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Thread #61567 Message #991074
Posted By: GUEST,Brit
26-Jul-03 - 11:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: Article: BBC vs American news reporting
Subject: RE: BS: Article: BBC vs American news reporting
I am a Brit living in Europe and my Satellite company have just dropped their contract with the BBC and I now have an American News Channel instead .
What a difference ! The American channel is smoother and more visually pleasing perhaps, but it lacks in depth of coverage.
I am always a little wary of the BBC coverage of things, having lived through the Tahatcher era and BBC coverage of the "troubles" in Northern Ireland. I do, however, feel that us Brits have a lot to be grateful for; they have been setting standards for decades, and have raised public awareness on things from food higiene to Israel's weapons of mass destruction.
I would like to see MANY things changed within the BEEB , but I am proud of it.