My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, November 25, 2005

Is the BBC starting to come to its senses?

No mention here of what is going to happen.
BBC governors yesterday overturned the corporation's decision not to censure a correspondent who admitted on air that she cried at Yasser Arafat's departure from Palestine.

The decision comes in the same month that Mark Thompson, the BBC director-general, had a private meeting with Ariel Sharon, the Israeli prime minister, after his government's sustained criticism of the corporation's Middle East coverage.

The BBC received more than 500 complaints last year over a dispatch on Radio 4's From Our Own Correspondent.

Barbara Plett told listeners that when she saw the helicopter lift the "frail old man" out of his compound to take him to hospital in Paris, "I started to cry without warning".

The BBC's head of editorial complaints originally ruled that the report did not breach impartiality guidelines.


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