War is Peace

Some Analysts Warn Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Complicates War Efforts
(ht2 A Tiny Revolution)

Last night on the BBC World Service the initial news bulletins after midnight began with something like- ‘President Obama after receiving his Nobel Peace Prize has spent most of the day in his War Cabinet‘. Then it changed, they excised the word ‘War’ and tried variations with ‘strategy’ or ‘Afghanistan issues’. I guess management didn’t find the sneaky satire by the presenter so funny.

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5 Responses to “War is Peace”

  1. jim Says:

    Strange: it was only a couple of weeks ago that you were telling us how wonderful the bbc is. Scrap the licence fee. Then indulge by paying the fee if you wish.

  2. RickB Says:

    It is, but it is not perfect and without criticism it will not achieve the promise it can have. This is a fascinating Medialens alert
    http://www.medialens.org/alerts/09/091008_the_westminster_conspiracy.php

    Far from perfect however look at what media left to corporate owners is like, the BBC represents a possibility that pure profit based operations will never have.

  3. libhomo Says:

    The BBC certainly is nowhere near as terrible as the US corporate media.

    BTW: There is a climate change blogswarm October 15. This seems like a good opportunity to talk about how wars contribute to global warming.

  4. Jotman Says:

    In the past I have noticed BBC staff will show care with respect to seemingly small details like that — a level of care you don’t see at the US corporate media outfits:

    http://jotman.blogspot.com/2006/10/lying-headline-syndrome.html

  5. RickB Says:

    A past that is threatened under Thompson, he’s awful.


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