Amid the deaths and the grim daily struggle bravely borne by Britain's forces in southern Iraq, one tale of heroism stands out.
Private Johnson Beharry with his Victoria Cross
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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Monday, April 09, 2007
BBC cancels Iraq drama as "too positive"
If one doubts the MSM agenda on Iraq, here's proof beyond comprehension by the BBC... the cancellation of the story of Private Johnson Beharry because it was "too positive" a story about Iraq. Evidently they feared it would "alienate members of the audience opposed to the war in Iraq."