Further to David Preiser’s recent point ‘Imagine if one were to accuse the BBC of an institutional Left-wing bias.’ Another of our B-BBC correspondents, Alan, ponders…
The BBC are no doubt revelling in the latest allegations of racism against some police officers. This is the way the Liberal elite seek to whip in their arch enemy with constant politically motivated legal assaults. No doubt some officers are racist…claims that the ‘police’ are institutionally racist is a nonsense unsupported by evidence.
However those who live by the sword die by the sword. If the police can be institutionally racist in the eyes of the legal establishment then so can other organisations.
The BBC for instance.
Lawyer Stephen Sugar attempted to force the BBC to release the Balen Report by means of a freedom of information request. Perhaps that was the wrong approach.
What if it could be shown that Jews died because of BBC anti-Israeli reporting? What if the BBC were ‘Institutionally racist’ or even guilty of inciting terrorism?
Perhaps a call to the Equality and Human Rights Commission calling for an investigation into the BBC’s racism in reporting on the Israel/Palestine conflict might have not only forced the release of the Balen Report but put a few of the BBC reporters and their bosses in the dock.
The BBC are hiding something big. What is the definition of ‘Institutional racism’?
The Macpherson report;
“The collective failure of an organisation to provide an appropriate and professional service to people because of their colour, culture, or ethnic origin. It can be seen or detected in processes, attitudes and behaviour which amount to discrimination through unwitting prejudice, ignorance, thoughtlessness and racist stereotyping which disadvantage minority ethnic people.”
A. Sivanandan, Director, Institute of Race Relations “Institutional racism is that which, covertly or overtly, resides in the policies, procedures, operations and culture of public or private institutions – reinforcing individual prejudices and being reinforced by them in turn.”
The Commission for Racial Equality; “If racist consequences accrue to institutional laws, customs or practices, that institution is racist whether or not the individuals maintaining those practices have racial intentions.”
What would constitute inciting others to commit terrorism?
Terrorism Act 2006
(2) A person commits an offence if—
(a) he publishes a statement to which this section applies or causes another to publish such a statement; and (b) at the time he publishes it or causes it to be published, he…..(ii) is reckless as to whether members of the public will be directly or indirectly encouraged or otherwise induced by the statement to commit, prepare or instigate such acts or offences.
Could the BBC’s coverage fall within those parameters?
If phone hacking a few celebrities almost takes down a company as big as News International just image what confirmation of the BBC’s coverage encouraging attacks on Jews and inciting terrorism would do. The BBC, quite a few senior journalists and their bosses would be toast.
What if Muslim terrorism could be shown to be a response in part not to the rhetoric of right wing politicians but left wing journalism….a result of encouraging, excusing and inciting Muslim anger, discontent and militancy.
What if the Jewish people and French soldiers died in France recently because Mohamed Mehra took his justification from the Leftwing media’s continual stoking of his ‘grievances’ and belief that he was a victim of the Western society and culture…because that is what some like the BBC told him…as John Simpson says….’the riots in France by the Muslim immigrants were due to Muslim’s fury and resentment, bitter grievances, ignored and demeaned, kept in poverty by a system which cares very little about them.’