OPEN THREAD…


Monday arrives and so does this NEW open thread. I hand you the podium, please let us know what you are thinking about the BBC and it’s relentless bias today!

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  1. Span Ows says:

    Test…

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  2. Natsman says:

    I just feel like saying that I loathe the BBC.
    There, I’ve said it.  I feel better now!  Time for an espresso…

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  3. Backwoodsman says:

    Just the usual high level bias on Toady – presenters’ opening remark to coalition minister, ‘well , you’ve been found out, you don’t like travelers, do you ‘?
    Not the sort of greeting I remember them handing out to nulab !  Also the beeboid current slur seems to be, ‘ you’re only doing this because it will be popular with readers of the Mail and the express.’ I don’t remember them saying to labour, you’re only doing this because it will be popular with public sectior readers of a low circulation paper like the guardian !

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    • Andrew Mars says:

      I wonder how he’d react if a bunch of filthy Pikies invaded a field near him and sent crime levels through the roof?
      Typical liberal, the only reason they support left-wing policies is because they’re not affected by them.  

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    • hippiepooter says:

      Why would one of Her Majesty’s Ministers even continue with such an interview.  Why not just say ‘If you’re going to conduct this interview in such an idiotic manner then you’re not worth my time’.

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  4. Bob Roberts says:

    Privatised BBC – Your programmes tonight.

    6pm The One Show. Fawning interviews with Rupert, Lachlan, James and Elizabeth Murdoch.

    7pm Westenders. Daily soap about the powerful Burdoch family who fight against lefty infiltration of the media.

    8pm Panorama. All Muslims are Horrid. In depth report focusing on why all Muslims are horrid.

    9pm You Give Us Money! Interactive show in which unsuspecting members of the public pay hundreds of pounds for tv subscriptions. Hilarious!

    10pm Fox News.

    10.30pm Question Time. Right wing guests debate right wing issues from a right wing perspective.

    Midnight-6am Topless casino and betting through the night!<!– m –>

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    • prpw says:

      wow I detect an `edgy’ BBC comedian in our presence

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      • Llew says:

        He’s a troll from that lefty infested Mailwatch (www.mailwatch.co.uk) forum and he’s probably the real “bob roberts of worcester” who trolls the comments pages on the Daily Mail website.

         

        They get the hump because the Daily Mail writes things they don’t like, but of course they miss the obvious points that the DM isn’t forced upon anyone, and nobody is forced to pay for the DM. Unlike the BBC of course. If anyone dares to mention the biased BBC on that site, boy do they get defensive! A real home from home for beeboids.

         

         

         

         

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      • Backwoodsman says:

        This is the agreed beeboid strategy for any criticism of the bbc – try and portray the only alternative as Murdoch ,  some evil baby eater ( bit like a Tory, but with an Aussie accent & a tax avoidance strategy).
        Aparently we are all Murdoch stooges, or we wouldn’t be criticising the bbc.

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        • Ronald Todd says:

          Which is exactly the same tactic the Royalists use. ‘If we had an elected head of state we would only get Cherie Blair…’ or some other totaly unelectable mupet.

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      • hippiepooter says:

        Otherwise known as an overgrown teenager throwin a strop because the BBC bias the left depends on is under threat from this site.

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    • matthew rowe says:

      Whats on BBC.
      6pm The One Show. Fawning interviews with anyone in the labour leadership we can beg to show up .
       
      7pm genderbenders. Daily soap about the powerful Tatchill family who fight against hetrosexual infiltration of the media.
       
      8pm Panorama. All Muslims are Horribly loverly. In depth report focusing on why all Muslims are wonderful and peacefull.
       
      9pm You Give Us Money! Interactive show in which unsuspecting members of the public pay hundreds of pounds for tv tax and are sent to prison if they lose Hilarious!
       
      10pm fubar News.
       
      10.30pm Question Time. left wing guests debate right wing issues from a left wing perspective.
       
      Midnight-6am burka casino and praying to Allha through the night!warning may cause extreme veiws and self exploding !

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    • 1327 says:

      Bob Have you ever watched Sky ? Its not exactly to my taste but quality wise its way better than BBC1 and BBC3.

      Best of all if you don’t like it you don’t have to pay for it unlike the Beeb whose crap I’m forced by law to pay for.

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    • Martin says:

      Wow a really funny left wing Comedian. I wonder how many lines of Coke it took to think that crap up?

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Isn’t this a tacit admission that the BBC is heavily slanted to the left?

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    • Millie Tant says:

      And how would that be worse than having everything weighted just as much from the opposite point of view, which is what we have now?

      Surely the two are equally partial and not what anyone here is advocating.

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  5. Span Ows says:

    I thought this BBC story was a bit contrived:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11114213

    “MP critised after ‘attack’ on sex education

    A Conservative MP has become involved in a row after appearing to blame the rise in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) on greater sex education.”

    Of course it quotes the criticism is from a Dr Petra Boynton, “a lecturer in international health services” and it goes on to give a few choice quotes, of course it gives the impression the MP (who is on holiday) has been in a row with this Dr. on Twitter.

    Finally at the bottom it handily links to the MP’s website but not to the Dr.’s Twitter or website: clearly the beeb are hoping many “shrill and intolerant lefties” will leave messages on his site.

    maybe I’m reading too much into this.

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      The following bit has been censored from all BBC reports on this story:  
       
      High rates of STI diagnoses have also been found among men who have sex with men.  
       
      This was censored from the first BBC report, as well as by Fergus Walsh on his medical blog.  
       
      The BBC also censored this part:  
       
      Dr Gwenda Hughes, head of the HPA’s STI section said:  
       
      “These latest figures show that poor sexual health is a serious problem among the UK’s young adults and men who have sex with men.
       
