Advocating on Behalf of the American Military and Defense on the War on Terror

I just got back from an 8 day European swing that ended in Barcelona, Spain (I loved the Las Ramblas!) and I'm already exhausted.

Why? Six loads of dirty laundry, re-starting the newspaper and mail service, picking up the dog from the kennel, forgetting the cat at the kennel, sorting out vacation photos, calling my mother (endlessly) sending emergency money to my son in college, watching two DVR'ed Project Runways, planning my new diet... and last but not least - cruising the Internet for news developments.

I found one.

In London, of all places.

The Daily Mail reports on the BBC TV News Chief admitting to bias against conservatives.

Huh. Imagine that.

"...The TV chief also admitted there had been a 'struggle' to achieve impartiality and that staff were ' mystified' by the early years of Margaret Thatcher's government.

But he claimed there was now 'much less overt tribalism' among the current crop of young journalists, and said in recent times the corporation was a 'broader church'.

He claimed there was now an 'honourable tradition of journalists from the right' working for the corporation.

His comments, made in the New Statesman magazine, are one of the clearest admissions of political bias from such a senior member of its staff.

The BBC has long been accused of being institutionally biased towards the Left, and an internal report from 2007 said it had to make greater efforts to avoid liberal bias.



I was also reading in the Daily Mail (while in Florence, Italy) that secularism in Europe is now completely institutionalized, and the only religion one is not allowed to dismiss is Islam.
And yet in this country, Christians denouncing Islam threatens the very fabric of civilization.
Granted, burning the Quran is incredibly insensitive and extremely threatening to our troops who are stationed in Islamic countries, but it is not worth a massive rally and likely deaths. And I guarantee that there will be retribution against Christians somewhere by radical Islamists.
Anyway, I had a lovely vacation. Now back to the news, weather, sports and commentary.
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Thousands of Indonesian Muslims are rallying outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta to denounce a Florida church's plan to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11.

The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., said it will burn the Islamic holy book on the ninth anniversary of the terror attacks. Local officials have denied a permit for the bonfire on the church's grounds. But the center, which made headlines last year by distributing T-shirts that said "Islam is of the Devil,'' insists it will go ahead with the plan.

About 3,000 members of a hard-line Islamic group marched Saturday to the U.S. Embassy in downtown Jakarta, waving banners and posters condemning the plan. The group organized similar rallies in five other cities across Indonesia.