Midweek Thread 30 September 2020

The First US Election Debate. How Biased will the Democrat supporting BBC in reporting it and telling the British Licence Tax payer what to think?

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  1. Kaiser says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54372900

    keep digging harry

       19 likes

    • BRISSLES says:

      Why doesn’t anyone at the Palace just tell him to shut the F… up !

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    • Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate says:

      BBC headline:
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      Both Harry and Meghan have benefitted and continue to benefit from this so-called “structural racism”, so why don’t they give away all their assets, their money, and all their privileges based on their celebrity and royalty and shut the feck up. They have no right to tell others how to live.

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      • Square-Eyed says:

        Drawing myself up to my full seated height of four foot something, I call for an end to all structural racism in California and its colonies.

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    • JimS says:

      How about them bringing some ‘diversity’ to Zimbabwe?

      I am sure they could get themselves a nice little estate out of sight of the media (and police).

      Race equality think tank Runnymede describes structural racism as “the set of circumstances artificially created over generations, through European colonialism, which holds ‘whiteness’ to be superior.”

      I could imagine that if one was part of a white, colonial, civil service, trying to bring order to a tribal society, ruled by superstition and inter-tribal hatred, one might well assume that to be ‘white’ was to be superior.

      How allowing European countries to be colonised by Africans is a good thing beats me. Have no ‘lessons been learned’?

      Perhaps the Africans who have made it here could act as role models themselves? Drug dealing and gun and knife crime seems to go along with African communities in Africa, Europe and Los Angeles. Correlation might not be causation but is there anywhere in the world where colonisation by Africans has been a positive?

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  2. theisland says:

    More whingeing from the invading forces.
    “It’s very cold”

    Which traitor MP will be the first to whinge along with them?
    Which treasonous law chamber will be the first to wade in with legal aid?

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  3. Van Helsing says:

    One notes that Harry (whose sense of irony is, shall we say, more than a little lacking) and that shy, retiring lass he married are spouting off again: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54372900

    The BBC will be delighted, of course, but one imagines that the Queen will be rather less than ecstatic.

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    • Dobyns says:

      To borrow a phrase …

      Who will rid us of this meddlesome prince?

      And just for the record, I am not advocating any form of violence.

      Perhaps eventually we will be blessed with a media who realise how irrelevant The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and the Duchess of Wokecess really are.

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      • Jeff says:

        Can’t we send in the SAS?
        Either to take her out, or to get him back.

        Nah, second thoughts, leave him there with her…
        They deserve each other.

           20 likes

      • theleftwilleatitself says:

        The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, I like it Dobyns 😅
        Or maybe The Woke Prince of Bel Air 🤔

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  4. Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate says:

    From the BBC:

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    If you take a look at the BBC’s children channels, cbbc and cbeebies it is wall to wall black characters, BAME characters, female characters, LGBTQ characters, disability characters.

    If you go to Nigeria and other parts of Africa then you also find lots of black characters on children’s television.

    The BBC will never stop with their propaganda campaigning. The licence fee has to be scrapped and the BBC held accountable for misuse of taxpayers monies.

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    • Sluff says:

      BBC
      Fully agree with your sentiments.
      But….the elephant in the room is demographics.
      We are typically invaded by the young.
      Who shortly afterwards have kids.

      The school age ethnic minority population vastly exceeds the general all-population level.

      The BBC coverage may be propagandised bias, but I fear it is more age-group representative than we may like to think…

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  5. theisland says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54375347
    Starmer condemns ‘inhuman’ asylum ferries idea.

    Of course he does – Uncles George and Tony and Mutti have told him the more terrorists and rape gangs at large the better.

    Starmer has also instructed schools that “Black British history should be taught all year round, as part of a truly diverse school curriculum.”
    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/sir-keir-starmer-pupils-taught-british-black-history-a4560641.html

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  6. johndba says:

    Today mayor of Middlesbrough complained he had no say in lockdown. This was accepted by bbc yet two days ago Middlesbrough council asked to go into lockdown why didn’t they do there research and question mayor on this.
    I think I know the answers.

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  7. digg says:

    The BBC are oozing the holy black message stuff out of every orifice. Doesn’t matter which channel you choose TV and Radio it’s being pumped out relentlessly.

    The volume is so high and the frequency so regular that speaking as average Joe, I am totally and utterly sick of it.

