Monday, March 26, 2007

Just a note for Skynews: Soldiers are "captured" not "kidnapped". You made that mistake last year and you're doing it again this year.


sasa said...

Yes, that's in the BBC Style Guide. It's a BBC principle. Sky don't have principles.

Besides, kidnapping puts Iran in the role of the illegitimate actor.

Let's turn it around, and imagine if America 'kidnapped' five Iranian diplomats in Northern Iraq.

Maysaloon said...

Hi Sasa,

Sky News don't turn anything around, there is only good and evil. I have a pretty good idea who they think is evil. On the few occasions where I mistakenly watch their news broadcasts I'm just astounded by the highly "American" style (read Fox News) they present to the British public. They are heavily biased towards Israel in a way that isn't even funny. For the first time in my life, the July war last year made me turn to Arabic channels for accurate and critical coverage whereas most Western news channels were a disgrace!