By Georges – he’s just the man for the Washington job

One of the BBC journalists covering the government shutdown in Washington last night was Marc Georges:

Before he joined the BBC Georges used to make lame nerdy “comedy” videos attacking Republicans. Here are some examples:

So he’s gone from making tedious anti-Republican propaganda to a job at the BBC. No change there then. A natural fit for the BBC Washington bureau.

(See also my comment on the open thread yesterday about another BBC newbie, economics and political journalist Lewis Goodall – formerly of lefty think tank IPPR and prior to that an Oxford University Labour Party activist.)

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18 Responses to By Georges – he’s just the man for the Washington job

  1. Phil Ford says:

    It’s the endless revolving door of the Lefty Job Creation Scheme – aka The BBC. Apparently the BBC have tried to find ‘right wing’ comedians (and, one might reasonably suppose, journalists – you know, in the name of balance and all that – although on present BBC form the two roles might just as well be one and same), but – poor dears – they just can’t find them anywhere.

    BBC personnel bios read like a who’s-who of Labour Party, Lefty activism. This, sadly, is not a joke, more’s the pity. The only remotely funny bit is how, in the face of all evidence to the contrary, the BBC still somehow protest the integrity of their ‘impartiality’.

    Who said the Corporation lacks a sense of humour?

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    • Roland Deschain says:

      Apparently the BBC have tried to find ‘right wing’ comedians

      In the same manner that Roger Horrible “tried” to find sceptical climate scientists the other day but couldn’t?

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      • Dazed & Confused says:

        It’s not possible, because right wing comedians will mock the religion of peace, and that’s heresy where the BBC are concerned.

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  2. Guest Who says:

    FoI exempted to prove, no doubt, but there’s now a fair bit of empirical information around on what gets you a job at the BBC, and what not…
    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/seanthomas/100224612/if-you-complain-about-the-bbc-youre-blacklisted/

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  3. David Preiser (USA) says:

    How many more so-called journalists does the BBC need in the US? Yet another political activist hired for his skills in video production rather than journalistic integrity, just like Obamessiah campaign activist and Occupy supporter, Matt Danzico (see his listing on the “In Their Own Tweets” page). I wonder if Stephen Sackur will be pressing his boss about whether or not this guy will be able to leave his personal ideology at the door like he did about Harding.

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  4. JimS says:

    Is it just me?
    I haven’t got a clue what most of these ‘tweets’ are about.
    Twits will tweet unto each other.

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Yes, it’s just you. I assume you didn’t read the introductory text.

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      • JimS says:

        And “Well that was an eventful late shift at the beeb with @katywatson @PaulNBlake @voiceofharold + @JonnyDymond.”
        means what exactly?

        I’ve read the tweet, I’ve read your introduction, I’ve even listened to part of the barely audible videos and it still doesn’t make sense.

        I can only assume that tweets need to be read in context and I for one can’t be bothered to trawl through the verbal diarrhea of these numpties to extract a grain of sense.

        If you just mean to point out that BBC America has just recruited another clone then say so, the tweet doesn’t provide any illumination I’m afraid!

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        • DB says:

          The tweet was included for no other reason than proof that Georges was covering the Washington shutdown for the BBC.

          The videos are proof of his partisan background.

          I foolishly thought that by providing a bit of direct evidence I would avoid having to make my case in the comments.

          Clearly I should have just said: “The BBC has hired a new guy who used to slag off Republicans. Take my word for it.”

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        • David Preiser (USA) says:

          When you said “tweets”, plural, I thought you were referring to the “In Their Own Tweets” page, not Twitter in general.

          It’s not the case that all tweets need to be read in context.

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  5. Alex says:

    I just simply don’t understand how the BBC gets away with employing so many Left-wingers. The terrible sycophancy with which Mardell and the rest of the fawning BBC hacks heap on Obama is beyond doubt. But no-one questions this. On Saturday I caught a mini BBC documentary on Obama’s student days and it was non-stop worship, as if he were some type of Jimi Hendrix of the American political arena. I’m no student of political science, but from what I’m observing over the pond, the man is losing friends fast because of abject incompetence. You wouldn’t if you received your daily news solely from the biased BBC.

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    • Alex says:

      Sorry that should read ‘You wouldn’t recognise this if you received your daily news solely from the biased BBC.’

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Indeed. If His student days were so amazing, why hasn’t He released His school records? Or is that just another example of how He continues George Bush’s policies? Why is there no public record of His writing? Where are the gushing books and article from old friends and fellow students? Somebody this amazing, with messianic qualities, must have left a footprint somewhere before arriving at Saul Alinsky and Bill Ayers’ quarters. Did the BBC mention either of those fine gentlemen?

      Even when defenders of the indefensible are shown the fawning tweets from Beeboids about Him, they claim not to understand what it means.

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  6. kev says:

    Obama is weak and the rest of the world knows this and is taking advantage of this.

    The BBC and the lefty’s won’t anything bad about their black messiah because its racist.

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  7. stuart says:

    these posh boy leftie snearing middle class anti republican odious bbc types like marc georges makes me sick.just to look at him and hear him talk you can telll he is a posh boy bbc leftie.what really annoys me about this story is this.all bbc journalists are suppossed to be impartial.how can this guy be employed by the bbc with his anti right wing and republican views and lack of impartiality,this bbc left wing clique of leftists and marxists just really annoys me.

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  8. lojolondon says:

    Anyone who has been watching the palava over the Republicans refusal to put money into Obamacare will be interested – the BBBC says how Obamacare will help the poor people – implication the ‘rich’ Republicans are being selfish and putting the poor in danger – why then, this headline from Forbes, and when will the BBBC tell us about this part of the story??

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/10/03/enrollment-in-obamacares-federal-exchange-so-far-is-in-the-single-digits/

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