The British People Deserve Better

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Monday, December 13, 2004

The British People Deserve Better

December 13, 2004

If you travel to England, chances are you have been exposed to the British broadcasting corporation.

The network has a proud heritage.

It once broadcast the wartime speeches of Winston Churchill and the talks of C.S. Lewis.

Today, the BBC is a propaganda machine, spewing forth one-sided stories that portray the United States and President Bush in the worst possible light, the Palestinians as noble people and the Israelis as trespassers on legitimate Palestinian soil.

I am not overstating the case as I am subjected to this on frequent visits to the U.K.

Now, some good news.

Because of recent scandals involving the BBC and its slanted stories which outrage a growing number of people, the network is going to cut 2,900 jobs in order to save $610 million a year.

This sentence in the New York Times sums it up: "the cuts were announced at a time when the broadcaster faces challenges to the authority of its journalism and is under pressure to show it is not wasting public money."

It serves them right.

The British people deserve better.

In New York, I'm Cal Thomas.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.