The Daily Mail has long led a campaign against the BBC.
Quite often its urge to badger the BBC has resulted in massive hypocrisy with contradictory articles appears mere days apart.
Today The Daily Mail publish the below story:
Bob Geldof accuses BBC of ‘total collapse of standards’ following Live Aid weapons claim
Bob Geldof has called for heads to roll at the BBC
Bob Geldof branded the BBC World Service a ‘rotten old cherry’ yesterday for claiming that millions of pounds raised by Band Aid and Live Aid were spent on weapons.
In a vitriolic attack, the singer accused the radio station of a ‘total collapse of standards’.
On the 4th of March? You’ve guessed it, they repeat the same accusations for which they lambast the BBC.
Millions donated by British public to help Ethiopian famine victims ‘was used by warlords to buy weapons’
Millions of pounds raised by Live Aid and Band Aid was spent on weapons, it was claimed last night.
Sir Bob Geldof’s efforts, including the chart-topping single, Do They Know It’s Christmas, and the Live Aid concert at Wembley, raised £40million for those starving in Ethiopia.
Other charities raised £23million for the relief effort.
But although millions of lives were saved by the Western aid that poured into the country, it is now claimed that not all of cash went to the most needy.Of the £63million that flowed into the country in 1985, it is claimed just 5 per cent was spent on famine relief, with the rest going on weapons and attempts to overthrow the government.