    There is not one BBC channel or News slot that I can now watch or listen to without teeth on edge within minutes, so I just switch off.

    In concert with this, I am blacklisting every advertiser who piles in on this stuff by depicting a ridiculous false view of society whether by TV Commercial, Press advertising or email campaigns.

    I believe this avalanche is now having the opposite effect to the one they perceive on the people they are trying to target with this relentless propaganda and I know I am not alone in this, most of my friends and acquaintances agree. Even the most “Liberal” of my acquaintances are noticing the ludicrous level this has reached.

    Even TV drama is becoming a bad joke with the forced characterisations they inject into everything to ram their message home.

    They are no longer just Woke, they are a Joke.

    Have the BBC got a total death wish with the overwhelming majority in the Country?

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    • Teddy Bear says:

      I can believe there may well be plenty of talented and high quality black people who are sick of this as well. Getting picked because of virtue signalling instead of for ones real qualities is hardly a motivator.
      As you describe digg, seeing this brainwashing in operation has the reverse effect. Rather like when you perceive somebody is trying to manipulate you into doing something, even if it’s something you might have wanted to do otherwise, it stops you.

      Unfortunately the mindset behind this virtue signalling will not understand this.

      One good thing that never happened in previous history when brainwashing was taking place is that now we can communicate and share contrary thoughts with others.

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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      digg – the bbc is -in part- a propaganda tool. The objective of propaganda is to persuade. The interesting question is: who is trying to persuade whom, to do what? And why?
      Gee, that’s more than one question. Understandable, because it’s complex stuff, if you want to try and explain it. Then again, quite simple if you instinctively know the answers.
      I think some of us do.
      (By the way, interesting stuff, propaganda). Some are even forced to pay to consume it…

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    • Seppers says:

      It’s a really interesting point, and worrying too. I really think the bbc could create racism – or maybe racial resentment or something -where none previously existed. And for what?

      And not only that, if I were black I’d be asking why they feel they can endlessly speak for me, and victimised me, and why they imagine they know what all black people in the country think and want, and how they want to be portrayed.

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    • Seppers says:

      It’s a really interesting point, and worrying too. I really think the bbc could create racism – or maybe racial resentment or something -where none previously existed. And for what?

      And not only that, if I were black I’d be asking why they feel they can endlessly speak for me, and victimised me, and why they imagine they know what all black people in the country think and want, and how they want to be portrayed.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        -seppers – there is no ‘could ‘ about it – the way the MSM is going about this high speed ‘integration’ just stores up trouble. I certainly won’t be speaking to a coloured unless I really have to because I’ve seen how they flout social norms even more since they’ve been told they are ‘ entitled ‘ to get payback from nasty whitey – get a single ticket back to the land of their ancestors if they can’t take Blighty – is my view – racist or otherwise – … cut and paste – max

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  8. Foscari says:

    Are the BBC making it easy for us over 75 and those
    of with traditional cultural TV tastes not to renew our
    licences? When a popular programme such as” All creatures”
    is offered to be remade . The BBC turn it down , because the
    subject matter is too white. Surely the diversity department could
    of insisted that there were some black Labrador Retrievers
    turning up at the vets. And for good taste they could of been
    called Digger or Tigger.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if before long one of the other
    channels will start a dancing programme where couples of
    the opposite sex are allowed to dance with each other or
    be allowed to be of the same ethnicity .
    To be honest, we watched the ambulance programme last
    night.We were surprised that BIG BROTHER from the diversity
    programme allowed it to be aired.
    Personally I have nothing but admiration for the medics from
    this truly great service, who helped save my life when I had a heart attack several years ago. This was a programme well
    worth watching. But so far as the BBC is concerned we see
    very little of these kind of documentaries anymore.To cheer
    any of you up , my letter in the Daily Mail today on football penalties, may be worth a few laughs. You will know who I am from the facetious comments.

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  9. vlad says:

    The BBC are ecstatic to headline: ‘Harry and Meghan call to end ‘structural racism”.

    My dying wish is to end Harry and Meghan’s structural stupidity.

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    • Guest Who says:

      It’s on FB.

      “The duke and duchess said there have been changes in the past 30 years but “sufficient progress had not been achieved”.“

      #CCBGB

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  10. taffman says:

    Brexit: EU starts legal action against UK over deal breach plan
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54370226
    This is when our friends across the Channel begin their punishment for daring to leave the EU.
    The UK will be used as an example to rest of the nations looking at leaving.

