THERE HAVE BEEN numerous allegations that the BBC turns sunny days dark and pleasant scenes sour in its visual coverage of China. Independent journalist Brian Berletic showed a particularly striking current example, reports Friday editor Nury Vittachi.
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Good morning. Independent journalists have found a smoking gun that reveals the truth about BBC news. It often operates not as a news operation, but as a pro-Western propaganda unit used to attack China, just like Reuters, really.
Actually, we should say independent journalists found “ANOTHER smoking gun” because there have been a lot of them. But the latest is quite funny.
Last week, the BBC attacked independent voices who dared to say positive things about China. [Image]
One of the victims attacked, a guy called Jason Lightfoot, noticed that the BBC image of him showed a cloudy day and dead trees. [image]
But Jason Lightfoot’s original video had been taken on a sunny day with flourishing green trees on the background. [image]
Now the excellent Brian Berletic [image] showed how the BBC had de-saturated the image to remove the sunshine, and then greyed out all the trees to make them look dead. [image]
If you look up the same report today, you can see the BBC has sneakily put back the original image!
So here’s the original picture [image] – and here’s the BBC’s doctored one. [image] And here’s the original picture back again. [image]
To see Brian Berletic’s original video, click here. We recommend following him.
Picture at the top by Mika Baumeister/ Unsplash