FROM ME TO YOU…

Thanks to ALL who come to this site for your tremendous enduring help, encouragement, insight and humour during the previous 12 months and here’s to making 2012 another great year on Biased BBC. This is your blog and I promise to do my best to keep it lively and on topic in the New Year. Cheers!

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71 Responses to FROM ME TO YOU…

  1. Beware of Geeks bearing GIFs says:

    Happy New Year to you David and to all contributors here.  Thanks for all your efforts.

    Let’s make 2012 another licence free year.

    Geeks

    Licence free for 3 years and loving it.

    All power to the “implied right of access denied” notice!

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  2. stevefb says:

    Happy New Year!! 

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  3. Merlin says:

    Hi folks,

    I’m new to this site so will keep it short until I join in the debates next year. I would like to say what a great site, wish you all a happy New Year and just mention that I’m mightily heartened to have found (yet another!) growing community of people who share my outrage at the BBC’s pathethic lies and London liberal fair trade coffee sipping Marxist propaganda.

    Have a great night tonight and look forward to helping you all uncover more BBC left wing bias next year (not a difficult mission I suspect!!)

    Alex

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    • cjhartnett says:

      Welcome Merlin!
      Thanks to you Mr Vance and to all your long-term contributors.
      My increasing in knowledge in the USA, Israel, AGW are due to the real experts outside the maw of the state, and its hideous but happily hopeless BBC…so thanks to you all.
      God Bless and keep us all-with the Olympics, Sarkozy, Merckel and Obama; I see continued growth in the hysteria and hyperbolic Marxist cartwheels as perfomed by all our old favourites there at the BBC Circus…papier mache to double as plaster of Paris everytime they chip a nail.
      I listened to the Beeb experts pretending that they predicted anything of note this year…so I predict Belgium, Kenya/Nigeria and Cuba/Venezuela as my hotspots for 2012.
      Happy New Year to us all!

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  4. Dogstar060763 says:

    I’m very happy to have stumbled across this blog late this year, most particularly to find here the kind of honest, open AGW skepticism that has been all but outlawed on MSM channels, especially by the biggest and most persistant pro-AGW propagandist of them all: the BBC.

    Beyond that, to read across the blog, I’ve had my entire view of the BBC comprehensively changed by the articles and comments posted here on a wide variety of subjects. It’s all food for thought for the inquisitive, questioning mind. Long may it continue.

    A happy new year to all.

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  5. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Happy New Year to all, and may 2012 bring good fortune.

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  6. Demon1001 says:

    I found this site over a year ago now and recommend it to any democratically and fair-minded people I come across.  I agree with the comments made by the others that my understanding of some things and the deepening of my knowledge in other areas have come on a lot over this time.  I never feel the need to go looking for bias in the BBC – an open mind will let you see it in everything they do.

    In fact, my biggest worry with the BBC is its relentless bias in drama and “comedy”.   Both Goebbels and the British WW2 propagandists discovered that this is a far more effective way of indoctrinating than in current affairs or documentaries as these tend to be watched by people with a little more intelligence than the sort the BBC mainly target.  It also worries me that they lie in and propagandise programmes that are aimed at children.  This is the surest way to brainwash, and many children will grow up not realising that they have been manipulated and that these now firmly-entrenched beliefs are nothing but lies.

    Apart from that, I wish everyone here a very happy and more prosperous New Year.

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  7. matthew rowe says:

    Happy new one to all and keep up the good work I.e kicking the beeb where it hurts !
    In their impartial  genes!

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  8. The Beebinator says:

    Happy new year everyone. 2012 brings us a year closer to the abolishment of the telly tax

    i know there’s scandal at Moonbat Beeboid HQ, hopefully the printed press will target them this year and expose it

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  9. john says:

    A Happy New Year to all our Contributors.
    A Happy New Year to all our Bloggers.

