Sunday, January 23, 2005

BBC Bias Part 219

Michael Howard has called for limits to immigration. How do the BBC present this story ? Here's the headline :

Tories accused of 'desperation'

First paragraph:

Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy has accused the Tories of desperation as they signalled that immigration would be central to their election campaign.

There's a pattern here. When a proposal fits the agenda the Beeb present it straight. When it offends liberal sensibilities the (negative) reaction - rather than the proposal - becomes the headline.

There's a lovely little example here.

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