Thursday, 18 November 2010

The Unpatriotic BBC

The head of England's 2018 World Cup bid criticises the BBC as unpatriotic regarding a planned documentary on FIFA corruption a week before the vote on the next hosts of 2018:
"I'm incredibly disappointed with the timing of what the BBC seem to be proposing with Panorama, to do it the week before the vote - I don't think think it's patriotic."
He has a point. It's a truth universally acknowledged that FIFA is fundamentally corrupt, we don't need yet another documentary to tell us that. The only real surprise regarding the latest allegations is that they didn't involve Jack Warner.

What are they going to do next? Panorama exclusively reveals that the Queen is a woman?

Of course FIFA should be held to account, but showing the investigation a week before a crucial vote. What do the BBC hope to achieve? The timing will do maximum damage to England's bid, perhaps that's what the BBC wants?

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