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  11. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news

    #0 The metroliberal presenters celebrate they have succeeded up in ramping up Covid Panic so much, that they have got the Hull to Belgium ferry business to close down.

    #1 ITVTonight promo item ostensibly about funeral costs but focusing on the black Nembhard family.
    Presented by Sonali Shah

    #2 “It’s black history month” so over to an item about a special programme on Sunday with CharleneWhite

    #3 Black people walking with Maxwell Ayamba in Sheffield
    “slaves in the stately homes” … that’s a lie

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    • StewGreen says:

      Eh up Weatherman does the Lincolnshire Day stuff

      Now Paul Goose item
      prog ends

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      • JimS says:

        “A veteran of the Light Infantry from Barnsley is about to set a Guinness World Record for the longest run of bugling…”

        Meanwhile a veteran of Balliol College from London is about to set a Guinness World Record for the longest run of bungling.

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  12. StewGreen says:

    ITV appoint someone to deal with the lack of white people in TV adverts …. probably not.

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  13. Guest Who says:

    BBC PR as News

    Labour has warned that millions of jobs now hang in the balance as the government’s contribution to furloughed workers’ wages falls.

    ***

    A wondrous mix of ‘Well, D’uh’ combined with no actual coherent counter.

       16 likes

  14. Guest Who says:

    Another awesome insight from Laura.

       15 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      More peroxide on order.

         13 likes

    • Sluff says:

      Oops.
      All yours for £75000 per letter.
      Such insight doesn’t come cheap, you know.

         12 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Ms ferries called for the head of mr Cummings – a mere advisor – when as a parliamentarian she should resign too…and face prosecution …. and dismissal from public office ….one less SNP….

         26 likes

      • StewGreen says:

        I wonder if she deleted more incriminating tweets

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      • StewGreen says:

        Wow she met with police while positive ?
        The Scottish police put up a photo and now deleted it.
        Ah hang on
        I’ve just seen someone saying
        that the 29th date on that tweet is a REWTWEET
        and the actual original tweet and photo were on the 25th.

           8 likes

    • Seppers says:

      I was about to feel sympathy for another person making a genuine mistake and having to be shamed for it… until I read that after testing POSITIVE she travelled home by train.
      These are our representatives.

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  15. Guest Who says:

    If you gotta ask…

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  16. StewGreen says:

    Local news : they did the Song For Lincolnshire online musicians and singers
    within 10 seconds there was an obvious black face , which was drowned in a sea of 100 white faces
    ..then just bear the end was a middle Eastern guy and his wife.

       17 likes

  17. Guest Who says:

    There is a bbc wales politics.

    Who knew?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Ive set up a new business
      .
      Its called ‘last minute immigration hotel ‘

      It features a helpful guide to the hotels used to house illegals – it tells them where benefits office , hospital, lawyers and girls school is ( or boys for the diverse ) .

      Registration is free and can be accessed through the border force website in many many languages …
      feedback is welcome

         32 likes

  18. Guest Who says:

    Just as the the Ginge and Whinge reality show is entering new MSM dumbassery territory.

       7 likes

  19. Guest Who says:

    Bbc fact checking is awesome.

    If selective.

       9 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Guest – watching Biden – an earpiece makes sense as he seemed to stop to try to get the point he’d rehearsed out – mishearing numbers and sound bites…

         10 likes

      • Up2snuff says:

        Did the Candidates not both wear ‘Madonna’ mics*?

        (*Think Madonna was the first to wear one on stage. Could be wrong on that. A.k.a. as ‘call centre headsets’.)

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  20. Guest Who says:

    ‘US agencies‘

       12 likes

  21. Guest Who says:

    Lurch and Nick tag teaming. Impartially.

       4 likes

  22. Guest Who says:

    Hard to argue.

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    • JimS says:

      I think when I was at school ‘history’ stopped around 1850.

      On that basis ‘history’ now should probably stop at circa 1900 so ‘black history’ doesn’t exist yet.

      Bringing the timeline too far forward brings us into the era of politics, which of course is the real reason why they want Abbott and Lammy to become historical figures.

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      • Seppers says:

        I think history is at least 30 years ago, so Mrs Thatcher is history now, and what happened during her terms of office.

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        • JimS says:

          History as an academic subject should really be beyond living memory.

