No One Expected The Spanish Inquisition!

    When assesssing the BBC’s coverage of the Democratic Party’s hatchet job on the CIA consider this from Douglas Murray: ‘Torture is torture’ ignores the complex nature of intelligence gathering   Murray appeared on the BBC’s ‘This Week’ putting some of the points he raises in the article……but will any of his concerns be reflected in subsequent BBC reporting?  The BBC has a habit of having such discussions on … Continue reading

Self-indulgent BBC To Broadcast Thatcher ‘Assassination’ Fantasy

    Would have thought this was wrong at any time and is merely the BBC pandering to its own inner fantasies: BBC are ‘wrong’ and insensitive to broadcast book about Margaret Thatcher’s assassination, Tory MP says BBC bosses are under fire over plans to broadcast a controversial story imaging the assassination of Margaret Thatcher. Tory backbencher Nadine Dorries said the former prime minster’s family are still “grieving” from her … Continue reading

Bravo! Bravo!???

  Laughed long and loud this morning as Labour’s Keith Vaz came onto 5Live (11:40) and congratulated the BBC for its focus on immigration and the foreign national offenders being allowed to slip into the country by the chaos at Border Control as the BBC ‘discovers’ that one in seven people arrested in Britain today is a foreign national….and a listener involved in charity work stated that 75% of rough … Continue reading

John Simpson…Liberator Of Kabul

  John Simpson, no doubt grateful to be handed an extended employment contract with the Beeb, does his usual fawning pro-BBC, ‘it’s not biased’, shameless promotion:   John Simpson: “The BBC faces an existential crisis” It has always been an article of faith among a certain type of Conservative politician and in the right-wing press that the BBC is instinctively left-wing. It started as early as 1926, when the BBC … Continue reading

The Brand Experiment Continues

  The BBC’s flirtation with radical politics and ideologies continues…whilst still promoting radical Islam as an antidote to supposed Western hegemony the BBC also continues its experiment in promoting extremist left wing politics, having backed Occupy, student riots and recruited Giles Fraser to their ranks, as they put a great deal of time and effort into brand Brand. It looks like the BBC are trying to create and shape him … Continue reading

POW

  The BBC is having a ball with the Senate committee’s report on interrogation……all too often forgetting to tell us that it is a partisan report produced by the Democratic party… A scathing Senate report two days earlier said “brutal” methods like waterboarding were ineffective. While he [John Brennan] was speaking, Senator Dianne Feinstein, who heads the committee that produced the report, was rejecting his arguments on Twitter.     … Continue reading

WEEKEND OPEN THREAD….

Here you go, a new Open Thread for you to complete. The BBC has been quite hysterical in recent days, wallowing in the Senate Democrat attack on the CIA, trying to suggest that Miliband’s woeful speech on the economy could represent a leap forward for the glorious leader in waiting…..and the rest. The floor is yours.

The NHS Has Been Privatised….Vote Labour!

    I hadn’t been able to check the background to the BBC’s hyperbolic reports on the NHS this morning…every news bulletin I heard announced that the NHS had practically been privatised…. A third of NHS contracts awarded to private firms – report   The only clue (other than a lot of past experience) that the BBC might be misleading us was hearing Nick Clegg on PMQs responding to Labour’s … Continue reading

Harding Hard Of Hearing?

  The BBC’s Director of BBC News and Current Affairs, James Harding, has launched a counter-blast to Conservative complaints of BBC bias. Harding’s response shows how quickly new recruits to the BBC absorb the dominant cultural and political orthodoxy of the organisation and so rapidly adopt the unquestioning obedience to the hand that feeds them. Rather than admit what was a clear-cut case of bias and intemperate language by a … Continue reading

Well I Never!!!

    Remember this recent headline from the BBC? ‘Colossal’ spending cuts to come, warns IFS   When Osborne made his Autumn Statement the BBC went into overdrive to undermine any perceived good news. We know of its blatant comparison of the 1930’s depression to what they predict will be the outcome of his policies but they also hyped the IFS’s ‘revelation’ of those ‘colossal spending cuts’ after the election. … Continue reading

WHY LISTENING TO THE BBC IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH

In the past few days, I caught a couple of BBC stories which did little for my blood pressure. On BBC NI, they ran an item explaining the the “traveller” community was the most discriminated against in Northern Ireland. This was based in feedback from..the travelling community! Honestly, you couldn’t make it up although I suspect the Travellers do. I then heard another story elsewhere on the BBC network explaining … Continue reading

OPEN THREAD

Here we go, an overdue Open Thread! BBC went into food bank frenzy yesterday. I was invited into the BBC NI studio to take part in a discussion on such. My view is that Food Banks are street theatre agitprop sponsored by the left. To my amusement, the BBC in Belfast put on a caller from Cheltenham (!) who gave a tale of woe and explained how Food Banks saved … Continue reading

Richard Black (RIP) Wrong As Usual

    Remember this from 2011 when Richard Black tried to persuade us that it was the dumb, ignorant Anglo-Saxons who were climate deniers while the rest of the world wailed as it burned? The world wide web, where climate change is most vociferously debated, is predominantly an Anglo-Saxon medium. For we native English speakers who’ve never needed to become fluent in other tongues but speak the language of climate … Continue reading

Gobby To All That

    The Media’s hypocrisy is quite stunning, the BBC’s most of all of course as it tells us it holds itself to a higher standard and is the news organisation that sets the standards for the rest of the pack to follow. Recently they have been shouting a lot about how dishonest politicians are, asking why politicians, especially the Tories, won’t tell us about the true state of the … Continue reading