TUESDAY OPEN THREAD.

I’m away on business for the rest of the day and most of tomorrow so here is a thread to capture bias as you have see it…

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  1. As I See It says:

    ‘I’m more of a spin doctor than a real doctor…’
    [Alastair Campbell]
    Interesting admission this morning by the Labour man as clan Campbell gathers on BBC 5 Live to big up Ed Miliband’s latest witterings and to whinge about so-called NHS cuts. There was me thinking the health budget was ring fenced and that it was the New Labour PFI schemes that have gone pear shaped.
    BBC: Radio Labour

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    • As I See It says:

      Nauseating. Nicky and Alastair are holding hands and doing a duo of ‘I Love You Love Me’ (Gary Glitter 1973).

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      • Reed says:

        …no need to ask “Do you want to be in my gang” – we know they’re all joined up already.

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      • Roland Deschain says:

        Perhaps more “Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah)“.

        On second thoughts, let’s not go there.

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      • Alfie Pacino says:

        With hindsight, ‘Hello hello, it’s good to be back’ has a particularly nasty and telling lyric, and coincidentally ends with one of Jimmy Savile’s catchphrases ‘Goodness Gracious’.
        Can’t make it up

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    • johnnythefish says:

      So Labour weren’t planning to reduce the NHS budget, then, whilst they were still in power? Bet the BBC didn’t raise that one.

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      • Ken Hall says:

        The BBC’s line on labour from 1997 – 2010 is that they have learned lessons, drawn a line under it and moved on. So there is no point in comparing current evil coalition plans with the benevolent labour parties frustrated attempts to improve this country for the benefit of every single person who lives here.

        BBC Bastards! I really hate them with a passion. They are vile and evil and hell bent on destroying this country of ours.

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    • chrisH says:

      When Miliband speaks to us all about the need for more Prozac and more “understanding of mental `elf ishoos”…we know now that this is the balloon going up for Alistair Campbell to come out on a day pass and tell us all whatever is on his mind.
      Dr Hook…now that was real doctor Al….now is that Alistair, or Alan(as in Partridge)?

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    • uncle bup says:

      Nowt to do with the BBC but when the LibDums ran out of wars to say no to they had to stop being a single issue party and try and rustle up some policies from somewhere, anywhere.

      They had the perfectly sensible policy of cutting the NHS budget but seem to have gone a bit quiet on that and replaced it with howling for a ridiculous mansion tax.

      These are our principles.

      If you don’t like them we have others.

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      • Reed says:

        Beeboids have conveniently forgotten that it was little Nicky Clegg who coined the term ‘savage cuts’ at his party’s 2009 autumn conference – but it’s always entirely about ‘Torycutz’ at the BBC.

        http://tinyurl.com/9fbsm4k

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  2. johnnythefish says:

    Tuned in to R4 yesterday at the back end of a little discussion piece on Andrew Marr’s programme. From what I could gather it was about Britains security services, our role in ‘extraordinary rendition’ etc etc, – the usual open and frank debate of like minds we have all come to expect from the BBC.

    But then this geezer – I think he was an author – said he’d heard from some sources that young Muslims in this country have gone missing, and even suggested with a bit of a conspiratorial snigger that they are even ‘killed’. Needless to say this completely uncorroborated and highly inflammatory statement passed by without comment or challenge from Marr. Irresponsible, reckless broadcasting, but totally in tune with the BBC’s victimhood Muslims, pro-Islamic agenda.

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    • DJ says:

      …. but they’ll bend over backwards not to mention the folks who were convicted in a curtof law of operating paedophile rings, ’cause that would be inflammoty, doncha’know?

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      • Old Goat says:

        They do a lot of bending at the BBC, and not necessarily backwards, either…

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        • DaliLlama says:

          12 likes for blatant homophobia. Mmmmmm.

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          • Earls court says:

            Homosexuals are being used by the Cultural Marxists to destroy society so they can get their Marxists world government.
            Once the Cultural Marxists don’t need the Homosexuals anymore they will be pushed under the bus.

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            • DaliLlama says:

              Do you know any personally? I have a feeling they are getting on with their lives and not hurting anyone. I’m all but certain they care more about Richard Marx (sic) than Karl. You are a paranoid bigot.

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              • Earls court says:

                Why am I a bigot I have not said anything bad about Homosexuals.
                Typical Lefty can’t win an argument so resorts to used infantile insults.

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          • RCE says:

            21 and rising!

            Oo-er Missus!

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    • RCE says:

      Young Muslims in this country going missing and being killed?

      I presume he wasn’t talking about teenage girls who refuse to marry the men that their parents have very kindly arranged for them?

      Because of course that’s the wrong sort of ‘going missing and being killed’…

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      • Bannerman says:

        Not to mention those that have gone to Syria/Afganistan to attend various weddings/funerals etc.

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      • Pah says:

        Missing and Killed? So their bodies are turning up then? Where?

        Seems like a lie to me.

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  3. Reed says:

    I’m just hoping that the BBC didn’t give in to Jane Hill’s demands for a ‘dress allowance’ if this is the kind of money they spend on clothing…

    http://order-order.com/2012/10/30/emily-maitlis-in-doctor-who-garb/

    £1,175 !!!!! Even if it’s not on allowances, it’s still a clear sign of the kind of money sloshing around the BBC’s ‘market rate’ talent. Perhaps someone will remind them of this and the many other examples of corporate extravagance at the public’s expense next time one of their journalists sneers at the “we’re all in this together” slogan…but no Tory would have the guts.

    I just hope they’ve fumigated those now infamous dressing rooms – wouldn’t want any of that filth contaminating those designer frocks.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Golly, a grotesque plastic entity the BBC foists on us in a usually blatant, never-ending social engineering attempt to destroy British civilisation as we know it, and now Emily Maitless gets compared to this poor Sontaran?

      Sheesh, and next another compo claim for licence fee payers to uniquely fund in the offing once Shami gets her dander up decrying such mental abuse of poor out-of-planeters merely excercising their alien right to kill and maim around obscure parts of Cardiff.

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      She’s just a stage performer, so it’s only appropriate that the BBC is dressing her up as a show pony.

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    • johnnythefish says:

      Emily Maitlis – socialist bias exposed on here countless times – chooses exclusive £1175 cocktail dress to wear for reading the news?

      BBC out of touch with hard-working licence fee-payers? Move along there, nothing to see….

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  4. Reed says:

    More evidence that the Guardian/BBC are defenders of the indefensible (ie each other) and still have it in for the Murdoch Devil…

    Patrick Wintour @patrickwintour
    A greater sin to harbour phone hacker or serial child rapist, Times columnists asks. Depends if you employed them to commit these sins.

    http://digitalpolitico.net/2012/10/26/guardian-hack-tries-to-claim-phone-hacking-worse-than-savile-rape/

    Moral relativism 101.