       
      Instead, the focus is on frightening women.  I wonder why the BBC censored the parts concerning homosexual male activity?  Perhaps Evan Davis will have Iain Dale in again for another giggle about how the straights just don’t understand?

      The report can be found here.  Note also that the BBC never links to it, which is very unusual for them, and even neglects to mention even the agency itself in the report about the Conservative MP.  In this way, the BBC not only keeps the public uninformed, but attempts to reshape the story for their own purposes.

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      • Span Ows says:

        “In this way, the BBC not only keeps the public uninformed, but attempts to reshape the story for their own purposes.”

        par for the course then! Thanks for the info.

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  6. deegee says:

    It’s hard to believe this has become a worldwide story. Israel rabbi calls for ‘plague’ on Mahmoud Abbas  The BBC which ignores consistent Muslim incitement has discovered a Jew and puts it on the front page..
     
    What the BBC doesn’t tell you. 
    *Ovadia Yosef is neither a member of Knesset, a member of the Government nor an appointed cabinet minister. 
    *Shas the party he is associated with is only the 4th largest member of the coalition. FYI: Likud 27 mandates – Yisrael Beitaynu 15 mandates – Labor 13 mandates – Shas 11 mandates – Habayit Hayehudi 3 mandates.
    * Ovadia Yosef’s spiritual authority is limited to essentially the supporters of his party and nowhere else. 
    * Ovadia Yosef is famous for extreme statements that in many ways has turned him into a laughing-stock. For example, “The six million Holocaust victims were reincarnations of the souls of sinners, people who transgressed and did all sorts of things that should not be done. They had been reincarnated in order to atone.” Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Rabbi Yosef blamed the tragedy on the Godlessness of New Orleans, on U.S. support for the Gaza disengagement, and on a general lack of Torah (i.e. Jewish religious study) study in the area.
    *The Shas party does not support compulsary military service for Yeshiva students and therefore only a limited number of followers are in any position to be incited. It is only marginally represented over the Green Line.
    *Not even the Palestinians take him seriously.

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    • sue says:

      I couldn’t believe my ears when they put this in the radio news headlines this morning.
      They’re spending some of the antisemitism they banked from showing Death in the Med. Someone’s charming idea of restoring balance probably.

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      This will of course need to be balanced agianst all those BBC reports about imams calling for death to the Jews.  Oh, wait…

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      • NotaSheep says:

        I blogged about this today – http://notasheepmaybeagoat.blogspot.com/2010/08/bbc-and-blackening-israels-name-again.html – unfortunately I was out and about so it was a very brief piece. That piece I updated later this afternoon with some examples of genoicidal Hamas clerics. I have also complained to 5Live and the BBC news website; I wonder if I will get satisfaction?

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        • Craig says:

          Excellent NotaSheep!

          As to your question, you will undoubtably get (c) though. I’ve hunted on the BBC website for those names and, as you will have guessed, found no mentions at all.

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          • sue says:

            Notasheep, Craig

            The BBC seems to be getting more and more childish and superficial. If I didn’t know anything about this rabbi (which I don’t) other than what’s  in in this article, I’d conclude that he was a bit round the bend.

            He’s contradicted all his previous  provocative remarks  according to the BBC. If it’s true, and there’s no reason to suppose anything in a BBC article is true,  but let’s for once assume it is, why make a hullabaloo about some transient nonsense from Rabbi U-turn?
            The article doesn’t make clear whether he was requesting his plague just for Mahmoud Abbas, or for the whole Arab world, but either way tomorrow he might be saying he meant something entirely different; and how dumb to make such a big deal about what that so-called peace negotiator Erakat said in response, when everything he says is invariably an excuse to create more obstacles to peace.

            If a reader came upon this article with no knowledge of the Hamas charter or the murderous plans Islamists are scheming for Israel and the Jews, they might mistake the Rabbi’s wish for proof of Israel’s bad faith.

            The BBC decides to inform us of this unimportant old man’s wish but not of the genocidal ambitions of most of Israel’s enemies. Islam’s curses upon Israel pale rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s loony plague wish into insignificance. If they gave equal prominence to both, or better still put them both into context then we’d be talking.

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          • NotaSheep says:

            Here’s two comments by Hamas supporting Islamic clerics that Craig and I can see no record of the BBC ever reporting:  
            “The time will come, by Allah’s will, when their property will be destroyed and their children will be exterminated, and no Jew or Zionist will be left on the face of this earth.”  
             
             
            Ziyad Abu al-Haj, Hamas cleric in Friday sermon 3 April 2009  
             
            “The Jews are the Jews. There never was among them a supporter of peace. They are all liars… They are terrorists. Therefore it is necessary to slaughter them and murder them, according to the words of Allah… It is forbidden to have mercy in your hearts for the Jews in any place and in any land. Make war on them any place that you find yourself. Any place that you meet them – kill them. Kill the Jews and those among the Americans who are like them… The Jews only understand might. Have no mercy on the Jews, murder them everywhere.”  
             
             
            Dr. Ahmed Yousuf Abu Halabiah, a member of the Palestinian Sharia (Islamic religious law) Rulings Council, and Rector of Advanced Studies at the Islamic University: 13 October 2000.  
             
             
            I wonder why the BBC have such double standards when it comes to reporting ‘news’?

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        • sue says:

          I’ve just come across this article by Barry Rubin. He begins with a lament about the Western media’s silence over the hatred and incitement which is a constant feature of the Arabic media.
          His thoughts on the rabbi’s remarks echo my own so much that I think I must have read his article in my sleep. (My reaction was kind of knee-jerk re the BBC, whereas his is the real thing, eloquent and thoroughly argued.)

