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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:38 PM
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what is it lately with bbc world news on pbs?
their guests are increasingly more from conservative think-tanks, with little or no liberal counterpoint.

i expect this in the american news media, but bbc used to be a lot more politically balanced.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:46 PM
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1. I don't know - but it bothers me that they don't SAY that they are from
conservative think-tanks. They just mention the name of them, as if they are businesses.
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:49 PM
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2. Are you sure its BBC "World" News?
On television, it changed to BBC AMERICA a couple of years ago. Maybe less. I immediately lost faith...the whole point of BBC World News was to see WORLD news, not an Americanized version. If there is a tie-in with the new GOPBS, then I'd guess Tony The Poodle has gotten to them the say way Chimpy's got his mitts into PBS.
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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:54 PM
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3. yeah...
it says on the creen "bbc world" then underneath "bbcnews.com" headlines.

and i agree, think this version of bbc has been "poodlelized".
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:30 PM
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4. IIRC, the Carlyle Group picked up a substantial stock holding
in BBC earlier this year. That may have something to do with it.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 05:50 AM
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5. I don't think you can have that right
Since the BBC doesn't have shareholders, it's impossible.
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