When did you stop beating your wife?



If there’s one cliché question that people associate with media training, it’s this one: “When did you stop beating your wife?”

It’s offered as an example of an (almost) impossible question to answer well, since most people will look guilty when they deny the charge. Imagine, for example, that Senator Smith answers the question by saying:

“I’m offended by that. I never beat my wife, and how dare you suggest that.”

The banner headline will inevitably be dreadful, something like:



The rather hopeless Emma Barnett who bluffs and blusters her way through interviews, getting lucky sometimes as a politician self-implodes due to a failure to prepare rather than her skill as an interviewer [she failed to really skewer Shadow International Trade minister Bill Esterson on the customs union even though as Guido says ‘He is completely clueless, completely out of his depth, unable to answer the simplest of questions, scrabbling about looking at his notes, completely unfit for the job.’  She knew she had something but got overexcited at the smell of blood and couldn’t think it through and formulate the killer question…still, Esterson helped her out going over the cliff edge without being pushed] , asks if Trump is racist or is he just trying to appeal to his Base?…his ‘Base’ who according to the BBC are racist being apparently all white and working class.  So Trump is either a racist or a supporter of racists…and therefore racist.   Hmmm…isn’t that in fact racism from the BBC?, the same racism it displays here in the UK towards Leave voters who are all tarred with the same ‘racist’ brush merely because they are white.  Naturally the picture is far more complicated than the BBC wants you to know…voters for Trump and Leave were a very mixed bag politically, socially and racially.

Did the BBC ask if Obama was an Islamist, or even a Muslim, when he, not just said there might be two sides to any story, but actually supported the one side that was doing the violence when he said ‘The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam’…what by saying the Islamists are Muslims doing Allah’s work?  Clearly they were…read the Koran.

Then we have the BBC itself eihter sayng there is no blame for Muslim terrorism or that the West’s behaviour drove Muslims to act in this way…Muslims, Muslims acting out the violence not just standersby, are the real victims here…

Mark Mardell famously denied that Major Nidal Hassan murdered 13 fellow soldiers in the name of Islam,  that the murders were rather a  ‘senseless tragedy’…

‘The alleged murderer was clearly a Muslim, but there is very little to suggest that he adhered to a hard-line interpretation of his religion or that he had political or religious motives.

Still, searching for patterns and for answers is part of what it is to be human. I loathe cliche, but perhaps, for once, this is a “senseless tragedy”, devoid of deeper meaning.’

Justin Webb & Co on the Today show insisted that all the evidence pointed towards the Boston bombing being done by white supremacists when there was no evidence of that at all…just the BBC covering up for Islam.

Then we have Tim Wilcox making excuses for the murder of Jews in Europe by Muslims….Israel commits such bad war ciimes against the Palestinians that Jews around the world must expect revenge attacks on them….


Remember Jeremy Bowen claiming that the Muslim Brotherhood were moderates?.’The country’s only properly organised mass political movement outside the ruling party is the Muslim Brotherhood, and it would do very well in any free election.  Unlike the jihadis, it does not believe it is at war with the West. It is conservative, moderate and non-violent. But it is highly critical of Western policy in the Middle East. ’

Remember Mark Easton favourably comparing Muslim extremists with Churchill, Mandela and Ghandi?….’There is, it seems to me, an inherent contradiction between banning orders and the core British value that one should be tolerant of different viewpoints.  History tells us that the development of new ideas of governance and government require people to think radically. Extreme views are necessary to test the wisdom of the mainstream.

Remember Hugh Sykes telling us that Cologne was a Far Right conspiracy?….‘There are conspiracy theories in the air that the New Year’s Eve attackers were encouraged to make sexual approaches to German women, told that it was the normal thing to do on New Year’s Eve. If true, they may have fallen into a well-laid trap.’

Remember the BBC report that said Cologne was an IS conspiracy? …’Some analysts have suggested that IS has encouraged a link between refugees and terrorism in order to foster hostility to refugees in Europe, although it is not known if the latest attack was carried out in co-ordination with the IS leadership in Iraq and Syria.’


Trump didn’t cheerlead or excuse white supremacists, he just said there was violence on all sides, as there was, and that the Media should make note of that.

What is happening is that the violent left are claiming the moral high ground and saying their attacks are justifiable in a fight against ‘Fascism’…and yet they are the true Fascists whose real purpose is to silence all opponents by fear, violence or the indirect method of bullying government, companies [such as internet providers], academia and the media into only accepting one narrative as ‘acceptable’…..all else must be silenced.

Unfortunately it seems to be working to a massive extent and the left wing extremists have a stranglehold on the Establishment which dares not oppose them even slightly for fear of being called racist and a supporter of Fascism and white supremacy.

It should be the BBC’s duty to stand up to such people…and yet it supports them and spreads their narrative…see above video with Emma Barnett…who ‘as a Jew’ should know better as she gives support to people who are the most anti-Semitic…left-wing and Muslim extremists, whereas bad old Trump supports Israel to the hilt.



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2 Responses to When did you stop beating your wife?

  1. Bob Nelson says:

    BBC News: ‘Many of the far right demonstrators were wearing Donald Trump baseball caps’. Link between far right and Donald Trump established. Job done.

    Also, the Boston police stopped the ‘Free Speech’ march because they had reports that the antifa counter-demonstrators were planning acid attacks. I can’t see any mention of this on the BBC news website. Targeted censorship by omission, yet again.


  2. charmbrights says:

    “About half past nine,” usually stops this line of questioning.