    However,
    Having been brainwashed by some very wise people at the BBC recently, how dare we assume it is in actual fact shortly to be 2012 ?
    Foolishly we have been using the wrong Calendar.
    Further enlightenment from the BBC will inform us on what day next year will commence and what it will be called.
    So to be on the safe side,

    Happy 5€<?>@bbc-busted flush to all our Contributors.
    Happy 5€<?>@bbc-busted flush to all our Bloggers.

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  10. David Gregory says:

    I’d like to wish David and all contributors a very happy new year!

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  11. Biodegradable says:

    Healthy, happy and prosperous New Year wishes to all!

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  12. Andrew says:

    Happy New Year to you all. 

    Thank you for being a godsend to me in 2011.  I thought I was the one who was going mad until I found I wasn’t alone.  The scales have fallen from my eyes.

    I wish you all and your loved ones the very best for 2012

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  13. Span Ows says:

    Same from me, good luck and good health (and good beeb hunting) to all in the New Year. 

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  14. ltwf1964 says:

    all the best to all the regulars for a happy and peaceful 2012

    this site has become one of my indespensibles this year…..once you have had your eyes opened to the underlying and insidious left wing propagandising of al beeb’s output,it is like an epiphany

    may more and more people realise what id=s going on,and i would like to take this opportunity to ask all the people who read the blog,but who may be reticent about actually posting on the threads,to throw caution to the wind and join in

    go on,youknow it makes sense………lovely jubbly!!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

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  15. George R says:

    Thanks for all your efforts, David V.

    I expect The BBC-NUJ-Guardian-Labour-Democrat-EU-Islam-greenie nexus to treat its critics with increasing disdain and contempt – in 2012, on our money.

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  16. ian says:

    Happy new year to all of you at BBBC and to all of your commentators. May 2012 bring much scandal and intrigue to light, so ushering in the great license fee strike, the  revolution, and bumper sales of piano wire, so that we can hang something different on our Christmas trees next year.

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  17. hippiepooter says:

    Doing buggins’ turn at work but about to knock off soon, so before I do a very Happy New Year to all the Contributors and everyone who posts here, detractors and loyalists alike.

    I’m going to have more of a ‘Pooter’ New Year than a ‘Hippie’ one – that time of life I’m afraid!

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  18. Buggy says:

    Since Mrs Bug and I are shortly off to the Land Of Nod (because the fiends who like to let off fireworks round here to celebrate the end of a nice month (Dec) and the beginning of a lousy one (Jan) get earlier and earlier every year, so we need to drop off early to thwart their aims), I’d like to wish a Happy And Prosperous New Year To All Here.

    Not excluding Scez, even: Happy New Year to both (HA !) of you, too.

    See you at a decent and civilised hour (i.e. NOT  Midnight), once the New Year is properly underway. 8-)  

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  19. ltwf1964 says:

    just tacking this on here as the open thread is drifting into oblivion……much like 2011 in fact

    just watched the sky news paper review…….really going through the looking glass with this one

    front page of the Observer headline….

    “labour attacks bbc for pro-coalition coverage”

    MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    what planet does Millipede come from????Pro coalition????

    nutjob

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    • Demon1001 says:

      It proves that not only does he look like something from another planet, he lives in another world.

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  20. Louis Robinson says:

    Happy New Year

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  21. Martin says:

    I see the Guardian’s right hand helper (the Observer) is reporting that the Liebore party are upset with the BBC over the BIAS against them.

    Now the lunatics have taken over the asylum, the Liebore party want the BBC to be even MORE pro Liebore than they already are.

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    • Graham Evans says:

      Martin (and others) you’re missing the point here guys! A huge % of their readership will actually believe that shite. So you see , it’s mission accomplished for Liebore, they aint as green as they are grasslooking.
      Madolf Heatlump would have been proud of this propaganda machine.

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    • Animal says:

      Labour’s complaint is demonstrable BS, as Craig’s excellent research has previously showed.   Their 13-year toxic reign has wrecked this once-great country, enthusiastically assisted by the lefty liars at the BBC and at my expense.

