UK Channel 4 is a “publisher broadcaster” with its programmes produced by other companies, its funds come from broadcasting and distributing these programmes. UK Channel 4 commensed in 1982 and its history since then is studded with , disgusting sensationalism, controversy, racist and hateful programmes which are more often faked and false.
One of its much criticised low and immoral television show was the Wank Week. A season of television programmes about masturbation broad cast in March 2007. The first of this show was about a Masturbate-a-thon, a public masturbation event, organised to raise money for the sexual health charity Marie Stopes International…….. the series came under public attack from senior television figures, and was pulled amid claim of declining editorial standards and controversy over the channel’s public service broad casting Credential. This shows how low the Channel 4 can fall.( wikepedia)
And this is the Channel which was allowed by Navi Pillai to screen the fake documentary on Sri Lanka the Killing Field in Geneva at the UN Human Rights Council Session in June,2011.
Yet another Controversial issue in which UKChannel 4 was involved was a Programme it broadcast on Global Warming. On March 8, 2007 Channel 4 screened the highly controversial docuimentary “ The Great Global Warming Swindle”. The programme states that global warming is “a lie”” and “ the biggest scam of modern times”. The programme’s accuracy has been disputed on multiple points and several commentators have criticised it for being one-sided, noting that the mainstream position on global warming is supported by the scientific academies of the major industrial nations. There were 246 complaints that the programme falsified data, and views had been distorted.
A Critic and a TV Reviewer James Walton speaking about Channel 4 had said, "one of the things that gets me angry is Channel 4's use of the mentally ill for entertainment - in shows like How Clean is Your House, where plainly some of the people have mental problems, or Fat Pets or Wife Swap. I get this recurring image of Channel 4 programme makers sitting round the Groucho saying, 'We've found this marvellous working class fat person for the show! ”.
There are many more instances of the Channel 4, presenting false, doctored documents for a gullible British TV Viewers. The Channel 4 now has the expertise to make any false documentary video footage look true, and make any true video footage look false.
Again Nihal Magdy in Common Ground News Service reported, on a document present by Channel 4, “The distorted image depicted by the media has a detrimental effect on society at large, as it intensifies prevailing attitudes and increases cultural divides. Media disseminates information that shapes people’s views and attitudes. Consequently, it has immense power and influence over the form of dialogue or debate between Muslims and non-Muslims ….”
Another Controversial film by Channel 4 had to be withdrawn after its Presenter Tom Holland was threatened.
John Reynold of the Guardian wrote in one of his reports “ Ryanair sacks pilot who appeared in Channel 4 documentary on Safety” :
“Ryanair rejected the false and defamatory claims made by the Channel 4 Dispatches programme which wrongly impugn and smear Ryanair's outstanding 29-year safety record based on nothing more than anonymous hearsay claims made by individuals whose identity was concealed, and/or by representatives of pilot unions of Ryanair's competitor airlines masquerading as a non-Ryanair Pilot Group,"
In 2007 UK Channel 4, ran short of finances and turned to the government for aid and received a loan of £ 14 million. This controversial, undignified Channel 4 which will stoop to anything to earn money has become a symbol of UK’s moral decadence.
Now it may have succeeded in assuring a regular financial income from the Tamil Diaspora with Callum Macrae making fake films and documentaries like the No Fire Zone and the Killing Field. Those documentaries have not an iota of truth. It is only those who view intelligently the Channel 4 who may perhaps understand that these Channel 4 documents are fictitious and fallacious.
Nevertheless, those films have a large audience among the Tamils of the Diaspora in UK, Canada, Australia ,USA, Netherlands etc where Sri Lanka pro terrorist Tamils live in large numbers. Channel 4 need not ask for aid from the UK government any more as they may be well compensated financially by the pro Terrorist Tamil Diaspora for all its fictitious documentaries it makes implicating the Sri Lanka Government Forces.
Beginning from 1982, UK Channel 4 is studded with controversy, complaints for falsehood and faked reporting. This is the spring field of false faked films such as the No Fire Zone and Killing Field and more to come after Macrae’s visit to Sri Lanka for CHOGM and thereafter, at every UNHRCouncil Sessions in Geneva, all, surely financed by the anti Sri Lanka Tamil Diaspora.
