Article copyIt's all the time, I know. You're tired of it, as much as I am, I know. You'll probably shrug and move to something more important—and rightly so.
But just for the record, I'll keep track here of yet another brick in the wall of shame that is the British Broadcasting Corporation.
When the rule of the Left is absolute—such as it was in the somewhat deceased Soviet Union—all they need to do to rewrite History is to publish their "alternative" version of the facts with the official stamp of the Komintern on it, erase a few commissars out of a few pictures, and send the dissenters to the nearest Gulag or Laogai.
When the Left is unfortunately deprived of what they firmly believe is their legitimate position—sitting atop the tyranny pyramid—and until that glorious dawn comes, they let outlets such as the BBC do the job, albeit in more vicious and sly ways. The Gulag is not really an option (what with pesky concepts such as Habeas Corpus, the Rule of Law and all that Right-Wing malarkey that keeps going in the way of progressive Socialist Social Engineering), but doctoring photos (on "Doctoring photos" see Reuters) and forging documents (on "Documents forging" see CBS) is just about a-okay.
That and the constant somewhat subtle rewriting and twisting of any historical fact that clashes with the means, ends and dogma of the Left that, even if they're not as spectacular as the aforementioned doctored documents, still make the bulk of their propaganda, perhaps in a more disruptive and dangerous way—if anything, due to its permanence, and the amount of fruitless efforts it would require to point and debunk them with the same regularity.
Take today's BBC daily email for instance:
* Baghdad under anniversary curfew *
Baghdad imposes a one-day vehicle curfew on the fifth anniversary of its capture by American forces.
Full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/world/middle_east/7336736.stm
Then scroll all the way down that very email:
ON THIS DAY
* 2003: Saddam statue topples with regime * Iraqis turn on symbols of their former leader, pulling down a statue and tearing it to pieces as US tanks roll into the centre of Baghdad.
Full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/9/newsid_3502000/3502633.stm
I don't even bother following the links, as I have more important things to do today, but there you have it. In the Left's world and the BBC's words, seditious and antisocial elements of the Iraqi population took advantage of the chaos that followed the U.S. invasion and their capture of the capital city, to rebel against their benefactor Saddam. And don't you dare mentioning the word Liberation, or we shall have a cell waiting for you on the very morning of the Glorious New Dawn.
Lenin reportedly said "A lie told often enough becomes truth".
There's a legacy that lives here.
Comments thread (2)
3386 - 2hotel9
2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania
But Froggy?!?!? Don't you know? History is a fluid, living thing! Not some static, immovable artifact. History serves the purposes of The State, comrade, all else is anti-revolutionary reactionism.
There, is that enough cliches for one comment?
3387 - TooTall
History is no longer written by the victors, now it's written by the Mainstream Media.