HANGING AROUND….

The BBC seems determined to implant the notion that a hung Parliament is inevitable. It seems to have daily items on the topic including this one this morning!

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23 Responses to HANGING AROUND….

  1. Martin says:

    It’s the last deperate hope of the drug addled tossers. However, outside of the Liebour sponsored Yougov polls most of the others have shown a good Tory lead. The Tories will win by 10-20 seats. So snort up all your Coke and Meow Meow now Beeboids, the dole awaits you all. Hopefully a few more of you will also top yourselves just to really make my day.

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  2. Tarquin says:

    Is that supposed to be bias or is it really just the media finding things to talk about? Seeing as such speculation has zilch effect on the next parliament due to our political system

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    • hippiepooter says:

      Given the endemic bias of the BBC one thinks not.  If no other news organisation is obsessing with the prospect of a hung Parliament, one would imagine the strategy of Labour-BBC (hat tip to George R for the term) is to induce voter apathy in Tories and bolster turnout for Labour.  
       
      Tory MPs Graham Stuart and Douglas Carswell, as featured on B-BBC, have been very outspoken in the last week or so on Tory bias.  Let’s hope this is the start of a momentum to put BBC subversives in the dock of public opinion where they belong.  
       
      Cameron has been sucking up to the Guardianista-BBC left for a long time now, to zilch effect.  Let’s hope that tongue he’s had planted up their jacksy all this time will now lunge further up and wrap itself around their wind-pipe

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      • Tarquin says:

        You should do stand-up – to ignore the Tories own manipulation of yourselves is daft, the old ‘BBC is biased boo-ra’ coming out of a few corners goes down very well with the traditional right, nobody ges off to vote for Labour based on BBC coverage – presumably when Labour inevitably lose millions of votes, the BBC will have suffered the blow a bit

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        • Tarquin says:

          don’t drink and post…’softened’

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        • hippiepooter says:

          Tarks, there’s enough people on the left with the integrity to admit that the BBC is biased.  Without that bias, where would Labour be?

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  3. Cassandra King says:

    I am getting the uncomfortable feeling that we are being subjected to political manipulation right now.
    Its opperation get the core vote riled up enough to come out and vote? Why the ‘unrest’ now? What do the political classes have to gain by stirring up core vote anger on the right and left, the Tory core vote will come and the labour core vote will come out, it seems as if the political classes have come up with the hung parliamnet meme and now the industrial unrest meme because their real polling is showing a public mood of cynisism not seen in the UK.
    Is it possible that the esatblished political rulers could stoop to such grubby and desperate manipulation? Oooh yes!

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    • Cassandra King says:

      Please forgive the spelling errors, not a good day today!

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    • Marky says:

      Many are trying to discourage voting for anything other than Labour, Tories or even Lib Dems. It seems to me the hung parliament frighteners is to help keep out the anti European Union parties, keep the status quo Labour – Tory flipping and discourage people voting outside the Lib/Lab/Con.

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  4. Martin says:

    Well well well. Just listened to Pravda 5 live and they did a piece on the BA strike with a typical communist Unite scumbag and a ‘BA passenger’ called Spike. Now the union scumbag you expected a load of pro left crap from, but the BA passenger Spike Marchant? Well he must be the ONLY BA passenger in the world who was having to make other arrangements for his flight to Japan, he was fully on board with the striking BA staff. Got me very suspicious that the BBc managed to randomly find a BA passenger in support of the strike.

    So a quick Google gave me this.

    Spike Marchant I fly a great deal and just flew in from Miami with BA and am scheduled to fly out to Japan on Sunday but the flight has been cancelled.
    I have been talking to ordinary ground staff and cabin crew and they are genuinely saddened that the issue requires strike action. They all want a resolution. They want to maintain the standards and the reputation of BA for the long term.
    Supporting the workers’ right to withdraw their labour is important.
    I am going to have to fly to Japan via a European carrier. Alternative flights with Virgin are completely booked out and I may have to fly indirectly which will be problematic as I have to work as soon as I get to the other end.
    I will get a single flight out there with another airline but I am going to book my return flight to come back with British Airways. It is a statement of faith. If the service disintegrates in the next year or two then I will vote with my feet.
    But I believe in the service that BA currently offers. I might be inconvenienced on Sunday but I won’t hold a grudge, because there are serious reasons why the staff are striking.

    http://sain.sunsite.utk.edu/cgi-bin/textonly/0141/news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8577159.stm

    I wonder how long it took the BBC to find a leftie passenger?

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    • Guest says:

      What is ‘selected’, or not, as a ‘viewer email’ or vox pop, before it hits our screens, by any of the MSM but especially the BBC, pretty much illustrates the farcical illusion that is ‘objective’ reporting some still labour under the quaint notion exists.

      It’s pervasive, powerful, and totally places a false sense of popular engagement veneer over what is pretty darn effective propaganda.

      Crafty minxes.

      Great spot. I’d love at least to get some sulky bozo in a blazer from 5 Live up early to explain this one to Uncle Ray on Newswatch… if then cleared by the Trust because it was legitimate to find another view. This time.

      Maybe they could get Kevin Maguire out of the VIp box (and his tails) at Cheltenham and into a scruffy jacket for a quick thought on the matter. Or Newsnight’s Kirsty on the joys on bunking over with Ethical Man as her sporting bit to save the planet and show solidarity?

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  5. NotaSheep says:

    Great spot Martin, this is one of the things that makes the blogosphere so powerful, independent investigations. The problem is how to make the populace aware of the bias. Is there any way a real-timne BBC fact check service could be launched. How many volumteers would it take to agree to monitor an agreed output media and fact check? Maybe start with BBC TV news – what’s that – 2 hours a day?  Radio 4 news and current affairs – a further 4 or 5 hours? Radio5Live – this could be the tricky one – many many many hours of phone-ins and who could bear to listen to more than 15 minutes of Victoria Derbyshire or Richard Bacon? Thoughts, anyone? 

