Delingpole Gets It

Hacking into voicemails is not so different from scrabbling around in dustbins searching for something to whip up into a scandal; well, perhaps one step further. The press may well be reflecting our appetite for tittle-tattle, but they created it in the first place and exploited it cynically and self-servingly ever since. Hacking into Milly Dowler’s voicemail when they knew she had probably been murdered, or interfering with serious police investigations was undoubtedly a step too far, but don’t let them pretend that the steps leading up to the extreme, grotesque intrusion we have now weren’t leading in exactly the same direction all along.

I’m sure this whole business is getting on everyone’s nerves. We’re all fed up with watching hacks, celebrities and broadcasters precariously balancing on their moral high horses. They’re blinded by the sanctimonious superiority they’ve suddenly adopted, so they don’t understand that their self-appointed mandate to moralise on behalf of the ‘victims’ makes you want to punch them in the face.
As soon as the media filters the news through its intrinsic limitations, in terms of education and attitude, there’s a danger of distortion, be it deliberate or not. So we need choice. If the BBC is campaigning for its own monopoly, that’s very wrong.

James Delingpole (H/T George R, thread on similar topic, below) sums it all up really well.

The BBC is at Least a Thousand Times More Evil and Dangerous than Rupert Murdoch

“And of course, the house leftists at the BBC (most of them recruited through the pages of the left-wing Guardian newspaper, which BBC employees tend to believe is also the ONLY newspaper) want to keep it that way. That’s why they have been pushing the “scandalous” Murdoch revelations so hard; that’s why Labour leader Ed Miliband and Tony Blair’s ex-enforcer Alastair Campbell and socialist ex-Prime-Minister Gordon Brown and the pathologically left-wing Twittersphere and, yes, the Guardian newspaper have been so eager to join in the fray. Sure they hate Murdoch, that’s a given. But what they hate far, far more – because they fear it – is the possibility that British audiences should be exposed as US audiences are to dangerously conservative concepts like freedom and small government.”

Please do read it all.

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13 Responses to Delingpole Gets It

  1. matthew rowe says:

    Well he’s got it ! mind I fear this all has a life of it’s own as now it’s the new status symbol of the lurvie left  if yer ‘hacked’ yer news! if not your a nobody darling !


  2. David Preiser (USA) says:

    So is it okay for politicians to cozy up to the BBC like they do?  Or is that cool since the BBC only occasioanlly lies to and steals money from children?


  3. cjhartnett says:

    Wow-how many ways can the BBC say the same thing and for so long…does Roy Castles estate know of this attempt on the Never Ending Story that is News International?
    Like a multi-faceted diamond that no-one cares about…because its paste, but that won`t stop the yelp and yoiks of the prat pack in full cry!
    Think that they`ve decided Ed Milibands-“ten questions, but only one soundbite” is the way to go here…hence the variations on their own theme tune in as many keys and tempos as they can work up by the day. An empty auditorium though…
    To be fair, they can`t indoctrinate me in anything else as long as they go all Aspergers on  me. 
    Bit of a fixation this one on Rupert isn`t it?…Raj Persaud got anything to say on this?…Uncle Rupert seems to be getting poor old Auntie Beeb in a bit of a tizz…calm down dear!


    • Grant says:

      Rupert’s problem is that he is not gay and is married to a younger Asian woman who is not a muslim.
      There isn’t a single box on the Beeboid checklist which Rupert ticks.


  4. Grant says:

    Delingpole’s article is superb. I wonder if there is anywhere in the UK MSM where it would have been published ?


  5. George R says:

    “John Milton will be turning in his grave following this assault on press freedom ”

    (by Brendan O’Neill)


  6. dave s says:

    Delingpole is correct. I would rather encourage the BBC to reveal it’s hand and continue it’s assault on Murdoch. Really does anybody outside the media/political class  care that much?
    What it is demonstrating is that partisan reporting on Murdoch is undermining the serious reporting of the news in this country and the world. So much is being ignored. Are we about to retreat from Libya for example? Is Palestine about to declare statehood ?
    Is Italy about to destroy the Eurozone? Is the US in real financial trouble?
    The BBC is adopting an Eastenders approach to the news and it will be noticed. Not perhaps by the mass of the population but round the world it will be. And the BBc will be regarded less seriously as a result. That is a positive thing.


  7. cjhartnett says:

    Although Delingpole, Hannan etc are all marginal figures in Beebworld…and have to be sought out; they are the decent standard bearers who usually have been done over by the BBC/MSM in the recent past.
    The BBC are just making a spectacle of themselves at the back of the night bus…and will soon be bedded down with a nice warm Guardian to wrap themselves in when someone cares to straddle the puddle of drool to tell them that we`re back at the depot.
    Of course mate-it`s all Ruperts fault-is he the allocated worker for you then?
    I`d buy it anyway…


  8. D B says:

    “they are the decent standard bearers who usually have been done over by the BBC/MSM in the recent past.”

    Quite so. And with an unchallenged 70%+ market share the BBC will continue to demonise and marginalise those who don’t fit their version of what’s acceptable.


  9. hippiepooter says:

    Great tour de force by Delingpoe, but does he have the evidence for this:-

    “The British government’s culture secretary Jeremy Hunt was due to make a ruling on the issue this week. That’s why the BBC (and its myriad leftist fellow travellers) waited until now to make these “shock” new revelations (using information, of course, they had been sitting on for months if not years).”

    If the evidence exists, why aren’t Conservative MPs crying it loud from the rooftops?  Is it because the ‘Conservative’ Party has folded and completely thrown in the towel to the kulturkampf of the Marxist Left?