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    • Marky says:

      Good posts everyone. I actually saw this item on sky news, totally biased. thinking how many reports are made about Islamic incitement as seen at http://www.memritv.org/ there’s plenty for our ‘news’ teams to be getting on with there. One rule for Israel another for Islam.

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  7. ian_janet says:

    I’ve begun writing a short satirical allegorical tale, ‘Albion House’, dealing with the BBC, PC, mass immigration and The Religion of Peace. I’d be grateful for opinions as to whether the idea has any potential – in which case the intention is to post it online. (Obviously I’d submit it to a creative writing circle if it wasn’t so un-PC!) Would any of you like to read an extract or two? Or can you recommend a sympathetic online writers group?  Anyway, here’s a synopsis:

     

    A sleepy English village is subverted by a hostile leftist Council who stealthily flood it with incompatible inner city migrants.  Country lanes morph into squalid ‘urbanite minority’ ghettoes speaking an impenetrable patois. Natives’ concerns are dismissed as ‘bigotry’ by dour Council Treasurer Godfrey Black and his equality-obsessed sidekick, village schoolmistress Henrietta Harriman.  Council Community Broadcasting (‘the CCB’ or ‘Uncle’ as locals affectionately term their radio station) becomes a leftist propaganda tool under Che Guevara-worshipping Tristram Suckling. When the Cult of the Great Crystal of Cosmic Harmony takes over the alienated urbanites, Tristram cheerleads for it. But can he convince the village the Cultists are ‘peaceful hippies’ after Russ Salmon goes into hiding in his garage following the ‘blasphemous’ cartoon strip he pinned to the parish notice-board?

    At the centre of this nightmare are the bewildered Philpot family, in whose home lodges Cult founder Derek Snaith. Gary Philpot suspects he is harbouring the Crystal Cult version of Al-Qaeda, but the brainwashed police daren’t question Snaith for reasons of ‘religious sensitivity’ and ‘community cohesion’. The local IKEA is picketed by Cult members demanding East-facing furniture, and when ordered to ‘sod off, you’ll spoil my tub chair display’ they bomb it to MDF dust. Tristram insists the ‘militants’ are merely ‘a few extremists radicalised by village xenophobia’. (But is he too much distracted by elderly Maria Whitehorse’s moans that ‘your stuff’s all smut and people shooting each other these days’?)

    Derek has designs upon seizing St Botolph’s Church as a ‘Crystal Temple’ (and Mecca – so to speak) for his Cult. A villagers-versus-Cultists battle ensues in the churchyard, Tristram interviews the Cultists (but not the Village Heritage Society and distraught Christians) and is a bit selective about the photos he posts on the CCB website of the riot …

     
    There’s more, but you must know by now whether this is your cup of tea. Actually, it’s by no means the cartoonish black farce it sounds, as I try to make the main characters into flesh-and-blood people in a village with a fully developed history and geography. I want to present an amusing and (apparently) lightweight story to non-political readers who wouldn’t read a serious website or newspaper about the dire situation facing the UK.

    Janet

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    • Backwoodsman says:

      Serious omision Janet, the beeboids would clearly have managed to slip in a reference to the villagers being either chinless wonders or hairy palmed worzles.

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    • matthew rowe says:

      Like it ! :-D

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    • fred bloggs says:

      No need to set this in a village, you could suggest this as a new story line for ‘Eastenders’  inn’t.

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    • Manfred VR says:

      I suggest making Tristran Suckling a cocaine addicted cross dresser, to fit into the role of a (public) broadcaster.

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    • Daniel Smith says:

      Sounds great. I would certainly be up for reading some extracts if that helps.

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  8. piggy kosher says:

    Re the bbcs stunning report informing us of the  evil Joooish Rabbi wishing nasty anti- semites to disappear (shock horror probe)

    I cannot recall a single meaningful reference EVER on the bbc
     addressing the massive issue of organised pal “state” run and sponsored anti semitism, which vast and often openly genocidal.

    Can you?

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  9. Bupendra Bhakta says:

    Not a bias story – just a stupidity one.

    BBC Radio costs a whopping six hundred million quid a year.  And for what? Radio 4 – puts the great in britain etc  but I defy anyone under the age of 90 to find an hour’s worth to listen to in a week; Radio 2, nothing but a series of pension funds masquerading as a radio station, and the truly, truly dreadful BBC local radio. 

    A propos, her indoors was listening to a gardening programme on three counties radio or somesuch and the presenter, when suggesting the listener (there’s only one) should look something up on the net, ssaid, ‘use the search engines’. 

    You see being a non-commercial organisation the bosses don’t allow them to say ‘google’.  Funny then on Saturday night, Mogadon Man, Temazepam Man, and Chemical Cosh Man (Lineker, ‘Lawro’, and Hansen) can say BARCLAYS about a hundred times a show each.

    Neither here nor there in the scheme of things, but one feels that this rank stupidity repeats and repeats and repeats throughout the organisation.

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  10. Bupendra Bhakta says:

    …and while I’ve got my bile ducts flowing…

    The daily news report that begins, ‘Labour Leadership candidate (Enter name Here) will today accuse the government…’

    There seems to be usually one Labour candidate per day on ‘The Grid’.  The BBC clearly feel that the candidates’ every utterance is newsworthy, so how does it work?  Have all the candidates and the BBC News editors sat around a table and agreed ‘The Grid’ or do they do it on Google Docs, Blackberry, I-Pad, or how?

    Any droids out there care to enlighten us.

    And ps, lest anyone at the BBC is in any doubt, ‘Labour Leadership candidate (Enter name Here) will today accuse the government…’ is NOT repeat NOT news, much as you may wish it was.

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    • Craig says:

      It was Diane Abbott’s turn on the News Channel today, though (being Diane Abbott) she attacked Peter Mandelson instead!

