The BBC media coverage has been dominated by Pakistan this morning. Whether it is floods in Pakistan or Pakistan offence at comments made by David Cameron, the BBC is there to faithfully record Pakistan opinion. On Today this morning, there was a virtually incomprehensible interview with the Pakistan Information Minister – give it a listen. It seems to me the BBC love the idea that Cameron has offended Pakistan (for speaking the truth, as it happens) and so they are now wide open and welcoming of any Pakistani criticisms of the hated Coalition.

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  1. George R says:

    Yes, Islam Not BBC (INBBC), via ‘TODAY’, provides Pakistan government propaganda space to criticise British government, but does not provide British government space to criticise Pakistan government.

     ‘It’s what we do with British licencepayers’ money.’


    • Backwoodsman says:

      Yes, the beeboid reaction to this is facinating and presumably solely aimed at bigging up the sense that Cameron has caused a crisis.
      It being an absolutely proven ( see wikkileaks et al ) fact that the ISI have caused trouble and supported militant islam ,  the bbc decision to report Pakistani concerns at face value, shows up the bbc agenda perfectly.


  2. Umbongo says:


    I thought it was my hearing or my radio which was distorting the language issuing from the mouth of this distinguished Pakistani politician.  I’m glad that you’ve confirmed that what he was saying was, literally, meaningless.  However, assuming this was a denial of Pakistani complicity in terrorism and thus a protest about Dave’s blowing this particular gaffe (as if we didn’t already know), I couldn’t help comparing the soft ride given to Qamar Zaman Kaira with the ritual (verbal) crucifixion of Mark Regev whenever he is interviewed on Today.


  3. David vance says:


    Exactly. The courtesy extended to the incomprehensible gibberings of the Pakistan Minister for Disinformation (Waugh – we’re the victims) contrasts vividly with the simmering hostility towards Regev.


  4. Martin says:

    But note that the BBC have forgotten all about the Wikileaks story now, where is the deep investigation into the leaked documents? The BBC just don’t want to know, they were happy to spout the shit about our forces killing civilians and repeated that as facts, but now these documents show the Pakistani scum are supporting the Taliban the BBC don’t want to know. 
    Come on scum boys at the BBC, put your 8 year old boy lover and your jar of Vaseline down and do what you are paid for.


  5. NotaSheep says:

    Contrast the respect with which a representative of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is treated with with the vitriol puured on any representatives of Israel.


  6. John Anderson says:

    Cameron’s comments on Pakistan were all over the BBC over the weekend too.  And when they came to review the newspapers – it was the top story.

    But NONE of the UK press had Pakistan as the headline.

    I am convinced that within the BBC news editorial team there is a core of Pakistanis – who push and shove to get this sort of stuff promoted at every turn, plus the Israel stuff.  And the rest of the news staff are too damn yellow to tell them to go shove it.

    Popular opinion overwhelmingly is that Cameron was telling the truth about Pakistan’s complicity with terrorists.   And why not state these facts in India – which itself faces constant Islamist terrorism,  with complicit support or protection by the ISI.

    Then these clowns have the gall to say that telling the truth about Pakistan increases Islamist anger and radicalism in the UK Pakistani community.  But that community is riddled with radicalism – and has utterly failed to deal with it.


    • John Anderson says:

      Incidentally the Times and the Telegraph front pages both lead with with big stories about continuing out-of-control immigration.  I don’t recall thise stories being highlighted on the Today prog review of the papers ? 


      • NotaSheep says:

        But immigration is a ‘good thing’, we must ‘celebrate’ diversity.


  7. Natsman says:

    As a corollary to that, when we lived in the UK, my wife was employed in a well-known (but not necessarily good) west London university.  The Vice Chancellor of the day (who pretty soon legged it to Australia) was extremely keen on encouraging foreign students – they brought money (in various guises) to the university.  
    Trouble was, once they’d arrived (ostensibly to do a degree), they smartly buggered off into the bundu, never to be seen again.  Not only that, but some of them even sub-let their rooms in the accommodation halls of residence.  
    She (Mrs. Natsman) often regaled me with stories from that august establishment.  She had a lot of communication with both Special Branch and MI5 with regard to immigration and suspected bomb plots (and the suspected involvement of “students” 😉 , and was always staggered at the lack of interaction between those two security outfits – the one never seemed to know what the other was doing.  Little wonder Britain is now such a multicultural cesspit

    (I didn’t put that emoticon there – where’d it come from?)


  8. George R says:

    An Islam Not BBC (INBBC) analysis on Pakistan this is not:


    Fitzgerald: “What To Do About Pakistan’s ‘Mistrust’?”



  9. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Except for the first couple of questions and the main point he kept hammering on to little effect, Naughtie seemed seriously unprepared for this interview.  Or myabe it’s just that he totally agreed with what the Pakistani Information Minister (a perfectly trustworthy title) was saying.


  10. cjhartnett says:

    All Cameron said is what the liberal elite were saying for years-that Pakistani security services/army are happy to back the Taliban as needed. Remember the Mumbai Hotel carnage of a couple of years back-no,funnily enough the Beeb don`t either?
    I`m not paid or privy to it all to know if it`s true…but if Obama had said it there would be loads of sages from Beebland saying that the great man is only raising the issue and it needs airing. That Cameron was so stupidly wrong about Turkey and Israel is not discussed-for this is the Beebs default position as ever,so is a given!
    Finally, as the Pakistani state huff and puff for the Beeb-is there not a bit of flooding up north that those angry Islamists and actors could be better employed in contending with…avoid a Katrina moment maybe?
    Oh-and who on earth is Miliband Major to tell us all via his chums in the BBC about diplomacy-didn`t Cameron have to suck up to Delhi in part to counter Milibands appalling and patronising ignorance of Indias role in Kashmir a few years back…traffic stopping delusions of adequacy from out NuLiar glove puppet as per usual!


  11. John Horne Tooke says:

    They may as well open the doors wide now as Britain is totally lost. Thanks socialists. (and libtories).  Who gave them the right to change the face of Britain for our children? Not once have I read a political manifesto that has said “we are going to change the country into a mulicultural hellhole.- Vote for the end of Britain” .


  12. DP111 says:

    Meanwhile Pakistanis continue to murder Christians, burn churches, kidnap Christian girls to rape them. They follow this by converting them to Islam. The police never interfere, as Muslims are simply doing what they are required to do, and exemplified by their prophet.


    Pakistanis are crying out for international aid. All of the aid goven by our government aid will end up in Pakstaini government hands. As in all such aid, Muslims will keep it for themselves, while beating up any Christians who have the temerity to turn up at an Aid station.

    Barnabus Fund is a charity that offers help to the really discriminated people in the Muslim world.


    Help if you can.


  13. Grant says:

    Am I right in guessing that the BBC don’t seem much interested in the opinions of leaders of the “Indian Community”  in the UK  ?   If not, I wonder why.