          Those that live longest get the last word and then there are also problems with libel, no-one wants to end up in court even if they are right.

          Time is also needed to give a sense of perspective. Diane Abbott and David Lammy might make the news now but in 100 years they will hardly be worth a footnote on present form.

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  23. StewGreen says:

    now at 8pm BBC4 Hitchcock’s North by Northwest
    followed by a discussion about Hitchcock

    Seems this a new thing “Thursday Night Film Club”

    meanwhile on BBC2 it’s the Women’s FA Cup semi Final

    The Times TV guide has 10pm First Dates (with a black couple in the photo, but that might just the Times, cos the ITV PR is different)

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  24. vlad says:

    A question for the BBC’s Head of Diversity: is Harry’s marriage to Meghan not cultural appropriation?

    Just wondering.

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  25. Fedup2 says:

    Having seen women and coloured people get promoted despite being of inferior abilities to their white male counterparts – I wonder where the ginger prince ? And his coloured wife get their ‘structural racism ‘ from?

    And it has be the clearest case of royals crossing into the ordinary political arena enabling the whole ‘royal firm ‘ to be subject to the accountability that mere plebs get …..

    Won’t be a happy ending the way they are going …do they still get taxpayer funded protection? I hope not ….

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, back when the Mayor of Milwaukee (or wherever) was kicking off over the Floyd killing, I posted on here about a search I did for the first BAME $ millionaire in the USA and found it was not as I thought a man, a farmer, but a woman.

      It wasn’t recent either; it was at the end of the nineteenth century.

      It doesn’t really matter in the US where you hail from or what your skin colour is; the opportunities are equal if you work at something. The testimony of Dr Ben Carson being a good example. Endless examples of him speaking on U-Choob; here’s one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqrFgcfmryM

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Up2 – I’m don’t think MLK_ Martin Luther king -would be to impressed about these kidults hiding behind their colour when it should be the ‘content of their character ‘ or whatever those words were …..
        The use of colour as a weapon has sent things back years –

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Exactly so, Fed. Abolition was a long time ago. MLK was a long time ago. I personally know Chinese, Japanese and Indians who have all done well for themselves in the US since MLK’s time.

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  26. fakenewswatcher says:

    I keep thinking of a book I had to read when I was at uni, back in the dark ages: Herbert Marcuse – ‘One Dimensional Man’.
    I know entirely what Marcuse’s intentions were, so I disagree with them (and his goal) absolutely. But his analysis was brilliant. Strange contradiction.
    Marcuse was right about the media trying to create a one-dimensional man, but wrong about the entire future context. (A lot of his economic analysis- on the creation of false needs- cannot be argued with, however.)
    Take the ‘white supremacy’ thing Trump is being accused of. In a democratic, merit-based Free Enterprise state like the US, what does ‘white supremacy’ actually mean? To me it is actually devoid of meaning. Is language being abused?
    For that matter, why must we have a ‘black history’ month? Nobody has tried to write black history out of the script. Or is black history really a pretext for promoting Black Power? Is language being abused? (Is this all about the power to persuade? That would be very Marcuse).
    If so, why is the ‘impartial’ bbc so keen on explicitly promoting it? Is whitey supposed to start knuckling under? Lotsa unwilling consumers there! Marcuse again.
    Linguistic analysis is crucial!
    One-dimensional language is everywhere, Marcuse would say. And, he would be right.

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    • G.W.F. says:

      fakenewswatcher

      I also read One Dimensional Man and drew your conclusions.
      I also read his Reason and History and Soviet Marxism, and cannot ever see him attempting to recreate the Marxist state he criticised.

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  27. Up2snuff says:

    Oh dear! Parliamentary Covid breaches coming thick and fast now. SNP’s Margaret Ferrier is the latest. Just like the BBC, MicrosoftNews do not say for which Party in the click-bait ‘taster’ unless it’s a Tory MP … probably.

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  28. davylars says:

    No bias here

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54369002

    Long article. 40 line report on Stanley Johnson not wearing face mask in shop. Complete with large photo.

    Then included in same report we have this…

    “The picture of Mr Corbyn appeared ‘IN THE SUN’, with the newspaper saying the gathering had taken place on Saturday.”

    This is followed by just 20 lines and no pictures. You have to click onto the words “ IN THE SUN” that takes you to the Sun report with pics….

       12 likes

  29. Guest Who says:

    Going well so far.