      It was left up to Alistair Darling to accuse the government and sit and take the smiles and praise (for his alleged prophetic powers) from the beeboid interviewer.

      Oh, and there was some live coverage of a speech by David Miliband too.

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      • Craig says:

        Oh, and the Darling interview (all six minutes of it) was repeated in full – not once but twice.

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  11. RGH says:

    (Reuters) – Protesters in the eastern city of Lahore slapped donkeys with shoes and pelted them with rotten tomatoes Monday to vent their anger at the latest Pakistani cricket fixing scandal.

    Nice folk.

    Report by the BBC to come, I trust (not)

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  12. George R says:

    Islam Not BBC (INBBC): where dhimmitude is second nature:

    ‘Don’t upset the Muslim government of Malaysia.’

    “BBC cancels plan for Raja Petra interview on Hardtalk”

    [Extract]:

    .”..BBC’s lawyers had advised them not to proceed with the programme as it would upset the Malaysian government and even expose the BBC to legal action.
    She [INBBC’s spokesperson] said the questions they would delve into would be very sensitive in nature and critical of the government, and this would run foul of the Malaysian government.
    The fact that the programme would be accessible in Malaysia, she added, made it a problem for the BBC.”

    http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/8/30/nation/20100830123412&sec=nation

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    • fred bloggs says:

      So the brave bBC will not broacast an interview with someone who critises the Islamic government of an Islamic country.  Who else do they kowtow to, British Labour government,  two job/pension Yentob, ………….

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  13. David Preiser (USA) says:

    World Service right now talking to the Prime Minister of Latvia about how that country’s austerity measures are affecting things, and how successful (or not, as this is the BBC) those austerity measures have been.

    Without exception, the Beeboid Damian McGuiness (or something like that) read from the same script we’ve heard from all other BBC reports about austerity measures in any country:  it actually made things worse, it hits the poorest hardest, the fact that there are hardly any protests doesn’t mean that the public accepts it, etc.

    Without exception, the Latvian PM corrected the Beeboid’s assumptions, including telling him that things would be even worse if they kept up the spending spree, and that they instituted a program specifically to help those in need during this time.

    Basically, the BBC came in with the same pre-conceived Narrative as all other reports on this issue, even using the exact same language.  And this is on the World Service, supposedly editorially independent from BBC News or Panorama or Newsnight or Today or anything else.  Yet the language used and assumptions are exactly the same.

    Agenda?  What agenda?

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  14. piggy kosher says:

    Is it Damien Grammaticus?

    Crazy name, crazy goy.

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  15. piggy kosher says:

    Update on the Pakistani donkey outrages a la al-beeb.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11131267

    Brilliantly the bbc manages to get a sanitised mention of the animal violence in, one the pieces’ sub heading (and a pic, nice touch) without mentioning it at all in the body of the story.

    A wonderful inversion of the bbcs usual emphasis on “petty peripherals”

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  16. George R says:

    Islam Not BBC (INBBC) is the broadcaster which continually propagandises for mass immigration into Britain, especially from the Islamic world; now, when INBBC looks at the apartheid consequences, it misleadingly emphasises not the ‘Islamic’ aspects of the social problems, but resorts to the misnomer ‘Asian’.

    INBBC trailer for tomorrow night on Radio 4:

    “Divided Britain”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tjb1k

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  17. piggy kosher says:

    Thanks for picking up on the often ludicrously inappropriate of the term “asian”, a sort of semantic human shield, where the consequences of Islamic Pakistani actions are hidden behind the vast and diverse concept of “asian”.

    if I was an Indian Hindu, Buddhist Jew or Christian I would be really pissed off.

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  18. Span Ows says:

    piggy kosher<img src=”http://cdn.js-kit.com/images/icon10-external-url.png”/>
    Thanks for picking up on the often ludicrously inappropriate of the term “asian”, a sort of semantic human shield, where the consequences of Islamic Pakistani actions are hidden behind the vast and diverse concept of “asian”.

    Indeed. And it is a shield: look at employment rates, business savvy, education, crime stats, “fitting in”, ghetto areas etc and you will find at one end (the good one) of the spectrum the Indians and waaaaay down at the other end the Pakistanis.

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  19. Span Ows says:

    ¿En qué estás pensando…?

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    • All Seeing Eye says:

      Naranjas. ¿Por qué?

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      • Span Ows says:

        LOL!

        The “¿En qué estás pensando…?” is the message that appears in the text window before you pst a comment. Or at least it is here.

        Oranges? I’ve got a beer, some chilli olives and chorizo de Pamplona!

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  20. Only Winding says:

    One of my local BBC Local Radio stations, Coventry & Warwickshire are this week running a series of programmes on the plight of the “travelling community” in the area.

    Following on from last week’s B-BBC spotlight on the biased piece from Essex (where a 69 year old traveller praised the “kind” Labour Government) I think I know what this themed week will consist of.

    However, what struck me in this article was the term “settled communities” i.e where you or I live.

    http://bbc.in/aGSP4l

    I don’t know about you guys, but I have never thought of myself as living in a “settled” community.  

    Yet again the Left/BBC have created a term that is designed to put my conventional and legal lifestyle on the same level as those who routinely disrespect the environment of the countryside and break planning laws with impunity.

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Unfortunately, on the Today segment about this, Bob Neil is actually the one who introduced the term into the discussion.  This does not detract from ol’ Justin’s biased attack question, of course.  But it does mean that, once again, the Tories are using Labour’s language (see Boy George’s nonsensical babbling about a “progressive” budget).  So the argument is already lost.

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  21. Allan D says:

    I notice that the blessed Diane was the Labour leadership candidate de jour on “The World at One”, the only candidate, we were told, who was “not a white man” as if we couldn’t have guessed.