Who is Callum Macrae the Director of UK Channel 4 ?
He is now a Director of the controversial and unreliable UK Channel 4 ably preparing faked documents and films trying his best to prove Sri Lanka is a dangerous country, where the Tamils are murdered , women are raped and journalists are killed. He began is professional carrier doing odd jobs. That is probably why he is not strait and given to make his life making lies appear to be the truth. He grew up in Nigeria, and Scotland, studied painting, and worked as a dustman –a garbage collector ( which he continues to do), ran a pirate radio station, and was a teacher.
Then he produced a satirical cartoon strip, and began writing for news papers and magazines.He joined the infamous UK Channel 4 in 1992. There he founded what is called Outsider Television. Most of his programmes were contested for heavy editing and inaccuracies, though the complaints had to be withdrawn for various reasons later.
Finally he settled down to make documents and films against Sri Lanka implicating its Armed Forces for violation of human rights at the end of the war against terrorism.
He found ways of technically manipulating collections of disconnected pictures into a make believe document or film that deceived the spectators to believe they were true. One such was the scene of persons in terrorist attire seated on the ground with their hands tied behind them with another posing as a Soldier standing behind them holding a gun at the head of one of the men.
|the bunker with clean and tidy sand bags is not possible to have during the height of fighting. The hand in the foreground is whiter than that of a Sinhala Soldier or that of a terrorist|
Another is the supposed to be son of Prabhakaran seated in front of well arranged new green sand bags munching a biscuit and then a photo of another boy with the same type of shorts lying seemingly dead on the ground. Two picture are said to show Prabhakaran’s son before and after being shot.
|A terrorist supposed to be tortured by Soldiers. The Soldiers of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces do not wear sandals. In the cross plaster on upper arm the oozing blood could not leave such clean edges. This is a faked picture.|
These films he screened through the UK Channel 4 to fool a naive home audience with low grade TV Programmes with faked films, to discredits Sri Lanka a Sovereign State.
Now Callum Macrae is well settled in life earning making fake films and documents on Sri Lanka’s war against terrorism to uninstructed viewers who would believe the faked atrocities were committed by the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka. Macrae is not concerned in making his documents seem objective. They are completely one sided, made to make the Sri Lanka Armed Forces seem to be the Criminals, the rapists, and murderers.
Callum Macrae does not for once in any one of his documents against Sri Lanka show the humanism of the Sri Lanka Soldiers who risking their lives rescued nearly 300,000 Tamil civilians, an exodus of humanity running away from the gun fire of the terrorists who shot at them for not remaining to be their shield against the barrage of fire expected from the Armed Forces.
The reason for Macrae’s hatred towards Sri Lanka to join with the anti Sri Lanka Tamil diaspora and continue to produce defamatory documents on Sri Lanka Armed Force promoting it as a Criminal Armed Force torturing, murdering and raping the Tamil minority is a revenge according to Michael Roberts, which he says in his article, “ Visual Evidence II: Torture Images on Channel 4….and Weiss” –Sunday Island 9.11.2012:
“Grapevine information indicates that Channel 4 was working secretly in LTTE territory from 2007 or 2008 and that Nick Paton Walsh entered Sri Lanka to complete the final phase of this cooperation; but was deemed suspect and unceremoniously turned out by the Sri Lankan government in May 2009 - a humiliating outcome which added revenge to the other motivations promoting Channel 4s commitment to the Tiger cause and its targeting of the Sri Lankan government for a public hanging”.
Callum Macrae has been allowed to come to cover the CHOGM with his team. The Government must be careful to keep him and his team in Colombo without allowing them to proceed to the North for any reason.
Callum Macrae has still not completed his Saga against Sri Lanka and he may probable want to take pictures of the North including Nandikadal, terrorist grave yards and where the three surrendering with white flags are supposed to have been killed, which would be the climax to his fiction-making it a trilogy.
Why should Sri Lanka contribute to make him earn his living allowing him to gather material to make yet another faked film against Sri Lanka Armed Forces to please his paymasters?