BBC Calls It The 'So-Called War on Terror'

September 30th, 2006 9:15 PM
Who says the BBC even tries anymore to be a straight news source that has not taken a side in the ideological debate?

Here is how their latest article on Pakistani President Musharraf starts:

West 'will fail' without Pakistan

'We helped the West' Pakistan's president has warned the West would be "brought to its knees" without his country's co-operation in the so-called war on terror.

That was pretty smooth, BBC! One might almost imagine that it was Musharraf that said the "so-called war on terror".

But, look closer. No quote marks around those words. That means it is the BBC, not Musharraf, that is calling the Global War on Terror a so-called war!

Obviously the BBC is conveying that this war is a sham, or a fake war and using president Musharraf's comments as cover to get that message across.

Can anyone fail to realize, at this point, that the Beeb operates under a solidly anti-war ideology and will take any opportunity to press their point?

So much for the Beeb's so-called "journalism", eh Gouvnah?