Jeremy Corbyn said that he was bringing us a new politics, nicer, more polite, friendlier. What we have got is in fact an outpouring of hate, abuse and threats, not to mention a rise in anti-Semitism. The Left always uses the language of emotion and humanity to wrap up its appeal to the masses in offering us equality, fairness and justice for all. The reality is that these fine words are just that, words. Actions speak louder than words and when you look at what happens on the ground, from the earliest days of Socialism to now, it is more than apparent that the Left are quite prepared to sacrifice ‘The People’ in order to impose their dogma….which of course is good for those people…as time will tell they insist.
The BBC similarly wraps itself up in fine words about impartiality, honesty and accuracy combined with a liberal world view that it tries to impose upon us. It cannot say the all too many things it would like to say on its own account, things that are slanderous, hateful, unpleasant, toxic, dangerous or poisonous. It has developed several tricks to get around this such as bringing in people to vioce their ‘point of view’ thus distancing the BBC from their words, or using small, less well known websites to break stories that the upright, respected and august BBC could not touch…until someone else breaks them and then the BBC can report the ‘furore’ created afterwards….such was the way with Byline and John Whittingdale during Charter negotiations and Buzzfeed and the Trump very ‘dodgy dossier’.
Newsnight has introduced its own ‘points of view’ which seems to be used for expressing poisonous and highly questionable views with a ‘firewall’ between them and the BBC…despite the fact we know these are the BBC’s views…such as the attack on May or perhaps this piece of racist hate mongering…
Points of view appear on the website and on several other programmes…this morning we had one R4 giving us a lurid hatchet job on Trump….how unexpected from the sad old BBC…
“You can’t call him crazy, because it isn’t fair to crazy people”, writes Adam Gopnik.
“You can’t compare him to a four-year-old because four-year-old children are not in fact tyrannical or egotistical”.
Six months into Donald Trump’s presidency, Adam Gopnik searches – almost in vain – for a descriptive category to fit.
Trump is a new evil, new and frightening. He’s crazy and childish, mad like King George, Nixon at his worst. He’s a treasonous collaborator with dictatorial regimes, he’s a catastrophe for liberal and democratic values, a disaster. He feeds off irrational resentment and tribal hatreds.
‘Irrational resentment and tribal hatreds’? Seems it is the liberal lefties who have the monopoly on that…#duetotrump #duetobrexit.
The BBC spreading bile, division and hatred without getting its hands dirty.