WHAT THE BBC WON’T COVER…

BBC bias by omission is much their preferred route. A news story which combines the twin dangers of Islam and the EU is not one that the State Broadcaster is interested in considering. So, instead we get to read about Berlusconi’s matrimonial disputes. It’s always a question of conformance to the narrative.



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57 Responses to WHAT THE BBC WON’T COVER…

  1. will2001 says:

    When caught between a rock & a hard place, omission is the BBC's preferred route

    The Telegraph headlines

    EC demolishes Alistair Darling’s recovery forecasts.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/recession/5274467/EC-demolishes-Alistair-Darlings-recovery-forecasts.html

    Deary me EC/NUlab, NuLab/EC, help!

    So best not cover it, even though a lengthy report on the economic prospects for the EU as a whole

    EU economies will contract by 4% in 2009, the European Commission has forecast.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8032349.stm

    But a mention of the UK only in para 92 (lumped with Italy & no mention of any variation from McMental's forecast)

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  2. will2001 says:

    When caught between a rock & a hard place, omission is the BBC's preferred route

    The Telegraph headlines

    EC demolishes Alistair Darling’s recovery forecasts.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/recession/5274467/EC-demolishes-Alistair-Darlings-recovery-forecasts.html

    Deary me EC/NUlab, NuLab/EC, help!

    So best not cover it, even though a lengthy report on the economic prospects for the EU as a whole

    EU economies will contract by 4% in 2009, the European Commission has forecast.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8032349.stm

    But a mention of the UK only in para 92 (lumped with Italy & no mention of any variation from McMental's forecast)

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  3. George R says:

    Another BBC continental jaunt in underway (this one by J. Dymond), paid for by British BBC licencepayers, to get his take on the opinions of a few Europeans on the European Union:

    BBC webpage ‘World’:

    “In search of Europe: France”.

    Will Dymond discuss the ‘i’ words: ‘immigration’, and ‘Islam’?

    As a prompt for him:

    -from ‘Middle East Quarterly’, Spring 2009 –

    “Europe’s Shifting Immigration Dynamic”
    by Esther Ben-David.

    http://www.meforum.org/2107/europe-shifting-immigration-dynamic

    [Extract]:

    “Western Europe has gone through two major stages in its recent immigration history. In the first stage, European leaders misjudged the effects of immigration and, in the second, they miscalculated how hard it would be to stop an immigration dynamic.

    “Beginning in the mid-twentieth century, European countries have changed from net sources of emigration to attractive destinations for immigration. Today Muslims, many from rural traditional areas, comprise the bulk of non-European immigrants to Europe.”

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  4. George R says:

    Another BBC continental jaunt in underway (this one by J. Dymond), paid for by British BBC licencepayers, to get his take on the opinions of a few Europeans on the European Union:

    BBC webpage ‘World’:

    “In search of Europe: France”.

    Will Dymond discuss the ‘i’ words: ‘immigration’, and ‘Islam’?

    As a prompt for him:

    -from ‘Middle East Quarterly’, Spring 2009 –

    “Europe’s Shifting Immigration Dynamic”
    by Esther Ben-David.

    http://www.meforum.org/2107/europe-shifting-immigration-dynamic

    [Extract]:

    “Western Europe has gone through two major stages in its recent immigration history. In the first stage, European leaders misjudged the effects of immigration and, in the second, they miscalculated how hard it would be to stop an immigration dynamic.

    “Beginning in the mid-twentieth century, European countries have changed from net sources of emigration to attractive destinations for immigration. Today Muslims, many from rural traditional areas, comprise the bulk of non-European immigrants to Europe.”

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  5. George R says:

    Another BBC continental jaunt in underway (this one by J. Dymond), paid for by British BBC licencepayers, to get his take on the opinions of a few Europeans on the European Union:

    BBC webpage ‘World’:

    “In search of Europe: France”.

    Will Dymond discuss the ‘i’ words: ‘immigration’, and ‘Islam’?

    As a prompt for him:

    -from ‘Middle East Quarterly’, Spring 2009 –

    “Europe’s Shifting Immigration Dynamic”
    by Esther Ben-David.

    http://www.meforum.org/2107/europe-shifting-immigration-dynamic

    [Extract]:

    “Western Europe has gone through two major stages in its recent immigration history. In the first stage, European leaders misjudged the effects of immigration and, in the second, they miscalculated how hard it would be to stop an immigration dynamic.

    “Beginning in the mid-twentieth century, European countries have changed from net sources of emigration to attractive destinations for immigration. Today Muslims, many from rural traditional areas, comprise the bulk of non-European immigrants to Europe.”

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  6. George R says:

    Another BBC continental jaunt in underway (this one by J. Dymond), paid for by British BBC licencepayers, to get his take on the opinions of a few Europeans on the European Union:

    BBC webpage ‘World’:

    “In search of Europe: France”.

    Will Dymond discuss the ‘i’ words: ‘immigration’, and ‘Islam’?

    As a prompt for him:

    -from ‘Middle East Quarterly’, Spring 2009 –

    “Europe’s Shifting Immigration Dynamic”
    by Esther Ben-David.

    http://www.meforum.org/2107/europe-shifting-immigration-dynamic

    [Extract]:

    “Western Europe has gone through two major stages in its recent immigration history. In the first stage, European leaders misjudged the effects of immigration and, in the second, they miscalculated how hard it would be to stop an immigration dynamic.

    “Beginning in the mid-twentieth century, European countries have changed from net sources of emigration to attractive destinations for immigration. Today Muslims, many from rural traditional areas, comprise the bulk of non-European immigrants to Europe.”

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  7. Anonymous says:

    I was so incensed about the lack of BBC coverage of the Baroness Uddin scandal I contacted them about it.

    They sent me this reply:-

    From: Dan Aldridge-Neil ([email protected])
    Sent: 05 May 2009 11:15:10
    To:

    Dear Ian Thanks for your comment. It does seem strange and we’re thinking about looking at the issue onthis week’s Newswatch, so I’m writing to a few of those who havecontacted the BBC to see if anyone fancies being involved in theprogramme. If you think you might like to take part, let me know anumber I can reach you on. Dan Aldridge-Neil | Broadcast Journalist —–Original Message–

    If anyone would like to engage with Dan, go ahead!

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