More Bloody Sunday

Stephen Pollard :

I took part in Radio 4’s Sunday programme this morning. To say I was flabbergasted by the report on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 is an understatement.

Nick Cohen :

Alas, whenever you believe that you have nailed British hypocrisy, the BBC comes along and proves that it is worse than you thought. If there were an award for intellectual cowardice, a gold medal for journalistic double standards, this morning’s effort by Radio 4 deserves it.

Damian Thompson :

Nowhere in the BBC’s output is Left-liberal bias more thickly applied than on Radio 4’s Sunday programme. If you didn’t think you could actually hear a lip curl, try listening to any of its “reports” that involve Christian conservatives.

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12 Responses to More Bloody Sunday

  1. sue says:

    As I said just now, I’m glad to see that I wasn’t alone, and gratified that such distinguished others were flabbergasted by the same things. 

    But hey, at least I didn’t merely link to Nick Cohen as did Stephen Pollard himself, and Damian Thompson, because “he said it better that we could” like a couple of lazybones.
    Oh yes, and you, Laban. So, what did you think?
    One thing that struck me was Damian Thompson’s:  ” I am glad to say that in the studio discussion afterwards, Stephen Pollard exploded. “The idea that there is some kind of equivalence of extremism” between a Florida pastor with a tiny congregation and a global clerical fascist movement was “fantasy,” he boomed.”

    He may well have boomed. (Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom. Baldrick c 1945)
    But all the booming in the world couldn’t stop Ed Stourton interrupting and cutting him off mid boom.

    Ed Stourton is the Grand Biasmaster of religious broadcasting.


  2. hippiepooter says:

    Thanks Laban for highlighting this BBC weasalspeak in such a pithy, user-friendly manner.

    I’m listening to the programme as I write.  I share the comment of someone on Cohen’s blog, I dont think Pollard ‘exploded’, ‘incredulous but measured’ was more like it.

    Stephen Pollard’s comments on the huge rise in anti-semitism on campuses due to radical Islam was certainly worth taking up.  We know it wont be.  It cries out to be, but the BBC will smother it with the fiction of ‘Islamophobia’.  Thus Britain continues to sleep walk into moral oblivion, made somnolent by the traitors and appeasers at the BBC who make Chamberlain look warlike.


    • sue says:

      Touché Hippiepooter. My prose impenetrable? From now on perhaps you can provide a “user friendly” version alongside my posts, like the deaf interpreter on the news.


  3. Charlie says:

    I heard all that, just another example of the BBC tipi toeing around a herd of elephants in the room.

    Instead of acknowledging radical Islam’s existence, the BBC politely ignores what was in front of its nose and implies that to oppose radical Islam is to incubate a racist hated of all Muslims.

    Stephen Pollard did not explode with indignation, although he had every right to. To equate Christian extremism to an American Pastor is beyond belief.

    Pollard hit the nail on the head,  he should, and could have gone further, that would however, have sent the BBC into apoplexy. 

    There is only one form of extreme religious extremism, and we all know what it is.


  4. Laban says:

    I was just reading Mark Steyn on Ayaan Hirsi Ali : She long ago got used to the hectoring TV interviewer, from Avi Lewis on the CBC a while back to Tavis Smiley on PBS just the other day, insisting that say what you like about Islam but everyone knows that Christians are just as backward and violent, if not more so.

    If American evangelicals were funding radical churches across the globe, Christians had carried out 9/11 and were blowing up mosques at Eid or Ashura in Egypt and Nigeria, do you think we’d see this kind of equivalence ? It’d be ‘what’s wrong with Christianity?’.


    • hippiepooter says:

      Somehow, I think we’d see the likes of Obama champing at the bit to see as many Christians as possible interned in Guantanamo.


  5. John Horne Tooke says:

    “Today, the majority of Palestinian Christians live abroad. In 2005, it was estimated that the Christian population of the Palestinian territories was between 40,000 and 90,000 people, or 2.1 to 3.4% of the population. Most are in the West Bank, though there is a community of 5,000 (though shrinking) in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian Christians in Israel number between 144,000 and 196,000, or 2.1 to 2.8% of the total population,[4] and about 9.8% of the non-Jewish Arab population.”  
    Anyone heard of Palastinian Christian sucide bombers?  And why are there more Palastinian Christians in Israel than in “the West Bank and Gaza? Isn’t the BBC always telling the world that the reason for the “militant deeds” are a consquence of “Israel occupation” of “Palastine”?  All rhetorical questions – as I know the answer even if the BBC doesn’t


  6. Martin says:

    I don’t understand why people put up with the continual interuptions from beeboid mongs. You get it on Radio 5 from Dame Nikki, Vicki Pollard and king mong Richard Bacon.

    I’d just talk over them, unless they turn you mic off there’s little they can do. Don’t answer their questions just say what you want to say.

    They should also call out beeboids for being lefties, why no one ever hammers the likes of Richard Bacon or Naughtie for their blatent support of Nu Liebour amazes me.

    It’s like Paxman or Emily Titless on Newsnight going on about MP expenses, sure MP’s were ripping us off, but so are beeboids I’d just put wankers like Paxman on the spot and demand to know how much he gets paid.

    Far too much respect is given to beeboids who don’t deserve it.


  7. Mr Grumpy says:

    Succinct reaction to Beeb coverage of the Alexandria church bomb:


  8. George R says:

    INBBC in denial on this:-

    “Don’t blame the West. The ‘root causes’ of Islamist terrorism do not lie in poverty or western imperialism”


    • Charlie says:

      Well this paragraph sums the job up perfectly.

      “Islamism is grounded in a spiritual pathology based upon a theological deformation that has produced a dysfunctional culture,” argues political scientist Robert Reilly in a newly published book, The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis. Mainstream Sunni Islam, which comprises the majority of the faithful in the Muslim world, “has shut the door to reality in a profound way.” This, says Reilly, is the consequence of Islam’s long suppression of reason in favour of religious dogmatism.