omission) of news history by the BBC. I know that '1984' parallels are a cheap shot, but this really does smack of the work if the Ministry of Truth (minitruth) in George Orwells's '1984'. As with the other Ministries in George Orwell's novel, the Ministry of Truth was a misnomer and in reality served an opposing purpose to that which its name implied, being responsible for the falsification of historical events; and yet was aptly named in a deeper sense, in that it created "truth" in the newspeak sense of the word... Falsifying news history, the BBC should be so proud; but then George Orwell did work at the BBC for a while...

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