Midweek Thread 7 October 2020

Do you notice how those people and things the BBC approve of get uncritical coverage – eg Obama and the EU . Yet something or someone the Biased Far Left BBC disapproves of – President Trump and Brexit – received unrestricted criticism and condescension- without reference to their democratic legitimacy or otherwise?
This site bears witness every day . Defund the BBC now .

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422 Responses to Midweek Thread 7 October 2020

  1. Guest Who says:

    It’s a poll, by CNN, so already a joke and not worth pursuing.

    I just note the sole number chosen.


  2. Guest Who says:

    Lewis the new BBC Lung Fish Editor?


  3. Guest Who says:

    Jez prefers his Journalism utterly blinded by hate. Impartially.


    • StewGreen says:

      Trump tweeted 2 hours ago


    • R P McMurphy says:

      And Bowens reports from the middle east would make Leni Riefenstahl’s films positively philo semetic.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Think jez gradduated first an sneer school

      I bet that israeli tank crew took a lot of stick for missing him .


  4. Sluff says:

    Its hypocrisy time at the BBC.

    They report the big increases in Covid cases, and go pretty hard on this,

    But yesterday they were reporting at length on the number of BAME students at Cambridge.

    In the report there was plenty of coverage of student activity – none of which showed any social distancing at all nor any face coverings. But this was not commented on at all.

    So in BBC land Coronavirus issues are very important.
    Unless there is a BAME agenda to promote.
    Then it is a non-issue.


    • Fedup2 says:

      The BBC has said it is to reduce recruitment from cambox ox brideg – im sure theyll make eceptions for people called ‘ snow ‘ or ‘vine ‘


    • Seppers says:

      The marches clearly showed that and people noticed.
      The bbc seem to be pretty stupid.


  5. Guest Who says:

    Luckily Huw knows what is news.


  6. Sluff says:

    I just can’t wait for blonde female Laura K to speak with blonde female Emily Maitlis in a three way. along with the BBC’s new deputy political editor……………you guessed it……..blonde female Vicky Young.
    Perhaps blonde female Emma Barnett could join in.

    Amazing, isn’t it?
    Now what was that about equality, and the BBC reflecting the general population?

    You know, those very same factors trawled out ad nauseam to justify BAME positive discrimination.


  7. Deborah says:

    The BBC gets the story it wants even if it has to put the words into people’s mouths. 6pm news on BBC1 and Dan Johnson (he of Cliff Richard and helicopters fame), interviews a young cafe worker in Nottingham. Apparently there were less customers today than yesterday. The young man says his piece but obviously not given the prepared answer. Dan has to prompt him. “Do you think it is because people are afraid?” The young man obliges. “People are afraid”.

    I switch off. I was learning nothing new.


    • Richard Pinder says:

      Fear and ignorance quotes:

      How is fear related to ignorance? If thermodynamics or covid are not known to us, then we fear it, even if it is not a threat to us. … And if you have no knowledge of virology or atmospheric physics, the fear can be much greater. It isn’t so much fear as ignorance; what feeds the fear in this case is the inability to understand due to watching the BBC.


      • Lefty Wright says:

        Richard Pinder
        The BBC , like all of the MSM are disseminators of fear.Except of course the fear of Marxism. Quite a few years ago now I decided to cease viewing and to start thinking. The difference is striking.


  8. pugnazious says:

    The attacks have already begun on Lawrence Fox…and the BBC is happy to join in with a very one-sided report telling us he is being sued for ‘ homophobic defamation’…..

    They say they tried to get Fox to respond but nothing…and so didn’t bother to report the full facts of what went on and not mentioning what the two attention-seeking drama queens said to make Fox respond in the way he did…..we know the full facts because Fox himself has already stated why he said what he said…and you can see it in all other news reports…here’s Sky reporting what he said on Twitter….couldn’t the BBC find his Twitter feed?…..

