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NICE BIT OF CREATIVE BBC REPORTING

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The BBC shows its true [blue] colours reporting on u2’s Glastonbury debut marred by tax protest. Everything it says is true. However, the article says little about the detail of the band’s supposed [legal] tax evasion. But the article goes on to other performers and the weather! If you are reporting on an issue, stick to the issue. Don’t try to muddy the waters with inconsequential and irrelevant information.

But anybody who knows anything about reporting will know this is a well known and well used technique to appear impartial while in fact directing the reader’s/viewer’s attention away from the facts (though there are few facts relating to the headline!)

I would like to know more about the issues the protesters were campaigning about. Why weren’t Art Uncut interviewed and their views reported? Because the BBC supports the wealthy and their ability to [legally] avoid their [moral] tax responsibilities.

For those interested in more information about the protester’s grievance, here’s a link to Art Uncut’s blog post on the subject http://www.artuncut.org.uk/blog/#blog-12.

It appears the story on the original link I posted has now changed from the ‘tax protest’ story. Fortunately, News Sniffer has the story here-

http://www.newssniffer.co.uk/articles/404919/diff/3/4

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Written by Smiling Carcass

25/06/2011 at 11:18 AM

Posted in Economy, tax

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