    Is it true the next clown ‘moderating’ was a Biden intern?

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  30. StewGreen says:

    Important health warning
    .. from important Margaret Ferrier

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Do you notice that when politicians sin they don’t automatically resign – as people with a moral code would do ?

      They hand craft some sort of written statement which has been reviewed and edited and shaped

      Usually they make some kind of public statement – with the wifes or kids present ( this SNP droid can swerve that one )

      Then they hunker down and see if they can get away with it .

      How this character thinks she can ever set foot in thr commons and look the speaker in the face is beyond me .

      I don’t know what the snp majority is in her constituency but a covid bi election will be – challenging – and I suppose it will all be done by postal voting .

      SNP types are so dumb that they are like those Labour fools who’d vote for a donkey wearing the rosette if it came to it – and often do – see Dawn Butler – Jesse Phillips as examples .

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      • StewGreen says:

        “don’t automatically resign”
        I don’t agree that they should.
        In the future you need the best person for the job, and that might well be the sinner, she might have the incentive to do the best job.
        Sure they made an error, but you can’t change the past.
        The additional problem is that getting sackings gets weaponised.
        A gov puts a good person in a job and then the dark forces would spend all their time trying to get a gotcha to get them automatically sacked.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Stew – are you ok ? She knew she was ill – used public transport – probably a taxi to the commons – or a bus ? Then went into the chamber , made a speech about the NHS and then went back by public transport to Scotland ? And you think she might be the ‘best person for the job ‘?

          This would be the same for any politician of any hue . This one is beyond ‘gotcha’ –

          I’m coming to the end of my personal 14 day lockdown – I’ve held the line so far – but she didn’t even though knowing she was infected .

          I cannot believe you are an apologist for such conduct .

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  31. Guest Who says:

    So, no change there.

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  32. StewGreen says:

    Another classic

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  33. StewGreen says:

    “despite undermining public trust in lockdown rules”

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    Oh ..and another

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    • Scroblene says:

      Oh Yes, Stew!

      R5Dead news a couple of hours ago did indeed report that she’d broken the law, but then spent even longer hearing her sanctimonious shrieks and yelps from back in June!

      So ‘deuce’ as far as the BBBC is concerned, making sure that she got the final ‘word’, and softened her appalling, selfish, illegal action!

      Typical ‘Do you know who I am’ sort of individual?

      Well, we do now!

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    • Guest Who says:

      Nick Triggle staying in bed with his spouse?

         11 likes

  34. vlad says:

    The Royal Navy are testing exciting new ways to ferry migrants over.

       17 likes

    • Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate says:

      That reminds me. I must sign up to clay pigeon shooting.

         3 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Caliphate – I recommend the browning 525 – if anyone has rough shooting available I’d love to hear of it as I haven’t got shooting rights at the moment ….

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  35. Halifax says:

    Just uploaded the NHS Covid App. Open it up and the first thing you see is a BME lady on a phone (Android) wearing a Hijab……ffs

    its time for change Dom the cultural marksist are prevalent within the Civil Service and need removing …

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  36. infoquest says:

    Halifax

    Ditch your app and get the Covid-1984 app. Much better.

    Covid 1984

    This release is an Android application designed to mimic the appearence of the official NHS Covid-19 app. Covid 1984 allows you to enter the name of any pub/restaurant, and will then display a screen similar to the NHS Covid-19 app confirming that you have scanned the code. The app does not require the internet, or communicate with NHS servers or other devices via Bluetooth.

    https://covid1984.life/

       4 likes

  37. Guest Who says:

    The comments thus far are fascinating.

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  38. Guest Who says:

    All downhill since.

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  39. Guest Who says:

    That’s Sweeney! gunning for Strictly! then.

       3 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      Guest, that post I understood. 😉 without having to click on the Tweet 🙂 Hooray!

      I would add that the dancing didn’t go well too well for Kinnock at Conference time, though, did it?

         5 likes

  40. Guest Who says:

    BBC News summed up neatly.

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  41. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – Another day, another witchhunt

    I hold no brief for the SNP. In fact, I rather resent their opposition to Brexit and their obviously racist treatment of the English of which I count myself one, despite some Scots blood flowing in the ancestral and my ancient veins. Add to that their constant threats to break-up the UK, a Union that has benefitted the Scots far more than the rest of the UK.

