Excuse the language

Many people posting about al beeb bias describe the language it uses to shape views. So I thought we might list a few . I like the term “ extreme right” which seems to describe anything al beeb doesn’t like . Examples welcome .

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  1. Payne by name says:

    Okay this one might be from the US but undocumented immigrant always gets on my tits.


  2. Roland Deschain says:

    “Man”: person carrying out vicious act whilst muttering something about Alan’s Snackbar.


    • Roland Deschain says:

      Or even “Briton”.

      The court heard Mr Ali allegedly spent five years making bombs for the Taliban and fighting British forces in Afghanistan but returned in 2016 to deliver a “message” to the government.


      • ID says:

        Yes, the BBC conflation of the legalistic sense of British, i.e. becoming a British citizen by fulfilling FORMAL legal rquirements and being culturally British i.e. learning how to be British from British kith and kin has irritated me for ages. Anjem Choudry when he was asked why he held on to his British passport considering his animosity towards the country replied “It’s a useful travel document” I don’t know if anyone remembers Darcus Howe, early member of the British Black Panthers and enemy of white Britain, but he referred to himself as a “citizen of Britain and a native of Trinidad”. As your picture shows, the Big Beard may be a British citizen but never was and never will be a native of Britain. His loyalties, like those of Coudry and Howe and their newer recreations like Afua Hirsch lie elsewhere.
        Similarly misleading is the term “home grown” terrorism. This suggests that Big Beard terrorism has its roots in Britain and Britain has in some way created it itself. But the truth is the seeds of Big Beard terrorism, from various islamic shitholes, have been allowed to enplant themseves in our native soil and grow unchecked.


    • Banania says:

      “Oxford man” = Pakistani gang rapist who operates in Oxford.


  3. Fedup2 says:

    “Some might say ….” a favourite of comrade. Robinson


    • Guest Who says:

      Ah, Toenails…


      Bet he gazes up at George’s bust daily and drinks in…


      • Grant says:

        Toenails is so stupid he does not realise that everything that Orwell stood for is the opposite to the BBC. For people like Prick the “right to tell people what they do not want to hear ” does not apply to people who disagree with the BBC narrow mindset. Any chance of Tommy Robinson being interviewed on the BBC ?


        • NCBBC says:

          They are trying to put together a panel of interviewers, and a liove audience of bearded and hijabed audience who will tear Tommy apart while pretending that they are virtuous.

          And dont mention anything about the tens of thousands of young girls drugged, brutally gang raped and passed around the country.


      • Richard Pinder says:

        But people do not want the BBC to have the liberty to tell us lies, people do not want the BBC to have the right to tell lies.

        I do not want to hear the BBC’s lies, so close down the BBC.


  4. Richard Pinder says:

    With the BBC “Fake Brexit” becomes “Soft Brexit” and “Real Brexit” becomes “Hard Brexit”


  5. Fedup2 says:

    Diverse, Multicultural, Enriched …………no buggar can speak English …


  6. Tabs says:

    “despite” used reluctantly by the BBC to acknowledge the UK is doing OK. eg. “despite Brexit the UK economy has grown every year…”


  7. Oaknash says:

    “Ex EDL Leader – Tommy Robinson” Never says why he left the EDL, just the implicit suggestion that he is a racist.

    Authorities are now concerned about a “far right” backlash – Means dont worry about the Brits that have just been murdered – people you need to start think about the real potential victims in all of this!

    And my personal favourite is “Labour says” always at the end of a news piece and dropped in at the end like a pearl of wisdom, no further explanation needed because Labour said it.


    • montmorency says:

      “Far Right” always a classic.

      BBC’s definition of “Far Right” enunciated with beautiful, spluttering and chilling honesty by BBC reporter talking to TR at the FLA march in London last year.

      The delight begins at about 3.51


    • Banania says:

      Labour’s reaction to a Conservative proposal is often mentioned at the very beginning.


  8. Tabs says:

    “gone viral” means only 10 likes of a Tweet but the message in the Tweet is identical to the BBC’s narrative so therefore is news worthy.


    • Guest Who says:

      It can also mean a person in the BBC likes it (or doesn’t like the victim if negative) and has told BBC Trending to ‘make it so’.

      I think I asked once what criteria established a ‘Trend’.

      It was of course their little secret.


  9. Beltane says:

    ‘Guardian’ – though no definition of what is being guarded, other than entrenched opinions. Certainly not the indigenous population, nor free speech.


    • Demon says:

      Or the ‘Independent’. About as independent as Pravda was in the USSR.

      Whilst I am at it, ‘Liberal Democratic Party’. Neither liberal nor democratic.


