In response to Craig Byers: The Bowdlerising Broadcasting Corporation, sammy gravano wrote:
…oh and look out for the phenomenon that is ‘The BBC But.’
You can hear it in most news bulletins – you are expected to ignore everything before the ‘but’ and after the ‘but’ will be the (of course lefty) message the BBC wants to leave you with.
I first noticed this in Gulf War 1;
‘Coalition forces have made good ground northwards, RAF jets have made several successful sorties But (and here’s some red meat for our lefty brothers) a British tank was destroyed by a mine close to Basrah’
Listen out – you will hear it all the time.