One of the public purposes defined in the Charter which is the BBC’s constitutional basis is that of “sustaining citizenship and civil society”. According to the BBC Trust’s interpretation of that public purpose, it will be achieved through “high-quality and distinctive journalism that meets the highest standards of accuracy, fairness and impartiality”.
In the opening paragraphs of the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines on impartiality it is stated:
“Due impartiality is often more than a simple matter of ‘balance’ between opposing viewpoints. Equally, it does not require absolute neutrality on every issue or detachment from fundamental democratic principles.” [emphasis added]
Needless to say, it would be perfectly obvious to most licence fee payers that “detachment from fundamental democratic principles” includes the promotion and amplification of the views of people to whom democracy is an anathema to be rejected on the basis of ideology.
Nevertheless, the BBC once again found itself at the…
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I cannot say I’m a fan of Phnom Penh, but I do enjoy the mornings in this hectic city. Everyone is out, and it’s great to see the traditional trades in a bustling city heading for the 21st century. This morning a Buddhist monk doing the rounds waits outside a small restaurant on Street 110.
by Robert Spencer
Sharia is indeed the future of the UK. The British government is deathly afraid of the Islamic supremacists, unwilling to confront them, and allowing these Sharia districts to expand without the slightest resistance. They ban foes of jihad terror such as Pamela Geller and me from entering the country, cooperate at the government level with Islamic groups that have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, and are in hundreds of ways hastening their own destruction and subjugation.
“Murders and rapes going unreported in no-go zones for police as minority communities launch own justice systems,” by Sara Smyth for the Daily Mail, January 17 (thanks to Alan of England):
Parts of the UK are becoming no-go areas for police because minority communities are operating their own justice systems, according to the Chief Inspector of Constabulary.
The rise in ‘community justice’ means crimes as serious as murder…
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Jumping joy photo of the day Vivian!
The Over-Ambitious Beaver…
This is the story of a very ambitious beaver, who found out that sometimes all the ambition just turns against you. A beautiful, award winning short animation that will melt your hearts as well as give you a big big laugh at the ending!