Mr Cameron’s 9/11 speech apparently targets anti-Americanism. He should begin at the BBC. The Today programme marked the anniversary of Katrina with an interview with Spike Lee. This morning the BBC gave a platform to Gore Vidal and his ‘America has become a police state’ nonsense. ‘Aren’t you exaggerating just a little bit?’ teased the interviewer. Most Americans would not regard either Lee or Vidal as representative of their views but that does not stop the BBC representing them as such.
If you read nothing else today I would point you to this by Christopher Hitchens. Few people have a better understanding of what the war on terror involves.
NOON ADDITION: Drinking from Home on how today’s BBC might have reported 1943.