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  5. Guest Who says:

    Right wing rags still the only ones keeping the ever-unfolding news-that’s-not-fit-for-the-BBC-to-broadcast going…

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/former-bbc-governor-sir-roger-jones-shock-confession-we-wouldnt-let-jimmy-savile-near-children-in-need-8231198.html

    ‘”It wouldn’t have happened in my day because the guy would have been at a governors’ meeting and he would have been asked by people like me ‘Why?’”
    I am a bit confused as to the definition of ‘days’ in BBC Governor world, though.
    This appears to have been an era when folk didn’t know anything because that was just what went on, but folk still asked questions?
    Or are we to presume that Lord Patten’s ‘Only ve ask ze qwestions’ edict applies also to Governors?
    How very…unique.
    As it appears from the Register story the ‘old boy’ ‘independent’ QC judge-led inquiry route is as bent as the BBC internal systems, my faith in the UK politico-media establishment is now in minus figures.

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    • Reed says:

      Perhaps they could use some of the funds raised by this year’s telethon to provide some CEOPs out-reach officers to patrol the corridors of the BBC. It’s obvious that children are an ‘at risk’ group when within the corporation’s sphere, and apparently they cannot be trusted to police themselves.

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      • Shrugged... says:

        What money? Who’s going to give cash to Children in Need?

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        • johnnythefish says:

          I wonder how many would give to Children in Need if they saw where the money was going? Forget starving kids in Africa and start thinking politically-correct causes in the UK, usually involving the purchase of hundreds of quids worth of hi-tech equipment.

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          • TigerOC says:

            ……….or certain book shop owners planning the next Guy Fawks in an underground station near you.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Menawhile, a paper with a readership somewhat in excess of the New Statesman says (actually quotes, on record)…

      http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4616593/A-creepy-guy-in-a-string-vestwe-didnt-want-him-anywhere-near-Children-In-Need.html

      ‘He said he found it bizarre that when the BBC’s director of news Helen Boaden told Entwistle how Newsnight was conducting a probe into Savile — which was later shelved — he never asked for details of it. Sir Roger declared: “I find that extraordinary.
      That’s the Helen Boaden fighting holding to account like this….
      ttp://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/29/boaden_tribunal_information_refusal/
      ‘The BBC disagreed and, at great expense, continues to refuse to disclose the names of the participants. All we know is that in Boaden’s words, the 28 “external invitees” were “representatives from business, campaigners, NGOs, communications experts, people from the ‘front line’, scientists with contrasting views and academics”.
      And…
      ‘Boaden explained that she had approved of the 2006 meeting in order to broaden the experience of Beeb hacks so that “journalists remain curious and are up-to-date“.
      Except, presumably, when they are suddenly all afflicted by mass Alzheimers or warned what cuts short careers.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/posts/helen-boaden-director-of-bbc-news-at-the-lse

      That Helen Boaden.

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      • TPO says:

        I particularly liked this bit from The Register;
        “The second witness on the stand was another BBC executive. After she had finished, I asked her for the correct spelling of her name. She reeled and stepped back a pace, then emitted the universal signal of distress for Beeb bosses in trouble: rapid eye blinking. A member of the legal team rushed over asking if they could help me. I repeated that I hadn’t caught her name, and would like to spell it correctly. The flunky provided it as the executive looked on. Phew.”

        http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/29/boaden_tribunal_information_refusal/

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    • Aerfen says:

      Not quite, with its own ‘spin’ of course the Guardian today published an horrific story of explopitation my gangmasters of Lithuanian workers. Pity the guardian fails to show the links between the inevitability of this kind of abuse and Open Borders policies which allow for mass immigration.

      I do not even see this story on the BBC.

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2012/oct/29/workers-chickens-allegedly-trafficked-beaten

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      • Pah says:

        Don’t forget the main driving force behind the need for immigrant labour – the minimum wage.

        That great policy triumph of the EU Labour.

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      This does sound an awful like some phony CYA effort:

      The former governor criticised the current Director-General George Entwistle for failing to ascertain details of a Newsnight investigation into allegations of child abuse by Savile before giving the go-ahead to broadcast tribute programmes to the presenter last year. “He didn’t ask the question ‘Why?’ I find that extraordinary,” said Sir Roger.

      “It wouldn’t have happened in my day because the guy would have been at a governors’ meeting and he would have been asked by people like me ‘Why?’

      No, it wouldn’t have happened in your day because nobody was investigating Savile at the time, and instead everyone at the BBC preferred to turn a blind eye.

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  6. As I See It says:

    BBC Radio Grievance are hitting some lows this morning.

    Nicky Campbell is making a reality of Ed Miliband’s siren call for campaigning fruitcakes everywhere to stand proud and claim their rights.

    A typical caller:

    ‘When I made my posters for my group, the doctors wouldn’t let me put them up…’

    Step up, name your own illness, form a support group, demand funding, storm the barricades!

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  7. #88 says:

    Someday I will learn how to post tweets properly!

    From eye spy MP
    Naughtie slagging of David Cameron, Balls agreeing. The table opposite loudly accuse Balls of “Economic Jihad”.
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    2hEye Spy MP‏@eyespymp
    Y’day lunchtime – Ed Balls at Les Deux Salons, having lunch with BBC’s Jim Naughty.

    Par for the course for Labour’s Naughtie!

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    • Guest Who says:

      Ah… but, it’s so that “journalists remain curious and are up-to-date“.
      A bit uni-directionally, perhaps, but a reflection of the dogs/flea saying within the echo chamber they deem ‘news gathering’ at the BBC… and that’s before it hits the edit suite filter for broadcast.

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    • john in cheshire says:

      Who paid for this lunch? The answer doesn’t really matter because the taxpayer pays both of these entities. So, as usual we are paying for people to conspire against us (yes, I’m concluding that they were up to no good). How on earth do we stop this?

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    • NotaSheep says:

      What James “If we (Labour) win the election” Naughtie. If a BBC journalist let slip their support for the Conservatives, or heaven forbid UKIP, that would be it for their career – can’t allow obviously biased journalists to present the news and interview politicians but it was supporting Labour so that’s fine and dandy.

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  8. Fred Bloggs says:

    Interesting tweets from Eye Spy MP, Balls and Jim Nauchtie having lunch together. Nice to see there is no favouritism from the bBC.