      Just a couple of comments by the Cognitive Dissonance Community on the Guardian site: “The BBC has been right-wing for years”, and “The Tories are given an easy ride on the Today programme”, gives the measure of their bone-headed wrongness on just about any subject.

      I wish all right-thinking people a Happy and Prosperous New Year.   The rest of you can go and boil your head.

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      • hippiepooter says:

        To Labour, BBC bias is anyone on the BBC whose not biased in their favour.

        Saw Labour Minister Anna Eagle interviewed this afternoon on News24 by that impartial bloke with white hair (forensice as ever here on B-BBC!) looking really sour that he was asking here some really challenging questions just like a Tory would get.

        No doubt he’s well up on their hit list.

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  22. Reed says:

    Happy New Year to our good hosts, who provide a kind of group support for those of us that often feel stranded in a wilderness of PC leftiness thanks to much of the predictable coverage fed to us by the MSM. The coverage of the occupy movement alone would have had us believe that our frustrations and anger about their abuse of the right to protest were a minority point of view.

    I’ve been a lurker for a couple of years now, and only joined/started commenting this summer, just before the ̶c̶r̶y̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶o̶p̶p̶r̶e̶s̶s̶e̶d̶  scumbag riots. I’ve learned a great deal in regard to what to look out for in terms of bias ; the ommisions, the careful word ordering of storytitles, the building of dishonest narratives…especially in relation to coverage of Israel and the Middle East, a subject I’m not that familiar with and am therfore less aware of potential bias alerts. Our US eyes and ears in the form of David P. will no doubt be very useful to us in the coming year, with election campaigns in full flow.

    The Question Time live blog is always a highlight, so long may it continue. 

    Best wishes to all the contributors – don’t let the bastards grind you down! 8-)

    Tim Reed.

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  23. david hanson says:

    Happy 2012 to all the contributors to this wonderful site. May it go from strength to strength in the coming year, assuming that we are not all submerged by the rising sea levels caused by climate change or even subjected to a fatwa! :)

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  24. Martin says:

    Happy bloody new year :)

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  25. Nota Sheep says:

    A Happy New Year to all writers and contributors to this site, except for you know who… May 2012 be the year that the BBC are shown for what they really are ****ing **ing *******s – Time for bed I feel!

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  26. james1070 says:

    Look guys, I am a  bit worse for wear. But to all you BBC watchers, never give up, we will out fox them.

    Now the BBC goes on about the 30 year rule about the government. Well how come there is no 30 yr year rule about the workings of the BBC. As a Publicly founded organisation  shouldn’t the BBC give the minutes of every meeting over the last 40yps  of their executives to public?

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  27. Cassandra King says:

    A very happy new year to all my friends on B-BBC, I wish you all joy and happiness.

    May God bless you all

    Yours

    Cassie K + katz

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  28. Cassandra King says:

    Rocket attacks on Gaza – school and house hit, civilians injured Well its the 1st day of the new year and I bet you didnt hear about the UNWRA school that got hit by rocket fire did you? Well if the IDF had been responsible it would have been front page news on the BBC, it would be hold the front page and straight to some UNWRA spokesman and legions of tearful ‘Palestinians’ and shots of ambulances and Western leaders condemning Israel. The silence from the BBC is deafening, why are they not outraged?

    Published 29/12/2011 Uncategorized Comment
    Tags: , , , ,

    If you keep a close eye on reports from the Middle East you might be wondering why you haven’t seen news broadcasts and pages of coverage on the BBC and CNN and in the Guardian and New York Times about these attacks that are harming Palestinians.
    Perhaps this insightful blog post will explain why there has been no coverage about this outrageous onslaught.  It is food for thought about the media and its agendas.

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  29. Jim says:

    Can’t believe I’m first to this this morning. Guardian headline – LAbour claims BBC biased towards the coalition! Are you kidding me?