    Despite being constantly pressed by Ed “The Bishop” Stourton she refused to name her second preference. I’m not surprised – as with Hazel Blears in the 2007 Deputy Leadership contest it will most likely be her fourth preference votes that will decide the outcome. Labour Party elections, don’t you love ‘em.

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  22. Mick says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bradford-west-yorkshire-11131432

    No mention of who exactly the counter demonstrators were, except the UAF, who incidentaly were not penned in, but free to walk across town and get within a few yards of the EDL and begin provoking them.

    After seeing the EDL demo in Bradford at close quarters this Saturday, I was not surprised to see (and video) HAMAS supporters with their flags painted on their faces and the real thing flapping in the wind as they screamed abuse at the static demo.
    They had even managed to con people into wearing green ribbons for ‘peace’ when in …fact they will claim you wore it to show solidarity with the Palestinian ’cause’.
    Viva Palestina, a banned organization in some countries had their fingers in more than one counter protest group this weekend, and whilst the hooligan element of the EDL reacted to provacation from the Hamas supporters and the UAF, nobody in the media seemed to notice the real trouble causers.

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  23. john says:

    The Archers.
    Valiantly I offer myself as the “ears” for Biased BBC on the comings and goings of every day life in fictional Ambridge.
    There hasn’t been much to report for the last 20 years, unless you consider Pat cancelling Tony’s Daily Express for the Guardian, Adam and Ian getting married and no lesbians in sight being newsworthy.
    But don’t despair, in a rural english pub called the Bull, staffing shortages now necessitate a new face.
    So step forward a young Stop The War Coalition candidate.
    She’s been ruled out for the moment, but in true BBC style I don’t think we have heard the last her.
    I’ll keep you posted about the Bullshit Inn.

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  24. Dazed-and-Confused says:

    Magnifying glasses at the ready….Beeboids connected to Julia Middleton’s fake charity Common Purpose…..

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  25. George R says:

    INBBC’s no-show on Gaddafi’s Islamic propaganda in Italy, and
    Italian reaction to him.

    One might have thought that ex-Labour PM Blair’s chums at Islam Not BBC (INBBC) might have told us how Blair’s other chum, Gaddafi, has been evangelising for Islam in Italy. Gaddafi seems to be keen to convert to Islam Italian young women who interest him.

     INBBC must  think that we infidels in Britain are quite ready for the full Islamic message of conversion yet; so INBBC neither reports about Gaddafi, nor the reaction of Italian people to his propaganda.

    ‘Telegraph':

    “Italians have reacted with indignation after Muammar Gaddafi lectured 200 young actresses and models on the superiority of Islam, a day after saying that Europeans should all become Muslim.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/7971883/Italians-attack-Muammar-Gaddafi-over-Islam-comments.html

    No doubt, INBBC would criticise the hapless Berlesconi if he tried to reciprocate by evangelising for Christianity in Tripoli, and tried to convert hundred of Libyan young women away from Islam.

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  26. Craig says:

    Today’s BBC Campaign Group of the Day looks likely to be the anti-road Campaign for Better Transport. The fifth-most important story in the world at the moment is, according to the BBC website,:

    Private toll roads not the answer – M6 motorway report
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11132747

    Hold the frontpages!: Anti-Road group produces anti-road report!!

    Leaders of the campaign include Rebecca Lush, who chucked a pie in Jeremy Clarkson’s face (as a protest!), and Richard George, the chap who co-founded the anti-plane protest group Plane Stupid

    Will they crop up across the rest of the BBC today, or not?

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    • Craig says:

      So, Breakfast made this its second story (with the Chilean miners their main story), with Stephen Joseph of the Campaign for Better Transport the only  ‘talking head’ in its report.

      Who did they get for alternative view? Andrew Davies of the the Environmental Transport Association, which (said Kate Silverton) “campaigns for greener motoring”. He wants every road to be a toll-road (make the car-drivers pay!!)

      So, another anti-car, greenie organistation – but one that takes the completely opposite view on tolling!

      I suppose that’s the BBC’s idea of balance!!

      Then, lo and behold, at 8.40 on came Richard George from the Campaign for Better Transport, attacking toll roads (and the government). and advocating “public transport” – buses, trains and trams for the sake of “climate change”.

      9.40 Reprise of Richard George interview

      That’s how things stayed (with hourly repeats of the report),till the afternoon and the One O’Clock News when David Bayliss of the RAC Foundation began appearing in an updated version of the report. That version is the one now being repeated.

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  27. Johnny Norfolk says:


    The UN’s climate science body needs stricter checks to prevent damage to its credibility, an independent review concludes. ”

    Do you think this news report was on the BBC web front page ?

    Of course not. as it is not what it wants to hear.

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    • Cassandra King says:

      The BBC has gone out of its way to misrepresent the findings of the IPCC investigation and its conclusions.

      Here we see the real BBC in action as it ignores key points, hides others and draws false conclusions to help and assist its corporate narrative.

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  28. Lloyd says:

    The BBC “Breakfast” show is becoming increasingly like a wildlife show, full of greenie promoting and propaganda.

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  29. The Count of Monte Cristo in a Bubble Car says:

    Did anyone see Dateline London this week with the truly demented Abdel Bari Atwan (editor in chief of al-Quds al-Arabi) and the annoying simpleton Jasmine Alibhai-Brown? When Abdel Bari Atwan (who blames the West for everything, hates Israel, and once suggested that Shariah law could be introduced into Britain, thereby guaranteeing his status as a BBC favourite) said “That’s the problem in the west here: you always blame the victims”, the silly cow Alibhai-Brown started to clap gleefully like this was the most wonderful thing she’d ever heard. It was a truly sickening spectacle.

