185 Responses to OPEN THREAD

  1. Jeff Waters says:

    Polls in Greece are illegal in the two weeks running up to a general election. That didn’t stop Paul Mason tweeting the following, however:

    Paul Mason ‏@paulmasonnews

    Just seen latest “secret” poll from TV station in Greece: ND 29, SYR 25-27



    • Redwhiteandblue says:

      Official polls are. Media organisations conduct unofficial polls but aren’t allowed to publish the results. Outside Greece they are quite widely cited and numerous journalists have done so. Paul Mason won’t have broken any law by doing that.


  2. George R says:

    It’s not Hunt and News International, but

    it’s Warsi and Hizb ut Tahrir, so is INBBC interested?

    “Baroness Warsi, her extremist business partner and the lunch with the Prime Minister”



  3. Daphne Anson says:

    SUNDAY EXPRESS FRONTPAGE: BBC Snubs our Bomber Boys #SkyPapers http://t.co/h4HoKn4P


  4. Harry says:

    What the BBC reports

    2 race hate attacks; one involving a black victim with minor injuries, one involving a white victim set upon by over a dozen youth (with a stabbing for good measure).

    Which one do you think the BBC reports?

    Yes you guessed it:

    Unreported story:

    A TEENAGE boy was knocked unconscious with a house brick, stabbed with a screwdriver and left for dead in a vicious race attack. Joseph Haigh, 14, was savagely beaten by the gang of up to 15 Asian youths in Thornhill on Friday night.The gang hurled racist abuse at him, constantly referring to the colour of his skin, yet police refused to classify the attack as racially-motivated.Joseph’s dad Jonathan, 42, of Thornhill, said: It was a racist attack. They were calling him white trash and white this, that and the other. This is why people are angry about what is happening in this country. If it had been an attack by whites on an Asian lad it would have been a definite race attack. When it’s the other way round they don’t want to know. Joseph was out with his friends at around 9pm on Friday near Thornhill’s Rectory Park when the gang of Asians, said to be aged 18-20, came at them.Joseph’s friends scattered and Joseph tried to make off on his bike, only to be confronted by one of the thugs who smashed him in the head with half a brick.Mr Haigh, a lorry driver, told how that blow knocked his son unconscious and he instinctively put his hands over his face to protect himself.Another youth lunged at him with a screwdriver while others kicked and punched him about the head


    Reported story:

    A man has been assaulted in a race hate crime in Shropshire, police said.

    The 30-year-old black man was walking down The Common in Donnington, Telford, when an unknown man shouted racist abuse at him at about 15:45 BST on Monday.

    An attack followed, leaving the victim with injuries to his face.

    The offender was described as being white, about 5ft 7in tall, aged in his early 30s with short, blond hair and a slim build.



    • Pounce_uk says:

      I know that area and if you look at google maps you will find Thornhill butts onto Saville Town . You know that Islamic enclave surrounded by the Dewsbury canal on three sides (open end faces Thornhill) That very same Thornhill which used to have a number of Pubs on the main road, but after attack after attack where gangs of Muslims would barge in and attack the punters, the white folks of the area (As well as the pubs) have all been ethnically cleansed. Funny enough it is also where the highest rate of Birth defects are found in the country, where Islamic terrorists based in the UK are based and where just across the canal in Ravensthorpe there is a case of white child abuse by muslims , another of a man getting attacked while having a fag outside a Pub and where Mrs Pounce used to live. (I was based in Cyprus when I met her and on my leave periods I would pop along. After one such visit she phone me up and explained that there was a knock on the door and there was a packy with a curry in his hand thinking he would get a shag. She told him where to get off straight away. Stupid packy cu-t presumed that because she was seeing me she was willing to sleep with any packy twat with a curry in his hand . Big mistake.
      Gee isn’t Islam such a peaceful religion…Not.


  5. chrisH says:

    On a lighter note, I am pleased to report that Billy Bragg will NOT be inflicting his “bellicose quack” of a voice, upon the rest of us at the upcoming Tolpuddle Festival.
    Sadly, however; it seems that Paul Mason will be appearing to big up the Revolution.
    It may be crap alright-but can only be funnier that Mark Steel or Mark Thomas…both of who died on their arses.
    Funny how the BBCs funding scaffolding doesn`t prop these bellyachers up into anything approaching comedy as the rest of us understand it.
    At least Jimmy Tarbuck and Ted Rodgers got a laugh every ten years or so, unlike these leftie lemonheads…


  6. George R says:

    BBC high-cost greenies, inc Black and his huge carbon footprint in Brazil, won’t like this:

    “Lovelock goes mad for shale gas. ”

    (by James DELINGPOLE)



  7. George R says:

    “Crime on the high seas – committed for decades by the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy.
    “The BBC has just woken up to the scandal of ‘discarding’ – the practice where fishermen are forced to chuck millions of dead fish back into the sea .”

    (by Christopher BOOKER)



    • Guest Who says:

      ‘The BBC has just woken up to the scandal’
      A sleeping giant… that resolved to be terrible. And has exceeded target.


  8. Reed says:

    Point proven, I’d say…
    Mr. Leveson holds court while politician’s private e-mails are read out and discussed in embarrassing detail, but has the audacity to get peeved when some of those politicians dare to pass comment on his increasingly frivolous little show trial.

    The judge leading the probe into media behaviour threatened to quit after he was publicly criticised by a Cabinet Minister, senior Government sources claimed last night.
    Lord Justice Leveson phoned Whitehall’s most senior mandarin and demanded that Education Secretary Michael Gove – who claimed the inquiry had created a ‘chilling atmosphere’ towards freedom of speech – should be gagged.



    • Daphne Anson says:

      Hugh Schofield can’t help but intrude his own own opinion here, with the word “Fortunately”. A telling insight into how the BBC sees commemorations of patriotism and military heroism, let alone colonialist enterprises.
      ‘Fortunately, this is no tub-thumping homage to “our-men-in-khaki” of the kind normally associated with military museums.’
      Schofield should not intrude his opinion, but keep strictly neutral. Readers are able to make up their own minds without imposition of his or any other Beeboid’s value judgments.


    • Guest Who says:

      It’s almost exactly how the BBC, and more specifically the BBC CECUTT behaves…. they feel they have a licence to do whatever they wish, or serves their interests (or masters), but when the spotlight rotates, or questions get asked back, or their power is held to account…. massive pram-based toy-ejection, hissy-fits and holding breath until turning bl…red. This is not free speech. This is not democracy. This is rigged media policy making, protected by judicial threat designed to preserve a clearly public interest-crushing system.


  9. Daphne Anson says:

    On the BBC College of Journalism (CoJo) website, a plug for positive reporting of Human Rights legislation and a kick at sceptical Conservative politicians



    • Guest Who says:

      The CoJo, like ‘The Editors’, is a rich seam of folk posting BS and getting called on it.
      Sadly, with both, what happens interactively is seldom reflected on the more broadcast-only offerings at the rest of the country.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Typical agenda journalism at the BBC. They have no shame any more.


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