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:

    Popcorn time!

    Got this off the Fail, whose headline is a hoot and sets the tone for the rest of the MSM.


    Seems it was suggested that Don ‘debate’ Max Headroom in his bunker virtually, but failed to comply.

    Imagine the current media estate with access to all their toys in such a scenario?

    Saying ‘no’ will be universally panned, by actually is a sign of strength.

    I am fed up with the world being run by pea brains like Sopel, Tonenails, Morgan, Burley, Acosta or, Seltzer.

    Especially when, in the US, the ‘impartial’ mods appear drawn from a fetid pool they belong to.


    • Guest Who says:

      Here is Nick talking about anything but what went down.

      And Katty.

      How much do these dipsticks cost the tvl mugs?


  2. Doobster78 says:

    The future. Jesus wept, he really did !!! What a soft arse generation these lot are !!!

    Doesn’t help they are “indoctrinated” with liberal pansies from the BBC 24/7 !!!

    Get some f in backbone !!!


    • BRISSLES says:

      Perhaps they should join forces with ‘depressed footballers’.


      • Scroblene says:

        Spot on Brissles!

        I know lots of chums here like football, so don’t want to get in their way, but as I don’t ever watch the ‘game’, I just take another view. What worries me, is the BBBC have bought contracts with the big clubs to film their games, and as they’re not being ‘played’, we’re just paying for absolutely nothing!

        No change there I suppose…

        Surely the kids’ parents could get them to actually do something, like go for a bike ride, find some conkers, etc.?


  3. Doobster78 says:

    Spot on ….. we all know what will be allowed and what won’t !!!


    • digg says:

      It would become interesting if some other “causes’ demand to get represented, for instance…. #ChristianSolidarityWorldwide or maybe even #DefundTheBBC ?

      They may just have opened a can of worms!


    • Quiteannoyed says:

      Won’t be watching anyway.


  4. StewGreen says:

    2:15pm R4 Drama ..oh another episode of the same black drama as yesterday.
    .. A repeat from July 2019.


  5. The Sage says:

    Penniless migrants?
    “Tragic lorry death immigrants ‘paid £10,000-a-head’ for a better life in the UK”


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      A “better life” growing cannabis and working in nail bars. How would we ever manage without them?


  6. digg says:

    I posted a couple of weeks ago about the National Trust planning to modify their information on some of their Historic properties that may be have been linked, however tenuously to British colonial activities many years ago. I personally took the step of cancelling my membership and sending an email to tell them why.

    With no great satisfaction I now read:

    Coronavirus: National Trust redundancy plan puts 1,200 jobs at risk


    I’m pretty sure they have probably suffered some losses due to the pandemic but at the same time I can’t help but wonder how many folk like me have walked and affected their viability and that this virus message covers it up?

    My guess is that most NT visitors and thus the NT income stream are paid-up, regular subscription members or even legacies in wills etc. so you would assume that the income stream at this point wouldn’t be overly affected even if actual visitor number dropped.

    Play with fire for brownie virtue points and you might get burnt!

    I half hope that the lady who replied to my email in a pretty haughty superior tone is maybe one of the 1,200….

    One day the penny will drop with the BBC I hope!


  7. Guest Who says:

    The BBC on FB…

    “I’m not going to waste my time,” President Trump has said he won’t take part in a proposed virtual presidential debate with Joe Biden.

    The BBC core groupies… not helping…. but getting huge likes…

    “He knows in a virtual debate he would be muted 99% of the time for his constant interruptions ????“

    Indeed. Hence placing things in the hands of the guys with the faders…. not a good idea.

    “His bully power might be weakened by a virtual debate cause the moderator can mute his interruptions. That must be terrifying to him.“

    Now imagine your leader is facing national foes who do not have fade sliders?

    These people are idiots. No wonder they are BBC addicts.


  8. Fedup2 says:

    Me being an anorak –
    Just watched the VP debate . The coloured girl – nothing but a snake oil seller – a lawyer – so lies for a living . She wasn’t very good and was given an easy time by the moderator who didn’t pull her up on swerving questions – such as the health of Biden and whether they have talked about her taking over .

    Also – Biden won’t ban fracking – which hanged on the word ‘banned ‘. – severely restricted more likely …..

