To save man from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction
Martin Luther King (1957-1968)
The Maroon (Morehouse College Student Paper), 1947
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The visuals and sound track regarding the IRA bomb implie carnage. In actuality more than 200 people were injured but there were no fatalities. At 1,500 kilos it was the largest bomb to explode in mainland Britain since World War II.
What the BBC ignored:
June 15 - 1977: The first democratic elections following the death of dictator Francisco Franco takes place in Spain
June 15 - 1992: The US Supreme Court rules the United States has the right to kidnap (forcibly extradite) wanted individuals from other countries without permission
June 16 - 2000: Israel complies with UN Security Council resolution 542 and with draws from Lebanon 22 years late.
June 16 - 2010: Bhutan becomes the first country to institute a total ban on tobacco
June 17 - 1944: Iceland declares independence from Denmark
June 17 - 2015: 9 African Americans are shot dead by white supremacist Dylann Roof at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston
June 18 - 1953: The Arab Republic of Egypt is declared following the 1952 revolution
June 18 - 1953: A USAF C-124 crashes and burns near Tachikawa, Japan, killing all 129 on board
June 18 - 1994: The Ulster Volunteer Force attacks a pub in Loughinisland killing six and wounding five gathered to watch the 1994 World cup
June 19 - 1953: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are hanged for espionage
June 19 - 1961: Kuwait declares its independence from Britain
June 19 - 1978: Garfield (the world's most widely syndicated comic strip) makes its debut
June 19 - 1991: The Soviet Occupation of Hungry ends
June 20 - 1975: Jaws is released and becomes the first "summer blockbuster"
June 20 - 1975: The Wikimedia Foundation is incorporated"
June 21 - 1975: Three civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner, are murdered in Mississippi by members of the Ku Klux Klan"
June 21 - 1975: The US Supreme Court rules that flag burning is an act of free speech and therefore protected by the first amendment"
Would you have swapped any of the events above for any of the events chosen by the BBC?
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