The BBC's Charter and its Producers Guidelines state:
...'Due impartiality lies at the heart of the BBC. All programs and services should be open minded, fair and show a respect for truth? [BBC reports should] contain comprehensive, authoritative and impartial coverage of news and current affairs in the United Kingdom and throughout the world??
They just can't help themselves. A couple of weeks after a deadly crane collapse here in New York, which was likely caused by the failure of a harness which was carrying a heavy load, another crane collapse in Miami.
Correspondents say the construction industry in the US state is unregulated and there is no licensing system.
This is about as untrue as it's possible to be - here we see an excellent example of the BBC telling outright lies in order to make the US look bad. Of course the theme is "look what happens in the greedy, unregulated US. They need more socialism".
Unregulated? A simple Google search would have told the BBC that their "correspondents" are wrong:
Construction laws and regulations exist in every state in the union, and these laws exist on both a state and local level to ensure a minimum level of safe and professional craftsmanship in every structure that's built.
A similar search could have told them that there is indeed a licensing system in the construction industry in America. But that would be too much trouble, wouldn't it?
I'm sure I'm not alone in assuming that whenever the BBC says "correspondents say", what they really mean is "we're about to tell a lie which we can blame on someone else when we get caught".
It's the height of stupidity to insinuate that a country like the US would have no regulations in the construction industry. I would imagine it's more stringant there than here. The BBC are just showing themselves for the low level pissants that they are.
Let us know if they amend this article along with any chastisement they receive.
This is about as untrue as it's possible to be - here we see an excellent example of the BBC telling outright lies in order to make the US look bad. Of course the theme is "look what happens in the greedy, unregulated US. They need more socialism.
Anybody in this country who's ever dabbled in construction is laden with paper work, license requirements and inspection. They're preaching to the duped and hoping.
I sent the following comment to the BBC site about this article. We'll see if they post it, or amend their article. ;o)
Are your 'correspondents' just too lazy to look up whether there are regulations in the US construction industry? Do you really believe a country like the US doesn't have any? You make yourselves look so stupid for making such an ignorant statement.
Post by ascendinglark on Mar 28, 2008 23:25:48 GMT
Well I guess they'll try and say that they're just talking about the state of Florida and not the US in general. But even so, the website for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation must be a source of shame and embarrassment for them:
'Shame and Embarrasment' is what the BBC feign when they are caught out by those with the power to curtail their license fee. As long as they can continue to convince an ignorant public that they are a quality service, by simply stating that they are a quality service, they are 'above' self recrimination. There are those correspondents who decide to 'blow the whistle' on the Beeb when they have too swallow too much of their crap, but it's usually after years of dishing it up themselves.
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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