You will have to forgive my slightly cynical nature, but something is afoot.
All week the BBC have been trumpeting the ‘death cult’ of euthanasia. Firstly last Sunday we had the results of a rather small BBC Panorama programme survey (sample 1000) which claimed that almost three-quarters of people support assisted suicide for someone who is terminally ill. This news was picked up by other media outlets.
The next day (Monday) on the BBC, Sir Terry Pratchett said he was ready to be a test case for assisted suicide “tribunals” which could give people legal permission to end their lives.
Yesterday (Wednesday) was a big day for the BBC as they again covered Sir Terry Pratchett and announced that he will deliver their 34th annual Richard Dimbleby Lecture. His lecture will explore how modern society needs to redefine how it deals with death and will of course be broadcast by the BBC.
Running alongside all of this, the BBC also extensively covered the fact that there may be potentially more sufferers of Dementia than previously estimated and made much of the financial “Burden” associated with treating dementia.
Are you beginning to detect a theme?
Unsurprisingly, yesterday the Bristish Humanists joined the fray and announced that they are also calling for an independent inquiry into the law on assisted dying. They of course cite Terry Pratchett in their article as follows:-
Sir Terry Pratchett, a distinguished supporter of the BHA, took the Dimbleby Lecture, on the subject of assisted dying.
The BBC tirelessly promote euthanasia as they have done this week, in what can only be described as an organised and structured campaign. Is it right that a we legally have to fund such a liberal biased, government controlled operation? What ever happened to balance at the BBC?
We only ever seem to hear the pro-assisted suicide view from the BBC and they are prepared to use their news network, their flagship Panorama program and their prestigious lectures to push one view and one view only.