Britain's former spy chief accused the BBC of "parroting" Al Qaeda propaganda to children as young as six. Dame Pauline Neville Jones, who is also a former BBC governor, is infuriated at the stance the corporation's Newsround programme took on the September 11 attacks. She accused the flagship children's news bulletin of feeding an "ugly undercurrent" which suggests the terrorist outrage was somehow justifiable. Newsround is aimed at viewers aged between six and 12. On its website it answered the question concerning 9/11, "Why did they do it" by saying: "The way America has got involved in conflicts in regions like the Middle East has made some people very angry, including a group called al Qaeda - who are widely thought to have been behind the attacks."What do you expect? That's what the European left thinks. They rarely if ever deign to talk to anyone who disagrees with them (why would they bother, since their superior sophistication has given them unique insight?) So you can see how they wouldn't know that you're still not supposed to say things like that in polite company. Academia, yes. Polite company, no.
Also, quick reminder: the BBC lies.
[Cross-posted to Mere Rhetoric]