Friday, October 20, 2006

BBC Lambasts US

The ICRC has raised concerns over a new US anti-terror law. A spokesman for the Red Cross said, "our preliminary reading of the new legislation raises certain concerns and questions".

The Guardian reported this story with the headline, "US Anti-Terror Law Concerns Red Cross". A sensible headline that accurately refelcts the story. The BBC decided that this headline was more appropriate:

Not even quotation marks. The Red Cross certainly weren't lambasting the US, but the impression is that the BBC wished they were.