Beware the ellipses
You just can't hear day after day after day after day things like that thatAnd after coming through the BBC quotation grinder:
often aren't true, with a lack of balance, and not come away thinking, gee, that
must not be a very good country.
You just can’t…not come away thinking, gee, that [the US] must not be a veryTo be totally fair, the mangled quote appears in a quote box on the side of the article, and the body of the article does contain the full, proper quote. But the quote box is highlighted and in bold, and is the first thing the eye is drawn to apart from perhaps the headline and the photo of Rumsfeld. And in it the BBC has altered what is an implicit criticism of the media into an unqualified and derogatory observation about the US itself.
Mark that as another par on the BBC scorecard.