    ‘In a statement shared on Twitter on Monday, Fox said: “If the game nowadays is to throw baseless insults and accusations about, then we should all be free to participate…

    “Having said that, I have deleted the tweets posted yesterday, in response to being repeatedly, continuously and falsely smeared as a racist, as they just serve as a distraction to the important work that needs to be done.”‘

    Drama Queen No1 admitted…

    ‘Mr Blake also said he regretted some of the language he had used when responding to Fox; in one tweet, he had called him a “racist t***”

    So happy to fling baseless accusations of racism at Fox but not happy to get some deliberately baseless accusation in return.

    I await furhter action with interest…..and as Sky reports….

    ‘In a statement sent to Sky News regarding the threats to sue, a spokesman for the actor said: “We note the stated intention and the judicious wording of tweets setting it out.

    “However, unless and until intent becomes reality, we have no further comment beyond pointing out that Twitter insults, defamatory or otherwise, are a two-way street.”‘

    Maybe Fox should sue them both for smearing him as a racist….and the BBC for trying its best to malign him as homophobic by not providing the full context and reason for his comment.


  9. pugnazious says:

    A senior, Bame, politician says BLM is ‘not a force for good’ and the BBC seems to have missed his statement despite him being high profile and someone whose every word they hung off when he criticised Boris. Not so much now it seems….as is the case whenever anyone makes serious criticisms of BLM….the BBC studiously and mysteriously fails to report it.

    Here’s the Independent….

    ‘The Black Lives Matter movement is not a “force for good”, senior Conservative MP Sajid Javid has said

    Speaking at an online event for Tory party conference the former chancellor described the organisers of anti-racism protests as “neo-Marxist” and characterised them as having extreme political views.
    “I think the movement of people whether through demonstrating or other ways of fighting for racial justice, of course, that is important,”
    But he added: “I distinguish between the Black Lives Matter movement and the fight for racial justice.

    “I’m not sympathetic to the actual organisation, Black Lives Matter. I think it’s a sort of neo-Marxist organisation that wants to overthrow capitalism and get rid of the police.

    “I think the organisation itself is not a force for good.”’


  10. BRISSLES says:

    Apparently there has been a Black History month in this country since 1987 (?), but because of the Floyd incident and rise in BLM, all channels have gone into overdrive in raiding the videotape cupboard for anything with the word ‘black’ in it.

    On BBC2 on Sunday there is Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson, so was this made prior to Covid or post Floyd ? because it seems there are an awful lot of ‘black’ programmes coming to the fore, which makes one wonder if the production companies have been working overtime to get us much ‘out there’ as possible, ready for the Black History month.

    I’ll be glad when October is over, because all the media attention for BHm is taking away a lot of the publicity for Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Lupus Aware UK month – (I’m a sufferer), which is a travesty.


    • pugnazious says:

      October will never be over….Black History ‘Month’ is forever….like lockdown…..police will enforce both making you stay in to watch the BBC 24/7….lol….you have to be cured….


    • Jeff says:

      Breast Cancer Awareness month…I had no idea!
      I do know however, that nearly a million screenings for breast cancer have been missed since we’ve been locked into this irrational panic.

      And what’s happened to all those virtue signallers who, only last year, were wearing T shirts with, “THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE” emblazoned on the front? I remember seeing both Miliband Minor and Cleggy proudly parading for the cameras. Well, of course they would be…

      But this isn’t a photo op. This is an outrage. A scandal. A potential tragedy for numerous women and thousands of families.

      If you make some half arsed, non PC joke about a woman on TV or social media, the feminists and their hit squad are after your blood. But this isn’t a joke, this is serious.

      And yet…

      The silence is deafening.


      • tarien says:

        Agree it is an outrage-what the H have the NHS been doing all this time? No they have not been attending Covid 19 cases 24/7-I have been informed that in many cases there was no need to cancel operations-there is a danger to life for many sufferes just as much as there might be with this particular virus-the emphasis certainly by the media has been to push the concentration towards the so called Pandemic. I know personally people who are suffering with cancer and another in great pain awaiting a hip replacement. Find it very difficult to understand why such important medical matters have been sidelined as it were.


