April 8, 2007

LEAVE IT TO THE BRITS TO FUND AN ANTI-BRITISH NETWORK (via Thomas W. Nicholson):

Hero's tale is 'too positive' for the BBC (Chris Hastings, 7/04/07, Sunday Telegraph)

Amid the deaths and the grim daily struggle bravely borne by Britain's forces in southern Iraq, one tale of heroism stands out.

Private Johnson Beharry's courage in rescuing an ambushed foot patrol then, in a second act, saving his vehicle's crew despite his own terrible injuries earned him a Victoria Cross.

For the BBC, however, his story is "too positive" about the conflict.

The corporation has cancelled the commission for a 90-minute drama about Britain's youngest surviving Victoria Cross hero because it feared it would alienate members of the audience opposed to the war in Iraq.


Posted by Orrin Judd at April 8, 2007 5:01 PM
Comments

We just finished watching "Kandahar" and can't image worrying about offending alleged human beings who subscribe to the Moslem way of life.

Posted by: erp [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 8, 2007 7:58 PM

Looks like they are going to raise the BBC TV licence fee soon (currently $265 US per year per TV)..no sense upsetting the natives till then.

Posted by: Brian at April 9, 2007 5:48 AM

I haven't looked it up, but wasn't his injury a result of US friendly fire? I easily forgive such things with regret, but wouldn't that be a popular aspect of the story for the ilk they cancelled it for?

Posted by: RC at April 9, 2007 6:22 AM
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