    While I’m relieved that it’s not a Government Minister who has breached the Covid rules, I do wish that we could give up this media feeding frenzy for a scalp.

    Bearing in mind the love for all things SNP from the BBC after the Brexit vote and again at the start of the Pandemic, it’s a bit surprising the Beeb have joined in so enthusiastically with the media feeding frenzy.

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  42. Guest Who says:

    Meanwhile back here…

    BBC News

    Four out of five people reporting loss of sense of smell or taste had coronavirus antibodies in a UK study.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54359852?

    Hmmn, minty. Getty Images to the rescue.

    So, Mojitos for breakfast it is.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Guest, LOL. Of course, absolutely no-one is asking questions about that at the BBC, especially on Radio4.

      Here are some more:

      – Did the Chinese deliberately create the SARS-1 and the SARS-2 viruses?

      – Were the Chinese also behind Mexican Swine ‘flu’?

      – The funny ‘flu’ that had all the right symptoms but not necessarily in the right order or full strength, that has left people with permanent coughs, was that down to the Chinese as well?

      – Is there a new variant Covid-20 out now for winter 2020/21?

      Come on, BBC, get your act together. You are meant to be stuffed full of journalists who ask questions.

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  43. Guest Who says:

    KGM worries for the nation.

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  44. AsISeeIt says:

    No newspaper review this morning. In fact, this may well be my last ever post hereabouts. A resignation note of sorts.
    I cancelled my TV licence last year [hip hip hurray!]
    Like many, I’m sure, I once actually enjoyed and admired much of the content that the BBC broadcast even a decade or so ago. For that reason the accelerating descent into bias has been not only an important current political issue but feels akin to a personal betrayal of past loyalty. The hollowing out of a once-loved institution. Call the process Cultural Marxism or call it Globalist Corporatism, the effect is to destroy something that was formerly unifying and particular for a people in a time and place. But before this all turns into a dissertation…
    The straw that broke the camel’s back being the pay disputes with female presents and specifically the award of compensatory payments I was not willing to fund.
    Post-licence my consumption of BBC broadcast product was reduced to the minimum of glancing at their on-line news, even so the biased material about which to report and share at this location was still abundant. An abundance of bias which, in itself, is a problem. The phrase shooting fish in a barrel comes to mind.
    No matter. It is important that the bias is noted somewhere. I alighted on the BBC’s handy daily reproduction of most of our national newspaper front pages as a less considered source of mainstream media attitudes ripe for perusal. Because – if we are realistic – it is not simply the BBC which is the problem, although that’s our main focus, the umbrella issue. My indulgence in a daily press review was personally cathartic and with all due modesty I tried to share some degree of humour and satire. Comic, ironic (perhaps bathetic?) jam to sweeten the bread and butter of right of centre counter-cultural views. The assumption being that Biased BBC provided a meeting place for a generally culturally conservative-minded community, broadly receptive to a slightly wider range of issues.
    And now I’ve already committed what I have been given to understand are the multiple sins of producing an overly long item risking the taxing of the patience of a moderator, I’ve strayed away from a strict focus on BBC bias, and maybe not sufficiently labelled my piece. Unless readers follow avidly every jot and tittle of recent postings they will not get those references. Never mind. Suffice to say it feels like time to flounce off into the sunset (if it were evening).
    The straw that broke the camel’s back, you ask?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Asiseeit
      Well done for the summaries . They will , I’m sure , be missed . I used to do a ‘toady watch’ when I listened to it -but stopped a great deal of BBC input and -naturally – my TV licence went years ago . I’m glad others still do the watch as the evidence of bias is needed each day . Thanks again .

      You certainly chose a day to stop – and if you change your mind carry on .

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    • Up2snuff says:

      AISI, am glad you cancelled your TV Licence. It is the only message that the BBC will get and understand that the population of the UK are not happy with the BBC. In that respect, the BBC are just like the EU. Completely deaf. Completely inflexible.

      I am devastated that you will not be doing your newspaper reviews any more. I enjoyed reading those. They were indeed witty, refreshing and pointed up the biases and absurdaties of the MSM of which the BBC is a major part.

      Please reconsider.

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    • Scroblene says:

      AsI, your resume of the papers is an assurance that we are getting the balance of the news correctly, which is something the BBC just don’t do these days!

      Also, by reading your piece each day, I just assumed that you had paid-for access to those papers which don’t let you read their columns, which is something I don’t do for economic reasons!