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  9. uncle bup says:

    We know that when honorary wimmin Dame Nikki Campbell found out that (gasp, shriek) there were no women among last years SPOTY finalists he pushed his dial to maximum howl and as a penance, dressed in sackcloth and ashes, he crawled on his hands and knees the 1500 miles from his thinkpod in BBC Salford Palace to Santiago de Compostela, while being thrashed by thorns every inch of the way.

    Strange, no, that this ‘empathy to wimmin’ he parades like it’s just won the Derby was absent when he came out with…

    ‘Jimmy Savile hoodwinked Thatcher’.

    That would be former PrimeMinister
    of the United Kingdom, Baroness Thatcher, Order of the Garter, Order of Merit, Privy Councillor, and Fellow of the Royal Society.

    But to Gameshow and his tawdry bruvvas in ‘the labour movement’ – Thatcher.

    Learn a bit of respect you snivelling Scots ****.

    Anyhoo when I play the Glasgow halls I always zing out

    ‘What’s the difference between Nicky Campbell and a bucket o’ shite?’.

    Heartwarming indeed to have three thousand voices coming back to me as one with,

    ‘THE BUCKET.’

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    • Reed says:

      A question I’ve often wanted to ask Gameshow Nicky – “Would you like to buy a vowel?”

      http://tinyurl.com/9cvazys

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    • DaliLlama says:

      Blatant disrespect and ignorance about Scotland. Nicky Campbell has changed gender? Subtext asking for respect. Mmmmmm

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      • Reed says:

        What ARE you on about?

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        • Reed says:

          …or – what are you on?

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          • DaliLlama says:

            *sigh* If the ill informed nastiness in that post requires clarification then I am not qualified. You cannot ask for respect for anyone while making childish jibes about others. That is clear to me. Maybe I am on something if that is not obvious.

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            • Earls court says:

              The Libtardness is strong in him.

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              • johnnythefish says:

                Note he’s not the Dalai Lama but the Dali Llama – in other words a surrealist breed of a domesticated South American animal which normally looks like a cross between a camel and a sheep.

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                • pah says:

                  I thought his sig was from the Daily Llama, South America’s largest circulation daily on all aspects of tylopodian life. Hence his journolistic triumphs.

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  10. Louis Robinson says:

    Desperation!~

    The BBC included an editorial from the NEW YORK TIMES (!) in the R4 6:10am review of the papers this morning. It was, of course, an anti-Romney screed. Mark Thompson’s new organ claims that Mitt’s plan to use local authorities to deal with emergencies like hurricanes rather that the federal government was a bad one. Remember, this was a review of the British (?) newspapers.

    Perhaps this is a new departure for the BBC. Instead of allowing Mardell to channel the US MSM, the Beeb is now cutting out the middle man.

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Moronic. It’s local authorities that actually do the work. What did they think Nanny Bloomberg has been doing for the last three days? Or Chris Christie? Or Dan Malloy in Connecticut? You don’t need FEMA and a massive, permanent bureaucracy just to release some Federal cash to States when they need it once or twice a year.

      More Big Government fantasy from the Left-leaning NY Times, and no wonder it was seized on to read out on the BBC. They’re pretending there’s a properly functioning federal agency, LOL.

      Of course, this is the paper that just “enthusiastically” endorsed the President for four more years. Did they mention that?

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  11. Louis Robinson says:

    Mark Mardel, the BBC’s Obamtron, writes: “This is exactly what politics, what being a president, is really all about and, in a country haunted by the spectre of Hurricane Katrina, this is a moment of huge importance for the president.”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20129662

    No, Mark. The moment of huge importance for the president was Bengazi. But then, you haven’t heard about that, have you?

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Can there be any greater evidence of Mardell’s failure as a journalist?

      Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking.

      Ezekiel 1:28

      Seriously, though, what could the President possibly actually do here that could make or break His presidency? Not give the right kind of inspirational speech?

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    • Dave s says:

      Presumably Bengazi is being buried by the MSM. It is possible to find out about it but certainly not from the BBC or C4.
      It does look as if the US power structure and military failed completely to look after it’s own people and then tried to cover it up. I suspect total incompetence but there are other theories.

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      • David Preiser (USA) says:

        Benghazi is definitely being suppressed by the US MSM. Which, according to Jim Dandy and Nicked emus and Scott, gives the BBC a free pass to ignore it as well. Like I keep saying, there’s very little reason why the entire US division can’t be shut down and replaced with a news aggregator.

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        • Jim Dandy says:

          BBC hasn’t ignored it; lots of coverage. Do you mean they’ve not continued to cover it in the way you’d like?

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          • johnnythefish says:

            In the way the electorate of the US might expect, given its significance. After all, the BBC seems to poke its nose into every other aspect of the election, including the one that just runs and runs: the racism amongst white voters – especially in the bible-belt of the south – towards the ‘black’ (in actual fact, half-white) president.

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          • David Preiser (USA) says:

            Utter crap, Jim. You know perfectly well I’m talking about the growing scandal over the lies and the security failures and the apparent cover-up attempts. Or do you think that’s all a load of partisan nonsense and the BBC doesn’t need to report it?

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    • deegee says:

      Hurricane emergency? State and local responsibility.
      Overseas mission emergency? Presidential responsibility.

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    • Corran Horn says:

      Oh, he knows. He knows it’s more than his job is worth to even think about actually doing his job and reporting on it.

      You have to wonder how we ever find out anything about what’s going on in the world, with the amount of reporters that don’t report the news out there right now

      Sometimes when I watch BBC news or radio I’m reminded of the scene from Good Morning Vietnam, when Robin Wiliams character says; “Here’s the news, new and approved by the US Army” only with the BBC it’s “Here’s the news new and approved by the BBC / NUJ / EU / Labour / et al” and any bit of truth or fact is left out or played down, unless it advances the cause of the BBC and its allies.

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  12. Guest Who says:

    Paul Mason, BBC Anger & Protest Editor, has been excited about Greece to near exception of anything else of late.
    I wonder if he’ll cover this?:

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/davidhughes/100187088/press-freedom-is-under-threat-in-greece-and-the-eu-doesnt-seem-to-care/

    As the EU is looking pretty iffy here, I can see the BBC having one of those ‘he said/I didn’t hear’ ‘independent’ editorial manager meetings in the loos on this one before deciding to ‘move on’:

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      As long as there’s some good old ultra-violence against the “establishment”, Mason will be satisfied. The BBC will be there to report it, so the Greeks themselves don’t need anything so mundane as their own free press.

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  13. Aerfen says:

    The philosphical debate from the US continued this morning at nine on radio 4.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nl6h6

    Last weeks was on the question of immigration, this week:
    “… Professor Sandel is at Harvard, his home university in the intellectual heartland of New England. Much of the debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama has been about welfare policy, social security and healthcare.”

