Delingpole: Not Terrorism – Just a Randomly Exploding Bus, Claims BBC
When four Muslim suicide bombers blew themselves up on the London Underground and on buses during the infamous 7/7 atrocities of 2005, 52 people died and more than 700 were injured.
Here is how the BBC chose to commemorate one of those deaths on Twitter:
"Philip Russel, 28, was killed while en route to work on 7th July, 2015, when the bus he was in exploded."
A self-exploding bus, eh? Why has nobody warned us before about this terrible threat?
The BBC’s tweet got quite a bit of attention, mainly from people who don’t believe in self-exploding buses but who know a mealy-mouthed, evasive, slimy, politically correct, dishonest, issue-ducking, blame-avoiding BBC tweet when they see one.
Among the 2,000 comments below the BBC’s tweet were:
- I hate it when the bus you are on suddenly decides to explode.
- NB* The bus DID NOT explode. The rucksack being carried by an Islamic lunatic, high on religious zeal and the power of imaginary fairies exploded on his back.
- Not killed, murdered. The bus didn’t just explode, it was bombed. The BBC no longer capable of being truthful.
- Ok, so you’ve managed NOT to offend the terrorists who murdered with impunity on 7/7… Now, how about NOT offending everybody else with this hideous headline? Remembering the victims & families of #londonbombings RIP…
- Naughty bus was in a bad mood and had a little explosion. Nothing to do with Islamic extremists.
- It didn’t explode. The bus had a bomb on it. Always glad to help the national broadcaster.
- Largely peaceful explosion
Two hours later, the BBC was finally shamed into a follow up tweet, identifying the real perpetrator of Philip Russell’s death.
Too little, too late.