      Of course the BBC site is free, but I hardly ever bother, as it’s never impartial, always biased to things like ‘diversity’, and ‘equality’ (oxymoron?), so I rely on proper comments here!

      As ‘sleepless in Kent’, I can quite like Dotun on R5Nearly dead, who does try to be interesting, and one or two others are passable, now Rhod Sharpe doesn’t have all his New England mates chuntering away with boring repetition, so again, you’ve taken the nine yards to be helpful, informative and funny as well!

      So don’t you dare to leave us – er – please…:0)

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    • Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate says:

      AsISeeIt – please stay. I enjoy reading your comments and am also grateful for your links. I too am interested in the wider issue but recognise what this site is for. Others can create blogs linked to this site and post more general stuff there or more specific stuff there. I am interested in the BBC because of its influence, the fact that it is paid for by the taxpayers, that it now forms a significant element in the “culture war”, and that its website is accessible without a TV Licence (I don’t have a TV licence). My main interest is in the “culture war” which I see as the end of the enlightenment period of Western culture towards an Orwellian society or a new period of major conflict. I am developing theories of society and hope one day to write about it assuming we still have free speech.

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      • Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate says:

        Ps. I view this site as a resource that documents the bbc bias from concerned individuals or individuals astonished at what the BBC are producing. It can be used as a starting point for others to create their own blogs / website platforms if they are prepared to put in the time and effort to do so – forming a linked site but with a different focus or structure.

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  45. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    AISI.
    I enjoy your press reviews.
    Hope you will reconsider and carry on with them.

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  46. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – There ain’t no respec’ no more!

    Even though the poor bloke is ill, the BBC cannot bear to refer to Trump as President Trump. There is plenty of room under the pic for ‘President Trump and his wife test positive for coronavirus.’

    And why the obfuscation, BBC?

    The President had a test for Covid-19 that was positive. He has Covid-19. Yes, Covid-19 is a coronavirus but so is influenza – in all its varieties – so is the common cold – again, in all of its varieties and a load of other germs as well. Please let us have some precision as well as respect in BBC reporting.

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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Precision and respect from the bbc for President Trump?
      Surely you jest, sir?
      I can already see the crates of champagne being delivered to Broadcast House…
      Let’s hope VP Pence doesn’t get ill, else Nancy Pelosi will be in charge!
      You think you’ve seen ‘dystopian’?

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  47. Guest Who says:

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  48. Fedup2 says:

    Up2
    The democrats will be pleased . They can put joey Biden in a box for at least two weeks – and if he has covid – even longer .

    The attention will switch to the ‘number 2s’ and I think Mr Pence is one of those people who does ‘detail ‘ . …

    Popcorn shares surge ….

    I could do all that ‘sympathy ‘ stuff but won’t because I don’t have sympathy for politicians – on that note – how is that SNP woman ? Who else has she infected ? Are the MSM outside her house ? How is the Scottish media taking it ? Has crankie spoken on it yet ?

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, I confess. The wicked thought did cross my mind that it might be a ‘cunning little plan’ from the President who is after all, a media sleb and a businessman. All’s fair in love, war, politics, business and getting one over other actors, presenters and journos.

      Mike Pence may have some attention thrown onto his Christian faith which will help stir up some US voters. Don’t know Kamala Harris’s standing on same. – Info: just checked her Wiki (usual disclaimers) Kamala Harris attends a Baptist Church but not the Heinz 57-varieties of Southern Baptist Convention Her church is part of a different federation. Just attending church doesn’t make her a Christian though.

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  49. Guest Who says:

    Hugh got to the bbc tinfoil even before Lurch.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Don’t think so, Guest, as the Doctor to the President has gone public on it. Rough equivalent to a notice pinned to gates of Buckingham Palace. But see my reply to Fed. You read my mind, as did ‘Bill’ Sykes.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Up2
        As well as avoiding the BBC I’ve also cut down on the Twitter – I’ve discovered online video games at an ‘advancing ‘ age which I feel have improved my response times and thinking times …..

        I’m guessing mr Biden will test positive for Covid – whether he has it or not in order to pass the ‘blame ‘ to mr trump . I think dirty most of the time – after a career of witnessing it – so I still play the ‘next move ‘ game .

        I mentioned here a few days ago that the DNC would be looking for a reason to shut Biden away – now they have one .

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