…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
Twice in the morning and once in the evening my local classical music station, 4MBS, re-broadcasts BBC World News. The short news used to be informative, timely and only marginally biased. They are still short.
Then Trump won the election and the Left decided that democracy is no good. Anybody reading history knows that the left would get to such an ideological position openly later, when in power, but the grass-roots movement, of which Trump is a current symbol, forced them to drop the mask.
Now any socialist or socialism-leaning murderer or a pipsqueak academic with something nasty to say about Trump is welcome on BBC. Newsreaders’ voices mellow and the female ones are practically sliding off the chair when they mention Fidel, Che and other mass killers. Politically correct propaganda suggests that ideas such as globalization, anthropogenic global warming, arrant feminism and homosexuality are glorious.
For some time now I have regarded it as a mark of senility when the so-called conservative writers refer to The Economist or BBC as ‘reliable, independent’. They live in the distant past.