    On the other hand Mr Pence pretty forensic in his conduct – I can guess the response of the MSM .


    • Fedup2 says:

      Update on the VP debate

      The Carmela? Girl was told to keep saying that 210 000 people had died from covid – she must have said it 5 times – and threw in that Biden would be the second RC President – and out of the blue threw in that cannabis would be legalised and all convictions expunged …..

      She’d been well rehearsed but it sounded false – even the race stuff sounded contrived ….


  9. Dazed and Confused says:

    I see the BBC are pushing ”wayycistt” microaggressions, where nothing at all needs to be proven, as because if you’re black, the BBC automatically believe every single word that you say..

    Have the BBC now become silent partners in Black Lives Matter?



    • Van Helsing says:



      Oh, how I wish they were…


      • Dazed and Confused says:

        Van Helsing

        Obviously some of their staff would like to, but the BBC can’t openly support the Socialist Workers Party, and therefore they attempt to take there beliefs underground, firstly supporting Black Lives Matter U.K., and then”Show racism the red card”.

        Both BLM UK, and SRTRC are SWP fronts, and so what the rest of us mere saps need to do, is constantly call out these creatures that the BBC covertly support, in an attempt to embarrass them.

        Is it possible to embarrass the doctrine of most Beeboids?…

        Doubt it – As Socialsts can never be wrong, and obviously see themselves as our intellectual and moral superiors..


    • Dobyns says:

      Silent Partners??


      More like the Official Media Arm


  10. Guest Who says:

    I see things because of likes and retweets.

    One from Katty…

    One also via BBC RT sources. NYT, New Yorker…

    Blame Trump.

    Bet he’s killing all the Christians and oppressing all the ladies of ROP in Africa too.


  11. Dazed and Confused says:

    Steven Nolan – BBC Northern Ireland – Waddling around petrol stations, hassling memebrs of the public for not wearing a mask..

    The BBC now think they’re the government..


    • Fedup2 says:

      Isn’t that harassment ?
      When will mr Nolan be caught without a mask ?inevitable ….


  12. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    In the DM today they showed a chart with the covid infection locations where the virus is being spread.

    As we all on here know, mostly it’s in universities, care homes, hospitals and at home with pubs, restaurants and hospitality establishments being the cause of less than 4% of covid infection transmission.

    There’s a huge amount of focus on this very small percentage. When will the government tackle the other 96% of the infection transmission places.
    If the complete hospitality section in England was closed down I don’t think the infection numbers would drop. More likely they would rise with people finding unregulated alternatives.

    Mind you, I think it’s all a load of tripe anyway. With all the false positives and those being found to have some kind of virus (but have no symptoms) the numbers are almost meaningless.

    Look after the vulnerable by all means but let the rest of the population get on with their lives and get everything open again.
    Just like Asian flu and Hong Kong flu, this one will soon enough disappear and as for this second wave, it’s ranked somewhere in the 20’s as cause (with covid) of death, way behind the real killers which are now going untreated in so many places.

    My solution:
    Protect the very vulnerable.
    Use the empty nightingale hospitals for covid only.
    Keep all covid patients out of general hospitals and don’t seed the old people’s homes and hospices with them (again)
    Everything else, back to normal.


  13. taffman says:

    Picked this up in the ‘traffic’ – “Eu to cave in on fishing demands” , Is this true ?


  14. taffman says:

    “Covid: MPs call for more clarity on local lockdowns”
    Is that a black dustbin in the photograph ?
    We have a number of them scattered around the village.


  15. Fedup2 says:

    Austin allegro Stratton to be the new spokesperson for the PM – I wonder why no one from the BBC got the gig ? Katy? Christian ? One of the coloured ones ? ….


    • Foscari says:

      Fedup-BBC? There isn’t anybody to the right of Jeremy Corbyn
      with a political portfolio working for the BBC.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Amazing that out of those thousands of ‘journos’ working for the BBC none of them got the job . As others say here ‘I wonder why ?’ I prefer it to be straight out .

        It is because the far left biased BBC has no journo now of the right or even of individual thought …. all part of the Borg – all part of the ‘group think ‘ which I find repulsive and avoid .


  16. Guest Who says:

    Lurch might struggle with this one.


