SWAMP FEVER.

The headline says it all “Activists start leaving eco-camp”. The story concerns the activities of militant greenies determined to stop the UK developing necessary future power provision. In this case the BBC notes that on Saturday a group of about 100 campaigners, “some carrying drums and banners” (Will the 1960’s ever really go away?) marched from the camp to the power station. One must assume that everyone in Kent approves … Continue reading

FOXES CALL FOR POULTRY PROTECTION RIGHTS.

I was reading this BBC article on the alleged need for a Bill of Rights for the UK. The Joint Committee on Human Rights suggest that the bill should go further than current human rights legislation. This proposed further intrusion of a rights rather than responsibility based culture is given BBC approval since the ONLY voice quoted offering dissent is that of….who else?…Universal Shami! Ms Chakrbarti is concerned that we … Continue reading

BROWN NOT BROKEN

. Another day another positive PR spin from Al Beeb for the Great Leader. This time Mr Brown has been to the Edinburgh Book Festival and has declared that Britain is not a broken society. The BBC lovingly reports the Great Leader’s every word with the unspoken subtext that David Cameron has it wrong when he suggests to the contrary. Meanwhile on this BBC page we read of a thanksgiving … Continue reading

WHAT’S AN INVASION BETWEEN FRIENDS?

As has been pointed out, Russia has just invaded Georgia with 150 tanks rolling across the border. Sky has it as the lead story – the BBC has the Olympic opening ceremony as its lead story. World class broadcasting, eh? If you want news, best avoid the Olympic broadcaster. Clearly given the HUGE investment that the BBC has made with OUR money, viewers are going to have the Olympics shoved … Continue reading

OLYMPIC FEVER.

Trying to escape the hype the BBC is producing for the Olympic Games is difficult, unless one turns off! But I happened to tune in to Victoria Derbyshire this morning and was amazed to hear her ask a listener who had phoned in to say that awarding the games to China was a disgrace given its’ human rights record why he had not also objected to LA getting the Games … Continue reading

General BBC-related comment thread!

Please use this thread for comments about the BBC’s current programming and activities. This post will remain at or near the top of the blog – scroll down for new topic-specific posts. N.B. This is not an invitation for general off-topic comments, rants or chit-chat. Thoughtful comments are encouraged. Comments may also be moderated. Any suggestions for stories that you might like covered would be appreciated! It’s your space, use … Continue reading

BIAS ALL THE WAY.

Some days the BBC excels itself by exhibiting bias beyond the call of even left-wing duty. This morning of BBC Radio 4 Today between 7.30 and 8.00am was such a case. My god but they went to town on their favourite memes with no pretence whatsoever of balance. First up with we had Hazel Blears (I know..) who chirped that we were winning the theological battle with militant Islam. How? … Continue reading

WHY FIVE A DAY IS BAD FOR YOU!

I try not to listen to BBC Radio 5 Live for health reasons. It is so appallingly biased that raised blood pressure is the inevitable consequence and that’s just not good for me!One program that I try to avoid at all costs is that of Simon Mayo in the afternoon. The good news is that Mayo is away at the moment. The bad news is that Colin Murray is replacing … Continue reading

A certain lack of clarity

Consider the following introduction from a BBC report of hospital infestations: “The cleanliness of most NHS hospitals in England is threatened by frequent invasions of rats, fleas, bedbugs, flies and cockroaches, a report claims.” Yeah right- bugs first, dirt afterwards. Consider also the way the information is presented as “by the Conservatives ” when it is said later in the article that the figures were obtained “under the Freedom of … Continue reading

A CROCK OF A ROCK.

I know you’ve been discussing this over on the open thread but I’ve been away all day and didn’t want to let the BBC’s coverage of the great Northern Rock debacle today to pass without some comment. I listened to the Today coverage and then again to that on the PM programme and it was quite amazing to hear the BBC commentators blithely pass off the £3bn that is being … Continue reading

ELEVATED IMPORTANCE

. Is it just me or do others find the attention the BBC is paying to the case of a former Tory candidate who has pleaded guilty to a campaign of harassment against his Liberal Democrat rivals excessive? It ran as a major item on the PM programme earlier this evening and whilst I do understand that the behaviour of Ian Oakley was despicable, I just don’t get the high … Continue reading

RED KEN AND RED CHINA.

I’m just watching Newsnight onBBC2 and there is a discussion on the image of China and on the studio panel who else is there but the malignant Red Ken Livingstone. Does he now work full-time for the BBC as he seems a permanent fixture since the people of London rejected him? Maybe he is testing the water for a run as Mayor of Beijing? Ken was there in his unofficial … Continue reading

General BBC-related comment thread!

Please use this thread for comments about the BBC’s current programming and activities. This post will remain at or near the top of the blog – scroll down for new topic-specific posts. N.B. This is not an invitation for general off-topic comments, rants or chit-chat. Thoughtful comments are encouraged. Comments may also be moderated. Any suggestions for stories that you might like covered would be appreciated! It’s your space, use … Continue reading

ABUSING THE SICK.

The headline conveys the point the BBC wants to make. “Ill Palestinians asked to spy”. The item then repeats the claim made by the anti-Semitic group “Physicians for Human Rights” that bad Israeli security agents are putting pressure on some poor Palestinian medical patients to become informants. If you read the article it is laced with the usual venom the BBC seems to especially reserves for Israel. Do you think … Continue reading

THE WAR ON MOTORISTS.

If there is one subject where the BBC and our political elite seem aligned it is in the desire to force us all into driving small government-approved cars. I listened to this item on the Today programme this morning which seemed to revolve around just how large a tax to impose on those of us who prefer to buy new and relatively more expensive cars. This is a cardinal sin … Continue reading