    These are beginning to fall into a pattern of Sandel *assisting* audience members who take the Obama line, while while deliberately limiting the time of those more articulate anti Obama supporters and selecting the less informed to challenge and display as in the wrong.

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Do they mention Sandel’s Left-wing credentials or that Harvard is one of the most predominantly Left-wing universities in the country?

      Okay, defenders of the indefensible, show me a Right-wing “philosopher” or anybody else with non-Left credentials not named Andrew Neil with their own show on the BBC.

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      • Chop says:

        What a silly question that is to Dez and the disciples, you aint gonna get an answer.

        I can answer it for him if you like though…

        “Errrrm.”

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      • Jim Dandy says:

        Roger Scruton, why beauty matters.

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        • chrisH says:

          You`ll know that Roger Scruton is and was the original pioneering philospher who put Malmesbury on the map.
          Imagine my delight when the BBC decided to do a programme on Malmesbury, public philosophy to be found there-and, the Malmesbury philosophers that were to be found there.
          Now-only ONE Malmesbury philosopher failed to make the cut…and was not even name checked throughout-despite being the only philosopher there until a few years back.
          Any idea who it might have been Jim?…here`s a clue-he`s “right wing”, and a philosopher who thinks for himself…as opposed to veggies like Sandel rooting for Obama?
          Jim-thanks for reminding me about the disgracefully biased BBC, and those useful dupes of theirs who can`t help but remind the rest of us why the BBC has GOT to go.

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      • Jim Dandy says:

        Is Sandel particularly left wing? Your link doesn’t prove it. He’s an old style liberal far as I can tell.

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  14. Aerfen says:

    Sandel:
    “subscribes to a certain version of communitarianism (although he is uncomfortable with the label)”

    Sandel on Obama:
    “He is trying to articulate a politics of the common good and, unlike a lot of politicians, particularly those to the left of centre, he does not shy away from engaging with moral and spiritual language. He has brought moral and religious sensibilities back into politics, against a background in which such themes have been monopolised by the Christian right.”

    Clear whose side he’s on then.

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    • Reed says:

      …in other words – it’s cool when Obama brings religiosity into politics, but it displays ignorance and prejudice when practiced by those unsophisticated, non-metropolitan, right-wing bigots. M’kay.

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  15. chrisH says:

    It being the Moral Maze tomorrow night, thought I`d get my dilemma in by way of an option.
    Savile, Patten, Thompson…all are self-proclaimed Catholics.
    How will God rank them when theyall have to face Him?
    (no jokes about “ranking Patten” being an indictable offence in Hong Kong either please!…a political crime, I`d imagine).

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  16. Tommy Atkins says:

    BBC4 last night – Roundheads/Cavaliers.

    Watched to see how they’d send the Roundhead message. Clip of Ann Widdecombe (anti Cromwell)ostensibly being hypocritical – comment on snobbery and privilege alongside photo of Cameron. Any clips on modernday political Puritans (Livingstone, Geoffrey Robinson ) being hypocritical/privileged? Guess

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  17. Guest Who says:

    I understand the BBC sources much of its news from twitter.

    http://twitchy.com/2012/10/30/uk-satire-site-says-romney-blames-scotland-for-hurricane-sandy-some-people-dont-get-the-joke/?

    There also seem many BBC staff who hail from North of the border, along with Labour MPs and Union leaders.
    I am sure there is no connection, though.

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  18. George R says:

    INBBC’s tactical position re-Islamic jihadists.

    INBBC’s tactical, not moral, view of Jordan’s Islamic jihadists in Syria.

    There is no INBBC Arabic* moral criticism of these violent Islamic jihadists and their actions in Syria:-

    “Jordan’s jihadists drawn to Syria conflict”

    By Murad Batal al-Shishani,
    Islamic Groups Analyst, BBC Arabic*.

    * Note: BBC Arabic, based at Broadcasting House, John Peel Wing, London is currently paid for by British taxpayers, but within a year or so will be publicly financed directly by licence-payers.

    Of course, INBBC/INBBC Arabic/NUJ ensures that a pro-Islam, pro-Ummah global political view is propagandised at all times.

    And we pay for it.

    INBBC rivals its chum Al Jazeera TV in the scale and depth of the Islamic propaganda put out by the publicly financed INBBC global broadcasting empire.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20127959

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  19. noggin says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20136051

    2 ahem “attackers” … shoot imam dead – he often made appeals for peace? but … but , but …
    bombing buddhists? no!
    hysterical hindus maybe? no …
    jihadi jians then? no
    pistol toting presbyterians? no
    islamophobes? no
    third one this year!!*?

    where were all those “moderate” muslims eh!

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    • RCE says:

      I hope no Korans were damaged in the attack, otherwise they’ll be kicking off from Nouakchott to Jakarta again after prayers tomorrow…

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  20. Guest Who says:

    One for any who have entered the labyrinth that is BBC CECUTT and, maybe, those who feel there is no value in chipping away, ant-bite by ant-bite…

    http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/trust-upholds-complaint-against-bbc-news-over-inaccurate-tweet

    It’s when good people trying to do something, anything, get to find other good people in support that those who rule by fear start to worry.
    I think also of the Register story today, where a man and his wife had to face Helen Boaden and her full, and fully-funded legal team, simply because they had the audacity to ask the BBC they pay… a question.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/29/boaden_tribunal_information_refusal/

       6 likes

    • Sir Arthur Strebe-Grebling says:

      The really worrying thing about http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/trust-upholds-complaint-against-bbc-news-over-inaccurate-tweet is that the bBBC defended their mistake by claiming it was accurate.
      Only the mentally-challenged lefties can think that ‘Cameron attacks NHS’ is the same as ‘Cameron attacks Labour’s handling of the NHS’.
      It’s in their DNA.

         14 likes

      • Span Ows says:

        Indeed but the same thing occurs online (and among the Tweet feeds if they were all monitored) to some extent EVERY DAY.

           5 likes

      • Guest Who says:

        ‘Only the mentally-challenged lefties can think that ‘Cameron attacks NHS’ is the same as ‘Cameron attacks Labour’s handling of the NHS’.
        Given Mr. Miliband’s recent foray into this febrile area I will avoid taking your logic to a place that may get me into trouble with whatever grievance body that will doubtless exists to yell about such comparisons.
        What worries me… more.. is that they knew exactly how daft such a defence was, yet stuck with it up to and including ECU director level, and only when the Trust had it nailed to their foreheads with a stapler, did some at the £200kpa plus pay grade actually realise it was not going away as it should, and they were going to get slaughtered on matters of simple fact.
        The funny part is that, though the finding record will exist, all references are going to be expunged.
        Which does smack of an early time and place as well… a day in May, the Kremlin; a photographer snaps a general waving, both little knowing that…

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        • bodo says:

          Lord knows how many letters were exchanged between the BBC and the original complainant before he was finally vindicated – he must have supreme patience.
          But very much a pyrrhic victory I suspect. The BBC still don’t seem to admit any error, the trust’s ruling against them will have no long-term impact. Guidelines will not be changed, biases will not be addressed, staff won’t be disciplined. The damage from the original headline is done and it stands.

