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Pro EU BBC bias?

UKIP blasts BBC bias for airing EU-funded documentary on Obama weeks before pro-EU intervention.

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“The BBC has shown outlandish pro-EU bias by accepting to air a sycophantic documentary of President Obama grant-aided €300,000 by the European Commission, weeks before he visits London to spread a Remain message” says UKIP MEP Louise Bours. The last part of the 4 piece documentary is broadcast Tuesday 5th April.

“By choosing to air such a ridiculously sycophantic and EU-funded documentary on President Obama, the BBC has shown its clear bias again on EU matters.”bbceu

MEP Bours, a member of the Culture Committee in the European Parliament said from Brussels today:

“Coming hot on the heels of EU funded BBC mockumentary ‘Great European Disaster Movie’, it is clear the BBC has no shame, but at least this time, they displayed the EU logo in the credits.

Speaking personally I find that many fine BBC journalists work in an honest and balanced fashion. I regret to note that the BBC Bureau in Brussels however rarely asks UKIP MEPs for comment while Pro-EU pundits get frequently interviewed.”

“And Obama is so fond of the EU’s political union I wonder what the chances of him agreeing to let a Supreme Court Mexico has final say over US laws, and the American people agreeing a free movement deal with Mexico, and them having a common army with Colombia. That is what an EU equivalent in the Americas would be.”

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BBC silence over FGM?

BBC RAPPED FOR NOT REPORTING BRITISH FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION STATISTICS

The BBC has been criticised by a Ukip MEP for its lack of coverage of female genital mutilation cases (FGM) in the UK.

Saturday, February 6 marks International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM and campaigners claim some 5,484 instances of the barbaric practice were reported in England alone between October 2014 and September last year. ZERO

The Health and Social Care Information Centre released data on Saturday saying medical professionals had recorded 1,385 FGM cases in England between July and September alone.

However, the charity Plan UK which campaigns against FGM, believes many more instances of the “hidden danger” go unreported.

The BBC’s website carried no reports of the FGM statistics on its main front page website on either Friday or Saturday.

Louise Bours, MEP for the North West and Ukip health spokesman, said: “On Friday the BBC was leading all day about the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s ongoing stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

“It’s second most highly-rated story was about a crane collapsing in New York. Elsewhere it was crowing about its new Top Gear presenter and what Al Shabab was up to in Somalia.

“And it was the same on Saturday. Lead stories were about the earthquake in Taiwan and the latest updates from Syria.

“Of course all of these are topics people need to know about, but why no obvious stories about the appalling number of FGM cases in the UK?

“The BBC is meant to be the British Broadcasting Corporation, yet it seems to be ignoring or at east downgrading the reporting of a horrific scandal taking place here on these shores.

“It is well known that FGM is carried out for highly dubious cultural and religious reasons in Africa and Asia, and is a practice that scars young women for life both physically and mentally.

“I find it appalling that our national broadcaster fails to sufficiently recognise the significance of a widespread crime carried out against young women in this country.”

NOTE TO EDITORS:

Case of FGM reported in the UK every 96 minutes: Almost 5,500 instances were uncovered in a year but there are fears many more go unreported

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3432799/Case-FGM-reported-UK-96-minutes-5-500-instances-uncovered-year-fears-unreported.html

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