BBC staff travel 125 million miles a year by air

Blimey, that’s a lot. 30 million miles further than the Sun. Commenter J.G. writes : Fed up as I was with the constant bleating about man-made global warming we get on the BBC, I thought I would find out just what they are doing to help the planet. So I put in a FOI request asking about the air miles the BBC fly, the carbon that this produces, and how … Continue reading

Open thread – for comments of general Biased BBC interest:

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Old News

(last Wednesday’s BBC news to be exact): the announced withdrawal of 1600 of our troops and the funeral of the 101st British soldier to die in Iraq were the lead story. Via a transparently thin linkage (“One father who will be pleased at today’s news is…”), the story gave a cameo appearance to Reg Keys. I think the BBC were a little rash to run him (with so little excuse) … Continue reading

Suppressio Veri (again)

Suppressio Veri (again) The Department for Education and Skills recently commissioned pollsters Mori to conduct eight discussion groups with members of the public in London and Manchester on recent UK educational reforms. See if you can spot the missing information when you read the BBC and Daily Telegraphreports of the findings. Click through to read and contribute comments on this post.

From The Comments

A couple of ‘compare and contrasts’. The discrepancies between this BBC report on Friday prayers at the Temple Mount/al-Haram al Sharif – and this Jeruslalem Post report. BBC – Jerusalem prayers pass peacefully Islamic prayers at Jerusalem’s holiest site ended peacefully on Friday, a week after clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police. About 3,000 police were deployed around the Old City of East Jerusalem, and men under 50 were barred … Continue reading

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The long awaited and keenly anticipated book, Can we trust the BBC?

, by Robin Aitken, a well respected former BBC journalist is due out this week. There is a long extract in today’s Mail on Sunday, What is the loneliest job in Britain? Being a Tory at the BBC, that is well worth reading. To whet your appetite here’s the introduction: Working at the BBC can be a strange experience. On occasions during my 25 years as a journalist with the … Continue reading

Apologies

If this was covered on B-BBC at the time, but I can’t find it. Maybe I missed it. LEFTIESWednesday 17 May – Friday 19 May 2006In this three-part series, Vanessa Engle revisits the turbulent era when the extreme Left was a serious and significant political force that believed it could change the world for the better. Weaving together interviews and archive footage, each film relives a different aspect of the … Continue reading

Tin-Foil Hats At The BBC

as they present The Conspiracy Files this week on 9/11. The Editor’s blog has some interesting comments that the BBC have left up: Comment 44: Anyone who has read and absorbed “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” will know it is all part of their megalomaniacal plan to give us a one world government. They are using events like Sept 11th, July 7th in London (another government sponsored terror … Continue reading

Just One Of Those Days …

Monday’s Radio Four had something for everyone’s blood pressure. The Today Programme opened with American claims of Iranian involvement (RealAudio) in attacks on US and British troops in Iraq. The story was pitched in terms of America ‘raising the temperature’ (as it was described on the news bulletins). Web coverage continued the theme of ‘what are the Americans up to ?‘ – as Paul Reynolds says “Blaming Shia Iran for … Continue reading

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Tape shows US attack on UK army

reports BBC Views Online’s children’s CBBC Viewsround (or should that be ‘cbbc newsround’ in the dumbed down world of BBC News?), concluding with: Important When troops on the same side fire at each other, it’s known as friendly fire, or blue-on-blue. Although accidents like this do happen in war, this is seen as very important because it could show the Americans aren’t being honest about what happened. Well, paint me … Continue reading

Irrelevant Information

The BBC tread carefully around issues of race, culture and demographic change. So it’s not surprising that the report on Sir Keith Ajegbo’s ‘Diversity and Citizenship’ report reached sixteen revisions in four days. The headline and the main thrust of the story itself is not an honest reflection of Sir Keith’s main findings and recommendations. Schools in England should teach “core British values” alongside cultural diversity, a report says. In … Continue reading