Here is one for Biased BBC. I was driving home this evening, listening to ABC News radio who were broadcasting a BBC World Service segment.
Now, you will have to forgive me, I am working from memory here. I have been over the BBC World Service site and I guess nothing has been posted yet, although there is this from the main site.
Anyway, in discussing a fatal crush at a celebration at a mosque, Big Mo’s birthday apparently, someone in the studio started rabbiting on about Timbuktu’s history as a great trading centre. Apparently, the city made its wealth by trading salt and such like.
Salt and “such like”?
Such like what?
You think there is any reason that they failed to refer to Timbuktu’s centuries as one of the great Islamic slave markets? Bringing in both European and black slaves and exporting them throughout North Africa and the middle east?
You think that if the British had been involved the BBC would have shown such forbearance?