Home     Writers     Op/Ed     Book Reviews     News     Bookstore     Photoshops     Submit     Search     Contact Us     Advertise  
  You are here: 





The Blinkered & Dangerous Intransigence of the British Media.
Thursday, 03 September 2009 06:49
by Brian Rayner

The hysteria in the Western media over the release of a terminally ill Libyan man in excruciating pain and with just weeks to live has now abated. Like Shylock in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, the frantic British media were hell bent on milking the event to maximum effect; only just falling short of extracting their bloody pound of flesh. The British media’s intransigence, lack of impartiality and humanity over the matter have highlighted yet again the darkest and most dreadful side of British journalism; its intransigent, blind and unforgiving nature.

Clearly the Scottish Justice Minister and a number of the families who were bereaved because of the disaster do not condone the media’s ‘knee-jerk’ reaction. Although in fairness a solitary commentator did state:
“...the response in Libya was quite controlled…”
It could have been much more. However, it is the comparison between the Libyan example and the prearranged adulation given to the British homecoming military that sticks in the mind of many people over here. "
On the ill-fated aircraft, men, women, children and babies were killed in their hundreds, whereas in Iraq and Afghanistan, the civilian toll has already passed half-a-million. Is that what the British Establishment wishes us to celebrate when we witness column after column of British troops returning home from a tour in the Middle East? A British carnival that is indicative of highly organised press coverage, unrepressed clapping, and cheering, the waiving of Union flags, the blowing of kisses; at times accompanied by a strident military band, while hundreds of followers with cameras record the moment for posterity, and sadly, the children of the next generation.

And yet, as far as I recall, no reporter in Britain has ever criticised the hype and damage that this Western type of celebration creates in the mind of Muslims living in this country and elsewhere in the world.

Do we really want to kow-tow before the British Establishment and in so doing give proxy approval of the American trigger happy gung-ho way of creating havoc and mayhem in Islamic countries? I think not. I am convinced that the majority of the British public do not approve of this atrocious hate and revenge forming message of joyful celebration as it is conveyed to millions of Arabs, and the hundreds of thousands of bereaved families who watch it on their TV screens?

Consequently, if the British media must criticise what other nations do by way of celebration, let them have the fortitude to report matters impartially and dispraise their own nations questionable tasteless celebrations whenever it is needed.

Let the return of British troops be a celebration of course, but a very private occasion for loved ones and family members only, but importantly off camera with the press excluded.

And in the interest of peace and harmony between nations we very much hope that this will happen soon. In the meantime let us put an end to all this dreadful killing now, and bring our military home in its entirety from the Western created mayhem that is the Middle East.

Known and very popular cialis coupon which gives all the chance to receive a discount for a preparation which has to be available and exactly cialis coupons has been found in the distant room of this big house about which wood-grouses in the houses tell.

More from this author:
Royal Porton Down (4169 Hits)
by Brian Raynor Before royalty opens or gives its name to anything, exhaustive checks are made to eliminate any adverse and potentially...
Britain’s Monarchy set on dominating Islamic Middle East for at least another 30 years? (6529 Hits)
by Bryan Rayner That is the shocking and unwelcome news for Muslims and the Islamic world as we are informed of the Queen’s agreement with her...
In Praise of Killing Muslims - The British ‘Royal Public Relations’ Disaster (3835 Hits)
by Bryan Raynor The over bloated coverage relative to Prince Harry in the British media has been unyielding in the last few days, and even out...
Britain’s Monarchy set on dominating Islamic Middle East for at least another 30 years? (4467 Hits)
by Bryan Rayner That is the shocking and unwelcome news for Muslims and the Islamic world as we are informed of the Queen’s agreement with...
Governing Monarchy: It’s manifest role in the Radicalisation of British Politics, Culture & Society. (8401 Hits)
by William Gladys If there were Lunatic Asylums for Institutions, I have no doubt that ‘Megalomanic’ British Monarchy would have been...
Related Articles:
Dangerous Minds (15335 Hits)
by David Edwards "Our complex global economy is built upon millions of small, private acts of psychological surrender, the willingness...
This is where George Bush gets dangerous (6696 Hits)
By Ahmed Amr We now have six years of evidence that George Bush is not all there. The occupant of the White House has consistently...
Blair to Draw Down British Troops (5420 Hits)
by Juan Cole Tony Blair is taking 1600 troops out of Basra in the next few months and will aim to be down to only 3,000 or so (from 7,100 now)...
US Troop Death Toll more than 3500 - British Toll at 150 - Immigration Law Defeated by Iraq War (!) - Muqtada Blames US, Rejects Iranian Influence (5305 Hits)
by Juan Cole On Thursday US military spokesmen announced that Iraqi guerrillas had killed another US GI, bringing the troop death toll over...
Something Dangerous is Happening in America - We Must Confront It. (4934 Hits)
by Andrew Bard Schmookler America’s Moral Crisis Many Americans feel a sense of alarm about the moral condition of American...

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments (0)add comment

Write comment
smaller | bigger



Top 123