Friday, September 15, 2006

Director's religion

According to The Guardian, the BBC did not know that the program's director, David Cunningham, was a member of the "religious right" when they decided to show the 'mini-series'.

A spokesman for the BBC said "the organisation did not vet film-makers on their political or religious beliefs". Well, thank goodness for that. I'm sure the BBC has a long list of criteria they use to vet programs. The religious background of the director surely should not be an issue.

I'm not sure why The Guardian thinks this is newsworthy. I doubt they'd have run this story if this headline could have been used, "BBC did not know of 9/11 film's link to irreligious left".