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    • hippiepooter says:

      I think BBC bias would be well highlighted if there was a rota on B-BBC sending out digests to prominent figures.  A post mailing to say 100 of the most prominent figures would have greatest impact on take-up, the hundreds of others could be sent out invites by email.  I’m thinking of all Tory, UKIP and Christian People’s Alliance candidates, and sincere democrats on the left such as Ben Cohen, Hon Frank Field & Kate Hoey MPs etc.

      Tory MPs Graham Stuart and Douglas Carswell have put their heads above the parapet on BBC bias, now is the time to press home the attack.

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      • Marky says:

        I don’t watch much BBC so miss much of the bias, I will try to upload the most blatantly biased interviews on YouTube (if I have the time).

        Here’s the latest anti UKIP offering from the BBC.

        YouTube is one way of getting the message out there.

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        • hippiepooter says:

          Only a beeboid interviewer would say: “We’ve got a very Euro-sceptic Conservative Party led by David Cameron”.

          She just wasn’t interested in listening to what Lord Pearson had to say.  She wanted to drive the BBC line.

          “Lord Pearson of Fruitcake”.  Way to go Polly Tonybee.  Bringing internet insults to live tv.

          As soon as the ‘get in touch’ function on B-BBC is working again I’ll pop of the suggestion about sending out invites for an B-BBC email digest.

          I think if they just get sent off willy-nilly they’ll almost all meet the delete button.

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        • Jeremy Hummerstone says:

          The interviewer took the same tone to Lord Pearson as Dimbleby & Co took to Nick Griffin.

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          • Marky says:

            Yes and the same tone on many subjects. I suggest those who feel they aren’t being represented fairly by the BBC should stop paying the licence fee.

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    • AndyUk06 says:

      I think what Biased Beeb Craig has been doing is definitely the way forward as it is much more scientific and I think is more effective than merely expressing opinions.  You cannot argue with cold clinical facts, especially in the way Craig is presenting metrics like interruption coefficients, proportion of speaking time allocated, number of supplementary questions asked etc. There are probably loads more: what about the number of times when no alternative view is given?  Would this just mean 100% of speaking time given to one person?

      Some kind of bar chart or visual representation would be even better. Better still would be to start collecting data on some program eg QT, so that we could see figures for indivual programmes and also averages for all the data that ever lived. In the age of the internet and YouTube any observations can be easily verified. It would be interesting to collate figures on the panel participation especially on those of a socialist, capitalist or indeterminate persuasions.

      There is always some pompous BBC berk like “John Reith” who will point to a single contradictory BBC source in order to refute the claim, so the answer is to make effective use of  numerical data to see the overall picture. Not only in the collection of, but also analysis and interpretation.

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      • John Anderson says:

        Andy

        There was some discussion here a while back about Craig’s “keep count” approach – and I think we agreed that his ideas shone an objective light on the PATTERN of BBC bias.

        I was away for a while after that – and had not recently seen Craig’s excellent site.  Lots of good ammo there,  numerical chapter-and-verse for anyone who really wanted to take the BBC to task.

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  6. DG says:

    No more than the Daily Mail funded ITV/ITN. Rest assured though its highly unlikely, so lets not get our knickers in a twist, no matter how dire the Tories have so far been in standing tall in the mess that is the Labour govt

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  7. Martin says:

    I wonder if the BBC would like to explain how THIS reduces their Carbon footprint? Or don’t Socialists need to do that?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1259351/BBC-fly-art-critics-Glasgow-moving-Kirsty-Walks-home-town.html

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  8. Scott N says:

    The BBC was telling us that it would be a close election last year when the Tories were 18 points ahead. The pollsters and the rest of the NuLav media machine have long been planning the “narrowing of the polls” pre-election narrative. It is because polls, especially this close to an election, set the tone of the news narrative. Look at some of the advantages that it gives Labour:
    It takes the wind out of the Tories’ sails with the “pressure on Cameron” narrative and increases the attacks from the right as well as Labour friendly news organisations.
    It allows Labour to still seem like they are credible and that power isn’t pissing away from them, especially important with the prospect of embarrassing whistle blowers emerging and Labour wanting to cling onto the associated web of power that governments have with various non-government organisations, when these may otherwise want  to publicly back the soon to be new boss.
    It says to wavering Labour core vote that it is still OK to vote Liebour because, look, other people are doing it and that Labour are the natural party of government.
    Also, with  a blatant piece of electioneering (otherwise known as the budget) coming up next week, Labour need credibility that they must mean what they say as, hey!, we might still be in power after May 6th. Where as if they were 15% behind in the polls, the budget would be more widely dismissed as a cynical gimmick of a soon to be dead government.

    Ask Labour MPs, in the constituencies that the Tories need to win to get a good majority, what their prospects are for holding those seats, and see if they agree with YouGov. You won’t find much optimism I bet.

    Also this is setting the anti-Tory narrative after the election when the Tories have to clean the crap up that Labour left behind, so that the BBC can make it look like the Tories won by accident and that it was some momentary and late rush of blood by parts of the electorate that got them elected and that Labour had it sorted until those nasty Tories got in and ruined it.

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    • dave s says:

      An excellent analysis. The NGOs have all sold out to the libleft and must be seriously afraid the money is going to be turned off. In that I include the BBC. A very worrying time for our useless tax eaters.
      I stand by my conviction that the treatment of the army is going to break Brown. It is almost the last institution the neo Marxists had left to subvert. Thank God they ran out of time.
      Any reservations about Dave must be put aside  this time. Brown has to be defeated.

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