It is now official that the BBC is its own worst enemy. How do one manage to screw up a newstory when you have a good field reporter willing to shoot straight about race and politics in Bolivia?
Refusal to do a 30 second Google search fact check. I am fucking serious.
Candace Piette has been vainly trying to explain to the BBC editors the signifance of yesterdays march through Sucre by indigenous supporters of Evo. That there was this disgustingly racist humiliation of indigenous campesinos in the same spot one year prior. But according to the BBC that is just like her opinion, man. "Rival marches in Bolivian capital"
Indians were allegedly picked out and beaten, some stripped and publicly humiliated, the BBC's Candace Piette in Sucre reports.
Hmm, how could one find out if that were true? I don't know, maybe type into Google "Sucre, racism, humiliation, May 24". Or maybe check Youtube:
So now you guys at BBC look like a bunch of racist jackasses because you are lazy idiots. How would you feel if I wrote:
The Twin Towers in the northern city of New York were allegedly attacked and some three thousand people killed, allegedly, the Abiding in Bolivia's Walter Sobchak in the United States reports.
Seriously, if you really think the beatings, stripping, and humiliation were only alleged, tell that to these folks who marched through Sucre yesterday at the exact spot of their prior humiliation.