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Ukraine and the Media – is anyone impartial anymore?

The whole Media reporting of the goings on in Ukraine is becoming as weird and self serving as the various factions conduct in the whole dispute.

Having the TV on in the background usually on a News Channel means the constant sniping of networks loyal to one side or another is very obvious. Now, don’t get me wrong like many i long ago accepted that the media would only report what versions of news fitted their particular agenda at the time.. But I’m really getting sick of the News Networks digging at each other about how the Ukraine situation is being reported on their respective networks.

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The BBC: Out of touch with Reality?

As a regular BBC viewer and particularly of the News Watch feature, its good to see viewers complaints about standards being represented however, it seems when ever a response is issued by the BBC, all to often it seems to amount to little more than a lame excuse and desperate attempt to justify whatever the action was in the first place that prompted the complaints.

Why can’t the BBC collectively, ┬ájust accept that there are at the very least a percentage of UK viewers (Viewers who have no option other than to bankroll the BBC via the compulsory UK TV licence) who consider the action to be suitably unacceptable to the point of complaining in the first place, and issue an straight forward apology? and ideally learn something from it all as well?

A good example was the complaint about coverage of the Thai police officer being maimed by a grenade.. Which ever idiot came up with that pathetic response from BBC News MUST be sacked along with the idiot who decided to screen the obscene footage in the original report in the first place!

The BBC, National asset or National Disgrace?

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Ukraine: Western Hypocrisy or Ukrainian Fanatics?

Has anyone been following the troubles in Kiev?

The one thing that strikes me is that these troubled times boil down to the Ukrainian president accepting a bail out/trade deal from Russia instead of a trade deal with the EU. These recent rounds of disturbances have apparently claimed some 25+ lives (protesters and police). We have protesters firing weapons at police and burning the city centre’s Independence Square and it’s buildings and the police firing back.

Nobody seems to dispute that the protesters were given the opportunity having made their point to pack up and go home without fear of reprisals, yet the troubles just seem to escalate. We are now 3 months into these protests With no end in sight.

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The Presidential Bunk Up

So President Hollande of France has dumped his girlfriend Valerie Trierweiler after having being caught red handed sneaking out of an apartment block after an illicit meeting with his mistress Julie Gayet.

What i don’t understand is why the media is so obsessed with this story?

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Film Blamed for attacks on US Personnel

It’s being reported that the film titled Muslim Innocence is to blame for violence in Egypt and Libya. US Embassy personnel have been killed and Missile cruisers are reportedly being planted just of the Egyptian and Libyan Coasts according to US News Agencies.

Q: Can any sane person use a film as justification for murder?

Now members of the cast are being reported as claiming the producer of the film duped them into believing it was some kind of historical film about an ancient Egyptian called George according to GAWKER

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US President Barack Obama has vowed the US will work with the Libyan government to bring those responsible for the deaths of US personnel to justice and has been quoted by as saying

“Make no mistake, justice will be done” – Barack Obama 12th September 2012

I certainly hope so Mr Obama. The 4 US Personnel were apparently evacuating the embassy. You can’t get closer to being shot in the back than that.

Although openly senior US officials are maintaining the line of these attacks being protests against the film and stating “there is no clear intelligence that indicated before hand of a possible attack” even though it’s now claimed by CNN that ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, who was one of those killed warned of extremist groups and acts as far back as 2008 in close proximity to the embassy. CNN is reporting that speaking on condition of anonymity some US Officials believe this is a planned anniversary of 9/11 and that Chris Stevens was in fact targeted by the very pro al-qaeda extremists he warned the US of. Ambassador Stevens warning were among the many communications published by wikiLeaks in 2010/2011 say CNN.

Q: Was the west wrong to support the overthrow of Col. Gadhafi? Would we have been better off with the devil we knew or has the west only succeeded in creating the next war zone?

Time will tell….

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