Friday, November 12, 2010

BBC, deliberately missing a story?

An event happened yesterday, I mentioned it in my blog post Disgraceful, where I mentioned that an extremist Muslim group were going to try and disrupt a Remembrance Day ceremony in Kensington. They did and produced quite a reaction, though possibly not one they quite expected, though no doubt they are unrepentant about that. I doubt the MAC (Muslims Against Crusaders) were even aware that the Ceremony also commemorates Muslim dead too, though even if they were I doubt it would stop this group.
Fortunately a good few Patriots of the English Defence League were there to make their point about the utter lack of respect shown, though again the media seems to have (deliberately) gotten the numbers wrong not 50, but approximately 150 to 200 and this was at less than 24 hours notice and included members from all over the country as far as Leeds. Nor did the EDL disrupt the ceremony or the 2 minute silence, to make their point they en masse simply turned their back on the MAC only clashing with them after when they burned a poppy.

Daily Mail: 'Poppy-burning Muslim protesters mar Armistice Day commemorations as millions fall silent to remember war dead'

The Sun - Sick Protestors torch poppy

The Telegraph - Muslims clash with police after burning poppy in anti-Armistice Day protest

Daily Express - MUSLIM PROTESTERS BURN POPPIES AS BRITAIN REMEMBERS WAR HEROES

Daily Star - MUSLIM THUGS BURN POPPIES

Evening Standard - Millions fall silent to mark Remembrance Day as Muslim extremists burn poppies
H/T The Talking Clock for the list.

Notice the missing outlet? That would be the BBC who for some strange reason seem very reluctant to mention the protest or indeed any story critical of the Religion of Peace. Even the MCB came out in criticism of the protest, and Labour MP Khalid Mahmood put the boot in saying "These people have no regard or respect for the people who are prepared to give their lives for the country, and if they don’t like it they can hop it and leave. They have these rights to protest that are afforded to them because people have given their lives up for those rights. To have these people behave like this is absolutely ridiculous. It’s complete nonsense and despicable."
More and more people are turning to the internet and the blogging world to find out what's happening because the MSM even when it deigns to report something, inevitably slants it to fit their agenda twisting the facts or parsing the grammar to give an impression of something that simply isn't the case. In this instance with the BBC I suspect it was that they were unable in any circumstances to present the EDL in a negative light, so they simply ignored the story altogether.

Update.
Finally the truth comes out at the BBC... er no it doesn't.

The founder of the English Defence League (EDL) has been charged with assaulting a police officer during a confrontation with Islamic protesters.
Stephen Lennon, 27 of Luton, was held as the Muslims Against Crusades group burnt poppies in Kensington, west London, during a two-minute silence to mark the anniversary of Armistice Day.
Five other members of EDL have been arrested on suspicion of affray.
 Watch this Youtube video, do you see any assault here?




He grabs the flag and is then jumped on, no policeman assaulted.

Typical BBC.

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The Talking Clock said...

Go on, add the customary hat-tip. You know you want to... ;)

Quiet_Man said...

Done, sorry about that.

The Filthy Engineer said...

I sent the BBC a tip off to that event including a video clip of the intentions yesterday morning.
Of course, it was ignored.

The Talking Clock said...

You're a good 'un. Thank you. Nothing to apologise for. You and I are on the same team in many things. I consider us colleagues in all that is right and just, so the hand of friendship is always there.

English Pensioner said...

What happened to the charge of "Action likely to lead to a Breach of the Peace"?
Surely this is what should have happened to the Muslims Against Crusaders?
I'm beginning to think that some of the allegations of racism often made against the police could be true; they certainly seem to be prejudiced against the English.

Trooper Thompson said...

What's with those sky blue baseball caps the coppers are wearing? Were they drafted in from Manchester City?

JuliaM said...

Surely by now, even the BBC don't still keep believing that we won't notice this?

Quiet_Man said...

The blue baseball caps are standard issue to the heavy squad (aka the bastards) you normally don't see them as they wear the riot control mask/helmet over them. They weren't wearing the headgear I suspect as a mark of respect.

Mark Wadsworth said...

It's all deeply depressing.