A whole bundle of congratulations must go to NBC and its show, clinic NBC Nightly News, cialis broadcast Sunday July 22nd, for managing to cast a really heavy slur over the British Broadcasting Corporation, by intimating the Corporation had a policy of deliberately misleading its viewers.
While there have been occasional problems over the last twelve months, mainly due to inexperienced production staff panicking during live shows when technical problems have caused on-air phone-in competitors to be suddenly cut-off, any suggestion that the BBC is deliberately misleading viewers is both shameful and inaccurate.
Another “gaff” slobbered over by NBC was an edited clip of the Queen, showing her apparently walking off in a huff while being filmed. This clip was never publicly aired except in a private viewing to journalists as part of a “forthcoming attractions” meeting, and was shown along with many other clips of upcoming fall programming. While the clip had been edited out of context and the Queen had never been guilty of such behavior, the documentary in question was not made by the BBC, but by RDF Media, a company independent of the BBC, who admitted their negligence in the editing department as soon as the problem came to light.
It is also necessary to point out that none of these incidents has involved the News Department, which has consistently produced accurate and balanced reporting that often leaves NBC News looking like a poorly produced, small town, amateur pantomime.
Quite why, with the plethora of news stories available in the world today, NBC should find it necessary to run such an outrageous slur on a fellow TV broadcaster is questionable in the extreme.
Is it possible those in control feel the BBC is broadcasting the truth of the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan and giving Americans a chance to understand what their government is actually up to in the Middle East, while American news channels slant the coverage to maximize US successes, in an effort to stem further erosion in this country of support for the war?
Congratulations NBC for a glorious example of American media underhandedness.
One is reminded of a certain individual who once remarked:
“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
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