The Russophobic BBC - Pravda.Ru
How ironic is it for Pravda (of all papers) to accuse the BBC of muck-raking ... and then launch into a short tirade on the UK's participation in Iraq. Apparently, Pravda-logic is that if the UK is part of the Iraq coalition, than anything the BBC writes is somehow invalid. Thankfully this article was in Pravda's opinion column - all too often the "news" from that tabloid is opinion in the pale disguise of news.
As I posted yesterday, the BBC's latest article on Russia was about rapidly growing internet use - growth which has far exceeded projections. I didn't see that as a muck-raking article ... I'm not sure any rational person would.
If I had to choose between the journalistic integrity of the BBC versus Pravda ... my vote will be for the BBC. I've certainly seen enough crazy tirades from the rag known as Pravda to last a lifetime (which is why I typically don't read it - this opinion column appeared on Topix).
As a last note, I have a general problem with the term "phobia" or "phobic" being used in this context in any case. Phobia's are irrational fears, with a clear psychological meaning. To dislike something is not a phobia ... it is simply to disapprove or dislike or even just to criticize. Attaching the term "phobia" is a tool to instantly discredit or to paint a point of view as irrational. It is a misuse (to my mind) that is perpetrated by many other English-language media sources as well.