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  30. London Calling says:

    Attack is the only form of defense available to the Indefensible:
    The Left are in retreat, so expect them to get nasty.
    Have a good break bBC posters – about five minutes should do it – and then raise your keyboards, take aim, and….type!!

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  31. Jeremy Clarke says:

    A long-time lurker and relatively new commenter would like to say thank you to BBC’s contributors’ indefatigabab…babil…tirelessness. :) A big shout-out to David Vance (pbuh) for feeding the hamster that powers the site.

    I am not always on the same page as many here – IMHO, the BBC actually produces some good stuff, mostly on the wireless – but BBBC commenters are always charming and debates enjoyably robust.
    Happy new year to you all, especially the legend known as Martin. :)

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    • hippiepooter says:

      I share your admiration for the good stuff the BBC produces.  The BBC is a national treasure that needs to be wrested from the Gramscians fouling the nest.

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  32. George R says:

    BBC-EU, 2002-2012:-


    “Not so europhoric now:

    “How the BBC has changed its tune after ten years of the single currency.”  

     
    By Glen Owen  
     
     
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2080789/Not-europhoric-How-BBC-changed-tune-years-single-currency.html#ixzz1iCjoQeMP

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  33. Millie Tant says:

    Happ…hic…New Yeeee..hic…arrrrrrrrrrrrr :-D …. lousy barstewards Beeboids…hic…you can alll go to hell in a handcart…hic…so ye can, I  don’… don’t caaaarrrrre; it’s an effing New Urrr 20 ten… or mebbe twelve…and what’s it ever done for me…hic…anyway. So bog off the lot of yeeeee…  >:o

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  34. TheGeneral says:

    Happy New Year to all who contribute here and a special thank you to David for all his hard work in maitaining the site and also those whose articles initiate the debates.

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  35. hippiepooter says:

    Apologies for using this as the OT, but the last one is pretty far down.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b018wzy9/Review_Review_2011_Episode_3/

    I’ve just seen BBC Political Correspondent Norman Smith’s review of the British politica year.

    I have to confess, I’ve seen very little of Mr Smith during my sojourn in foreign climes.  I’m aware he’s a bugbear of Craig, but as forensic as Craig’s analysis of bias is, one can’t let that be the basis of forming one’s own personal view.

    I spent two years listening to John Humphrys on the TODAY programme before I had to face up to the facts staring me in the face that John Humphrys is screamingly bent.

    Viewing Mr Smith in the above does leave me with a feeling of significant unease.  The word “bent” is a word that does form in the head about him.  I could cite various factors, but very quickly, his talking up of Labour’s ‘talking point’ that Cameron is ‘Flashman’, he’s failure to mention how popular in the country Cameron’s “No” to Europe was, his failure to mention how devasting the “No” vote to electoral reform was and pushing the opinion it was all about a rejection of Nick Clegg, his failure to mention how popular Cameron is in the polls at years end compared to Miliband and Clegg … and other things besides  … yes, I’ll slip it in to .. in the opening he referred to “protesters” against Cameron’s economic policies without attributing their affiliation.  What is left in the public mind is some spontaneous public uprising against Cameron rather than fringe activists doing what fringe activists do (with the BBC doing their PR).

    As for presentation style, I dont know if it’s because I’m such a fuddy duddy in my old age (well, 47!), but when he opened his review it took me back to watching the start of Blue Peter in my childhood.  One got the impression Mr Smith has a mental picture of his audience having dummies in their mouths.

    How one laments the departure of such great BBC figures as Robin Aitken and John Cole who treated their audience as adults and whose impartiality was beyond question.

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    • Millie Tant says:

      Thanks for posting the link. I started watching but only lasted about three minutes. It was the typically laboured and leaden Beeboid presentation that did for me. Not just the presenter with his strained and cliched intro about runners and riders or the Blue Peterish approach but the infernal irritating tinkling piano, that irritates like a dripping tap, only to be followed by heavy monotonous thudding like a carpenter banging away with a hammer when it came to scenes of some protest march about jobs or summat.

