If you wanted to hear the Bullingdon Club in action you could do worse than to tune in to the Today programme where Humphrys, Webb and Mardell do a good impression of a cabal of rich, over indulged, self obsessed, elitist, arrogant, complacent yobs throwing bread rolls and brickbats at any passing foreigner they don’t like.
‘Cynics say the best thing that could have happened to whip up enthusiasm for the Olympics here was to have a high profile foreigner come here and rubbish them. Well it happened. And you don’t get much more high profile than Mitt Romney, who might well become the next president of the United States. The BBC’s Mark Mardell reports.’
Romney rubbish the Olympics? ‘Well it happened’.
No it didn’t….that’s just a flagrant BBC lie.
Mardell ‘reports’…only he didn’t, it was one long sneer at Mitt Romney and it was clearly intended to be that because looking at what Romney said there was nothing in the slightest offensive or ‘gafflike’ in it….and seeing as he is not privvy (cue loo jokes) to British school boy humour about tits, boobs and backsides….and Mardell in this report on the BBC website actually excused Romney…so for him to play along with Web and Humphrys and then to add to the mirth by suggesting Romney was the nearest thing to the Luftwaffe London was likely to see this year neatly shows that this ‘report’ on Today was a pure attack on the Republican Presidential candidate.
It is in effect BBC racism…Humphrys and Co thinking it’s OK to mock Romney in a way they never would Obama purely because Romney is a white, Christian, Republican American…whereas Obama is black, a Democrat and may not even be American….and may be a Muslim to boot.
This is what Romney said about the Olympics…bearing in mind the BBC’s weeks of apocalyptic predictions about strikes and security Romney’s remarks are measured and considered and completely fair…..
‘Mr Romney told NBC News he saw “a few things that were disconcerting” about London’s preparations. “The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, supposed strike of immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging,” he said.’
Yes…highly controversial stuff, an obvious diplomatic gaff of great importance.
This is what Mardell said on the web:
The British press have decided he is a knave and a fool.
As for the major offence, Mitt Romney was merely raising the same doubts behind the stories that have dominated both the BBC news and newspaper headlines for weeks.
The Sun did not accuse the Mail of a slur, nor the Mail say the Sun was a party-pooper for raising legitimate questions about London’s readiness to run the Games.
Their security physically stopped the cameras getting shots of anti-Mormon protesters, but nothing could block the barrage of negative coverage.
And note that ‘anti-Mormon protestors’. Something the BBC approves of as Romney is white and Christian? Funny how the BBC takes a completely different tone about the EDL as they protest about Islam.
PS: From ‘Spiked’….This explains why the BBC et al attacked the Olympics:
That is the thing about the current attacks on the Olympics for what look like freedom-loving reasons. These attacks are cynical and opportunistic. And as a result, they are particular. The reason for that is threefold. The increasingly shrill attacks are motivated as much by a dislike of sport and those who enjoy it – seen by our enlightened commentators as ‘bread and circuses’ dupes – as for any principled reason. Second, it is only now, in London, amid the transport disruptions and increased police presence, that such authoritarianism is affecting broadsheet journalists and Hackney-dwelling postgraduate Marxists. Before, the state’s focus always seemed to be confined to those on the margins of British society, from the binge-drinking chav to the foul-mouthed racist. And third, it is now not just the British state involved in limiting individual freedom; it appears to involve entities far worse: that’s right, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Nike. Big Corporations. Evil Corporations. For metropolitan liberals, who have tacitly supported the state’s war on the behaviour of the less savoury members of society, it is only now, when Nike and McDonald’s are seemingly involved in this perfect storm of illiberalism, that there seems to be a battle worth fighting.
But slamming London 2012 for supposedly bringing corporation-backed authoritarianism to these shores is not only wrongheaded; it’s also just really miserable.