  11. Fedup2 says:

    The new BBC DG has read out a speech to the OFCOM national bash ? Telling them that the BBC must become more diverse . I was thinking that they might start including white people in their programs .

    I noticed he didn’t say ‘diversity of view ‘ or ‘diversity of belief’ but that’s to be expected – his main task is to cover up the evidence of far left bias – such as drunken BBC staff going onto Twitter after midnight to sneer …. or worse …


  12. BRISSLES says:

    Oh dear, it seems that some footballers are suffering with mental health issues, because…….. they wont be able to find another club, so will have financial issues (one said ‘spending more money than they have’ (!) ), some are using food banks, feeling lonely, and are becoming deeply depressed.

    Jeezus, are we supposed to feel sorry for them ???? grow up and join the real world !!! They aint on the front line of a war, not suffering from a terminal illness, not living with danger every day. They kick a ball for a job, train a few hours a day, and a lot spend the rest of the time in the betting shop (I do know this). Rant over.


    • Northern Voter says:

      Talking of football, will Liverpool FC be visited by the police, because they broke the rule of 6 by letting in 7 versus the Villa?


    • Lefty Wright says:

      Right on mate! XX


  13. pugnazious says:

    Big news…lol. Cambridge Analytica didn’t interfere in the referendum and nor did Russia to any significant extent. The BBC hasn’t noticed yet.

    We’ve always known this….If you’d taken even a cursory interest in the investigations it was blindingly obvious CA had nothing to do with the referendum and yet the BBC has spent years telling us it did and that the referendum was stolen.

    The BBC, and Guardian of course, has spent years whipping up division and hate with false claims about Brexit and how illegitimate the referendum was….all fake news. The BBC not only divided Britain but made negotiations with the EU almost impossible. The BBC has caused enormous damage to this country and its interests. Dangerous in so many ways.

    Guido reports conclusions from the Information Commissioner’s report….

    ‘“From my review of the materials recovered by the investigation I have found no further evidence to change my earlier view that SCL/CA were not involved in the EU referendum campaign in the UK”

    “I identified no significant breaches of the privacy and electronic marketing regulations and data protection legislation that met the threshold for formal regulatory action.”

    “We did not find any additional evidence of Russian involvement in our analysis of material contained in the SCL / CA servers we obtained.” ‘


    • taffman says:

      They must have read your post because they have it up now .
      Sometimes I think that Al Beeb’s researchers monitor this site to get their news stories ?
      BTW, has anyone seen maxincony?


  14. Doobster78 says:

    Top man Mr President.

    Just keep on giving it right back to em !!!!


    • pugnazious says:

      Pretty extraordinary allegations that have been out a couple of days….’bombshell’ maybe a good phrase….Clinton deliberately whipped up, faked, the conspiracy theories about Trump and the Russians….but the BBC are ignoring it….as always. It was always clear that the Clinton campaign was one way or another colluding with the Russians to take down Trump…how was a report, using information from Russia intelligence as the BBC’s Paul Wood told us, that was highly damaging to Trump in anyway evidence of the Russians helping Trump? Surely it was the exact opposite? How is it that in the same article that Wood told us that the information came from Russian intelligence he still concluded that the Russians were on Trump’s side? Clinton’s campaign arranged the meeting with Russia lawyers, she paid for the dodgy report and she signed off the sale of a uranium company to the Russians.

      ‘Some investors reportedly donated millions of dollarsto the Clinton Foundation. Former President Bill Clinton also received a $500,000speaking fee in Russia and reportedly met with Vladimir Putin around the time of the deal, Republicans, who are largely critical of the deal, have said.

      Campbell said Russian nuclear officials “told me at various times that they expected APCO to apply a portion of the $3 million annual lobbying fee it was receiving from the Russians to provide in-kind support for the Clinton’s Global Initiative.”
      “The contract called for four payments of $750,000 over twelve months,” Campbell said in the statement. “APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the US-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement.”’