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  36. Martin says:

    Is the worm about to turn on the BBC? With this meeting between dopey Boaden and co at the BBC over thier arse licking of the EU.

    We can only hope.

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  37. fred bloggs says:

    My wish for 2012 is progress against the bBC.  The accusation rarely gets a public airing, over the last few months I heard MPs in the Chamber openly criticise the bBC for bias.   I would like this to become much more frequent so that the public start to question what they are told by the bBC and show it up for the lefty propoganda unit it is.  

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  38. Jeff Waters says:

    Looks like we’ve been wrong about the BBC showing left-wing bias!

    Apparently, they’re big fans of the coalition! 

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/dec/31/ed-miliband-labour-bbc-bias?CMP=twt_gu

    If this were April 1st, I’d assume that this story had to be a wind-up!

    Happy New Year!

    Jeff

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    • wild says:

      It is just cynical positioning. They know the BBC are pro-Left. It is the Labour Party’s way of defending the BBC. They are a vital part of their re-election strategy. They know it is complete lies – the end always justifies the means for the Left. There is no truth or morality only power for them.

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    • james1070 says:

      I thought that was a spoof article from the Daily Mash

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    • hippiepooter says:

      It puts into context why 5Live was running all day with a Labour Party report into something or other.

      What the Labour Party mean is the BBC isn’t being as biased in their favour as they should be.

      If their airtime analysis pans out, I wonder how it compares to Tory access to the airwaves when in Opposition – and that doesn’t even begin to take into account the tone and nature of the interviews … cue Craig!

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  39. Jeff Waters says:

    ‘If [BBC reporter] Shukman had reported that it was going to take 600 turbines to replace a conventional power station viewers would have gained a remarkable insight into the sheer insanity of offshore wind. The conflating of installed capacity of windfarms with their actual output is an problem that has been repeated so often over the years that it is hard to accept it as an error any longer’. 

    http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2012/1/1/shukman-on-windfarms.html

    Jeff

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  40. Jeff Waters says:

    I emailed the BBC a while back to ask about why he was meeting with Harriet Harman (Ms Harman had written a tweet about the meeting).

    I’ve received a reply: 

    ‘It’s true that Mark Thompson did meet Harriet Harman, but in his role as Director General of the BBC he regularly meets politicians from all the major political parties. There is nothing to suggest there has been any bias or lack of impartiality’.

    This raises a couple of questions:

    – Why would the Director General of an apolitical organisation meet any political leader?  Surely if they want to voice suggestions or raise concerns, they can use the same channels as the rest of us.

    – Why are the meetings of such meetings not published, in the name of transparency and accountability?

    Jeff

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  41. Craig says:

    Happy New Year to you all! 

    This morning’s ‘Sunday’ shows why this site is so needed. The website says:

    On this special New Year Edition of Sunday, our Presenter Samira Ahmed discusses the role of religion in politics with guests Canon Giles Fraser, Andrew Copson from the British Humanist Association and Inayat Bungalwala of Muslims UK.

    That’s not a spoof. That really was the panel. 

    They started with Cameron’s speech on the need to defend our country’s Christian values. After a clip, Samira Ahmed asked the humanist Andrew Copson what he made of this “assertion”. He replied that Cameron’s speech was “bizarre”, “untrue”, “meaningless” and “simplistic”. Giles Fraser said he “not a million miles from Andrew on this one”, stressed the importance of multiculturalism, and also attacked Cameron, saying he “was completely wrong.” Fraser believes in the disestablishment of the Church of England. Bungalwala attacked Cameron’s attitude to multiculturalism, saying it sends “a very worrying signal” to minorities. Everyone savaged Cameron and his speech, as the producers of this endlessly biased programme could have predicted. 

    Could the panel have been more skewed, more suited to BBC-Think?