          IIRC on the BBC consumer programme “Watchdog” a few years ago one of the presenters asked a independent PR consultancy about the worst organisations when it came to responding to complaints; the BBC was his answer.

             5 likes

          • Guest Who says:

            Lord knows how many letters were exchanged
            It will be a lot.
            They operate as much on attrition as they do arrogance.
            So you will need to navigate at least a couple that are no more than default rejections where they won’t even read the complaint. Then it will move to a director who will get comfy in belief… and maybe answer a question that wasn’t posed.
            The BBC still don’t seem to admit any error
            Of course not.
            the trust’s ruling against them will have no long-term impact.
            But, though small, it has. It is read here. Press Gazette picked up on it.
            Others will read it and ponder.
            Guidelines will not be changed, biases will not be addressed, staff won’t be disciplined. The damage from the original headline is done and it stands.
            All, sadly true.
            Not reasons enough to give up.
            Especially now, as their unique service attitude and its consequences are starting to filter into the public awareness.

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  21. John Henson says:

    A bit late but …

    On last night’s 6 o’clock radio 4 news the newsreader (whoever she was) referred to ‘the west coast line fiasco’.

    Fiasco it may well be, and the proper subject for an investigative programme in due course, but these are hardly the words you expect to hear on an ‘impartial’ news broadcast.

    I suspect that they don’t even realise that they’re doing it.

       13 likes

  22. George R says:

    “Christians persecuted throughout the world.

    “The latest bombing in Nigeria shows how Christians are increasingly suffering for their faith – and how their plight is being ignored.”

    By Rupert Shortt.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9640825/Christians-persecuted-throughout-the-world.html

    -This will come as news to INBBC: but such news will be no reason for INBBC not to continue its censorship of the issue.

       7 likes

  23. Leha says:

    bBC 5dead news
    “A man dressed in an Afghan police uniform shot and killed 2 British soldiers”

    That’ll be an afghan policeman then……..

       13 likes

  24. As I See It says:

    Overgrown lefty minor public schoolboy Richard Bacon is a brown noser of the first water. Today his hand suddenly shoots up and he shrieks out for some attention from his former master

    ‘Ooooh Sir! Ask….me….me ..me!’

    And what does Dickie want to share with the class?

    Ooo…Ooo..my favourite American newspaper is the New York Times.

    Ah, so that would be the rather liberal organ with a new CEO who just happens to be Bacon’s former boss Mark Thompson.

    Oh yes. And our Dickie just loves to download the NYT every day on his App thingy. He bleats that that is how he gets all the very best news about the US elections.

    A guest on Bacon’s show points out the rather Democrat leaning nature of this source.

    Oh I don’t read the editorials. Bacon lamely attempts to cover his arse. I just read the geeky bits of poll data by Nat Silver. It’s like reading a maths paper. Factual innit?

    Well – to coin a favoured BBC phrase – some people might say otherwise….

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/100186850/romney-obama-nate-silver-new-york-times/

    “Nate Silver is partisan and wrong. The voters will decide Romney v Obama, not The New York Times ”

    Richard Bacon is living in a left liberal bubble of non reality. We pay for him to reside there. And why did the headmaster not exclude him for good when he got caught with the illegal substances?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/specials/drugs/351602.stm

    “October ’98: Blue Peter presenter Richard Bacon was sacked from the popular children’s television show after he admitted taking cocaine”.

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  25. As I See It says:

    BBC approved arts commentators like to keep us abreast of world cinema. Mark Kermode, for instance, has insisted that we British ought to get used to watching our movies with at least two different sets of sub-titles – afterall, he argues, that’s what they have in Asia.

    But of course the impression given by BBC commentators is that world cinema is all either happy dappy Bollywood or something achingly liberal lovey-dovey artsy-fartsy.

    Now when was the last time your saw a British film, drama or documentary about the First World War that didn’t heavily emphasise the waste, suffering and futility of war?

    But what about Turkish film makers? What are they serving up for the mass market in Turkey.

    Let me introduce ‘Çanakkale 1915’

    Here is a trailer

    http://www.defence.pk/forums/turkey-defence/213264-18-oktober-canakkale-1915-movie-cinema.html

    And here is part of a critical review

    “With a large number of films on Turkey’s Battle of Çanakkale coming out this year — for some odd reason that still escapes me — director Yeşim Sezgin’s newest “Çanakkale 1915” might actually outdo Sinan Çetin’s “Çanakkale Çocukları” in terms of its aggression, opportunism and crooked reductionism.

    Honestly, when did everyone become so patriotic and ready to provoke the masses into absolutist valor?

    If you’re wondering whether there is a narrative to this 128-minute-long pastiche of historical sketches that have been directly transported from a high school textbook word by word, you are very mistaken. For there are no individuals in this story, no characters, no plot points and no valid complex human emotions. The only valid emotion here is a larger-than-life calling for sacrifice and protecting the country.”

    There is the full review here (read it and worry).

    http://www.todayszaman.com/newsDetail_getNewsById.action?newsId=295742

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  26. As I See It says:

    I have a question. Could someone please remind me how it was that the legendary Helen Boaden / George Entwistle conversation about Newsnight’s Savile report and how that might impact on the Xmas Savile specials became public?

    Was it Hugs Boaden who leaked it? It certainly served to cover her position as head of news somewhat – although it caused Incurious George to have to perform some spectacular mental gymnastics of not asking the obvious and all done behind his supposed BBC Chinese Wall.

    Afterall what could Savile have done? It had to be either underage sex or finacial wrongdoing in connection with his charity work. Pick one, any one, and it puts a right dampner on the tribute shows.

    The point being our blessed Helen appears to save some face by at least tipping George the wink. So what do we reckon, did she leak something and George then had to desperately censor and minimize what was said? Or did the two of them cook the whole idea up between them?

       6 likes

  27. Stan Arnold says:

    Bananas could replace potatoes in warming world
    By Matt McGrath, Science reporter, BBC World Service

    No warming for 15 years, but they never give up.

       9 likes

  28. George R says:

    “NYT writer accuses Mark Thompson of ‘wilful ignorance’ over Jimmy Savile.
    “Joe Nocera asks why ex-BBC director general did not order inquiry after learning of Newsnight programme on presenter.”

