It’s the cringing selectivity of BBC news coverage that so enrages; Take this, sent in to me;
treaty violations…lack of democratic legitimacy…legally and politically
questionable actions…..not a BBC journalist in sight when you need one….too
busy investigating a self serving story on Murdoch that none of the public are
interested in no doubt.
“Germany fires cannon shot across Europe’s bows”
German President Christian Wulff has accused the European Central Bank of
violating its treaty mandate with the mass purchase of southern European bonds.
In a cannon shot across Europe’s bows, he warned that Germany is reaching
bailout exhaustion and cannot allow its own democracy to be undermined by EU
mayhem. “I regard the huge buy-up of bonds of individual states by the ECB as legally
and politically questionable. Article 123 of the Treaty on the EU’s workings
prohibits the ECB from directly purchasing debt instruments, in order to
safeguard the central bank’s independence,” he said. The blistering attack follows equally harsh words by the Bundesbank in its
monthly report. The bank slammed the ECB’s bond purchases and also warned that
the EU’s broader bail-out machinery violates EU treaties and lacks “democratic
But the BBC seems less than intrigued by these MAJOR issues. I suppose it’s own pro-EU enthusiasm immunises it from having to analyse the rising voices in Germany who seem no longer prepared to go along with what Merkel and co have been doing, so it simply blanks this as a non-story and instead elevates attacks on the Murdoch empire as being the more important. In this way it debases its own integrity, a point that Mark Thompson might do well to reflect upon.