A Briton facing execution in China does not yet know he is to be killed later this week and will only find out 24 hours in advance, it has emerged. BBC
I do not recall the BBC ever reporting an execution in the USA and using the word ‘killed’ for the person about to die. It’s always execution. A more clinical way of writing ‘put to death’ and saying ‘killed’ is far more emotive despite the act being the same. Amnesty use the term all the time but they do it evenly, they apply it to everyone. The linked article? It’s about a mentally ill person about to be killed by the state. The BBC article? It’s about a mentally ill person about to be killed by the state. Was the former front page news? Hell no – because it was our friends the Americans who were killing a mentally ill man. In fact they do so many such killings it’s almost a non-story over there. Many countries kill / execute / put to death those with a mental illness. It’s not that this person should or should not but that the BBC has yet again failed to present the facts in an unbiased fashion – something it lays claim to. It would have the World believe that only it has the balls and the integrity to report as it is. The fact we have to pay a tax to support a State Broadcaster is annoying. What we have is no better than any other state you could mention.