Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Too positive?? This is yet another reason to ban the once proud BBC. They have fallen into the pit of stupidity and I am not sure there is a way out for them. Pity. They used to be such a great organization.
Hero's tale is 'too positive' for the BBC | International News | News | Telegraph: "Private Johnson Beharry's courage in rescuing an ambushed foot patrol then, in a second act, saving his vehicle's crew despite his own terrible injuries earned him a Victoria Cross.
For the BBC, however, his story is 'too positive' about the conflict.
The corporation has cancelled the commission for a 90-minute drama about Britain's youngest surviving Victoria Cross hero because it feared it would alienate members of the audience opposed to the war in Iraq.
The BBC's retreat from the project, which had the working title Victoria Cross, has sparked accusations of cowardice and will reignite the debate about the broadcaster's alleged lack of patriotism."