Start The Week Open Thread 15 July 2019

The Failing Biased BBC . All yours .

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  1. StewGreen says:

    Racism ?
    If your London family moves to Manchester
    and you all spend years bitching about it and say London is much better ..and people say “if you think London is better then you’ll go back then”
    Are those Manchester people being racist ? NO
    And if other families who also moved to Manchester say the same to you ..are they being racist ? Nope

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  2. StewGreen says:

    Mel
    The BBC has produced a new comedy which is an absolute roll-on-the-floor, laugh-out-loud side-splitter. It’s called the revised Editorial Guidelines.
    Here are some comic highlights.
    “In our journalism in particular, we seek to establish the truth and use the highest reporting standards to provide coverage that is fair and accurate
    https://www.melaniephillips.com/bbcs-hilarious-new-comedy-production/

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    • taffman says:

      Al Beeb don’t do comedy.

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      • WildWomanOfThe Woods says:

        Oh, I don’t know. That panel game on R4 at 8pm every Wednesday: it’s absolutely hilarious sometimes. Especially when Melanie Phillips is among the guests.

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  3. pugnazious says:

    The conspiracy theorist’s conspiracy theory…if only it were true…it’s not is it?…

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  4. Fedup2 says:

    Anyone interested – you can sign up to Amazon Prime today for £59 quid for the year – mention my name and you can get it for the original price of £79…

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  5. StewGreen says:

    Hi XR your delivery of free BBC propaganda will be availble from 10am Wednesday
    Then on BBC1 at 10:35pm

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  6. Cassandra says:

    BBC 4: Chasing the Moon.

    History of the events leading up to Apollo 11 landing on the moon. Instead the BBC are focusing on the black astronaut that was passed over.
    Shame on you BBC for weaponising this wonderful, positive and exciting time of my life.
    Sorry Fed, they are a bunch of effing shits.

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  7. Fedup2 says:

    Cassandra
    That’s a funny angle for al beeb to take . I would have thought that since the astronauts were all military flyers in their day job they’d be caste as war criminals for dropping the occasional napalm pod on an NVA or VC ‘freedom fighter ‘

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    • Cassandra says:

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006vrv/chasing-the-moon-series-1-2-a-place-beyond-the-sky-part-two

      Go to 17m 30s and see how the BBC have turned this into diversity propaganda.

      BTW I see Trump is now being called a racist but the BBC and SKY are referring to the Muslim terrorists who killed people in the name of their religion while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ as ‘The London Bridge Attackers’.
      So the terrorists attacked bridges and people just got in the way, eh?

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    • JimS says:

      I’ve an idea for a programme, “Smoking – The Sweet Smell of Sucess”.

      Look back at any of these old films, how we won the war, the first jets, the space race and we see men pass around the smokes, draw up a few designs and bingo!

      The pipe smoking men always seemed to be so wise. Perhaps they were, they kept their mouths shut and listened! Then the pipe would come out, silence all round, followed by words of wisdom emphasised by some stem pointing!

      Now it is all yapping women..

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  8. SpinningReith says:

    G July 16, 2019 at 12:21 pm
    OG,
    Then I have to be content with beheading. It is quick.

    Not the way the RoPers do it.
    Not Madame Guillotine, more like Delia Smith with a Sunday roast.

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  9. StewGreen says:

    One lines em up and the other knocks em down
    Gove maks a grand Climate speech
    … BBC polish it up into a big story
    .. and the GreenBlob PR agency tweet it out.

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  10. Roland Deschain says:

    Sigh. The BBC is still banging on about Trump’s tweets about “four women of colour” as they put it. And not much doubt from their tone where they stand. Nor is there the slightest look at what these “four women of colour” may have said to be accused of hating the USA.

    And what is it with this ridiculous phrase “four women of colour”? It sounds an utterly stilted bastardisation of the English language and reeks of agenda. The BBC (and, I may add, other news agencies) are using the language of one side and demonstrating that they are not disinterested observers.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Roland
      As an aside I am really surprised that the BBC has put unseen footage of coppers and civilians confronting the London Bridge Muslim Mass Killers before the armed police arrive and send them to burn in a hell of their choosing .

      . No mention of the terrorists ‘ families though …

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    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      Can somebody help me?

      For me, ‘AOC’ is White, of Hispanic origin. How is she a “woman of colour”? Even Rashida Tlaib is hardly “of colour”, though culturally Muslim. Ilhan Omar was born not in the USA but Somalia; she is “of colour” but the problem with her is her Islamic belief and anti-semitism.

      How typical of the BBC to make it about gender and race, when it’s really about Islamic culture in the USA, something the globalist Left doesn’t want to investigate but Mr Trump has to consider.

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      • JimS says:

        The Hispanic cult in the USA bemuses me, as if they have bought into the idea that English is the language of the wicked European colonialists, that drove out the natives, represented by the Hispanics, and somehow it is good that the USA will become a Spanish speaking country.

        Don’t they get it that Spain is a European country that invaded and colonised the Americas and that is why the Mexicans a) speak Spanish and b) aren’t all native South Americans? Let in the Hispanics and the Spanish invasion will be complete!

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      • pugnazious says:

        Have some respect….White, blue-eyed, blond Elizabeth Warren is a native american…she fought Custer, hunted buffalo and lives in a wigwam….it’s america baby…land of the free, the land of possibilities and the american dream…you can be who you want to be….you’ve just gotta believe!