    • Guest Who says:

      Blonde bimbo tries to trump him.


    • Dobyns says:

      The truth hurts doesn’t it Lurch …

      BTW, in the interest of full disclosure I grew up in the West Side of Chicago in the mid and late 60’s, saw and lived through what happened.

      Who do I believe Lurch, YOU or my lying eyes


  17. Guest Who says:

    Love it when the bbc get excited about plots.


    • Guest Who says:


      She is that desperate. And stupid.


      • StewGreen says:

        In the Viva Frei YouTube discussion they go into detail
        “The Gotcha is that he paid $750 in one payment” but in the same year he and his companies each paid much more,. It’s ridiculous to claim the Trump empire paid almost no taxes”


  18. StewGreen says:

    @PBSAmerica “UK Premiere: 7.30pm, tonight on PBS America”
    “The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden,” from @FRONTLINEPBS
    examines the defining moments that shaped the lives of the two presidential candidates’ & their approaches to power. ”

    I bet it’s a 2.5 hours ADVERT against Trump
    ..They are keen to get it out. It’s already on YouTube and a podcast version.
    Yet has hardly generated 10 comments on Twitter.
    Despite them putting out twenty promo tweets.

    “Your documentary was just a hit piece on Trump.
    I tuned in because I wanted journalism not partisanship”


  19. StewGreen says:

    Local news : “Hull woman campaigns after her wife died of Covid19”
    Lots of build up then quietly “Although she tested negative 3 times in June, nurses thought they recognised the symptoms”

    .. all the usual emotional blackmail stuff.


  20. Kaiser says:


    The force also referred itself to the IOPC, despite two reviews by the force’s directorate of professional standards concluding there had been no misconduct.

    The five officers will now be investigated for potential breaches of police standards of professional behaviour relating to use of force; duties and responsibilities; and authority, respect and courtesy, the IOPC said in a statement.

    So I can drive on the wrong side of the road and speed away when asked to stop now can I ??


  21. taffman says:

    “Manchester Arena attack: Abedi’s brother Ismail refuses to engage with inquiry”
    How many more have come in across the English Channel ?


  22. StewGreen says:

    Don’t mention Salmond
    “It seems that Nicola Sturgeon is apparently to make a major announcement on lockdown today. This is undoubtedly being done to distract attention from the inquiry into Alex Salmond.

    Your job sacrificed to save Nicola’s”
    tweeted Bishop Hill


  23. taffman says:

    “Covid: MPs call for more clarity on local lockdowns”
    The British economy is finished.
    IMHO Boris is finished, the Tory party is finished.


  24. Rob in Cheshire says:

    I turned on Toady this morning, only to hear that old boob Attenborough and Prince William (who unfortunately is as deluded as his father) propagating some green wibble. I must have turned off inside of ten seconds. Well done Radio 4, that’s a new record for me.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Rob Rob Rob – biggest mistake – hitting the ‘on’ button ……
      But thanks if you are listening out of duty – I just couldn’t do it any more – it was costing more on replace ments than I could afford ….


    • Up2snuff says:

      R-i-C, hah! beat you to it. I turned off the in the second that the guests were being introduced – cannot remember now who by, was it Rick Nobinson? I could not bear the thought of listening to drivel from Attenborough, the Indoctrinator of young Princes and Princesses.


  25. Doobster78 says:

    LOL !!!! “Proactively educate”


    • JimS says:

      Will they be ‘proactively educating’ fans on the origins of the game at a home of ‘white, male privilege’, Rugby School?

      To be honest it wouldn’t surprise me if they did just that.


    • JamesArthur says:


      Trevor Phillips dealt with this when it first reared its head. It is a song composed by a black man after / at the end of Slavery in USA. So in the support of black people they try to ban a black song that is sung with pride (not that sort)

      The BBC love using stats disengenuously – “the RFU found that only 31% of respondents believe rugby is representative of the general population” Well try reading Hans Rosling to see how dumb that is…

      Funy how they never ask that question about sprinting?

      Woke meets woke….but soon the normals will awake (you have to hope)


  26. Doobster78 says:

    Blimey . Even the FBPE fruitcakes are seeing the light with the BBC .