    By Lisa O’Carroll.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/oct/30/mark-thompson-new-york-times-jimmy-savile

       2 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Lucky for Joe, BBC culture under Mr. Thompson and beyond in no way reflects ongoing pettiness, back-stabbing, position-jockeying and grudge-holding, so when the new CEO arrives one is sure his position is safe.
      Ask Liz McKean.

         3 likes

  29. George R says:

    After years of high-cost greenie propaganda for windfarms:-

    1.)

    “Ten years too late, it’s good riddance to wind farms – one of the most dangerous delusions of our age”
    By CHRISTOPHER BOOKER.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2225544/Good-riddance-wind-farms–dangerous-delusions-age.html

    2.)

    “Wind farms could be curbed by government”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20150316

       6 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Ed Davey appears to have a different view.
      Cue…. coalition splits.
      All nicely joined up.

         3 likes

  30. Guest Who says:

    ps – I think the server clock is still summer time.

       3 likes

  31. Deborah says:

    Last night I sat down to watch Chris Packham go on an expedition to discover more about glaciers (in Greenland). There was nothing else on. But as I started to watch I began to think, “how long before they mention climate change” and began to enjoy the programme less. I suppose they did quite well – forty minutes in before they had one of the expedition musing that if all the ice (not sure whether he said Greenland or just that glacier) melted due to climate change then sea levels would rise 2-3 metres world wide. Chris didn’t ask him about the growing ice in the southern hemisphere. Fortunately after that little interlude they got back to investigating the glacier. I noticed that some of the scientific equipment had a BBC logo on it – I presume that the BBC therefore contributed to the expedition on the basis that some element contained a warning on climate change. Why oh why does every programme about nature have to have wormed into it a diatribe about climate change? It is getting predictable and spoils some good programmes.

       11 likes

  32. Rueful Red says:

    The Savile story this morning is about how he used to turn up at Leeds General Infirmary late at night with “teenage girls”. In the Toady interview this morning at c6:35, the chap at LGI talks about him turning up with “women”.

    OK, it might be a difference without a distinction, but why did the Beeb not use his own word? Why did the “women” morph into “teenage girls”? One wonders whether the Beeb is now in dungspreader mode, trying to spread the blame about a bit, even when it involves the nation’s most popular institution (it says here) the NHS?

    The fact that Savile worked as a volunteer at LGI while the BBC paid him shed-loads over decades has nothing to do with anything, of course.

       4 likes

    • Alfie Pacino says:

      If the BBC reall cared they’d remove him from their Top of the Pops web page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/totp/history

         2 likes

      • Guest Who says:

        LoL.
        Of course such things can slip by across such a vast online estate, but of all the DJ’s to have up front, eh?
        And if any outfit Auntie had a grudge against did not respond immediately and sensitively (as opposed to not at all, after weeks) by purging all references… there would have been hell to pay. At the very least the Breakfast sofa would have been bedecked by Deputy Directors of Charities earning their hundred k – http://jobs.guardian.co.uk/job/4532782/deputy-chief-executive/? – by having a fit of the vapours on behalf of their traumatised charges
        As it is, I think I am offended.
        Where’s Carter Ruck’s number?

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  33. uncle bup says:

    Nice to hear Ryanair’s Gobshite O’ Leary destroying Andy ‘Wake Ahp To Manny’ Verrity (sp) this morning on windmills.

    ‘So Mr O’Leary worrabout the scientific consensus’, howled Verrity.

    ‘It’s not a scientific consensus it’s a scientific debate’ came back O’Leary.

    ‘So you’d call yourself a climate change denier’, Verrity howled shrieked and wailed as the studio went into shock.

    To which O’Leary gave the best possible answer -laughed at him.

    They really are an embarrassment.

       9 likes

    • uncle bup says:

      News just in – windmills are a 16th century technology.

      We’ve split the atom since then.

         8 likes

      • johnnythefish says:

        Given the medieval mentality of the global warming religion, I think ‘windmills’ is very apt.

           1 likes

      • Rueful Red says:

        They had a windmill in Yorkshire in the 12th century, tha knows. ‘Ow’s about that then?

        Er, on second thoughts…

           0 likes

    • Leha says:

      I enjoyed that this morning, they also labelled him a racist, he took the bunch of 5live fannies to the cleaners – priceless :D

         6 likes

    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      “Remorseless expansion”. No bias there, then. Attack, attack, attack.

         1 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      A nation of schoolboys, and their sons, mourn… http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/369482

         0 likes

      • Henry Wood says:

        I know fine well it was all untrue, etc., etc. Have you never heard of satire? Did you really think “The Daily Mash” wos a reel paper, like? Did you really think that *I* thought the Daily Mash wos a reel paper? Blimey….

           1 likes

      • Henry Wood says:

        p.s. Sorry to reply again – I just thought “The Daily Mash” had a very direct hit and aptly demonstrated just how our “Daily Papers” operate. I went to the other “DM” tonight and was rather disgusted to see that the very, most important, headline story of the day was a woman killed by dogs. As I commented (no hope of being published): It is sad, yes. It is tragic, yes! But it is not stuff of which headlines are made. Just which dumbed down school of journalism did your “reporters” go to? *AND* your editors come to that?

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  34. Guest Who says:

    The search for Richard Black’s “I do science I do” replacement is over…

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/brendanoneill2/100187191/jon-snow-did-america-bring-this-on-itself/?

       4 likes

  35. TomR says:

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20139975

    “Equal time? Wot’s that?” Said the Beeboid, as he typed up what he found in 8 dance companies’ press releases.

       1 likes

    • chrisH says:

      Thanks for this Tom.
      Thankfully the admirable Crichton(Michael) is posted by Reed on a thread nearby-and so we need not worry about lefties hissing about anything “under threat”.
      Let the BBC talk their old games-let`s just not pay for it in case they`re still subbing Savile…can`t be too careful, and would hate to be “Townshended”.
      Good old Crichton-good old Reed!

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  36. Louis Robinson says:

    STILL THE BBC IS SILENT ON BENGAZI! I am angry, dismayed and ashamed. Now a further question: do US news networks (and others?) have White House emails telling rescuers to stand down?

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/31/gingrich-rumor-says-networks-have-white-house-emails-telling-counterterrorism-group-to-stand-down-on-benghazi-rescue/

       2 likes

    • noggin says:

      louis there is no excuse

         3 likes

    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      They all know about it, Louis. So far, only local news outlets have brought this up. One even challenged Him on it in what was supposed to be a softball interview.