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  30. Cassandra King says:

    Hello hello hello!

    Whats all this from Grant Shapps on the BBC toady show this AM?

    Hey lets make it easier to scrap all those dusty useless old laws and bye laws eh? After all they…er…clutter up the books…so messy…much better to get rid of them because…er…uhm..well itll be great!
    Along with this comes the key point and this is what its really all about and it aint about getting rid of old silly laws at all, its going to be far easier for authoriities to place shiny new laws on the books, real modern shiny new modern wonderful modern new laws and what could be better than that eh comrades?
    OK I am sure that something is missing from the story as peddled, hmmmm I wonder what that great big grey animal in the corner with the big trunk and flappy ears is doing in the room…now what could possibly be missing?

    Ooooh yeeees! Could it be that the REAL reason for the new political initiative is because the EU constitution demands that UK law conforms to EU law? Could it be that the political classes are trying a sneaky and crafty trick to prepare the way for a shed load of new EUROTRASH compliant new laws to enter the statute books?
    Of course says the tory minister, you can have any law you want, real democracy in action blah blah blah BUT what Grant aint saying is that the EU constitution demands that our law is changed to their law, that their demands are met and that our political classes WILL pave the way and enact all necessary legislation to make it happen.
    You see dear comrades of the new post democratic EU federal state, any UK regime is now forced to place the interests of the EU ahead of its own electorate and that is what the coalition are doing and they are using all the trickery and dishonest manipulation of newlabour. What you are seeing is the attempt by the current regime to comply with EU demands. People thought the EU constitution had somehow forgotten us in this Island, you might want to forget about the EU but the EU will never forget about you and its all change time coming soon and by the time people notice the change it will be as usual too late, the laws will be on the books for good!

    Of course the BBC will attack the coalition whenever they can BUT they aint going to bring this little chesnut up because the EU federal ratchet has to do its work in secret where the little people cannot get uppity and pissed off, so the ratchet tightens bit by bit and the media ignores the slow strangulation of our sovereign rights and nationhood.

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  31. Grant says:

    BBC TV News at 1 led with the Pakistan cricket team fiasco.  Cue to Beeboid describing the “mood” in Lahore.  Looks like some Pakistanis would like to lynch the cheats when they get back to Pakistan.  My advice to the “alleged” miscreants is to claim asylum in the UK .

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  32. john says:

    Not withstanding the BBC’s lack of reflection about the now questionable January test against Australia as attended by Pakistan.

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  33. Martin says:

    I do laugh at how the BBC prattle on about ‘climate change deniers’. Who is denying climate change? Anyone here? Put your hand up?  
     
    Me? Nope of course the climate is changing, always has done always will do. The question is where is the EVIDENCE that humans are largely or mostly responsible for altering the rate of climate change? Did I miss it?  
     
    The principle in science is you propose a theory then you try to destroy it using every tool at your disposal, until all of them have been exhausted and the theory remains intact, then you have proof.  
     
    Science has always operated this way, by trying to ‘disprove’ something, not the other way around.  
     
    Where is the HARD evidence to be tested? There is none, most of it is fiddled, made up, or based on opinion not evidence.  
     
    To call climate science a ‘science’ is like calling Gordon Brown a genius.

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  34. Craig says:

    The BBC should be re-christened the Balls Broadcasting Corporation.

    For the fourth time in a week, the BBC News Channel (at 9.21am) featured an interview with Ed Balls. He got nearly six minutes of airtime & excepts from the interview were featured for hours afterwards.

    The only other politician on today has been Christine Grahame MSP of the SNP, talking about the poor girl attacked by a dog.

    It’s been almost entirely Labour politician after Labour politician for days now on the News Channel.

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  35. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Somewhere, a Beeboid’s head just exploded:


    State Department Stands By Decision to Include Arizona in U.N. Human Rights Report

    Spokesman P.J. Crowley said the Arizona immigration law included in an Aug. 20 report to the U.N. high commissioner on rights came up during the preparation period, when teams went around the country gathering ideas for the report.

    Crowley said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton included the dispute in the report because she thought the U.S. could serve as “a model” to other nations.

    “The universal periodic review, we believe, can be a model to demonstrate, you know, to other countries, even other countries on the Human Rights Council, this is how you engage civil society,’ Crowley told reporters.

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  36. David Preiser (USA) says:

    It takes a pretty sick mind to portray a farmer who has died after a hunger strike against Hugo Chavez’s seizure of his private property as an unjust oppressor.  Yet that’s how the BBC sees it.

    Venezuelan anti-Chavez hunger striker dies

    Franklin Brito said his farm had been expropriated as part of the government’s policy of redistributing land to the poor.

    Right there the BBC takes Chavez’s side, using the language of the far Left, immediately framing Brito as someone who doesn’t deserve his own property.


    In a statement, Brito’s family called for the Venezuelan people to continue their struggle for “freedom”.

    “Franklin Brito’s body became a symbol for all struck by the arrogance of power, for those offended by the arrogance of the rulers,” the family said in its statement.

    Note the careful use of scare quotes in that first line.  This casts suspicion on the word, as it’s now downgraded to being a mere opinion of Chavez critics.  A less biased sub-editor would have quoted the full family statement which included the word “freedom”.  Maybe they’re just copying and pasting from a wire service, which is still no excuse.

    Last year, an estimated 5,000 sq km (1,930 sq miles) of farmland that was previously in private hands was seized and redistributed.

    The government says the policy aims to reverse long-standing injustices.

    Translation:  Brito was the oppressor, who held his land unjustly.  Where’s the info about how he got his land?  How long was it in his family?  Anything at all?  No.

