Friday, April 08, 2005

Freedom of Expression?

You may recall that the BBC Board of Governors recently defended their broadcasting of "Jerry Springer - The Opera" on the basis of "Freedom of Expression" and how important it is. Do the BBC Board of Governors believe that the BNP should be allowed this same "Freedom of Expression" to express their views or do they welcome the news that several leading members could be imprisoned for seven years for "thought crime"? The whole point of living in a genuine democracy is that people should be allowed to express, no matter how abhorrent, their views to a wider public if they so wish. The BBC Board of Governors are not the guardians of free speech.

You will note that the BBC doesn't have a web link to the BNP in the article unlike their link to the "Gypsy Council" when reporting on gypsies.

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