Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mr President

On the first anniversary of the Obama presidency the BBC described the historic Republican Party win in Massachusetts as something that would rob the Democrats of their filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.

“Rob?" I choked on my cornflakes reading this.

“Deny”, yes; but not rob.

Elections are ‘robbed’ by fraud, bribery or intimidation. They are not robbed by counting the votes fairly.

The Massachusetts people spoke. Someone at the BBC did not like what they said.

7 comments:

  1. Yes, I woke up to this news story and it was introduced as a bad news story, which was outrageous but satisfying. I hope they are practising for 7 May!

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  2. I wonder at what point the Nobel Peace Prize Committee will come to regret their choice?

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  3. Well, I am pleased to know that local conservatives support the Republican party and, presumably, oppose healthcare reform in the USA and the President's attempts to act on their banking sector. Personally, I find it rather sad that the worldwide surge of optimism created by the Obama presidency has already dissipated into the petty factionalism of US party politics. The fact that the US Supreme Court has approved big business putting its money behind its chosen candidates confirms the model of democracy presented there is as flawed as it ever was. "Never glad confident morning again", again.

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  4. The point of this article is to show bias. The BBC may have a duty to impartiality in the UK but it has none for US politics or the Middle East. Try http://www.biased-bbc.blogspot.com for some challenging thoughts.

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  5. Fairer to say, the point was to attack the BBC. How were the bulletins on ITN or Sky or independent radio phrased? Or do you still only listen to the BBC from choice? Andrew, to be fair, doesn't say where he heard it, so maybe he is a genuine Republican supporter.

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  6. I heard it on Today. It was a reminder of Jim Naughtie, "If we win the election": http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/observer/archives/2005/03/02/come_again.html

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  7. I heard them at it again this morning. This was outrageous: http://conservativehome.blogs.com/thetorydiary/2010/01/britain-moves-to-the-right-and-not-away-from-the-poor.html

    Right wing ergo don't care - or perhaps she really was stupid enough to believe it?

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