BBC Television news – a terrorist’s messanger-boy

It is one thing to report something with words. It is another thing to show a picture of contentious matter, especially when to do so is to connive in manipulation of the media. Why did the BBC show us the video last night (Sunday January 11th 2015) of an interview with one of the Paris terrorists who was trying to explain why he had shot down four customers in a French supermarket?
Now even more mindless victims of terrorist master-minds will doubtless be encouraged by his successful attempt to be seen and heard, to inflict himself and his hideous views on others.
Television should take a leaf from radio’s book in this sort of situation and report matters factually, coldly and dispassionately, in its own words, and not provide the opportunities to impress or intimidate us sought by terrorists.

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