134 Responses to OPEN THREAD

  1. George R says:

    Presumably, INBBC will keep this item up over 7/7 remembrance.

    “7 July London bombings”


    -It explains everything… except the ISLAMIC JIHAD motivation of the mass murderers.


  2. John Horne Tooke says:

    “BBC journalist working on the 2012 Olympics, Essex girl, mum of 2, wife, identical twin. Lover of all things American. Obamama. ”

    Thats a suprise.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      It never ends, does it?  They all worship Him, and it’s gotten bizarre.

      Plus a little gratuitous bigoted humor.  “What kind of name is Mardy Fish, anyway?”  Fish, of course, is a Jew.  Mardy is probably some short derivation of Mordecai. She wouldn’t dare say that about someone with an “Asian” name.


      • D B says:

        Over-reaching there I think, David. Mardy is slang for sulky/stroppy, so Mardy Fish is quite an amusing name.


        • David Preiser (USA) says:

          If he was a Muslim, she wouldn’t have made the remark.


          • D B says:

            I agree – if he’d been a Middle Eastern tennis player called Mahdi Fish she wouldn’t have taken the piss, but I really can’t see any “gratuitous bigoted humour” here.


            • David Preiser (USA) says:

              Making fun of an odd name that comes from a different culture is bigoted, even if very casually so.  And I say it’s gratuitous because someone who is being paid to supposedly be a professional sports journalist shouldn’t be making cracks like that to the public. 


  3. John Horne Tooke says:

    “George Osbourne & Mervyn King in their Royal Box as the Greeks pass the austerity bill.”

    I wonder who is paying for Bacons ticket? Or has he been invited to commentate on tennis because of his enviable knowledge of the game? He doesn’t seem to get the irony.


    • Buggy says:

      Oooh, I can “Do a Dezzie” !

      Are Osborne & King responsible for the Bubbles now, then ?

      And they’re the owners of the Royal Box, too ?

      I really must catch up.


    • My Site (click to edit) says:

      Ah, so they opted to weasel this one in via twitter which, as we all know, is a means of broadcast used by the BBC even though the views thereon by employees ‘in no way reflect the employer whose name they shamelessly capitalise upon’.

      Cherry vultures… any input?


  4. Jon S says:

    10 o’clock news…lead story; tomorrows strike followed by riots in Greece, predictable BBC again..


  5. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Can’t wait to see the BBC deal with this one.

    North Korea to Chair UN Disarmament Conference

    Despite numerous breaches of arms embargoes and continued threats to expand its nuclear weapons program, North Korea has assumed the presidency of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament. In a speech to the 65-nation arms control forum in Geneva, the newly-appointed president, North Korean Ambassador So Se Pyong, said he was “very much committed to the Conference.”

    The UN is a joke.  Will the BBC continue to defend it and take the position that the UN is the ultimate authority on legal wars and whatnot?


  6. Jon S says:

    just wondering, but would any of you guys on here be up for a get together? A meeting of like minded people. Just a thought.


  7. Paddytoplad says:

    I like Beyonce,

    For those here who are not ‘down with the kids’ she is a singer who sings solo, with that monstrosity Lady Gaga, and with her group destinys child

    If I was to mark her out of 2 i’d certainly give her one if you know what I mean.

    Anyway , I digress, she was closing glasto and I couldnt help notice her video montage/homage to Barry O. Obviously auntie played this in full with no editing and simulcast it on BET in the US.

    When later she sang her song Irreplacable I quickly noted down the words and I might of misheard but it sounded like a BBC mantra

    ‘To the left
    To the left

    To the left
    To the left

    Mmmm to the left, to the left
    Everything we show is slanted to the left

    We’re just the BBC
    We’re just the BBC
    We’ll tell another lie every minute
    Total fact, we’ll lie every minute (baby)
    We’re irresponsible’

    I think those were the words



  8. Bil says:

    Love it.

    This morning on the world news the BBBC had an economic guru to tell us about the Greek debt problems and the British strikes today by teachers, “border agency” etc.

    The beboid face was a picture.

    Their specially chosen guru told the beeboids that the Greeks had been sold into slavery by their government and that they would ultimately default.

    He then went on to say that public sector workers better wake up to what workers in private sector had to come to terms with some time ago. They were lied to and will not retire on the generous settlements they believed they would get.

    Loved the sharp intake of breath and silence.

    He then went on to explain the reason the money is no longer there is because the last Labour governemnt allowed the banks to enter the US sub-prime market and then threw good money after bad bailing the banks out.

    Pure unadulterated joy. The truth that would not be spoken spoken.


  9. My Site (click to edit) says:

    TelegraphTech Telegraph Technology BBC launches tool silencing Wimbledon players’ gruntshttp://tgr.ph/iTbPSX
    I see an application for other aspects of BBC output.


  10. George R says:

    BBC-NUJ (currently supporting public sector strikes) issues no disclaimer on BSkyB.

    So, the BBC-NUJ, as a global broadcasting empire, which happens to have its HQ in Britain, where it has compulsory funding by the British people, does not disclose a vested interest in wanting to stop News Corp’s takeover of BSkyB.

    “News Corp moves closer to a takeover of BSkyB”


    “News Corp Moves Closer To Owning All Of BSkyB”