  10. Guest Who says:

    Oooo, my turn; where to start?

    Well, there’s ‘sources close to the BBC’: the bloke next to the person writing it.

    Then ‘the BBC has learned’: the bloke the other side.

    Any story/tweet/Facebook post ending with a question mark like a dodgy mail order brochure: ‘Is Nigel Farage really the Antichrist?’.

    Quotes, ‘quotes’ and “quotes” for that all-essential one-degree of separation, vague, or alluded snark: (pretty much their entire output).

    Inanimate object or country assassin convolution: ‘Turkey turkey car loss of life feared’.

    Bizarre reordering to try and get qualifiers (if actually included below the para break on social media:

    “Israel commits war crimes….
    …says heart-gnawing Hamas warlord from behind his niece”.

    I may think of a few more.


    • OldEngineOil says:

      ‘sources close to the BBC’

      I avoid the BBC, but on the off chance I watch/listen this phrase just makes me laugh.


    • Guest Who says:

      ‘Envy of the world’. Apparently.


  11. Fedup2 says:

    ‘Terror cell ‘ = Muslims plotting to kill as many non Muslims as they can. But don’t worry all Muslims aren’t like that right?


  12. Fedup2 says:

    ‘Enough is enough”= nothing changes


  13. JimS says:

    Divisive, controversial and their new favourite, populist, all codes for ‘we don’t agree with’.

    Then there is the variation on ‘some say’ widely used on their web site, ‘the question’, i.e. “Can a cat ever be nicer than a dog?” This is especially good because it lets them float ideas that they would like to be in the news but aren’t and also spread a bit of ‘gun smoke’ so that the gullible think that a gun must have been fired.. but of course the BBC never actually said that, however the idea has been planted.


  14. king crimson says:

    The diverse, vibrant, tolerant, community offended by the inappropriate back-lash by the so called far right plebs. I could go on but won’t.


  15. Fedup2 says:

    King -‘ back lash.’ – something someone else doesn’t agree with – brilliant


  16. MartinW says:

    This riles me every single time: “This is the BBC World Service, the World’s Radio Station”. [me: ” No! it is a radio station”].


    • Up2snuff says:

      “The BBC Radio 4, on air and on-line” ….. and on my wick!



  17. john in cheshire says:

    Lone wolf. By trying to convince us that these muslim killers always work alone, the government and their mouthpiece, the far-left bbc avoid having to recognise that these atrocities are planned and involve networks of muslims.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Populism – people voting in the way they believe as opposed to what the liberal beauties in the main stream media approve


      • rockefella says:

        … and “Progressive” – used to describe the totally regressive policies of our delightful Far Left Opposition


  18. Guest Who says:

    The bbc does like to fudge descriptions too.

    However, CNN does seem to be doing better, for now..


    • rockefella says:

      I particularly like “Surrey teenager” and “Tynesiders” to describe recently convicted perpetrators ….


      • rockefella says:

        … and finally “Movement”. Why is there only one party so down with the people as to be a movement. Maybe UKIP should try it – if only to trigger a few …..


        • Fedup2 says:

          fBPE – whatever that means is really popular on the twitter .


          • Oaknash says:

            I wasnt the first one to spot this one here – but I am the first to say it today.
            “Grooming gangs” – I think it refers to lots of nasty men with hairbrushes trying to make chavy white girls with untidy hair look nicer.


            • Fedup2 says:

              I think the term “grooming “ should be banned for issues other than relating to animals such as dogs and ggs. Use of the term falls into the sanitising the msm use on behalf of the wahabi Saudi funded Muslims.


              • Oaknash says:

                Totally agree FE2 – I wonder if the daughter of a BBC executive got “gang groomed” he would still think it is still OK to do this?


          • Guest Who says:

            It’s a professional body in the South trying to engineer a reversal.


          • Up2snuff says:

            Fed: fBPE.
            first Bath the Post Education? (for the lovers of Proportional Representation)

            full-on Brainless Politics & Economics? (a new Oxbridge degree)

            Sorry, I’ll get me coat

            (May I make a suggestion? Excellent Thread idea, Fed. Could we shift it into a permanent on-going spot on the B-BBC w/s?)


        • Lobster says:

          Unless they mean “movement” as in “bowel movement”, in which case I think it describes Labour perfectly.


          • TrueToo says:


            Bowel movement? Describes the BBC perfectly as well.

            Reminds me of a joke:

            A tourist with attitude travelling by car across the country pulls into the only petrol station in a one-horse town. He gets out of the car, saunters up to the petrol attendant and says, “This place is the ar*ehole of the world.”

            The petrol attendant says, “Are you just passing through, then?”