      Whatever has replaced the JournoList has kept this well under wraps by rationalizing it as a desire not to politicize the deaths of the Ambassador and others. Unfortunately, the Washington Post has broken radio silence on this, although they’re trying to spin it in a way that will allow the President to run out the clock.

      Jay Leno brought it up last night, though, so the cat is out of the bag at last. It’s probably too late in the game to have any real effect, especially with the President currently being portrayed as the most heroic President in a crisis ever. The Beltway is all abuzz about Chris Christie praising His actions, trying to figure out how to use that to tell the public that the Romney surrogate has turned against the Republican.

         3 likes

  37. noggin says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b01nktvx/

    (41mins)
    p. herbert of the ahem! black law society? … i know … why?? one of the instigators of the black football union … hmmm is on the erm “met hate forum”
    didn t go to the chelsea match,(re the ref) or like football – but read something in a newspaper or watched sky … and obviously saw a moneymaking opportunity,
    as it … “may have the appearance of a racial incident” he bleats … he doesn t have confidence in the FA, but of course does in the met hate forum :-D. (and in himself
    to profit).

    i can t even be bothered to mention it any more, you just HAVE … to hear it,
    so here goes the slippery slope … of the offence and “wacism” industry … yep! once the door is opened

    even the pc al bbc pusher on mike was dumbfounded

    give it a listen.

       7 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Interesting that the police take a complaint from people who have not actually witnessed, even in replay, what they are complaining about, accurate or not.
      I guess it was because he was a judge… so they’ll accept any old thing he fancies trotting out.
      The fuzz should employ some of the gatekeepers from BBC CECUTT who, it appears, can be of the view that if you hear of a transgression (say… here) and seek it out to verify before complaining, then that’s just not cricket.
      So many uniques in this country’s establishment… so little common flippin’ sense.
      I don’t care if he is PC Untouchable, since when do you move on what a bloke who can’t be arsed to check has heard about and fancies winding up a notch?
      The guy sounds like he knows just how immune from any consequences he is.
      But credit the anchor for trying to get him – a judge – to admit that he was stretching the semantic interpretation of the law, to if not beyond the limit.
      This bozo appears to have missed the point that a person is innocent until proven guilty (not via ‘some evidence… around’), which for a judge is a bit of a worry.
      The Macpherson Definition, that ‘anybody.. can mean anybody’… sounds like a total justice Horlicks that serves only cocky hustlers like this…. Herbert.
      Who the heck placed this person in a position of authority over the liberty of individuals when he is clearly motivated by a lot more than justice?

         3 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/news/9644510/Peter-Herbert-FAs-anti-racism-rules-are-nonsense.html

      Actually, I am still laughing at the picture caption, which Mr. Herbert’s companion, if of a like mind, grievance-wise (which seems a possible), could probably spin up into a massive affront.
      She’s the one not called Peter Herbert, on the left, BTW.

         1 likes

    • Sir Arthur Strebe-Grebling says:

      I actually thought that Phil Williams – ‘in for Victoria’ (aren’t we all?) – handled that pretty well.
      But he should have asked for a comment from the Society of White Lawyers or the National White Police Association.

         3 likes

      • noggin says:

        “whites have a union its called the bnp”
        was this intellectually damaged individuals
        reply last week when asked just that type of question.
        that this money orientated, and yes … racist political activist, whose only interest is in creating a protected class,(in and of itself discriminatory), is deemed fit to judge anything is beyond words.
        met “hate” forum?, another lucrative little earner, this shill is able to use HIS “colour” to abuse

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  38. George R says:

    “Impressive integrity from two New York Times writers over BBC scandal.

    “Margaret Sullivan and Joe Nocera raise troubling questions about their own paper’s incoming president and CEO, Mark Thompson.”

    By Glenn Greenwald.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/31/nyt-bbc-saville-nocera?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+theguardian%2Fbooks%2Frss+%28Books%29

       2 likes

  39. George R says:

    TURKEY:
    Using ‘Viewpoint’ guise-
    -INBBC propagandises for Erdogan/AKP, and virtually ignores Islamisation there , and impact of 80 million Muslim Turks on E.U. entry (which INBBC approves).

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20141894

    In contrast, Peter Hitchens has this (2010):-

    “As David Cameron calls for Turkey to join the EU,
    PETER HITCHENS on the disturbing picture of growing repression
    at the heart of ‘Eurabia’”

    By PETER HITCHENS, IN ISTANBUL.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1299213/Peter-Hitchens-disturbing-picture-growing-repression-heart-Eurabia.html

       3 likes

  40. pounce says:

    How the bBC writes up the bad news when its leftwing agenda suffers a set back (Can anybody find the below story by not following the link?)
    Yunus Rahmatullah: Supreme Court rules on detainee
    The UK Supreme Court has ruled against a legal charity which argued a Pakistani national in US custody should be handed over to the UK.

    In the case of Yunus Rahmatullah the court upheld an ancient right requiring authorities to produce prisoners. But the court agreed with the UK government that it was unable to enforce his return. He was captured by UK forces in Iraq in 2004 and later handed over to US forces at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan. Mr Rahmatullah, a suspected insurgent who the US authorities believed had links with al-Qaeda, remains in US custody, without charge. Last year the Court of Appeal ordered Mr Rahmatullah’s return to UK authorities under the law of habeas corpus, an ancient tenet of English law. But that release order was cancelled in February by Court of Appeal judges after they were told the US authorities were not going to co-operate. A panel of seven Supreme Court judges has decided, by a 5-2 majority, to dismiss legal charity Reprieve’s appeal against that decision.

    Did anybody get the full jist of what just transpired above. On reading the full bBC article i was left in the mind that this man is innocent, that he is somehow British (yeah right)
    Here is what the bBC don’t tell you about so called British victim Yunus

    1) A Pakistani citizen who at 22 years of age found himself arrested by British forces patrolling in an American held area inside Iraq in 2004. His family didn’t even know he was in Iraq until the Americans allowed the Red Cross to visit him.

    2) Here is how the Independent relate the same story:
    Human right campaigners have failed to persuade the UK’s highest court to come to the aid of a 30-year-old Pakistani held without trial for more than eight years after being captured following the allied invasion of Iraq.
    British-based human rights lawyers asked the Supreme Court to help free Yunus Rahmatullah after appeals to the High Court and the Court of Appeal ended in disappointment. But a panel of seven Supreme Court justices dismissed their latest appeal – by a 5-2 majority – after a hearing in London.

    Why does the bBC, go well out of its way in which to confuse the reader when one of its blood sucking Islamic Terrorists doesn’t get released into the custody of the British authorities.

