From: Vincent Chiarello (e-mail him)
The current dust-up in Britain concerning Rupert Murdoch's employees’ illegal use of phone taps concerns a serious breach of journalistic ethics, but the pound of flesh will be exacted: two top officials in Murdoch's organization have already submitted their resignations. In my judgment, however, that will not change the British tabloid tradition a farthing.
For those interested in patriotic immigration reform in Britain, however, The Daily Mail, another British tabloid, (non-Murdoch) may be the only source of accurate information and reporting on the subject; clearly, the BBC is not.
On July 7, 2011The Daily Mail published an interview with the BBC's Director General, Mark Thompson. He admitted that, although the BBC has a duty to address "sensitive and difficult" issues, "...I think there were some years when the BBC, like the rest of the UK media, was very reticent about talking about immigration." [BBC director-general admits: We DID fail to address 'taboo' subjects like immigration]
Further, Green acknowledged that, in the political campaigns of 2010, the BBC had been guilty of "massive Left-wing bias", which included, of course, non-reporting of the impact of Third World immigration on Britain. Fancy that.
The same day, The Daily Mail editorialized: "Most shamefully, in league with the Labour Party, it (BBC) has conspired to silence any sensible debate on immigration with the crimes of racism or bigotry."
I have no doubt that the Murdoch people guilty of journalistic malfeasance will be punished; as I noted, some already have. But will the ethical and journalistic lapses of BBC program directors suffer a similar fate?
If you think they will or may, I urge you to think again.
Vincent Chiarello (email him) is a retired Foreign Service Officer whose tours included U.S. embassies in Latin America and Europe. His last, and most memorable, assignment was to the US Embassy to The Holy See. Currently, he is on the Board of the American National Council for Immigration Reform of northern Virginia (ANCIR). For his VDARE.COM appearances, click here.