  15. StewGreen says:

    From Australia : Bolt on the Media circus against Trump

    by Andrew Bolt, October 6
    Donald Trump leaves hospital and gives a thumbs up and a raised fist. The media is furious.

    A reporter there yells a question: how many others in the White House are sick?

    ABC reporter Philip Williams jeers that 200,000 other Americans are dead.
    ABC Melbourne host Virginia Trioli reads out a listener’s text claiming it’s a clone who left.
    Some other fuming headlines:

    Epidemiologist says Trump’s tweet about leaving hospital is ‘absolutely’ dangerous

    Trump to leave hospital, a move some medical experts call risky

    Trump’s desperation to leave hospital shows the dangers ahead

    Don’t politicize the virus, Pelosi tells Trump

    US COVID-19 deaths surpass 210,000 as Trump set to leave hospital

    Is there anyone who doesn’t see through the media’s game?

    If Trump had died, they’d dance on his body. If he lay sick in hospital, they’d jeer. Now that he leaves, they rage.

    I prefer their anger. It shows they still fear him.
    UPDATE : Trump Arrives at the White House:
    And still the media goes out of its mind with coronavirus hysteria and anti-Trump rage:
    reporter : “Those 30 second photo opps outdoors with people standing 10+ feet away are terrifying”
    How lunatic do you have to be to become a White House correspondent?
    reporter : “I felt safer reporting in North Korea than I currently do reporting at The White House. “



  16. StewGreen says:

    Trump retweeted this
    The media are the opposition


  17. Dazed and Confused says:

    Why am I not surprised to see the rancid socialists of the BBC, continuing to target a twelve year old child for sending racist pictorial tweets to a footballer? You get the feeling that if they could, they’d stone him to death… The kid is twelve, for crying out loud..



  18. Doobster78 says:

    Well done BBC.

    Your campaign of fear and relentless scaremongering has paid off !!!!

    Job done.


  19. Foscari says:

    Now be honest when watching MOTD on a Saturday evening
    don’t you get goose pimples every time the BBC show
    the players making the anarchist Marxist BLM salute?
    This evenings match between the Andorra under 21 – England
    under 21 gave the knee bending salute an extra dimension, as
    the players prostrated themselves in the Pyrenees. And
    their creditable reward was achieving a 3-3 draw against a
    country with a population less than 20% of my own
    borough of Barnet in London. Please show us the knee bending
    from the match BBC. And when are either Jermaine Jenus or
    Alex Scott going to take over from Gary Lineker? I think that
    this month would be perfect, don’t you think?


  20. taffman says:

    “Covid: 13 deaths linked to Royal Glamorgan Hospital outbreak”
    “Thirteen patients have now died with coronavirus following an outbreak at a hospital.”
    Note the operative word “with”. So its not died of ?
    An important difference.
    How often is this convoluted language used in the reporting of Covid deaths ?


    • Dave S says:

      Hospitals are dangerous places. Infections spread easily and as covid is probably an aerolised spread that makes it impossible to stop. The design of modern multi storey hospitals makes it even worse, Lift shafts and stairwells are perfect vectors of infections.
      Nothing about this though on the BBC


  21. Guest Who says:

    BBC News

    Kamala Harris is to go head-to-head against Mike Pence in the US vice-presidential debate on Wednesday.

    What do we know about the Democratic nominee?


    And what do ‘they’ know that might not make it to the edit?


  22. taffman says:

    “Derek Chauvin: George Floyd murder suspect released from jail on $1m bail”
    A lot of people will be upset by this .
    More riots and carnage?
    More votes for Trump .


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

    I have a question. The BBC constantly refers to these “beatles” ISIS jihadis as British. Are they British – I thought their British citizenship had been stripped? Also if their British citizenship has been stripped what nationality should they be referred to as? I don’t know much about this story, i have just noticed the BBC headlines.


  24. taffman says:

    Will Boris use a busted economy to stop Brexit ?


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

    With regard the Kamala Harris v Mike Pence debate I have seen a few BBC articles posted to their website that defends Kamala Harris record as well as promoting her as a breakthrough BAME woman of something or other, while they have attacked Mike Pence.

