Their news reporting is a refreshing departure from the all-too-common "herd mentality" of the mainstream US media. They don't need to spin the news to the wishes of American corporations; they can simply report the truth.
At least, here they can.
I have no idea how they report British news. Who knows? Maybe over in England they're all a bunch of pussies who fold up like cheap lawn chairs under pressure...
You never know.
But here, they can pretty much report on our political scene from an objective viewpoint. We don't get that in our news very often. Check this article from the BBC News:
ConnecticutGotta give 'em credit. I can't imagine ANY of our mainstream media referring to Lieberman as having been "sensationally beaten" in the primary! Nice phrasing there.
This Senate race has already provided more drama than any other this year. Incumbent Senator, and former vice-presidential candidate, Joe Lieberman was sensationally beaten (CT Bob: awesome!) in the Democratic primary by businessman Ned Lamont, (CT Bob: notice how it's not "Greenwich millionaire" for a change) who was campaigning primarily against Mr Lieberman's perceived closeness to President Bush and support for the Iraq war. Mr Lieberman is running as an independent, and polls suggest that he is a little ahead.
Incumbent Independent (formerly Democrat) Joe Lieberman (CT Bob: Holy shit! I frickin' LOVE the BBC!) faces Republican Alan Schlesinger and Democrat Ned Lamont. Democrat Christopher J Dodd holds the other seat.