Friday, October 13, 2006

BBC Deliberately Poor Reporting?

Earlier today I posted about the arrest of a 14 year old girl for racism. That report outlined how she asked to switch groups because the group she was assigned contained pupils who were speaking to each other in a foreign language (unknown) and only one of whom could actually speak English.

The article goes on to say that she made matters worse by allegedly calling them "Blacks", she denies doing this. However, even if she had said that it is still nothing to be arrested over.

The BBC, meanwhile, is reporting on a 14 year old girl arrested in Manchester for "allegedly making racist remarks". Amazingly, the BBC isn't providing any details. It doesn't mention the incident that sparked it, nor the "racist remarks". Given that this article is time-stamped 11:47 AM, there is no way the BBC doesn't know these details.

Are they deliberately hiding the details?