    So it might be interesting to follow the various BBC correspondents twitter feeds for any over the top tweets and screen capture them.


  26. Roland Deschain says:

    And that’s all Jon has to say about that. Not important.


  27. taffman says:

    Trump offers all US same treatment as he had .
    He also blames China for the trouble.
    Watch out for story on Al Beeb.


  28. JohnC says:

    I see the campaign against Laurence Fox is underway now with a quite bizarre article.
    Laurence stated that the ‘Black History Month’ pushed by Sainsbury’s is divisive and promotes racism. And I agree with him.
    The accusations against him for writing that are quite bizarre. It seems the BBC latest trick to appear impartial is to take quotes from anyone on twitter which suits them – however extreme they are – and present them as credible opinions. Thus they can claim they are just reporting what others have said while printing the most outrageous accusations.
    It really has gone too far. It’s just pig-headed spite now.


  29. Halifax says:

    I think this headline from the BBC news site just about sums up why the BBC must be defended. Please read comments below the article…….its all making sense now.

    Women with darker skin are more than twice as likely to be told their photos fail UK passport rules when they submit them online than lighter-skinned men, according to a BBC investigation.

    One black student said she was wrongly told her mouth looked open each time she uploaded five different photos to the government website.

    This shows how “systemic racism” can spread, Elaine Owusu said.

    So BBC where is the actual DATA ??? Do the UK passport office supply data ?? I doubt it and I certainly doubt that they supply it on grounds of colour or genda that would be a big NO NO in your woke Civil Service.

    However my main points is. When a person of “Darker Skin” fails to comply with a rule (HM Passport Office rules for pictures are quite specific) or a Law and are called to account then that is racist. Coloured people are above the Law and any attempt to hold them to account is racist.

    The system, in this case the scanning software and hardware is probably unknowingly racist programmed by some hideous racist and assembled (isnt all computer hardware that creamy skin colour) by some white supremist. So expect the BBC to start asking the question…”Why are photocopiers always the colour of Trump supporters “? …with a lead story that Tanya a young and up and comming BME civil servant (loved by everyone and a promising footballer) has refused to use a photo copier at Bristol Town Hall because its white. Tanya was under so much stress that she was prescribed anti depressants and has now successfully sued Bristol Council for institutional racism for making her use creamy coloured IT equipment….A spokesman for Bristol Council said ” we have reviewed our local working practices and we apologise to Tanya. We have started to install non-white IT equipment starting with disposing of of seven hideously white document laminators”. Tanya was awarded £34000 from Bristol Council for pain and suffering caused…

    Stupid I know but they started it..


    • taffman says:

      \\Australia partner visas: Immigration law ‘to require English test’//
      The UK has some more lessons fo learn from Aus .


  30. Sluff says:

    They’re at it again with one of their favourite tactics.

    At 0715 on Toady a big feature about whether the government should scrap all school exams next year.

    Needless to say the person interviewed by Toenails agreed. We should scrap exams because they would be unfair !!!?

    The usual class hatred story them came up. ‘Advantaged’ children versus ‘disadvantaged’ children. Better to go for teacher assessment, cited as being more fair. In other words, prizes for all and lets get rid of anything vaguely meritocratic.

    Now to be fair the speaker is entitled to his opinion.

    What is unacceptable is that the BBC failed to mention the background of the person interviewed. He is a LeftMob dream. Steve Chalke, with a left wing social activism history as long as your arm. A key person in a group called Oasis.


    Whose reasons for being were of course not mentioned by Ric Knobinson.

    The BBC. World class in selective information. Again.


  31. andyjsnape says:

    UK passport photo checker shows bias against dark-skinned women

    Biased, a bit like the bBC


  32. Doobster78 says:

    Anthony has his (BBC) views on the debate ….. oh, wow, surprise surprise, look which way he went !!!


  33. Guest Who says:

    BBC Open Democracy ‘reporters’ at the local station have twigged posting endless anti-Trump stories is not winning over the shires.