    The BBC loves the neo-Marxist policies of Hugo Chavez, and frames stories in favor of those policies to the point of sickness.

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Here’s a less biased report – which doesn’t betray any bias against Chavez, either – which has more information.  It also uses nearly all of the material in the BBC news brief, but puts it in a different light.  For example, note the way the use of scare quotes for “freedom” is handled quite differently:


      “Today, August 30, 2001, the exhausted body of husband and father Franklin Brito stopped breathing,” his family said in a statement released to Venezuelan media, calling his death a “symbol” for the Venezuelan people in their struggle for “freedom.”

      Just a bit more humanizing, so no wonder the BBC left that out and rephrased the part with “freedom”.

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  37. Martin says:

    Oh god, tomorrow Bliar has his shitty book out, so expect wall to wall Liebour all day.

    You know I don’t ever remember the BBC giving Tory politicians books the same exposure.

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Just remember, Nick Robinson (on air a few minutes ago, fresh from his hols, hasn’t gotten back to his desk to blog yet) says that Labour is not anywhere near in as much disarray as 30 years ago.  This time it’s only about which Miliband brother wants to spend more money to support the economic recovery.  No problems, says Nick, let’s all enjoy the gossip in Blair’s book tomorrow.

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      • Guest Who says:

        SKY, cutely, talks of the obvious discord, ‘like two brothers vying for the same prize’.

        Personally, I’d love a political commentator form any side to ponder if the country was and might again be well led by a bunch of warring, selfish egotists whilst a group of bed-wetting lightweights (many now gunning for their turn) trousered Cabinet salaries and did diddly squat.

        especially when the result was our being ‘lead’ by a borderline nutter, with the sychophantic support of the BBC to this point, making ‘The Madness of King George’ a warning from history.

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  38. David Preiser (USA) says:

    The BBC’s coverage of this murder of four Israelis by West Bank Palestinians is actually unbiased.  None of the usual qualifiers or demonization of the settlements or anything else.  The Beeboids are basically sticking to the facts, even using the dreaded T-word when quoting Israeli sources.  I even get the sense that this might have been “a bad thing”, which is new for the BBC when Israelis die.  No body-count nonsense, either.

    One more step forward since they got rid of the useful Jews from the Jerusalem bureau, and made other recent personnel changes.  I hope there isn’t going to be another step backward.  Still, credit where due.

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  39. Craig says:

    The BBC broke their silence over the Australian election this morning:

    Australia’s Gillard rejects new vote, vows stability
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11134928

    As before though, the reporting is strongly tilted towards Labor’s Julia Gillard, quoting her extensively, with the Coalition’s Tony Abbott only appearing in paragraph 12!

    I wonder if this paragraph explains why they broke their silence:

    The conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott had earlier claimed the upper hand as counting from the election briefly gave his party more votes and parliamentary seats than Labor, but Labor had edged ahead by Tuesday morning.

    Sadly for the beeboids, since they published that article the Coalition has itself edged back into the lead again:

    The competing claims for legitimacy were further complicated as Labor regained its lead in the two-party-preferred voting stakes early yesterday, only to be overhauled again by the Coalition last night.
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/pm-julia-gillard-rejects-bob-katter-call-for-tariffs/story-fn59niix-1225912548283

    The BBC article also chucks in this gratuitous piece of left-wingery, which comes out of nowhere and leads nowhere:

    Powerful business lobbies, in mining and telecoms, are backing the opposition.

    Once again, it’s blindingly obvious whose side the BBC is on.

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  40. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Be sure to catch tonights edition of Newsnight, in which the BBC calls me a racist.  Again.


    Hilary Andersson considers how the Tea Party movement has captured many Americans’ imagination by instilling fear of President Barack Obama and his promise of transforming America, and asks to what extent racial fears are bound up with this.

    It must be election time, and the Democrats are far behind.  Solution: smear anyone not fully supportive of their beloved Obamessiah.  Your license fee hard at work.

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    • Craig says:

      And here’s another label-filled foretaste:

      Tens of thousands of people attended a controversial rally in Washington DC over the weekend organised by conservative talk show host Glenn Beck.
      Civil rights leaders criticised Mr Beck for holding the rally at the Lincoln Memorial, the place where Martin Luther King Jr made his “I Have a Dream” speech 47 years ago to the day.
      Conservative Tea Party supporters – worried about debt and government spending – are portraying America’s first black president as unpatriotic and “un-American” for his stance on these issues, as Hilary Andersson reports.
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/8958084.stm

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    • George R says:

      Yes, the bigoted, political propaganda outfit of the BBC-NUJ branch is hard at it in tonight’s ‘Newsnight’.

       To BBC-NUJ, anyone in America who opposes Obama’s policies, opposes mass immigration, who opposes Ground Zero Mosque is a ‘racist’!!!

       What a pathetic level of political prejudice, BBC-NUJ.

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  41. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Gavin Esler just told a lie.   That was quick.  He just asked if there was a sense of “Mission Accomplish, as George Bush declared”.  This is a lie.  That phrase was only on a banner that a few overzealous seamen put up behind him.

    Granted, the Beeboid doing the segment did admit that The Obamessiah was initially critical of the surge.  But that does not counter Esler’s outright lie in the introduction.

    Do Esler and his vicious Newsnight producers know that this is a lie?  Or have they internalized the lie spread by others because it’s repeated so often?

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    • hippiepooter says:

      I wouldn’t call it ‘overzealous’.  It was mission accomplished.  Iraq had been liberated, combat operations had ceased, as President Bush rightly declared.  A while later began the anti-terrorist war against totalitarians seeking to restore tyranny to Iraq.  That was is still going on while the USA’s current C-in-C is mounting a very precipitous withdrawal in the face of Iraqi objection.  Not a perception of events Gavin Esaliar is going to address.