            The BBC is also just passing through, but it’s taking ages about it. I wish it would come to the time when we could just flush it down the loo.


      • montmorency says:

        And the “Oxford Men” wielding their mortarboards


  19. Chalkywhite says:

    ‘However’ and “?” (normally used in a headline). “Brexit-Affected”.
    “Under-fire”, normally used to describe the Prime Minister or a Tory cabinet minister. “Suffers”. “British” (normally used to describe terrorists/murderers). “Documents/letters seen by the BBC”. “A source close to the BBC” “Brexiteer” (Such a dirty, dirty word, used to imply xenophobia, racist, Imperialist, scum). “Catastrophic”. “Around the country”. “Outrage”, normally used when somebody has been slightly annoyed by twatter, Brexit, diversity etc etc. “Demanded an apology”. “Reality Check” (Normally linked with “Brexit”). Honestly, whose reality exactly? “Michel Barnier”, “Jean-Claude Juncker”, both used to imply ‘we are not worthy’, anything you say is gospel…swoon.
    I could go on but I’m bored.


  20. Alex says:

    I like to use words like scum and filth to describe these bacteria in human form:


    Note how the Islamist-sympathising bbc always make excuses for these turds.


  21. Fedup2 says:

    Hey come on chalky – this is real life circa 2018. Keep rolling.


    • Chalkywhite says:

      OK, had a breather! “Radicalised”. “Victims”. “News” (loose term). “Man in the street”, infers stupidness, retard, not well ‘read’. Back to “Reality Check” (Normally linked with “Brexit”). Honestly, whose reality exactly AND WHO HAS CHECKED IT?


  22. Holly Selassie says:

    “demanded”,,,,defended…defiant….beleaguered, embattled…
    The BBC are always putting those who won`t bow the knee into the dock, and such pointed words always tell me who is there this time.

    Labour alleges…confirms…advocates though…proposes,

    We`re all experts in this now.


  23. Chalkywhite says:

    Some of my own words I use to describe the BBC, don’t care whose views I shape.
    Libtard t*ssers
    Michel Barnier
    Jean-Claude Juncker
    Why am I paying my licence fee for this biased trash


    • Fedup2 says:

      Chalky – can you wonder what words will be remembered / known in 10 / 20 / 50 years time ? I don’t think ‘gammon’ made a week – which is good.


      • Chalkywhite says:

        Hopefully ‘lost the right to automatic licence fee payments’ will be up there! as well as “the European Union, as was”


    • Chalkywhite says:

      Another expression I forgot to use to describe the BBC: ‘Crock of shite’. It’s a term I can get used to.


  24. JamesG says:

    According to a BBC radio programme I was listening to a couple of weeks ago, it’s now politically incorrect to use the phrase “commit suicide” because it apparently harkens back to the time when attempted suicide was illegal. The problem is I don’t know what other word you would use is this situation to go with the word suicide: “carry out suicide” is a bit clunky, as is “do suicide” or “make suicide”. I know this isn’t a frivolous topic, but that’s no reason to alter a perfectly acceptable English phrase, in my opinion.


    • Tabs says:

      I believe the politically correct way to describe “commit suicide” is now “took their own life”. Took it where exactly is another topic for debate!


  25. smoogie7 says:

    I notice that the left are always going on about how PM is about to ‘topple’ and I have even seen a few subtle hints from the BBC saying it as well.

    May is always ‘in crisis’ or the Tories are ‘fractured’ and ‘divided’ while May is about to ‘topple’ at any moment.

    They have been saying that for a year and despite a now passed rumour about another snap election she has no sign of standing aside just yet despite a few difficult moments with Brexit.

    I have noticed the BBC have been joining in with this Tory bashing from time to time (or whenever they think that they can get away with it) and will always throw in a few digs towards the PM. I mean they seem to think that Corbyn can do any better?


  26. Lucy Pevensey says:
    • Lucy Pevensey says:

      My Brigitte Gabriel/TR Twitter post above is in the wrong thread.
      My mistake and a bit embarrassing. I thought I was in the Start-The Week thread. Sorry to go off topic here.

      Too late for me to edit now 🙁


  27. Nibor says:

    I’ll start with their threatograms .
    It starts by intimidation , visits by ” enforcement officers ” and obviously follows one line of thought ; pay us or we’ll do you . Dispute it and their weasel words use the excuse it’s just an enquiry , sorry to incommode you , we want to leave you alone if you give us your name etc .
    Their letters more than heavily imply you’re illegal , and that their ” enforcement officers ” have a right to visit and enter your home .
    You really have to study , check and analyse their threats to see a hidden truth they don’t want you to know ; you don’t need a licence .
    A television in your home is not proof that you are receiving live broadcasts . Fact .
    And you don’t have to prove you are not receiving live broadcasts . You don’t have to prove your innocence , they have to prove if you are guilty , which they can’t without the most disreputable methods seen in Stalin’ s Russia .

