BBC stops filming heros story because its too positive.

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BBC stops filming heros story because its too positive.

Unable to put a negative slant on the Iraq war in a drama about Private Johnson Beharry's heroic actions, the BBC has decided to pull out of the production.

Its not enough for heroic actions when you can't also add your own political bias and slant. So much for the vaunted impartiality of the BBC.

Private Johnson Beharry's courage in rescuing an ambushed foot patrol then, in a second act, saving his vehicle's crew despite his own terrible injuries earned him a Victoria Cross.

For the BBC, however, his story is "too positive" about the conflict.

The corporation has cancelled the commission for a 90-minute drama about Britain's youngest surviving Victoria Cross hero because it feared it would alienate members of the audience opposed to the war in Iraq.

The BBC's retreat from the project, which had the working title Victoria Cross, has sparked accusations of cowardice and will reignite the debate about the broadcaster's alleged lack of patriotism.

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The BBC has behaved in a cowardly fashion by pulling the plug on the project altogether.

It began to have second thoughts last year as the war in Iraq deteriorated. It felt it couldn't show anything with a degree of positivity about the conflict.

It needed to tell stories about Iraq which reflected the fact that some members of the audience didn't approve of what was going on. Obviously a story about Johnson Beharry could never do that. You couldn't have a scene where he suddenly turned around and denounced the war because he just wouldn't do that.

The film is now on hold and it will only make it to the screen if another broadcaster picks it up.
said a source close to the project.

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By netchicken: posted on 9-4-2007

Thats what is so sad about Britain today. Its just gone so far off the left end, that even those charged with defending it get no respect. Everything here is geared towards a leftist/Eurofascist propoganda machine. I really feel bad about the troops.
By Twilight_Rogue: posted on 10-4-2007

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