From ‘Spiked’ in 2008….. In an ugly world, we need ugly newsreaders Newsreaders should not be employed because they are pretty. They should be employed because they are intelligent and can read the news. This is why it was a scandal that Moira Stuart was forced to retire prematurely. She was deemed too old. Not enough eye candy. Women should become newsreaders regardless of their looks, not because … Continue reading

Times’ Crossword….Demeaning, Elitist and Divisive

  After a long campaign Murdoch’s Times Newspaper has bowed to pressure and decided not to print the Times’ Crossword in the paper any longer…a decision welcomed by campaigners from the ‘No More Times’ Elitist Crosswords’  campaign and MPs. In an age when intellectually challenging word games became more readily available on the internet, the Times crossword came to be regarded as more of an anachronism. The status of  the … Continue reading

No Surprise There Then

  Adrian Goldberg has a Jewish father and a Catholic mother…is he Jewish?  No idea…but he is married to a Muslim…..or rather someone who presumably was a Muslim as such marriages between a Muslim girl and a non-believer are forbidden in Islam…unless the non-believer converts to Islam.  So either Goldberg has converted or his wife has given up her faith for love. Why the family history? Goldberg himself has raised … Continue reading

D-Day On The BBC

  Tuesday was Democracy Day on the BBC…no doubt they are glad that’s all over and they can get back to ignoring the plebs and their ignorant, working class ideas that threaten the nice status quo of the liberallatti.   Today gave its last half hour over to the ever present Professor Michael Sandel, the BBC’s philosopher of choice. Not a huge amount of startling interest or originality….and a notable … Continue reading


As you may have guessed, our server crashed on Monday, again! This is so annoying and worse still, some posts and comments have yet to be retrieved and indeed some won’t be. Please bear with us, this is so frustrating for me. In the meantime, here is a new Open Thread, approved by Harriet Harman for being breast-free.

Islamic ‘Institutional’ Homophobia? Not On The BBC

        Have you seen the reports of ISIS executing people for being gay?  Not on the BBC….nor it might be added has the caring Media Hasan made any comment despite his opportunistic and disengenuous little tweet here:     And he is outraged at blood being spilled in the name of the prophet….   ….Just, it seems, not ‘gay blood’. Perhaps he’s not got over his youthful … Continue reading

Donnison Must Be Gutted

      The BBC has betrayed the boy blunder down under….he has long campaigned for Hamas denying that they had anything to do with the murder of three Israeli teens. Seems the BBC doesn’t agree in this report about the Israelis being dragged through the International Criminal Court….. The Palestinians’ starting point begins a day after the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers, who were subsequently murdered, by Hamas militants … Continue reading

Bury The Bad News

    The BBC looks to be letting bad news go under the radar where Labour is concerned. The Telegraph reports, it’s their top story just now, that Labour activists were told  ‘Don’t mention the economy’ on the doorstep when out campaigning….saying ‘It’s not our strong point.’ The revelation, made at a party conference addressed by Ed Miliband, will heap fresh pressure on the party following claims activists were told … Continue reading

Under The Shadow Of The Sword

      Nothing is written…..you are free to choose.   All the events surrounding Charlie Hebdo, the Danish cartoons and Salman Rushdie, Fitna and Theo Van Gogh, and many many more, relate to Islam, the Koran and Muhammed and many Muslims’ ferocious, frenzied and often barabaric refusal to accept any criticism or ridicule for their ideology.     They demand respect and a virtual obeyance to their religion from … Continue reading

First they came for……

  How many of these people were arrested as they peacefully protested in the heart of London?  How many were shot?       What if some small nosed Anglo-Saxon Freedom of Speech fundamentalists (h/t Media Hasan) had shot them all, and a couple of coppers who were protecting their right to free speech? Any thoughts on what the BBC headlines would be?  What would Tim Wilcox say?     … Continue reading

BBC Biased Berkas

  The BBC has a policy to discriminate against older women and forces them to cover it up with gagging orders…..   BBC had an ‘informal policy’ to discriminate against older women, say peers The BBC had a policy of discriminating against older woman and covered it up with gagging orders, a House of Lords reports has concluded. Peers were handed private evidence that showed older women being “coerced” into … Continue reading


      Christopher Hitchens in 2007  said in relation to the Danish cartoons that the ‘Barbarians’ are not at the gates they are inside them…gates held open by the other religions who condemned not the murderous violence but the cartoons. ..get used to this he said…you may be living in the last few years where you can complain about religion….we’re heading back to the stone age he forecast. A … Continue reading

Barefaced Cheek

    Lord Hall has spoken.… The BBC will not change, it will not respond to criticism, it will not bow to naked bullying of those who demand accountability, transparency and reporting of a balanced and impartial nature. He also says his reporters will report ‘without fear or favour’….really? Publish this then:     Not this….     Hall says… “There may be some – I hope only a few … Continue reading