    So if they start with a lie there , how can you trust them ?


    • Holly Selassie says:

      I`d not say we`re out of the woods, but Capita have finally acknowledged that we told them as and why we`d refuse to pay for their lies and Lineker.
      We wrote to them, and they now have to keep our views on file-and if they bother us again, we`ve got a few names high up who`d have to explain to local media what and why we did what we did. They`ll have to read out what we sent them, if we play it right.
      Their nasty little “red frightener letter” is standard public shaming.
      But we`re shameless, so it had no effect.
      In fact, I`m hoping some of the girls here will try to get a bigger and angrier looking letter-mine was A5, hope someone else will try for an A4.
      Won`t be too long now before such enforcement goons won`t feel safe enough to leave the car park in town if we can liaise. The French Resistance managed, why not us?


  28. Scroblene says:

    I can never understand why the bbbc say that a government minister ‘insists’, implying that he or she hasn’t done the right thing and is on the defensive.

    If it’s labour, then they say that they ‘maintain’, implying that they were right all along! Whether they were or not is irrelevant, as I don’t take any notice of the latter anyway.


  29. Old Goat says:

    “The BBC has learned”…

    Which is a contradiction, in terms.


  30. Guest Who says:

    And here, Lord Donut tries to take on the folk who invented the genre:


  31. Guest Who says:

    Meanwhile on the TDS network, the Graun is still obsessed by Melanie, whilst Uber-Jock Anthony Zurcher discovers American footy.


  32. Guest Who says:

    This chap works for the impartial bbc. Apparently.


    • Guest Who says:

      The bbc staff use of ‘can’ or ‘could’, whilst hiding behind ‘views my own’ when clearly pushing corporate narratives, is another ‘unique’.


  33. Guest Who says:

    Mostly pols, but the bbc does faithfully pass it on without not8ng that rather clearly whatever it is keeps getting accepted: ‘unacceptable’.


  34. Guest Who says:

    There are of course the oldies but goodies, still trotted out: ‘enhancing the narrative’, ‘trusted’, ‘impartial’, ‘envy of the world’, ‘a poll commissioned by the bbc’, ‘it’s what might have been said’, ‘does not mean endorsement’, ‘explain events’, ‘not seen or heard by the bbc (so did not happen. Apparently)’. ‘Apparently’. ‘Leave their politics at the door’. ‘Independent think tank’. ‘Expert’. ‘Purposes of exemption’. ‘Does not exist because a bbc director does not believe it should’….


  35. scribblingscribe says:

    The BBC flags up the word ‘right wing’ to warn its viewers and listeners of people such as the historian Niall Ferguson or David Starkey. Yet dopey, mediocre left wing historians, such as, Prof Mary Beard, come with no health warning whatsoever.

    Right think tanks are described as, would you guess it, right wing think tanks, whereas left wing think tanks are described as, well, think tanks.

    Anyone who still supports Hitler and the Nazis is quite rightly offered up as a right wing nutter yet John McDonnel can appear without the BBC pointing out that his hero is Stalin and the old Soviet Union. McDonnel and his ilk are true left wing extremist nutters.


  36. JamesArthur says:

    Our new HS seems to think that the greatest terrorist threat to this country is the Far Right..all day yesterday he mentioned them. Funny I don’t recall many bombs and major killing by organised Far Right. Of course any white lone nutter is Far Right…and the BBC love to promote that
    Anyone heard anything about last nights Manchester terrorism arrests on BBC? No doubt they are waiting to see how it spins out..hoping it will be a Far right organisation


  37. Tabs says:

    “Moderate Muslim” used to describe a Muslim with no known previous criminal record for murder.


  38. johnnythefish says:

    ‘According to climate experts….’ followed by a laughable piece of scaremongering, eco-socialist fake science news.


  39. Fedup2 says:

    “5th richest country in the world”

    A term used to justify giving away taxpayers’ money To foreigners – often used by celebrities with plenty of their own cash such as geldoff , bono , that one who wears make up and a fuck up called ‘ lily’

    Normally facilitated by al beeb


    • JimS says:

      “such as geldoff , bono , that one who wears make up and a fuck up called ‘ lily’”

      That will be two foreigners and the daughter of a foreigner that want us to give money to foreigners? Seems reasonable.


    • johnnythefish says:

      It’s a lie anyway. We might be the 5th largest economy, but we are also one of the most indebted.


