"When the editorial pages of The New York Times accuse the BBC of anti-Western bias it is worth taking notice. It is a little like Osama bin Laden accusing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of being a bit harsh on the Jews."
Gerard Baker in The Times writing about an article seen in the New York Times, that "citadel of leftish political correctness", by a professor at a prestigious US university entitled the "Biased Broadcasting Corporation". The article assailed the BBC's Middle Eastern services for their consistently anti-Western tone and content.
"It suggests that in other, even pretty unlikely, parts of the world, people are waking up to the menace to our values represented by the BBC. The British sadly, seem curiously content to remain in thrall to it."