The BBC Going Walkabout And Stepping On Toes

  We have looked at the BBC’s ever growing commercial empire and massive influence in the media world that distorts the market for the genuinely commercial operators who haven’t got a tax payer funded safety net to cushion them in bad times and which allows the BBC to experiment and fail without penalty. The Guardian is complaining bitterly about the BBC moving in on its territory in Australia…it shouldn’t worry … Continue reading

Panorama Vs Rupert Murdoch

  I don’t know the truth about this but it wouldn’t be the first time the BBC’s Panorama programme has cobbled together some very dodgy ‘evidence’ related to Murdoch and his businesses and using very suspect sources to beef up their story…… Mazher Mahmood speaks out about BBC: ‘Deeply misleading… sources not credible… hell bent on broadcasting’ Sun reporter Mazher Mahmood has accused the BBC of giving “deeply misleading reasons” … Continue reading

Aqil Airhead

    Must be something in the air…Is The BBC Biased notes that Muslim Aaqil Ahmed, in charge of the BBC’s religious programming, has decided to broaden the appeal of Songs of Praise and spread the joy around, broadcasting from many places of worship and denomination…but definitely will not be heading Mosqueward…until of course we hear of a lovely, joyous coming together of Christians and Muslims, evidence of the tolerance, … Continue reading

Fatboy Slim

  A little earlier listening to 5Live I was urged to keep listening as I would be treated to an investigation into the hidden child hunger epidemic sweeping the land. Who knew? It must have been very well hidden as I have always been led to believe that the problem was one of an epidemic of child obesity….sweeping the land….from the Telegraph… Schoolchildren refused second helpings at lunch in obesity … Continue reading

FIFA, Ho Hum, I Smell The Blood Of An Englishman

  The BBC’s coverage of the FIFA world cup scandal has been woeful. FIFA released a report that exonerated Russia and Qatar from accusations of corruption in the bidding process for the World Cup…however England and Australia were singled out for special attention. The BBC failed completely to question FIFA’s decision and concentrated almost solely on England’s claimed abuses. Now that might seem extraordinary considering the background to the story … Continue reading

Another Day, Same Old Bias

  Yesterday the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) proclaimed that there was far too much hype by government ministers in favour of Fracking…the BBC was happy to oblige in giving them plenty of sympathetic coverage. Jim Naughtie told us that the UKERC was completely independent and had no axe to grind. That’ll be the UKERC, along with the pro-climate change propaganda organisation, the Grantham Institute, and the UEA’s CRU, that … Continue reading

No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

    The BBC is spreading its influence… Local papers cautious as BBC courts them with free content They are traditionally the bitterest of rivals but now a BBC olive branch to regional newspapers has been given a cautious welcome by an industry whose sales have been in dizzying decline. James Harding, the BBC’s director of news and current affairs, has looked to build bridges with beleaguered editors with the offer … Continue reading

You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down

    The Brand wagon is still rolling strongly, promoting his book and revolution. Apparently the BBC still think he has important things to say and that he ‘has the ear of the youth’…the worthy Giles Fraser not being the audience winner they had obviously hoped for….I’m sure yesterday’s Radio One’s Breakfast show audience were thrilled to once again have Brand shoved down their throats….never mind R1’s audience apparently being … Continue reading

The EU Pays Us To Be A Member…No Really

    Did I really hear an EU apparatchik telling us on the Today show (08:34) that the UK has benefitted from the EU, receiving £70 billion in benefits from it, whilst the UK gives the EU a mere £6.7 billion? Sure I did hear that.   What I didn’t hear was any challenge to that, quite obviously, misleading ‘Fact’.   Even the Guardian admits the UK pays in more … Continue reading

Viva La Berlin Wall

    ‘Today’ (08:40) brought us Steve Rosenberg, the BBC’s Moscow correspondent, who after a spell educating himself in Soviet Russia, pre the collapse of the Berlin Wall (No surprise there….a BBC journo studying in Moscow), and continuing to live there for the next 15 years (I’m sure he’s not gone native) tells us that the fall of the Berlin Wall was a disaster leading to war and conflict.  The … Continue reading

Question Time

          To Justin Webb…. Justin, when interviewing people it helps if you actually interview them.  Part of that is an inconvenient requirement that you ask questions, any questions, but preferably ones that actually make the interviewee reveal something of relevance to the subject. Unless a presenter is thrown into an interview without notice, they need to go in armed with good background knowledge. Presumably Justin, this … Continue reading

Viva La Republicans

Republicans win control of US Senate This wasn’t meant to happen…just as snow was a thing of the past the Republicans were meant to be on their last legs as the political landscape changed in the US along with the population profile. Guess all those Hispanic and Black voters weren’t persuaded by the Guardian and the BBC.  

Here We Go Again

  Isn’t it curious how the same person keeps bringing us ‘research’ that shows EU immigration benefits us….and the BBC loves it…. we’ve been here before… The BBC, Still Selling Us A Lie On Immigration   Christian Dustmann, an immigrant himself, was one of the architects of Labour’s EU immigration policy, and yet the BBC thinks it is perfectly reasonable to quote his research as if it was entirely trustworthy….I … Continue reading