Thursday, August 04, 2005
One should never read a paper because it prints "the truth," because there's not one that does. Arriving at a reasonable approximation of the truth is a painful process of piecing together bits and pieces from many viewpoints.
The BBC is saturated with pro-government bias, much like the New York Times and The Washington Post. But because its bias is toward a different government, or at least toward a government that is the poodle rather than the poodle's owner, tidbits seep out that don't make it into the American press.
But, yes, I have written the BBC repeatedly to complain about their unspoken assumption that Aristide Had To Go. Maybe he did, but the BBC has never produced an explanation more satisfactory than "because the Americans told us he had to go."
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