“I mean in our office there’s a picture of Bush as Hitler. I don’t know where they got it, but yes, Bush as Hitler. It’s quite a serious thing comparing Bush to Hitler! So did anyone in the newsroom in question object? No. Nobody did.”
The newsroom in question is one of the main newsrooms of the BBC. The crucial thing about the quotation above - from a BBC journalist - is that no BBC staffer objected to the poster being put on the wall of one of the major newsrooms of the world's most influential broadcaster. The anti-American bias of the BBC was recently acknowledged by the Corporation's own Washington correspondent, Justin Webb. Mr Webb told a BBC seminar that his employer treated America with scorn and derision and gave it 'no moral weight'.
The story about Bush-as-Hitler comes in a new book about BBC bias by Robin Aitken. Robin was a BBC journalist for 25 years. His inside account of the Corporation's failings is called Can We Trust The BBC? It has the potential to be as explosive in Britain as Bernard Goldberg's Bias has been in the United States.
Robin Aitken has just been interviewed by 18DoughtyStreet.com about his book. The hour-long interview can be watched here but the two minute clip below overviews the bias against red state America. If you want to put the clip on your own blog please get the embedding code from here.