    • Scroblene says:

      So if we’re the fifth richest country in the world, why does the bbbc keep promoting us staying with other rich countries in Yurrop?

      Aaah, it’s because they like lots of non-jobs to balance the act…


  40. Ian Rushlow says:

    ‘Challenge’. The BBC uses this as a synonym for ‘undermine’. For example: “This report challenges whether the family is the basis of society”. First one I noticed as a nipper!


  41. Ian Rushlow says:

    ‘An ordinary member of the public’. Real meaning: a left-wing activist who the BBC have used before, possibly the partner of a BBC employee, or maybe even a former BBC employee. As in ‘The Question Time audience if made up of ordinary members of the public’.


  42. Ian Rushlow says:

    ‘University of East Anglia’ and ‘Cardiff University’. Real meaning: academic (sic) organisations with close ties to the BBC, used for fronting stories on global warming and ‘journalism’ respectively.


  43. Thatcherrevolutionary says:

    When referring to Sturgeon, there is never any nuance or possibility of consensus politics, it’s always Nicola Sturgeon ‘warns’ or ‘warned’ or ‘demands’ or ‘insists’


  44. Ian Rushlow says:

    ‘Philanthropist’. Real meaning: left-wing billionaire who has acquired his wealth through ethically questionable means and who now uses it to promote destructive and damaging causes throughout the world e.g. opposing Brexit, financing coups in Ukraine, promotion of abortion and transgender clinics, campaigning for legislation of drugs, encouraging mass migration to Europe to undermine national sovereignty etc. Always reported reverentially and uncritically. Example: “The philanthropist George Soros said…”


  45. thirdoption says:

    The inability to use the correct term “complete and utter arsehole”

    They always say Eddie Izzard instead.


  46. Payne by name says:

    “Coming together” or “a city united”.

    The Beeb, and others, have trotted out this nonsense when remembering the Manchester attack and the London Bridge attack.

    There is no ‘coming together’ or a need to be united. The attacks didn’t happen because two warring factions don’t get along. It’s simply one side (one vocal minority section of society) that doesn’t want to integrate with the majority host culture/society.

    There is no requirement to meet in the middle, to bury our grievances and ‘unite’. British society, rules, laws and way of life do not need to bend to accommodate Islam in harmonious union.

    Literalist muslims and radical Islam simply need to stop what they are doing. They need to buckle down and stop trying to destroy the culture and society that they have chosen to live in. It shouldn’t be framed as 50/50 on either side – it’s 100 on one side.


    • Tabs says:

      They also use “trying to divide us” in the same context.


    • ID says:

      You seem to have fallen for the idea that literalist muslims are following a “perversion of Islam” as Cameron and May would have us believe. The essence of islam is literalist as a muslim believes the Koran is the word of god. No muslim would ever question that and so the idea that the validity of any of the more blood thirsty, kuffar hacking passages would ever be removed or modified is wishful thinking. Gods say what they say and expect to be obeyed. “Death to the infidel” is a particularly clear message and trying to second guess the all knowing deity will not find any rewards in paradise. Ignoring, damaging or destroying western society because it is not islamic is, to use a cliche, “the right thing to do”.


      • ToobiWan says:

        Perversion of Islam?
        Perversion of evolution more like, ID


        • ID says:

          Regression rather than interrupted evolution.
          The regressives that the “self identifying” progressive loves.


  47. Tabs says:

    “Hope Not Hate” is the standard phrase to utter within 5 minutes of an Islamic Terror Attack. Can be used in a rap battle to bring peace…

    [sound of human beat box in background]
    Islamic terrorist, “Allah Akbar”
    Brendan Cox, “Hope Not Hate”
    2nd Islamic terrorist, “Allah Akbar”
    Brendan Cox, “Hope Not Hate”
    3rd Islamic terrorist, “Allah Akbar”
    Brendan Cox, “Hope Not Hate”
    and so on until world peace is achieved or until all the tea light have been used.


  48. countryblues says:

    ‘Excuse the language?’

    I was deeply offended when Katty came out with the expression ‘pissed-off’ last night on BBC News!

    I remain shocked and traumatised and feel it would be ‘the right thing to do’ for her to resign 🙂


  49. Tabs says:

    “Manchester” or “Manchester Incident” used to describe an Islamic attack on innocent teenage infidels without having to use the words terrorist, Muslim or Islamic.


  50. Tabs says:

    “car/van/lorry has driven into a crowd” used to describe an Islamic attack on innocent infidels without having to use the words terrorist, Muslim or Islamic.


    • montmorency says:

      The Beeb are very progressive in their support of driverless cars and vans!