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  42. David Preiser (USA) says:

    I think I can actually hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth by the Beeboids in the Newsnight studio every time that Iraqi guy says it’s better now that the Iraqi people are no longer under Sadaam’s boot, all the way across the pond.

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  43. George R says:

    For BBC-NUJ ‘Newsnight’

    “Chunks of left-of-center opinion have tried to close down the debate by saying that if you were to criticize Islam as a thought system you are a de facto racist.”

    (Ian McEwan.)

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/03/chunks-of-left-of-center-opinion-have-tried-to-close-down-the-debate-by-saying-that-if-you-were-to-c.html

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  44. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Now the BBC is allowing this anit-war mouthpiece to lie about the US being broke due to the Iraq War.  It cost less than the Obamessiah/Pelos/Reid “Stimulus”.  In fact the failed “Stimulus” cost more than Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

    Next segment:  Bash the Bishop…er… Pope.  Did the BBC sneer at Tibetan merchandise being flogged when their favorite exiled feudal lord, the Dalai Lama, was in town?

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  45. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Now the BBC is hyping up the racism of the Tea Party movement.  Which signs indicate racism, BBC?  I want proof, not your lies.

    Fear.  The Other.  It “terrifies people”.  Listen to the ominous tone of Hilary Andersson.  “He picked his day, alright”:  the anniversary of MLK’s most famous speech.  As if there was anything racial at all in anything anyone said during Beck’s rally.

    And there’s Hilary now, showing her solidarity with the black folks.  Okay, you lying propagandist.  I condmen racism everywhere. I especially condemn it when employees of the official national broadcaster of my country’s greatest ally assumes I have evil thoughts simply because of the color of my skin.

    Then more race-baiting about immigration, which has nothing whatsoever to do with Glen Beck’s speech.  Yet, the BBC sees an opportunity to attach another issue on to this one, simply as an excuse to point more fingers and cry, “racist”!

    This is a sickening, offensive propaganda piece.  It’s full of lies and spin and contextual manipulation.

    All at your expense.  Thank you for paying for this slander.

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  46. Martin says:

    Wow, the BBC really have an art. How to smear Glenn Beck, Fox News as ‘racists’ bigots and small minded evil whitey.

    Yes Beck did say he thought Barry hated white people, but Beck has apologised several times for this. Why didn’t the BBC point this out?

    The ugly female beeboid fails to mention the REAL purpose of the event which was to honour the American military, no mention of King’s niece being present and no mention of the various clergy present (including Imams).

    Also it’s not just about Barry, it’s a distrust of all mainstream politicians.

    The BBC making Barry out to be the victim.

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Also it’s not just about Barry, it’s a distrust of all mainstream politicians.

      This is the most important point of all.

      We’re angry at Pelosi and Reid and Franks and Dodd and the unions which have bankrupted California and Illinois (and that’s just the beginning) and fat cat city managers who rake in millions while squeezing their citizens even more.  We didn’t want ObamaCare back when it was called HillaryCare, and there was no racism about that.  What about that, BBC?

      The whole thing is a lie, intended to shut down debate of the actual issues.  The Beeboids honestly believe it can only be about racism as they can’t accept any other reason to be against Him.

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      • hippiepooter says:

        I dont believe the BBC “honestly” believe it is about racism.  It is their favourite smear to demonise the Left’s opponents.

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  47. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Racism is “the elephant in the room”?!!!  Get bent, BBC.  I can find far more extremists at any Leftoid protest than this.  Would you allow me to smear all those anti-Bush protesters like this?  Of course not.  Double standards, and slander.

    “The sheer scale” of it, and “the anger”?  I laugh, I point.  I don’t repsect a single word this woman is saying.  Now we’re on to more race-baiting about the Ground Zero mosque.  Yawn.

    The President did not “capture America’s soul”.  He captured the BBC’s soul.  Or what little of it was left.

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  48. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Okay, I need to figure out a way to create a real rebuttal to all this BBC slander.  I don’t have the money to engage in any libel tourism, but maybe there’s something else that can be done.

    I’m open to suggestions from anyone.  Something that can be shared around, to counter the venom coming from the BBC.

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    • Martin says:

      Perhaps write to Glenn Beck, I know when Greg Palast did his lies on Newsnight about Bush a few years ago, I emailed Fox and they ran a piece on Palast, don’t know if that was down to me or others but it might be worth highlighting the article to Fox News.

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      • David Preiser (USA) says:

        I did that just now.  I have no idea if they actually look at this stuff, but I tried to make the case that the BBC has a negative influence on the public and this can affect international relations.

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        • Martin says:

          I know Fox does watch the BBC’s output and Bill O’Reilly has commented on the BBC before.

          I guess Fox perhaps consider the BBC irrelevant in the USA, which might be true, but Fox need to understand the deep roots the BBC has in many other part of the world, especially the middle east.

          Fox News gets trashed on the BBC in a way no other news network does, the simpering prattle of beeboids about Barry Obama is a joke.

          The BBC just don’t like white middle class Americans, it’s the BBC that are racists.

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      • hippiepooter says:

        This sounds a great idea.  Maybe DP, you’d like to pen DV something to send on your behalf concerning Hilary Andersson’s propaganda piece on the BBC about the Restore Honor rally?  I’m guessing it may carry more weight coming from the editor of B-BBC??  Who knows, maybe they’d offer the fragrant propagandist a slot on Fox to debate with you her ‘report’?  If not then you and an empty chair and someone from Fox popping you questions?  Would be great, especially if it got take up in the UK media?

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  49. Martin says:

    So Blair’s book is slaughtering the jock one eyed mong, I wonder how the BBC will spin this? the BBC love the mong but hate Blair

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