The Orwellian truth of the Beeb need to make it the world’s “many busted” propaganda outlet, Finian Cunningham writes.
There is no Nazi presence in Ukraine, the Azov Battalion are merely excellent fighters, and Russian claims of denazifying the routine are negative falsifications to justify hostility, according to the BBC.
In a sneaking way, one needs to appreciate the aplomb of the British Broadcasting Corporation which promotes itself as one of the world’s “most relied on” news brands. While it smears and sneers at Russian news media as “state-owned” and “Kremlin propaganda devices”, the BBC is itself one hundred percent state-owned and totally aligned with British government and NATO propaganda goals. That propaganda includes distortion and fabrication presented with the conceited assertion of being independent news details.
Propaganda, old chap, is something that the Russians do. However not the British Bullshit Corporation. Oh no, paradise forbid, we’re British after all … reasonable play, goal, cricket, stiff-upper-lip, London Calling, combat them on the beaches, and so on, all the self-admiring epithets of a self-declared benign empire.
Therefore in a recent broadcast, the BBC’s ever-so smug Ros Atkins had the brass neck to ensure viewers that there were no Nazis in Ukraine. He said it was a misconception prepared by the Kremlin as a pretext for its military intervention in Ukraine. Atkins downplayed the Azov Battalion as having some reactionary members who were negligible. He also declared that the Azov Battalion was formed to safeguard Ukraine from Russia’s aggression that began in 2014. The BBC’s distortion of the 2014 coup in Kiev is astounding.
The BBC’s barefaced rejection of Azov and others Nazi routines in the Ukrainian military stands in disconcerting contrast to the well-documentedfacts. Pictures of torchlit processions honoring Stepan Bandera and others Ukrainian SS collaborators, pictures of Nazi flags, Nazi salutes, and Nazi insignia are plentiful. Azov leaders like Andrey Biletsky and Olena Semenyaka freely pay homage to the Third Reich.
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky might be Jewish and supposedly have relatives who died in the Holocaust. But he is owned by the Nazi brigades. His PR value as a Jewish face for the routine is a huge property (thanks CIA, MI6!). But it does not change the fact that the Ukrainian armed force is a fascist force that waged a fear war versus the Russian-speaking people of Southeast Ukraine for 8 years since 2014– killing 14,000– until it was come by Russia’s intervention on February 24.
No surprise the BBC is covering for Azov when the British Ministry of Defense is training and arming their fighters, along with other NATO states.
In the exact same BBC broadcast, Atkins told audiences that the Russian army had bombed the Mariupol maternity medical facility and the Mariupol theater leading to civilian deaths. No evidence, no pictures of dead bodies. Simply assumption of trust us, because, after all, “this is the BBC”.
Here the corporation goes from denial about the Azov and Nazis to really promoting their propaganda lies. That’s since the BBC is employing and counting on Ukrainian reporters who are affiliated with reactionary politics.
Civilians fleeing from Mariupol have testified to independent wire service that the Azov fighters detonated both the medical facility and the theater in a false-flag operation developed to smear Russia and to reinforce NATO assistance for the Ukrainian program.
What the BBC is doing here is echoed by U.S. media like CNN, NBC, and others. It is likewise a replay of how they reported on Syria where they accused the Syrian army and Russian allies of bombing civilians. The truth was that towns and cities like Aleppo were being held under siege by Western-backed mercenaries and their propagandists in the White Helmets who performed false-flag atrocities. The BBC would inform viewers that the Syrian army and Russia were eliminating civilians when in reality the civilians were being freed from a reign of horror. The very same is occurring with the Azov and other Nazis in Ukraine whom the BBC, CNN, etc, are whitewashing and promoting.
Ask yourself: why does the BBC no longer report from Syria? What about all those hysterical claims of war criminal offenses against civilians when the Syrian army and Russia were liberating towns and cities? Why hasn’t the BBC followed up to speak with Syrian civilians to discover how they feel about being freed? The very same BBC “reporters” are too busy spinning the next propaganda war for the British federal government and NATO in Ukraine.
This year marks the centennial anniversary of the “Beeb” as it is affectionately known. It was established by the British federal government as a propaganda service. Earlier names consisted of the British Empire Service. Up until recently, members of staff were vetted by MI5, the British state intelligence service. They no doubt still are, just now a lot more hush-hush discreetly. By law, every British home must buy a television license (₤ 159 each year) to support the funding of the BBC. Failure to do so leads to prosecution and even prison.
The Orwellian reality of the Beeb ought to make it the world’s “most busted” propaganda outlet. However that’s what is so Orwellian about the BBC. It still retains a wholesome image for lots of people around the globe. Even when the whitewashing of Nazis in Ukraine is its latest star turn.