Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The BBC and the Danish cartoons

Has the irony of the BBC refusing to reproduce the Danish cartoons struck anyone else. The BBC is the world's most trusted broadcaster which, because of the unique way it is funded, can be relied to speak truth unto nations without fear or favour.

As one commenter on the BBC DHYS thread said:

Come on BBC - either you are going to conduct a serious debate, including showing the cartoons in question so open-minded people can give an informed opinion, or you're not.
If in order to protect Muslim sensibilities regarding the portrayal of the Prophet Mohammed you feel you have to refrain from publishing the cartoons, there is no debate. You've already decided they shouldn't be published. So why bother asking what I think?

easterhay, Buenos Aires