I HEARD on the radio on Monday that the United States showed a delayed version on television of the opening ceremony of the London Olympics. It was reported that when it was shown the producers deleted any reference to the National Health Scheme segment, which was part of the ceremony.
This appears to me very much like censorship of the ceremony and I believe it laughs in the face of American claims to be the land of free speech and makes a mockery of any condemnation by them about the way China and North Korea – or any other country – censors whatever information is given to their people.
Come on America, if you want us to believe that you are for the rights of the people everywhere in the world, then show us by not censoring your own when you don’t like the content or is it do as I say, not as I do?
Dave Watson, Dungog