        Funny how George Zimmerman was ‘white’ for the BBC when he shot that black kid who was bouncing his head off the pavement…despite actually being hispanic, but AOC is that ‘woman of colour’. Funny how all those ‘racist white cops’ executing young, unarmed black kids turned out to be hispanic, black and asian….doesn’t stop the BBC still saying white cops are murdering black youths.

        The post-truth age is upon us.

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  11. StewGreen says:

    So the EU commissioner is going to introduce this wacky 100 day programme
    and we are going to end up still in the EU in 100 days ?

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    • StewGreen says:

      My error We escape her 100 day Eco-krieg cos we leave on Oct 1, and she doesn’t take office until Nov 1st

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  12. pugnazious says:

    Extraordinary but sadly not unusual…the BBC once again supporting a terrorist organisation…in this case Extinction Rebellion.

    The BBC has always reported their activities as if they are just another protest group that is engaged in worthy but unexceptional protest in a cause that the BBC of course supports…naturally the BBC gives them a very high profile and uncritically presents their claims and demands as if entirely legitimate, justified and perfectly reasonable, and encourages the demand that this is all acted on immediately due to the ‘climate emergency’ that is dooming us all.

    The BBC is happy to whip up the fear and paranoia as it serves to pressure politicians, so many of them who seem all too keen to sign up and indulge in some virtuous posturing and grand green gesture politics, to make radical, extreme and ruinous changes to society in order to ‘save the planet’.

    Of course this is the socialists’ trojan horse…the excuse they have been looking for to let them smash capitalism and turn society into a people’s paradise run by commissars and enforced by brainwashed and zealous ‘Climate Hitler Youth’ extremists….and like Communism it would all of course have to be at the point of a gun as no-one would sign up to this for any length of time if at all….stupid, posturing politicians and media muppets aside. North Koreans will look at us and decide to stay where they are…the grass they are eating is green enough for them.

    The BBC just isn’t telling us the truth about the extremist intentions of Extinction Rebellion just as they refuse to acknowledge that Antifa is a terrorist organisation…offically recognised as such in the US by Homeland Security…or indeed Hamas or Hezbollah or the Muslim Brotherhood [whose front organisation in the UK is the Muslim Council of Britain…another BBC favourite go-to]

    Here’s the BBC explaining, or not, what Extinction Rebellion are…

    Extinction Rebellion: Who are they and what are their aims?

    The BBC merely describes them as ‘activists’ and lists their extreme demands as if they were entirely normal and achievable…never mind being a frightening vision of a fanatical religious sect intent on burning heretics and controlling every aspect of peoples’ lives…

    ‘Reducing CO2 emissions to almost zero in six years’ time would be extremely ambitious.

    Severe restrictions on flying would be needed. Diets would have to change, by drastically cutting back on meat and dairy. And there would have to be a massive increase in renewable energy, along with many other radical changes.

    But those involved with Extinction Rebellion say the future of the planet depends on it. ‘

    The BBC asks ‘What have critics said about them?’ and tells us dismissively that it’s just delayed drivers on twitter and newspaper columnists who object ‘It is not difficult to find people who object to Extinction Rebellion’s tactics – from delayed drivers on Twitter to newspaper columnists.’…..but it does seem hard for the BBC to find people who really, really object and for very, very good reasons…as spelt out in the Telegraph….Extinction Rebellion should be treated essentially as a terrorist group…..

    ‘Extinction Rebellion (XR) should be treated as an extremist anarchist group and police must stop their “soft touch” approach, a former Scotland Yard head of counter-terrorism has warned.

    Richard Walton, who headed the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command until 2016, said his investigation into XR revealed it had a “subversive” agenda rooted in the “political extremism of anarchism” rather than just campaigning on climate change.

    He said he had uncovered evidence that XR leaders advocated “revolution” to overturn capitalism, mass protest and law-breaking aimed at achieving a breakdown of democracy and the state – an intent many of its middle class and celebrity backers appeared unaware of.

    His 73-page report, to be published on Wednesday by think tank Policy Exchange, criticised Scotland Yard for its “passive” and “tolerant” response to XR’s London protests in April which caused gridlock at a cost of at least £28 million in lost shop takings and extra policing.

    He recommended police adopt a “proactive” approach to prevent XR and other political activists embarking on illegal tactics.’

    Maybe the BBC should stop pandering to this terrorist group and treating them as if they represent a rational, reasonable and sensible voice…they are political extremists who intend to destroy the economy and society as we know it.

    The BBC needs to stop promoting and supporting terrorist groups like this.

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  13. taffman says:

    “Wage growth at highest rate since 2008”
    “The employment rate for men was 80.2%, slightly higher than a year earlier, while the rate for women was 72%, the joint highest since records began in 1971.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49002056
    Not headline news ?
    Despite Brexit .

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  14. Thatcherrevolutionary says:

    Scotland’s record high drug death rate.

    I guess it’s the issue of living in country with no future.

    But apparently free heroin is the answer. So, half shandy with your meal and drive home, you’ll get jailed. Free heroin and works for the junkies.

    Needless to say, the SNP better get this sorted quick, they’ll soon have no voters left.

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    • StewGreen says:

      controlled doses is what the medics say works as de-addiction
      And it stops them stealing.

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