Anyone following to the BBC’s coverage the Toulouse shootings can’t have missed the terms ‘xenophobic’, ‘anti-immigration’, ‘far-right’, ‘neo-Nazi’, ‘Islamophobia’ and ‘anti-Semitism’ peppered liberally throughout their reports
And of course the name of Marine Le Pen has been a regular feature in the BBC’s reporting, as well as the linking Sarkozy’s move to the right to these murders.
I read in The Telegraph this morning that the shooter is a Muslim jihadist of Algerian ethnicity called Mohammed.
So I looked in on the BBC news website to see their take on it. After all, they clearly felt that ethnicities and religions of the victims were very important and relevant, so I wanted to see how they reported the background of the shooter. But predictably, they didn’t.
All they reported this morning was that the murderer “has claimed affiliation to al-Qaeda”.
I scoured the report to see for any morsel of news regarding the man’s ethnicity or religion. Nothing. However, there was this at the end of report:
She is often associated with the more controversial debates on immigration and her presence will be closely observed in light of recent events, reports the BBC’s Christian Fraser in Toulouse.
The page has disappeared in the last hour but you can see it here.
“She is often associated with the more controversial debates on immigration and her presence will be closely observed in light of recent events…”
To paraphrase Goebbels: The BBC doesn’t let facts get in the way of their message — they just keep repeating
the lie until eventually people come to believe it.