  27. Philip_2 says:

    TPA report on BBC Scotland…. Performance related bonus all round: (no doubt).
    As usual, the BBC Annual Report was a treasure trove of information – the Express unearthed the woeful viewing figures for the new BBC Scotland channel. The paper reports, “The corporation’s BBC Scotland channel costs more per viewer but seems to have the least engaged viewers. Operating on an annual budget of £32 million… the channel reaches just 18 percent of Scots with an average viewing time of 90 mins, each week.”

    To analyse that a little, Over an entire week the Scottish listener spends around 13 minutes (a day on average) before deciding its BBC bollocks again. That leaves time only for the BBC news headlines on the SNP to digest. Fame has its limits for Nicola Sturgeon.

    TPA: As part of the Axe-the-Tax campaign  we want to know what you think of the Beeb.  We’ve created a short survey to gauge the mood of the nation. + You’ll be entered into a draw to win a year’s premium Netflix subscription, just for taking part.

    Another little gem: BBC and the ‘Woke’ ideology they endorse:.
    Headed: Taxpayers shouldn’t be funding woke ideology
    Writing for ‘ConservativeHome’, our political director James Roberts took aim at “woke ideology” that is increasingly funded by taxpayers. We previously exposed the huge sums of public money given to lobbying organisations but unfortunately, things don’t stop there. As James writes:

    “In 2018, we estimated that the Equality Act alone (which spawned a great deal of this diversity doctrine) would cost the taxpayer £49 million annually by 2020. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are government jobs aplenty for these cultural commissars: everything from Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Specialists at UK Research and Innovation (£49,708pa) to Head of Inclusion at Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (£47,544 – £53,459pa).”



  28. theisland says:

    EDIDP is the EU military budget which Whitehall civil servants keep trying to put the UK into.
    Their last effort was August 2020, a brazen call for UK companies to be involved. This was stopped when we pointed it out.

    And then there was not a peep out of UK defence journalists because they fail (?deliberately) to follow the growth of the EU military architecture. BBC and Sky have denied it exists.

    Ditto nothing from the opposition collaborators who we know want to remain under EU control.


    • taffman says:

      Is Boris weakening the UK ready for the EU Military to invade and take over us ?


  29. Guest Who says:

    Cattle class desperation.


  30. Guest Who says:

    Bbc News

    “Kamala Harris is every woman who has ever been talked over in her workplace.”


    Totally impartial.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Guest – she’s an interesting case study – and seemed to be used to getting her way . … and suppressed her techness about being challenged …..

      Lots of self justification too – but if you applied the ‘ would you have a beer with her ?’ No – unless you wore ear plugs about to avoid the ‘how great ‘ I am …


    • Dobyns says:

      This Camela. … is that one hump or two. …

      Can someone please ask Willie Brown


    • JamesArthur says:

      Funny, in most workplaces it is women talking over over women. Is that what BBC meant? I am certain it isn’t


  31. Guest Who says:

    Jon and team will need to work hard to not go there.


  32. Dobyns says:


  33. StewGreen says:

    New Trump video
    He really doesn’t look like he’s at deaths door.
    .. Though the background is probably a green screen.


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

    About 14 hours after the Mike Pence – Kamala Harris debate the BBC decided to reinterprete it as showing that Mike Pence is both a sexist and a racist for interrupting, questioning and replying to Kamala Harris when she avoided answering questions and when she made spurious claims about Donald Trump.


    • Guest Who says:

      The bbc editorial selections in this are… very bbc.

      As is the fact checking.

      By coincidence just got one from ‘Full Fact’ on Saddo…


      “Crime in London has risen less than the rest of England since Sadiq Khan was elected as mayor, not more“

      Penultimate para of copy:

      “But the change in recorded crime depends on the offence. For example, over the past year, homicides increased by 23% in London compared to 8% across England”

      So the raping is more regional Mo, but the stabby stabby is pure Khan.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I thought she came across as an uppetty bitch – as they say …..
      Pretty full of herself even for a woman American coloured politician . Interesting that mr pence didn’t call her a socialist as mr trump called comrade Biden ….


  35. Darcy3 says:

    BBC ? a bit like the latest muslim paedo rape gang yesterday ?

