Tuesday, July 31, 2007

And on BBC News today...

There's a particular terrorism court case that a few of us in Blogoland have been keeping any eye on for a while now. It involves a BNP supporter called Robert Cottage caught with a shed load of 'explosive chemicals' and other provocative items in his house.

Someone just mentioned to me in an email that the judge had passed sentence on the case

So, naturally, I first turned to the the state broadcasting company's news front page for details of the verdict...



Hmmm, no. No joy there

Which is kind of funny really when you consider how much the Beeb pees itself in its eagerness to report every juicy detail, real or imagined, when Muslim terror suspects get convicted and banged up

Ah well, a site search for 'Robert Cottage' did the trick



Two and half years...

That compares very favourably with the sentences handed out to some other, duskier, terror bastards I could think of. A couple of personal favourite examples include...


The second case is a particular favourite as the successful conviction led to possibly one of the finest quotes that anti-terror supremo Peter Clarke has ever made in his illustrious career...

"We do not know when, what or where he was going to attack, but the public can be reassured that a violent and dangerous man has been brought to justice."


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8 comments:

JC said...

When this man was first arrested I could find no mention of it on the BBC website so I e-mailed the BBC to complain. Two weeks later I got an e-mail from the BBC informing me that they had indeed covered it and sent me a link to their story, which was tucked away somewhere on their website a nd dated a week or so after my complaint was made.

Of course if a Muslim had been involved it would have been breaking news at the time of the arrest, not an article tucked away on the website a week or so after the arrest.

Stef said...

A simple Google search for 'Robert Cottage' bears out the paucity of coverage of this case across the board, not just the BBC

Of course the difference is that we are all taxed a fairly hefty amount to pay for the BBC so that it can, reportedly, concentrate on impartial quality content

Hmmm...

paul said...

Was there any mention of the 'unimaginable carnage' that these people are always about to perpetrate?

Stef said...

Not that I've seen

But, there again, I've seen no reference to 'chilling' plans either and you definitely need a chilling plan to be able to wreak unimaginable carnage

Anonymous said...

Quote for the Peter Clarke pic:

This tub contains all the evidence in the July 21st non-bombs trial

Stef said...

... the Tupperware of Terror

Rory Winter said...

The contrast between the way the British state treats a white and a Muslim would-be terrorist simply underscores the inherently racist nature of the British state.

If anything, it will increase hate against it, not just among ethnic minorities but amongst all the marginalised and disenfranchised.

In my book the State is the Enemy of the People.

Rory
CHIMES OF FREEDOM
http://chimesofreedom.blogspot.com

Shutter said...

Can I remind you Tupperware is a trademark. HMQ also keeps her Kelloggs in same.

Take care about what you knock.

40 years for havinga guide to the Empire State Building. I trust Mrs Z is emptying the cupboard of in criminating Tupperware as we speak.