    “What’s been your weirdest animal encounter?

    A postman called Steve says he’s being terrorised on his rounds by a customer’s duck… he was attacked on Saturday and then two more times after that when trying to deliver a letter.

    It caused the duck’s owners to write an apologetic letter to the postman.

    Have you ever been spied on by ducks? Chased by cows? Let us know!“


  34. theisland says:

    LK actually asks a good question here.

    The classic ‘Starmer’ approach is to avoid any blame (certainly in Hansard) and make sure you are in a position to jump either way.


  35. Guest Who says:

    Listen to the scientists!

    I have it on good authority that Roger, Matt & Justin are all scheduled to be on Joe’s sciency team.

    Plus AOC, for diversity points and to get Prof. June Sarpong onside.


    • Guest Who says:

      That escalated fast.


      • Guest Who says:

        It will be interesting if the bbc ‘go there’.

        On the one hand it is diverse god Queen genius dissing the man, on the other there is how most BBC staff spit out names of politicians, at best… variably.


    • Guest Who says:

      Imagine if she and Paul had lovely socialist babies.

      All uniquely funded, actually.


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

    Mike Pence wins the debate against Kamala Harris yet all the BBC want to talk about is a fly that lands on his head – and this is one of their lead stories on their website.


    • Up2snuff says:

      BoBotC, you beat me to it. 🙂 Mike Pence is considered to be quite boring, by some, in comparison to President Trump. So where does that leave Kamala Harris?


  37. Seppers says:

    Apologies if anyone has already noted…bbc news website Europe page:
    Cambridge Analytica ‘not involved’ in Brexit vote… not front page as it was when they thought it was.


  38. vlad says:

    At time of writing, if you click on the large headline on the beeb webshite, “Germany warns: Covid could spread ‘uncontrollably'”, you will be taken instead to a clip of selective moments of the Harris/Biden debate.

    Is it just sloppy editing or is it deliberate click-bait to take you to some beeb propaganda?

    Just cos I’m paranoid doesn’t mean the beeb aren’t devious b*stards out to get you.



    • Up2snuff says:

      vlad, LOL x 5! Extremely very good.


    • StewGreen says:

      I tested it a 11am ..and it wasn’t making that error anymore
      Look what else is at the top of the page

      US : A sneer at Trump : Getting Covid ‘a blessing from God’ says Trump
      Trump says he wants Americans to have access to the treatment he had including an experimental drug.

      Tech : Dark-skinned women face passport photo check bias
      Website flagged twice as many dark-skinned women’s photos as those from light-skinned men in BBC test.

      ‘Earthshot’: William and Attenborough launch prize to save planet

      Covid deaths three times greater than flu in 2020

      Only four disability hate crime charges in a year

      Concern over UK cattle slaughtered in Middle East

      Further down the page agenda pushing adverts
      – I’m a fat Chinese person
      – The Mangrove 9 (about the 9 who let protests to save a Caribbean cafe used by crimbos)
      – Jamaica swimmer’s rise in white-dominated sport
      .. Rihanna sorry for Islamic verse at lingerie show

      Sport : Two-thirds of women in football have experienced discrimination, says report

      Then a bit footer about Black History Month
      with 4 more black items


      • vlad says:

        Yes they’ve ‘corrected’. Maybe they read this blog 🙂


      • vlad says:

        The beeb may sneer at Trump’s ‘a blessing from God’ comment, but will they denounce Jane Fonda’s (yes, the obnoxious old leftie is still alive apparently) comment that Covid is ‘God’s Gift to the Left’?


  39. StewGreen says:

    Covid : Yesterday afternoon young Dr Deepti Gurdasani was on TR
    She’s a supporter of Ferguson and of more lockdowns. I won’t prime you anymore than that. Just watch and decide yourself.

    I will say that later she said that yes vaccines do give herd immunity, but they are not just raw virus it’s adjuvants that do the magic.


    • StewGreen says:

      Oh the way tweet embeds means you get the lockdown skeptic doc as well.

