Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Dr Who turns into a liberal

I suppose it had to happen sooner or later. In his latest incarnation, Dr Who will be an anti-war type, according to the BBC.

A Christmas Day special of sci-fi series Doctor Who contains an anti-war message, as new Doctor David Tennant tackles an alien invasion of Earth.
"It's Christmas Day, a day of peace," said chief writer Russell T Davies. "There is absolutely an anti-war message because that's what I think."

Actress Penelope Wilton plays the Prime Minister in the hour-long show.

In one scene she says of the US president: "He is not my boss and he is certainly not turning this into a war."
A later scene echoes former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's decision to sink the General Belgrano during the Falklands conflict in 1982.

Wilton's Prime Minister orders the destruction of a retreating alien spaceship, a decision condemned by the Doctor.

"She does that very easy speech about not listening to the American president but at the end she's out of her depth and she does the wrong thing," said Mr Davies.

Good grief. The BBC has become so partisan that it now has blatant ideological indoctrination through its entertainment programmes.

In a further political comment, the audience is now asked to sympathise with the villians.

For the first time in the show's history, the previous series encouraged viewers to empathise with murderous villains The Daleks.

Amid the action and humour in the forthcoming series, would viewers be asked to sympathise with returning monsters The Cybermen?

"There is a moment with them - it is a very 'feely' show," Mr Davies said. "We want to treat them as real, to discover why they are the way they are."

Yes, what are the root causes of the Daleks going around exterminating everyone? We need to understand the societal-marginalisation that makes the Cybermen into cold robotic killers! Obviously, it's all Bush's fault somehow.

Previous articles about: main stream media
Media fights to make wars unwinnable
The Associated Press: responsible for higher US casualties
The Mediacrats
The double standards of Western media concerning prisoners
The damage to the media of the Plame case
Media coverage of Iraq has been biased to the negative


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