    Lots of questions from presenter Samira Ahmed to Giles Fraser about the St. Pauls’ protests and a question about “concerns” that faith groups seem to be “pushing quite a conservative agenda which could be seen to be at odds with majority society, you know, concern over abortion, concern over gay adoption and marriage, over stem cell research, that’s what concerns people.” 

    ‘Sunday’ is beyond parody.

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    • cjhartnett says:

      What can I say?
      Thanks yet again for getting up to listen to this hopeless rag of a “religious” show…and on News Year Day too!
      That panel could only be Beelzebubs dream of a Beeb panel…all the V for Vengeance Masks and not one of them offering anything about anything of moment.
      I`d put shares on Giles Fraser for some top job somewhere soon…what a glove puppet.
      May 2012 bring you relief from this aural mortification that you put yourself through these cold dark mornings…Ruth Kelly or no Shia self-flagellator compares!

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  42. Jeff Waters says:

    Obama’s enemies were never going to like what he was about, and what he stands for. They would never applaud his economics or his foreign policy. But the best politicians earn a sneaking admiration for their skills even from those who detest what they do with their talents.

    Mrs Thatcher did. Tony Blair did. FDR did. (It’s probably true Reagan didn’t.)’

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16376187

    Mark Mardell clearly doesn’t rate Reagan!  LOL!

    Jeff

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  43. deegee says:

    Happy New Year to B-BBC contributors, commenters, lurkers and even trolls. As biased as the BBC generally is, the supervision of Internet blogs such as this serves at least to an extent in keeping a lid on it. 

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  44. sue says:

    Happy New Year to all, from me too.

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  45. My Site (click to edit) says:

    I wonder if it is too much to hope that Newnight’s fave roving reporterette and Mason protege Laurie P will be less on our screens this year?

    http://heresycorner.blogspot.com/2012/01/truth-about-that-charlotte-church.html

    ‘The initial news stories I read, and based the piece on, appeared to suggest that the existence of the countdown was known fact rather than unconfirmed

    Guess not. Such twitter to ‘news’ we like to our ‘news’ subbing by source is how you get to be a Bowen, and the circumlutions in justification are worthy of a Boaden.

    She’ll go far.

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    • My Site (click to edit) says:

      The reason for the Gaurdian being an unrepresentative representative of the UK public in broadcast press reviews and guest commentary has been the claim that it is somehow the gutter press with the most integrity (lack of tribalism being a stretch too far to attempt).

      I don’t see how this notion can be credibly maintained much any more.

      http://order-order.com/2012/01/02/guardian-makes-thirty-eighth-news-international-correction-claimed-sun-had-charlotte-church-countdown-to-16-clock/

      And on this story, the BBC’s reliance on the Gaurdian may be cause for ‘questions being asked’ on how much was in the spririt of genuine inquiry, and how much corporate activism against those not ‘liked’ by our most trusted national treasure and her press arm on idealogical grounds.

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      • Ben says:

        I particularly liked the second update:

        Simon Hinde on Twitter points out that Chris Moyles made sexual comments about Church’s 16th birthday on his Radio One show. This is true. He told listeners that he wanted “lead her through the forest of sexuality now that she had reached 16″. The remark was the source of a complaint to Ofcom that was upheld. As Simon says, the BBC here was a worse offender than the Sun. Not for the only time.

        Seems the Guardian overlooked that part of the story.

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  46. Jeremy Clarke says:

    Interesting interview with Alexander Armstrong.

    A rarity: a comedian who (a) is broadly approving of Cameron and (b) doesn’t feel compelled to do left-wing politics.

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  47. George R says:

    “Mid-East outlook for 2012 is mostly grim”

    by Robin Shepherd

    [Excerpt]:

    “Once again, the majority Israeli analysis focusing on the backwardness and fanaticism of mainstream Arab political culture will be proved right and the shallow political correctness of the BBC and the Foreign Office will be exposed for what it is. Plus ça change, though there is little joy in continually being proven right in this regard.”

    http://www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/analysis/61148/mid-east-outlook-2012-mostly-grim

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