      On the claim Sunetra Gupta has not published a “peer reviewed” Covid paper.
      Apparently the groupthink is so, that when she wrote a paper, no one would step forward to review it.

      There is a clip of a third expert
      Jay Bhattacharya from Stanford University has joined 6,000 other health experts in signing the Great Barrington Declaration.


    • StewGreen says:

      Oh come on people if you look at the second video the woman claiming to speak for science is a nutter
      ..basically says everyone who doesn’t agree with Ferguson is a “charlatan” and that their opinions should be banned from discussion.


    • JimS says:

      Is this the virus that will finally kill off all humans or will it go the way of viruses since humans were around to catch them?

      ‘Peer review’ isn’t a ‘gold standard’, it is a method used by editors of publications to try and ensure that they aren’t publishing rubbish given that they can’t be subject experts themselves.

      Clearly research that produces novel results will have a hard time getting through peer review while a ‘study of studies’ will get the green light.

      It’s the ‘nobody got fired for buying IBM’ principle, (it’s always ‘safe’ to go with the conventional, if you get it wrong then so will nearly everyone else).


  40. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – Interrupter not interviewer

    After a bad night, I forced myself to listen to the TOADY Prog from 7.38 a.m. through to the end of the 8.00 a.m. News Bulletin. I was firstly struck by the way Mishal and Nick galloped through the newspaper review, and, secondly by Mishal’s constant rude interruptions of Robert Jenrick, SoS for Communities, before the pre-8 a.m. weather forecast.

    Poor upbringing or sign of an inferiority complex?


  41. Fedup2 says:

    Brave Up2 – the expensive private education gave the Asian girl a BBC accent – but she always sounds more comfortable in her native tongue in my view .

    Also has that trait of speaking slowly as foreigners do – alagia – myri and chakrabati also sound like they are talking to 5 year olds – or those holed up in taxpayer hotels having just got off the boat….


  42. Scroblene says:

    It’s interesting to have all the links to great sites like Alex Belfield, and Jim Davidson, who just tell it as it is! I haven’t seen much from Katie Hopkins recently, but hope she’s fit and well after putting up with US politicians for a spell!

    So it’s here on this site for real-time news, Jim and Alex and occasionally Guido for a change, and not much else, apart from a scan of the online rags, which still chuck far too much stuff on Ginge and Minge around for my liking!

    When the BBBC is defunded, which is a foregone conclusion now, all these sites – and here, will be the usual way to get proper news, you know, the sort which makes a country fell good for itself!

    I wonder if the new GB News or whatever it’ll be called, will make a lot of difference now, they’re a bit late at the table!


    • G says:

      “I wonder if the new GB News or whatever it’ll be called, will make a lot of difference now, …”
      Bit like Brexit, they will be, ‘nobbled’ before take-off.


    • brexiteerkent says:

      Katie Hopkins is on parler, sending things out from the U.S. several times a day ! If you are not on parler that might be why you are missing her.


  43. StewGreen says:

    Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Sir David Attenborough, have launched a £50m “Earthshot Prize”, which, according to @BBCNews, is “the biggest environmental award ever”.

    Isn’t that saying BIG GREENBLOB pays people to toe the line
    ..just like their conspiracy claims that skeptics are paid by Big Oil. ?


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

      Hi StewG, I recall you mentioning some sort of app or online facility that will reformat webpages to make it easier to look at and maybe easier to print. I am having difficulties with some of the BBC webpages and I would like to see if this might resolve some of the issues I have been having. So I would be grateful if you could mention it again so that I can look it up.


      • StewGreen says:

        @Cali Summary : try https://www.textise.net/
        then when you want to print
        : Select the text : click at the start of the text, hold the shift down and click again
        right click and select print

        .. I assume you are not being facitious
        Cos of course the best thing for your health is to avoid BBCNews webpages
        cos most are full of BS, other pages might sometimes be OK cos not every BBC person is in the cult.
        Blog readers like Inoreader or WordPress reader aren’t great for checking the BBC website
        For brand new stuff you can get a quick overview from looking at the BBCNews or @BBCbreaking Twitterfeeds.

