Skip to comments.TV reporters are not showing the Taliban's humanity, says BBC presenter
Posted on 08/26/2008 9:05:17 AM PDT by forkinsocket
A BBC presenter has attacked coverage of Afghanistan's ongoing war, claiming TV reporters are not covering the 'humanity of the Taliban'.
Lyse Doucet, a presenter and correspondent on BBC World News, was speaking at a discussion of TV reporting of the war in the country.
Doucet, who has been at the BBC since 1983, also spoke out against the nature of the reports on Prince Harry's deployment in Afghanistan.
The veteran correspondent and presenter, who played a key role in the BBC's coverage of the war in Afghanistan in 2001, told the Edinburgh International Television Conference: 'What's lacking in the coverage of the Afghans is the sense of the humanity of the Afghans.
'In the Prince Harry coverage for example, there were all these people out there but you never really saw them.
'You knew that the bombs were dropping in that direction and the guns pointing in that direction but you never got a sense of how Afghans are as a people.'
Asked what was missing in British coverage, she added: 'It may sound odd but the humanity of the Taliban, because the Taliban are a wide, very diverse group of people.
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Can you imagine a BBC reporter during WW2 lamenting the lack of coverage of the Nazis’ “humanity”?
He’d have been jailed immediately. ....and justifiably.
This crap makes me so mad I see red.
Oh, like the ‘humaninty” they displayed with a 15 year old girl they recently pumped full of drugs and encased in an explosive vest under her garments? They said she was so drugged out she could not speak when they disarmed her.
Or the “humanity” they displayed when their cohorts Al Queda put an explosive vest on a teenager with Down’s syndrome.
Or the “humanity” they display when they behead people, cut them open and fill them with explosives. When the families come looking for their relatives, the explosives are detonated.
People who write crap like this reporter can kiss my ever loving ASS.
‘It may sound odd but the humanity of the Taliban, because the Taliban are a wide, very diverse group of people....
There’s that word libs love to use....diversity! And in this case, diversity will get you dead!
“We want to show the world the true Mullah Omar, the Mullah Omar you loved, the Mullah Omar you knew, the Mullah Omar with a song in his heart.”
Their humanity: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2068365/posts
ISLAMABAD: Three teenage girls along with their two close elderly relatives were shot at before being buried alive in a desert of Balochistan by their tribesmen in the name of honour. The shocking reports of this horrible incident reaching the capital from different quarters revealed that the girls studying in classes 10 to 12 intended to marry men of their choice through a civil court by defying the centuries-old tribal traditions. When the fuming elders of Umrani tribe came to know about the intentions of these girls to appear before a local court, they picked them up from their homes along with two of their elderly women relatives. The crying girls were pushed into official cars and driven to a deserted area. There they were pushed out of the cars, made to stand in a queue and volleys of shots fired at them.
As the bleeding girls fell on the sand, the tribesmen dragged them into a nearby ditch and levelled it with earth and stones before the girls could breathe their last. As the two shocked elderly women tried to rescue the hapless girls, they too were gunned down and buried in the same manner.
The killers after burying these women returned to their tribe like conquerors without any action against them. The step taken was to send a loud message to the rest of the tribes girls. Father of these girls lodged an FIR with the police against his own brother, who was said to be the architect of this crime. But after some family pressure, he withdrew the case and so the blood of those girls was forgiven in the name of centuries-old tradition, which does not allow any girl of the tribe to contract marriage of her choice.
Meanwhile, the Human Rights Watch has accused Abdul Sattar Umrani, the younger brother of PPP Housing Minister in Balochistan Government Mir Sadiq Umrani, of being directly responsible for this shocking act of barbarianism.
The Housing Minister, Mir Mohammad Sadiq Umrani, confirmed to The News on phone that this was true that three girls and two other women were buried alive by men of the Umrani clan. But he strongly denied that his brother had to do anything with this act. He claimed that these girls were actually buried alive by their uncle Sardar Fateh Mohammad Umrani against whom even an FIR was lodged with the local police. But the FIR was later withdrawn by the father of these girls, after he was put under pressure by those who had buried his daughters alive in the desert.
He said the alleged killer Sardar Fateh Mohammad was his political enemy since 1985 and his brother Abdul Sattar Umrani was being maligned only to settle political scores otherwise everybody knew in the area as to who had buried the women alive in the desert.
Imbeciles the lot of em.
What a load of crap! Why is it that bubble headed liberals can paint turds all day long and end up calling them chocolate eclairs?.....
Great comment from the comments section:
Let her do a documentary in search of their better side, with no millitary back up and see how she fares... Stupid person
- Ladyrare, Surrey, 25/8/2008 5:51
The Taliban would have no problem displaying Doucet’s head!
I may be jealous,because I’ve always wanted to be a presenter.
Or how they ever so humble when they put bombs on autistic women and blow them up in a market.You assholes have no soul thats so sick.I can’t even type
Discussed yesterday here:
(for some reason, a “Title” search doesn’t find the word “humanity”).
You can only show humanity if you are dealing with humans. These people are rabid animals, thus non-humans.
'humanity of the Taliban'?
thats like saying the humanity of the Waffen SS or the humanity of the Japanese imperial army.
if this idiot woman ever met the taiban one on one she would be lucky to get away with just a pair of soiled pants What A Tool this reporter is
It’s obviously long overdue for Lyse Doucet to meet up with a little water boarding.
Is that humanity enough?