That included Natalia Antelava, Peter Murtaugh, Bill McKenna and Daniel Nasaw major investigative report for the BBC on the continued persecution of LGBTs in Iraq. BBC's continued assault which makes it very different from the CBS Evening News, ABC World News and NBC Nightly News which can't be bothered with the story. In addition, the BBC also filed the following reports:
And the reporting on this crisis didn't start last week. The BBC has seriously covered this issue for some time.
[Screen snap above, Ali al-Dagbah, Nouri's spokesperson, being interviewed by Natalia Antelava about the persecution of Iraq's LGBT community.]
And even after the BBC coverage this week, the American networks didn't suddenly gain interest in the topic. They made no effort to broadcast any of the reporting.
The BBC could broadcast that but not the American networks.
You may remember when ABC pulled their staff out of Iraq -- December 2008 -- they insisted that they would use the BBC, that BBC reports would round out their Iraq coverage. Yet when the BBC provided an investigative report from Iraq, ABC played dumb.
The persecution of Iraq's LGBT community is a real story, it's a tragic story.
Yet last week, the American media was more concerned with attempting to convince Americans that Barack had a strong foreign policy.
Suddenly the American media silence on the tragedies in Iraq makes sense.