Saturday, 3 April 2010

Classic BBC Cringe - Biased BBC

Classic BBC Cringe: "The BBC's Wendy Urquhart enters the realms of 'beyond parody' in this butt-clenchingly PC report about the anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands (or 'the Falkland Islands or Las Malvinas' as it is apparently known when it isn't simply 'Las Malvinas') :
A solemn day in Argentina. Thousands gather to pay their respects, but the issue of sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, or Las Malvinas, is clearly one that's far from settled. President Cristina Kirchner told the crowds that it was a time to remember those they'd lost but it was most definitely not a time to forget about Las Malvinas and vowed to keep pushing for ownership of the islands...

Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, or Las Malvinas, on April 2nd 1982...

The Falklands, or Las Malvinas, lie just 300 miles form the coast of Argentina and have been claimed at one time or another by Britain, France, Spain and Argentina...

The two nations appear to agree that war is not the answer, but Argentina wants Las Malvinas back and President Kirchner is determined to make that happen.
This week's From Our Own Correspondent also included an Argentinian perspective on the Falklands War. Nothing from our brethren islanders with their unpleasantly positive views about Margaret Thatcher, though. Funny, that.

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