SAVE JONAH!

Look at the BBC coverage of the collapse of the Dunfermline Building Society. Check out the headlines “Brown offer to Dunfermline savers” “Brown soothes savers” – relax, the Dear Leader has it all control and there is nothing to worry about.

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21 Responses to SAVE JONAH!

  1. Martin says:

    I see the BBC are also playing down the two Labour pigs caught shagging in the Commons.

    Now I seem to remember the BBC having quite a good laugh when it turned out Curry was shagging Major.

    The BBC also played down 5 bellies Prescott for his on the job humping as well.

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  2. David Vance says:

    None so blind as those who choose not to see, Martin.

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  3. Baghdad says:

    Save Gordon? I see Jacqui Smith’s blue movies have yet to find their way on to the BBC News webisite. I wonder if a member of the other party was thus rumbled whether there would be outburst of ‘Tory Sleaze’ type headlines.

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  4. rigger says:

    I also see that at least two BBC workers have voted for the up to £200 p.a. option

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  5. archduke says:

    politics show in the south of england is currently reporting from the EU parliament.

    Hannans speech ignored – instead a clip of Nigel Farages one was shown.

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  6. archduke says:

    ooh i’m wrong… Hannan on now.

    but they dont show entire tour-de-force. just a small little clip.

    oh well. thank god for YouTube i guess.

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  7. Baghdad says:

    My mistake – UK page leading on Jacqui Smith – However, no mention of the nature of the, er, entertainments, to which the Smiths subscribed.

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  8. archduke says:

    mail headline

    Blue movies on expenses: How Jacqui Smith’s husband watched pornographic movies… paid for by the taxpayer”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1165611/Blue-movies-expenses-How-Jacqui-Smiths-husband-watched-pornographic-movies–paid-taxpayer.html

    telegraph

    “Jacqui Smith in ‘adult movie‘ expenses row”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/5069970/Jacqui-Smith-claimed-for-husbands-adult-movies-on-expenses.html

    the guardian
    “Jacqui Smith embarrassed by porn expenses row”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/mar/29/jacqui-smith-expenses-film

    and the BBC headline?

    “Smith ‘sorry’ for expenses claim”

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7970492.stm

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  9. David Vance says:

    archduke – you nailed it. The BBC is soooo reluctant to tell us the truth.

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  10. archduke says:

    now they’ve changed it to

    “Smith’s husband sorry over films”

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/

    you have to bear in mind that the headline IS important , for its the headline that gets syndicated worldwide to news aggregation sites such as Google News.

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  11. archduke says:

    gotta love the Sun headline

    “Home Sex-retary porn film claims”

    ha!

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2347860.ece

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  12. David Preiser (USA) says:

    While “soothes” is a pretty odd choice of words, considering as how this is only an effort to “soothe”, and no “soothing” seems actually to have occurred, why is the BBC so cavalier about the Prime Minister of a country getting involved in private business deals? Again?

    The nonchalance with which Darling and the Beeboids are saying that government will be arranging financial sales of businesses is way too creepy.

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  13. archduke says:

    that Hannan speech just got mentioned on Fox News radio. they’re covering it at the bottom of the hour.

    different angle though – Hannan’s speech is more a message for Obama than Brown.

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  14. archduke says:

    from the comments on Hannans blog
    – he’s getting a lot of adoration from America – this has gone viral over there too..

    “ABSOLUTLEY BRILLIANT MR. HANNAN. I WATCHED EVERY INTERVIEW ON FOX – (CAVUTO, BECK, HANNITY). YOU ARE A SUPERSTAR. RUSH CAN NOT STOP TALKING ABOUT YOU – AND WHEN THAT GOES TO 20,000,000 LISTENERS – YOU ARE MORE POPULAR THAN PRES. OBAMA.”

    thats Rush Limbaugh.

    wow. if Hannan loses his MEP seat (thanks in no part to the dreadful “list” system), at least he’ll have a job at the Heritage Foundation or the Cato Institute!

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/daniel_hannan/blog/2009/03/25/my_speech_to_gordon_brown_goes_viral?com_num=20&com_pg=25

    here’s hoping Hannan defects to UKIP – the list system means we cannot vote for the guy directly. an utter disgrace.

    i’d vote for the guy in a nanosecond.

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  15. archduke says:

    Daniel, just an ordinary American here who heard your speech. I have not been so moved outside of church in a very long time. God bless you!
    Jeff
    March 28, 2009
    09:48 PM GMT

    Well done! I wish we had some US politicians who were half as eloquent, half as articulate, and spoke half the substance as was given in this 3.5 minute delivery; and to top it off, you have the charm of British accent.
    Mark
    March 28, 2009
    04:26 AM GMT

    Hey y’all, from across the pond! I came to give a standing ovation and beg Mr. Hannan to defect and come to America. We need more politicians with the cajones to tell it like it is. Ours are politically correct little sheeple who wouldn’t dare dissent from their lord Obama. Come experience the southern hospitality that I’m sure you’ve heard of. You’d be treated like royalty here in the conservative parts of America, since you’re already a legend! Keep up the good work Mr.Hannan. 🙂
    southernusaconservative
    March 28, 2009
    02:47 AM GMT

    The “old media” people are like the dinosaurs. They did not see the internet “metor” coming. Could do nothing as it hit and can’t do anything about it after it hit.
    GWHH
    March 27, 2009
    09:14 PM GMT

    Finally, a politician with common sense. Can we import him to the US? His words could just as easily be spoken in our congress.
    A.
    March 27, 2009
    07:53 PM GMT

    WOW .. this is HUGE. and it goes on and on and on…

    it might sound corny , but i think we’ve found our new Thatcher at long last. We dont want Blair mark 2 (Cameron) – we need Hannan. urgently.

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  16. archduke says:

    hannan speech on youtube

    1.5 MILLION views and rising…

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  17. Martin says:

    I click on the link from time to time to keep the numbers going up.

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  18. archduke says:

    bbc caught editing Hannan for “this week”

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  19. archduke says:

    michael white gets a right good kicking in the comments on this article of his

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/mar/26/conservatives-europe

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  20. Jack Hughes says:

    Nationwide takes over Dunfermline

    “The Nationwide is to buy the Dunfermline Building Society’s branches, good loans and deposits, it has been confirmed.”

    This does not add up – I had to think about for a few minutes. For a bank, a loan is an asset. Its a bit of paper that will earn interest and be redeemed for the principal in the future. A branch is quite clearly an asset as well. But a deposit is a liability.

    So to mention all 3 in the same sentence like they do is really bad, thoughtless journalism. Amateurish.

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  21. Millie Tant says:

    It is a statement that the Nationwide will buy those things. Is it factually incorrect?

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