    The bBC, the mouth piece for radical Islam and traitors to the British taxpayer

       9 likes

    • pounce says:

      And further to my last isn’t it amazing what a little trawling finds out. Something I must add the billion pound strong bbC couldn’t serch out:
      The Divisional Court refused an application made on Mr Rahmatullah’s behalf for a writ of habeas corpus requiring his release. On appeal, the Court of Appeal allowed Mr Rahmatullah’s appeal and issued a writ of habeas corpus requiring the UK to seek his return or at least demonstrate why it could not. The Secretary of State requested the US authorities to return Mr Rahmatullah. A letter was received in response from the US deputy assistant Secretary of State for Defense. The US authorities did not agree to return Mr Rahmatullah to the UK. The letter stated that the US had already received a request from the Government of Pakistan for Mr Rahmatullah’s repatriation, and that they considered it to be more appropriate to discuss the conditions of transfer directly with the Government of Pakistan. The Court of Appeal found that this letter was a sufficient response to the writ of habeas corpus and that was the end of the matter.

      http://www.supremecourt.gov.uk/decided-cases/docs/UKSC_2012_0033_PressSummary.pdf

      The bBC, the mouth piece for Islamic terrorism

         5 likes

  41. Dysgwr_Cymraeg says:

    BBC2 right now: How safe are britain’s roads?

    analysing a 7 death shunt on the M5 last Nov, guess what is preventing imroved safety measures?
    yes you guessed it: CUTZ !!!

       3 likes

  42. jonsuk says:

    i think the BBC should do a ‘documentary’ on how many of their employees have private health care, shares in companies and private school education (themselves or their offspring)

       3 likes

  43. George R says:

    INBBC: serving the Ummah.

    This is a typically biased ‘report’ involving Islamic Somalis, in this case by one Secunder Kermani.

    He provides no context to the interconnected problem to British people of Somali Islamic jihadists in both Britain and Somalia.

    And, of course, the ‘report’ is largely written from the viewpoint of the Muslims, not the British authorities.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-20157167

    By the way, INBBC, how’s the English Defence League’s Tommy Robinson getting on? Is he still in jail?

       6 likes

  44. Neil Turner says:

    BBC’s 5LiveDrive and and Drive programme on Radio 4 were in full Climate Alarmist mode yesterday.

    For example, “Drive” said it requested an interview with both Hayes and Davey, neither of whom “were available” for comment. Instead, the BBC played a 30 sec clip of a breeze playing softly over some wind chimes.

    I imagine this sounds nothing like the percussive thump of a wind turbine next to your house, but, hey ho, this is the BBC

    Half the story all the time

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  45. Dave666 says:

    Why oh why is the BBc (and others ) refering to the American Storm as “Superstorm” Sandy every time.
    Note how The Tory defeat is promoted to first story. the spectre of John Major rises blah blah. Not Liebour opprtunists jump on bandwagon. When I went to see my Liebour Mp about the Lisbon treaty. A- he didn’t understand what I was talking about. B- Basically told me I had a snowballs chance in Hell of getting a referendum on EU.
    The BBc breakfast dullness contunues on Tories in crisis blah blah.

       5 likes

  46. Reed says:

    BBCMarkMardell

    Endorsement from NJ state troopers, driving into Atlantic City – “BBC news ? You guys tell it like it is, unfiltered”

    US news must be really bad if the BBC is considered ‘unfiltered’. #lostforwords

       3 likes

  47. Leha says:

    Michael O’leary on 5dead – enjoy

       9 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Seems odd to hear a BBC employee start near each question with statement on an industry they know near zippy about, and being corrected by an industry leader (woman says he was on twitter; he says he wasn’t… moving on). Which is it BBC, education and information or yet more skewed gossip? Yes, let’s talk about him as if he’s not here… some people would say.
      Now accepting Mr. Leary has a drum to bash, why is it one only gets only presented with a direct counter extreme… from a supposedly objective broadcaster?
      Must be nice to own the edit suite… uniquely funded no matter what, and offer your paying customers zero refunds too.
      Didn’t really think the whole customer service thing through too well, did they, especially Lord Patten when he warned any off even asking questions of them.

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    • Reed says:

      “…this remorseless expansion of your business and other airlines…”

      Big business! – boo-hiss, uncaring, evil capitalist exploiters, despoilers of mother nature blah blah blah. (see Anthony Jay’s quote at the bottom of the site – it all continues to this day).

      It also sounds remarkably like one of those value judgements that the BBC is normally reluctant to indulge in – selectively, of course.

      http://tinyurl.com/6b6q5tb

      http://tinyurl.com/ce6xc2v

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    • uncle bup says:

      “…this remorseless expansion of your business and other airlines…”
      ———————————————————

      or to put it another way –

      this remorseless expansion of people going on nice holidays, visiting loved ones, and traveling for business.

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      • Marsh says:

        Burden truly is shockingly obvious – she’s just not smart enough to even try and conceal it. Nice voice for the radio though.

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        • Leha says:

          yeah, on a late night show flipping records maybe.

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        • wallygreeninker says:

          I once read in Private Eye that Radio 5, when it became all news and sport, was intended to appeal to the manual working class, who , it was believed, would give no credibility to squeaky voiced women talking about football. They therefore (a la Thatcher) trained all the woman presenters to speak one octave lower than they normally would. I have trouble telling them apart myself. The old Grauniad radio critic, whose name I’ve forgotten but who was partial to a bit of skunk, once wrote that the Radio 5 women had the sexiest female voices on radio!

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    • uncle bup says:

      Always nice to see someone from the real world slottering the ‘withering ninnies’ and the ‘idiots’.

      Let’s face it if you’re on Radio 5 Lite you’re not a journalist you’re a glorified Pontins Yellowcoat.

      No interest in your subject. And, what’s worse, not expected to have any interest in your subject.

      Still it must be fun sitting there all (half) day cackling and reading your tweets (on our dollar).

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      • As I See It says:

        ‘….if you’re on Radio 5 Lite you’re not a journalist you’re a glorified Pontins Yellowcoat’

        Before some Beeb-minded cherrypicker points this out: Pontins were famous for their blue coats. The yellowcoats worked at the fictional Maplins – Hi-di-hi!

        Anyway those 5 Live so-called journalists are in fact much more in the mould of the purple suited Gamesmakers.

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19546763

        “London 2012 Chairman Lord Coe said this week the volunteers had cultivated one of the country’s biggest fan clubs”
        [yep that sounds like the Beeb]

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19512993

        Of course the Beeb are sad that the Oympics are over.

        “No more pink foam-handed high-fives for the children; no more cheerily megaphoned messages to queues at venues; no more high-chair jollity outside Tube stations.”
        [yep that sounds exactly like 5 Live]

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    • Dysgwr_Cymraeg says:

      Do not miss this !!!

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