BBC’s True Lies
"True Lies" exposes undisclosed aspects of the BBC, challenging its status as the ultimate purveyor of authentic information. The book sheds light on the intricately crafted facade of the BBC's 'independence and impartiality' on a global stage, revealing its historical and modern ties to British security and intelligence. Despite public funding through mandatory licenses and state grants, the BBC avoids being labeled 'state-controlled media.' The narrative unravels a common thread in BBC reporting that exacerbates fault lines in the developing world. A global examination of the BBC's role, this critical analysis empowers readers to approach media outlets with discernment, fostering a more thoughtful interaction with potentially biased information. Featuring insights from figures like Margaret Thatcher and Hamid Dabashi, the book invites readers worldwide to question and engage with matters of global importance.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
BBC’s True Lies unveils heretofore undisclosed facets and facts about the BBC, prompting us to scrutinize its claim as the ultimate arbiter of authentic information. The book brings to light the cleverly crafted image of BBC’s ‘independence and impartiality’ with a global audience, while subtly becoming a part of the British security and intelligence system, both historically and in modern times, aligning with establishment interests.
The book points out how the BBC, while funded by the people through mandatory license, state support in forms of grants etc, still manages to avoid the label of ‘state-controlled media’. There also seems to be a common thread in the BBC's reporting which tends to aggravate the fault lines in the developing and under-developed world. This critical look at the BBC is meant for readers all around the world as it deals with matters of global importance. The book aims to empower readers to approach global media outlets with discernment, encouraging a more thoughtful and informed interaction with the information provided by such influential but potentially biased sources.
“I have fought three elections against the BBC and don’t want to fight another against it.”
Former UK Prime Minister
“Long before ‘fake news’ had a name, the BBC was a master of fake news, in fact fake news of the most dangerous, the most vicious consequences, casting nations, not just individuals, into direct calamities.”
—Hamid Dabashi - Renowned Author, Professor & Expert on Iranian Studies