Sunday, 8 March 2009

#War 016 - 25 year old miners strike.

The 25 year anniversary of the miners strike gives the good old BBC the chance once again to bash Maggie Thatcher. Of course in all the coverage there is no mention of a new book by respected journalists Francis Beckett and David Hencke called 'In marching to the fault line' which calls on documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and interviews with many key players and describes Arthur Scargill now as remote,deluded and somewhat of a tragic figure. I seem to recall one Welsh miner ringing in to the Jeremy Vine show this week talking about Scargill as if he was some sort of God like figure and of course no cross examination by Vine to point out he could also be seen as a complete failure.

Is the BBC institutionally bias?

Yes they prove it every day!

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