Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Gristle’s Opinions On…the BBC!

Part 82 in an occasional series.

As you might have heard before, sometimes Gristle has opinions about things. Like, off the top of my head, ghosts, The Sound of Music, how my hair looks like a Spaniard’s.

He also has opinions on the BBC. Here’s a text he sent me this afternoon, after watching a program about American history:

BBC’s stories are very detailed, and contain as much information as a textbook. The narrative tone is very fair. On the topic of Western expansion, they praise white people. On the topic of massacring Native Americans, they criticize white people and call them demons. Our close-minded Chinese way of thinking could not accept such a thing.

Gristle: making broad cultural generalizations so I don’t have to. Since 2009. Or, 1980, which is when he was born, since he is 30 years old.