19 Responses to "SO, JUST HOW AWESOME DO YOU THINK EL PRESIDENTE IS?"

  1. Martin says:

    LOL!!!!

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  2. Louis Robinson says:

    Own goal!

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  3. D B says:

    For those not familiar with Blenford, he can be seen in this BBC report from Newt Gingrich’s South Carolina victory party. That’s him necking a beer in the background. Lad!

    Lest anyone get the wrong impression he tweeted:

    @AdamBlenford Adam Blenford

    @saralangham @tallyblen It’s not cool at all, it makes me look like a Newt Gingrich supporter on the lash. Have asked producers to remove!

    Good move. I mean – a Gingrich supporter! That’s BBC career-ending shit right there.

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    • Louis Robinson says:

      I hope Adam kept a level head after his piss artist impression in order ot report clearly for the world’s greatest news organisation, “committed to be the most trusted, trustworthy source of news in the world” and wanting “to maintain the highest possible standards in all matters” –  but not sadly for Blenford – not “including matters relating to privacy.”

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    • My Site (click to edit) says:

      Have asked producers to remove! ‘

      Shouldn’t be a problem. BBC producers are rather good at that. When it suits. Must be nice to control the edit suite.

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  4. Foxgoose says:

    BBC standard interview question 136:-

    “Explain in not less than 10,000 words how El Presidente turned his small Latin American country into a model society which became the envy of the whole world. with a healthcare system to rival our own glorious NHS – while avoiding absolutely any references to mass starvation, political prisoners, child prostitution or ancient Chevrolets.”

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    • Span Ows says:

      “…while avoiding absolutely any references to mass starvation, political prisoners, child prostitution or ancient Chevrolets.”…I would add “agriculture, sugar production, deaths in custody” to that list of not to mention.

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    • deegee says:

      Jews and bicycle riders? I love the old Chevrolets!  😎

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  5. John Horne Tooke says:

    It’s not cool at all, it makes me look like a Newt Gingrich supporter on the lash. Have asked producers to remove!  “

    Yet he has no problem with Castro.
    http://www.therealcuba.com/page5.htm

    “Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.”
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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    • Span Ows says:

      I used to be a “regular” commentator on the real cuba! Many moons ago. Worth flicking through teh archives (links at top of page)

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  6. David Preiser (USA) says:

    DB, I hope you or someone is collecting these for purpose. There must be nearly enough tweets for a Biased BBC book all on their own by now.

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  7. Martin says:

    Did I hear Dame Nikki admit to once being a paid up member of the SNP once?

    Why am I not surprised, he does say he’s not now though, although if anyone has noticed he’s calling all his Scots mates from the SNP by their first name once again.

    Of course Nikki is now just a supporter of the Liebore party.

    Although Radio 5 is in ‘awe” of Salmond today.

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  8. Paul Weston says:

    Below is the transcript of the 2008 House of Commons Early Day Motion praising Cuba and Castro. Diane Abbot was one of the signatories to it.

    “That this House commends the achievements of Fidel Castro in securing first-class free healthcare and education provision for the people of Cuba despite the 44 year illegal US embargo of the Cuban economy; notes the great strides Cuba has taken during this period in many fields such as biotechnology and sport in both of which Cuba is a world leader; acknowledges the esteem in which Castro is held by the people and leaders of Africa, Asia and Latin America for leading the calls for emancipation of the world’s poorest people from slavery, hunger and the denial of human rights such as the right to life, the right to shelter, the right to healthcare and basic medicines and the right to education; welcomes the EU statement that constructive engagement with Cuba at this time is the most responsible course of action; and calls upon the Government to respect Cuba’s right to self-determination and resist the aggressive forces within the US Administration who are openly planning their own illegal transition in Cuba.”

    The liberal/left in Britain is sick.

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  9. ap-w says:

    I reckon the question they ask is “Do you think Fidel Castro got it ‘about right’?”

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  10. Asuka Langley Soryu says:

    I thought that old tracksuit-wearing commie shitheel was dead.

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  11. Richard Pinder says:

    Cuba is the second biggest prison in the world for journalists on the press freedom index.

    After spending nine months in Cuban clinics, Katherine Hirschfeld said “My increased awareness of Cuba’s criminalization of dissent raised a very provocative question: to what extent is the favourable international image of the Cuban health care system maintained by the state’s practice of suppressing dissent and covertly intimidating or imprisoning would-be critics?” There is no right to privacy, patient’s informed consent, or right to protest for malpractice and patients do not have right to refuse treatment.

    The head of the International Committee for Democracy in Cuba Vaclav Havel said, “One of the most diabolical instruments for subjugating some people and fooling others is the unique language of Communism. It is a language full of subterfuge, ideological jargon, meaningless phrases, and stereotypical figures of speech.” Governments like Castro’s, said President Havel, repress dissent in all its forms. “Any idea with a hint of originality or independence, any word that is not part of the official vocabulary, is labelled an ideological diversion. Everything that does not fit structure or that reaches beyond it must be suppressed, forbidden, or destroyed.” President Havel spoke of “the oppressive weight of life under a totalitarian system.” “A system of persecutions, of bans, of informers, of compulsory elections, of spying on ones neighbours, of censorship and ultimately, of concentration camps,” he said, “is hidden behind a veil of beautiful words that have utterly no shame in calling enslavement a higher form of freedom, of calling independent thinking a way of supporting imperialism, or labelling the entrepreneurial spirit a way of impoverishing ones fellow humans and calling human rights a bourgeois fiction.”

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    • Demon1001 says:

      And that’s just how the BBC, the Occupy Movement and all other scummers on the left-wing also talk.  Socialism, like its closely related Nazism, have always used words to mean their opposite.  Orwell knew what he was talking about with his “Newspeak”.

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  12. Phil says:

    Funny, I can’t remember much BBC coverage of Cuban general elections.

    I’d have thought some of that famous BBC analysis would be really useful to tell us how Fidel and his brother have managed to stay in power for 50 years. 

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