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BBC Omits Jailed Pakistan Doctor Betrayed by Obama
Doctor Shakil Afridi, the man who positively identified Osama Bin Laden to the USA at the time he was living in Pakistan, making it possible for the CIA to launch his assassination, has been sentenced by the Pakistani authorities for 33 years. According to Republican Peter King, the name of the doctor was given to Pakistan by the Obama administration.
Melanie Phillips is seething about the way this doctor has been betrayed by them. If they didn't trust the Pakistanis enough to announce their plans before the assassination, why do they give them the name of their informant afterwards?
There is no doubt that is it would have been Bush that committed this insanity the BBC would have been all over it, making it leading news every chance they got.
Since it concerns Obama however, and would put him into a truer light than the BBC likes to show, they decided to avoid mentioning this little snippet.
They do mention that Hilary Clinton 'regretted his sentence' but didn't say why this 'regret' was expressed, making it appear that it is a kind of grammatical error, where 'deplore' might have been a more appropriate word. It's only because the attached video clip has her saying this word that they use it.
At present, the BBC is only answerable to itself in deciding its standards and coverage. How does it measure up to what you consider good quality, and impartial and unbiased reporting as required by its charter? All TV viewers in the UK are forced by law to pay for this 'service'. Do you believe that what is received truly 'serves' the society, - or merely increases the problems within it?
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