Well, to be sure, Belgium's prime state controlled TV broadcaster 'EEN' ('One'), at least did say at the very beginning that the death of Britain's first female PM caused 'mixed reactions'.
What mixed reactions you will ask?
Oh, check out for yourself. Just for the fun of it, I took screenshots as today's newsreel's progress strip went forward and the Belgian population received its daily dose of fair and balanced information. TA-DAAAAA!!!!!
The caption reads: 'JOY BECAUSE OF THATCHER'S DEATH'.
Bozos dancing and cheering the passing of the UK's first female PM.
A very representative specimen of a stiff upper lip member of the British Aristocracy is of the opinion 'that's how it is. We all have to go once'.
'What's her legacy here?' Here? Nothing.'
Asked for his opinion, yet another True Briton, upon asked what Thatcher's reign resulted in, summed it up neatly: 'The destruction of North England, of worker's families, of Liverpool'.
'Thatcher leaves me cold, after what she did to Wales and the miners'.
'Places like Grimethorpe are ghost towns.'
Then it's the turn of a Union Boss, IIRC in Yorkshire: 'There will be many in the miners' villages who won't shed a tear...'
'But who will drink on her passing and say: Good Riddance!'
'Margaret Thatchers dead. LOL.'
I've been battling cancer since late November and frankly, after yet another day's hard work, and coming home late after visiting several clients, I just wanted to sit down and relax a little. This newsreel however, seen at noon, baffled me so much that I felt I really had to preserve the key shots for posterity. May, in a saner age, people watch them and realize how all over the western world such blatant leftist bias and the deliberate spreading of falsehoods to the gullible population really, truly was an omnipresent feature of our times, not only in Belgium. To be sure, right at the beginning of the newsreel there was one - one - chap sitting in a cafe who thought that Thatcher 'was someone who meant what she said and did not come back upon it'. It could be catalogued as s positive opinion. See? In EEN's news report there was room for the good and the bad, which in its vocabulary means 'fair and balanced'.
You can also learn from this coverage that at the time of Thatcher's tenure all British workers were miners, and that apparently the entire country lies in waste at the moment.
Goodbye for now. I only wish I had the time and energy to provide a similar set of screenshots of EEN's coverage of Hugo Chavez's death.