Friday, 26 March 2010

Yet More Shockingly Biased Reporting from the BBC

Some people go into journalism for the pursuit of truth and some people go into journalism for the pursuit of propaganda.

The BBC is clearly a hotbed of journalists who fall into the latter category. To the left is a picture of the then 'live correspondent' of the BBC in the US, reporting the fall of Building 7 (not hit by a plane) of the World Trade Centre while the building quite incredibly still stands to the immediate right of her head.

Of course, it could be that there is a perfectly reasonable reason for why the BBC reported the collapse of Building 7 a good 20 minutes before the event actually took place, but, hey, if the BBC are going to do reporting on events within the Church, we may as well examine just how accurate is the reporting of the aggressively left-wing, statist, anti-Catholic propaganda machine providing 'news' to the majority of British homes 24 hours a day and report on their coverage of important events like those of September 11th 2001 as they most certainly appear.

By the way, as an aside, apparently Damian Thompson, whose defense of the Holy Father has been second to none, called a cab driver a liar and refused him a tip because he had a sticker on his car reading, '9/11 was an inside job,' which is, frankly, a bit harsh, especially given that a group of 7 Danish scientists (I believe it is a similar number of British medical experts who believe Dr David Kelly was murdered by the British State, isn't it?) found highly advanced nano-thermite explosives in the dust of Ground Zero and well over 1,000 respected mechanics, construction workers, airline operatives, demolition experts and independent journalists agree with Damian's cab driver. Good grief, Damian! If the BBC can't report the truth concerning the Pope's record on dealing with abuse within the Church, or, for that matter, the truth concerning the falsification of data by climate scientists at an obscure university providing global 'climate research' in East Anglia, then what on earth makes you think they report the truth concerning acts of international terrorism and the attending illegal, unjust wars launched on the back of them?

Any way, concerning the latest attack on the Holy Father, which Damian clearly does believe is an 'inside job', the bonkers conspiracy theorist that he is, the BBC considers the events surrounding Fr Lawrence Murphy's abuse of over 200 deaf children and the fact that the then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger did not personally escort the then aged, dying, apparently repentant Priest to the police only to die and be Tried before the Court of Heaven, before being tried in a human court of law, to be the biggest news story of the day. In the highly sensationalised article, complete with video of abuse victims telling the World that the Pope was Fr Murphy's chief accomplice, taking precedence before all other news stories of the day, are the words...

'Our correspondent says that although there is no direct evidence against the then Cardinal Ratzinger, this is an uncomfortable confluence of events for the Vatican.'

But, hey, let's not allow the fact that there is 'no direct evidence against the then Cardinal Ratzinger', otherwise known as 'the truth' to in any way detract from what is yet another great opportunity to make this news story 'an uncomfortable confluence of events for the Vatican' and link the Holy Father with the abuse scandal, a habit now so deeply entrenched in the British media, that when the British public think of the Pope when he makes his visit to the UK, they'll be thinking of the leader of the World's most efficient, deadly and untouchable paedophile ring.

The same article correctly reports that the Vatican has 'condemned claims that Pope Benedict XVI did nothing about a US priest who is suspected of molesting up to 200 deaf boys decades ago.' The Vatican has, the report continues, 'said the claims were an "ignoble" attack on the Pope and that there was no "cover-up".'
Unfortunately, the BBC decide to not report on some of the central facts of the case, reported well by the Catholic News Service, such as the fact that when the Vatican discovered the abuse he was just about to kick the bucket anyway.

Meanwhile, the man chosen by His Holiness to lead the Catholics of England and Wales from the See of Westminster has finally realised that the Pope, as Successor of St Peter, unlike Catholic education (I guess he thought it was half-term and so he didn't need to work, especially while the CES could be trusted to stand around watching while Ed Balls and his colleagues gang raped the Church), is worth defending after all and has told the Press that the Pope was not an 'idle observer' during the discovery of these scandals, his comments being reported on BBC News's Front Webpage with a bullet headline 'UK Catholics Back Pope'. Archbishop Vincent Nichols has said...

'What of the role of Pope Benedict? When he was in charge of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith he led important changes made in church law: the inclusion in canon law of internet offences against children, the extension of child abuse offences to include the sexual abuse of all under 18, the case by case waiving of the statue of limitation and the establishment of a fast-track dismissal from the clerical state for offenders. He is not an idle observer. His actions speak as well as his words.'

Well...late is better than never. Looks like the BBC aren't the only ones suffering from some kind of strange, inexplicable time delay in responding to events of global significance.

The Church is a Victim of Her success. She, unlike social services, the scouts, care homes, schools and every sector of employment with a vocation to protecting the vulnerable, is a global institution, so, if there have been a small number of dodgy Priests in a large number of countries across the World fiddling with children then it is a lot easier to report cases of abuse as being inherent within Her because She is global. It is then very easy to point to the 'man at the top' and say that he should take the blame as he is like the 'CEO'. Funny, isn't it, that the Cabinet Minister whose portfolio includes Social Services is never blamed or asked to resign when a spate of children die because Social Services did diddly squat to protect them? Still, neither sense nor truth are taking a central place in the coverage of the abuse scandals now being used to harpoon the Holy Father. This is a media circus, the public are watching and the Holy Father is the man in the ring confronted with a roaring lion. He needs not only our prayers, but also Catholics, especially those with Apostolic Teaching Authority to be loyal to the Church, loyal to the Truth and loyal to the Successor of St Peter!

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