        – The BBCNews webpages are naff cos they don’t follow the KISS design principle (Keep It Simple Stupid)
        so with all their sidebars etc ..they are too noisy
        I use Chrome
        but then switch to the Microsoft browser set with IMAGES off if I want to check a noisy site
        Or use a tool like https://www.textise.net
        The BBC seems to have switched off its own Mobile and text-only options


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

          I am not being facetious, but maybe I need to take a back step.

          My view is that this is all potentially publishable and of all the media the BBC is the best one to monitor because of its charter, its role in Britain, the TV licence and so forth.

          I have also been monitoring aspects of the university system. It amazes me how they all can get away with it but critics tend to be demonized or shouted down. Hence the need for proof.

          With regard the BBC website I tend to blitz through the pages, looking at headlines, printing off webpages and articles (for evidence / later proof).

          I will also look to see if I can copy and save to disk some of their video stories – perhaps making use of their share links. I haven’t worked out how to do that yet.


    • Scroblene says:

      Roughly a third of a million TV taxes will be needed to pay for all this.

      No wonder they wanted to make the elderly cough up the dosh, they want to spend it on these other crackpot schemes as well as paying Lineker and Ball far too much for so little talent.

      With the awful BBBC soon to be defunded, I wonder where they’ll get the rest of the money?


  44. s.trubble says:

    I hope someone is playing a very clever tactical game with the minds of the bBC .

    First Charles Moore announces his application for Chairman……..and the lefties go into orbit………

    Then he withdraws ….to be replaced by Kelvin Phillips…

    Brilliant……..they will self immolate with that one.

    Question is; who even worse than him could be waiting in the wings.


  45. Fedup2 says:

    Well if i paid the TV tax i would exoect to be able to vote for the new king of their BBC –
    It would have to be a token coloured so maybe
    That june pingpong
    Trevor Phillips
    Lord Henard of Henry

    All mainly to promote the sale of popcorn from Fedup2 popcorn PLC

    “Theres popcorn – but then theres Fedup2 popcorn “©


  46. vlad says:

    Nice to see a serious multi-million £ pound operation like the beeb taking the high moral ground on the VP debate, and I’m sure they’d have done the same for saint Obama, Kamala or Biden: “VP debate: Kamala Harris v Mike Pence outshone by fly”




    • matahari says:

      that is the one that sat on al capona 4 years ago


      • BRISSLES says:

        I think he has a great haircut personally. (why are there more well groomed silver foxes in the US than here I wonder ?)


  47. StewGreen says:

    If you are hungry for Covid charts This computer guy puts up a lot
    .. Bottomline there is a data lag so Positives totals so the past few days will have extra numbers added.
    However the growth trend doesn’t seem to be massive.


  48. matahari says:

    is any media challenging the reliability of the dubious covid test that is destroying our livelihood? is anyone actually saying anything about it? left and right?


    • Kaiser says:

      no is the short answer to that, they pretty much all seem to be happy to be locked down


      • matahari says:

        i suppose it is because of funds they get from those running this narrative and because ultimately this will mean the collapse of capitalism which will inevitably create some kind of elitist communism funded on medical tyranny with a three tier society: At the top the ‘pharaohs’, in the middle the ‘keepers’ which will have some privileges for good servitude and us, the muzzled, on social credit, without jobs, relying on good behaviour to eat bread and butter. it reminds me of china. ultimately even brexit will not matter because this parliament will simply shift the sovereignty from the EU to the tier above. UN and WHO etc


    • StewGreen says:

      Generally TalkRadio takes our line.
      Elsewhere yesterday I heard a guest say that a Positive test = proof that you are infectious.

      FFS there are people stuck in quarantine in Italy months past the clear up of their infection, cos of the way the oversensitive PCR test counts dead/residual cells as an active positive.
      Also it’s said PCR tests in the UK are set to run through too many cycles so are giving a positive result when the person i not actively infectious.