BBC news is carrying a story that Iran has produced enriched uranium. It’s also carrying the words of the US who say this is “worrying” and “defiant”. Crap – anyone who has read the news long enough knows that GWB fully intends to invade or try to destroy Iran and that this nuclear item is just icing on the hawk’s cake – icing probably provided years ago by the damn hawks.
To get back to the post … check that image. The BBC likes to use images in posts to help people understand the issues being discussed. Look at that image. See it? BOMB it says. And just in case you missed it, it says BOMB underneath where it first says BOMB. Did the Iranians say they were making a bomb? No. Did the Iranians say they wanted it for other purposes? Yes. Where do the BBC mention this? In the small words right at the bottom of that graphic – but it you click the link under that to learn more guess what, it’s another BOMB.
Instead of this being a “OMFG they’ve got a BOMB!” from the US, the story should be focussed on the actual fact and then mention the US position (“George was delighted to learn that…”)
So the BBC – the impartial BBC that is – are being told one thing by the Iranians, being told The Truth by the US and we get fed the result. Seeing as they are pronouncing the verdict before the hearing – and are in danger of creating a situation which would not otherwise exist (“Yes Gordon, we are sure they have the weapons. Should we tell the public before we send the soldiers?”) then maybe they should also announce anything else that the US feels should be “the way they see it”. How positively reassuring.