    Andrew Neil points to latest Nicola Sturgeon revelations as ‘career destroying’
    ANDREW NEIL has cast doubt over the future of Nicola Sturgeon’s political career after details emerged of the SNP leader’s handling of complaints against former First Minister Alex Salmond.

    Responding to the inquiry, veteran broadcaster, Andrew Neil wrote on Twitter: “These revelations, if they were about a prime minister, would be potentially career destroying.


    “London media would make it so. So the spotlight now falls on Scotland’s media: are they fans with laptops or a proper independent media prepared to hold Ms Sturgeon et al to account.”


  36. Darcy3 says:


    Seven men in their 20s are charged with child sex offences against nine girls aged between 12 and 16 years old in Worcestershire town of Redditch

    tumbleweed at the bbc again… I wonder why ??

    nothing more than a conspiracy of silence but….some gays have been attacked, front page news


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      In June, three ‘gay’ men out for a drink were stabbed to death in broad daylight in Reading. The alleged perpetrator was Khairi Saadallah, a Libyan refugee recently released from prison, inevitably known to the authorities, with a conviction for racially aggravated assault and who was subsequently reported as having previously made homophobic remarks (“In my country, disgusting people like you would be beheaded”). By many accounts, it was possibly the most serious homophobic attack in Britain ever. But in the MSM there wasn’t even a hint as the possible motive. In fact, even the so-called ‘gay’ charities and press went out of their way to under-report the incident and not mention homophobia. Problem was: it didn’t fit the narrative and in the intersectionalist hierarchy, homosexuals are lower down in the pecking order than certain other groups.

      The BBC: words from people who ‘thought’ they might die make front page news, whereas those who really did die are airbrushed from history before their bodies are even cold.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Ian – a definite sign the in the battle of the minority victim groups the Muslims out gun the gays who outgun Wimmin ….
        whitee guys go stand at the back and get ready for a BBC kicking …. and for our next story – why is make suicide rising so fast ? Have a helpline number – now the weather from an airhead – with pictures of clouds ….


    • Guest Who says:

      BBC excited about upset ‘Northern Leaders’.

      What both get upset about and what both quietly ignored is always interesting.


    • taffman says:

      Probably hidden away under ‘local news’?………………….

      And there’s more …………………


  37. Sluff says:

    Not BBC though certainly in their neck of the woods.
    Just reading up a bit about current transport usage and juxtaposing the amount of cycling (2%) and car use (78%) with the cretinous car-hating, virtue-signalling policies of various council transport departments.
    Along the way came across the attached graph of railway use from their invention to the present.


    When nationalised, rail use declined by 25%.
    Since privatisation, rail use has increased (coronavirus excepted) by over 100%.

    If ever there was a simple demonstration of the abject failure of socialism then this is it. Strangely the Corbynites did not reference this information at the last election.


    • JimS says:

      There was a time when lots of men cycled. They did it while wearing raincoats, but then they only cycled a couple of miles maximum to work.

      Their wives did most of the shopping, walking less than a mile or so to the shops, each carrying a shopping basket. Greengrocers would pile loose vegetables into these baskets with perhaps a layer of newspaper in between.

      Cycling will never be viable for mass transport until we go back to living that way. (We could start by sending all the female MPs back to the kitchen!)


    • Up2snuff says:

      Sluff, as a bit of an economist (which bit? Dunno. TOADY from 6 a.m. while half/completely asleep has dented my brain, so it is probably the left knee and down to the ankle bit) I would point out that since rail privatisation the working population has possibly reached the point of matching the whole national population of the UK at the time of nationalisation.

      In addition, the living:work distance has changed dramatically. Most workers at the time of nationalisation would have walked or cycled or bussed to work. Now, Beeboids commute by train or ‘plane from Scotland to work in BHouse! On top of all that, in the IT everyone-connected-all-the-time-era, it is possible to work on a train but not on a bike or in a car and difficult in a bus, especially on London’s roads.


  38. Guest Who says:

    Ben Hunte been scrambled yet?


  39. Guest Who says:

    Yay! Nekkid nut jobs! Again. Dr. Vi headed to Harvard with Lammy?

    If Schleppey does not inspire Lurch to ‘Go Buff For Pelosi‘, what will?


  40. Guest Who says:

    #meeither But BS liked it, if that helps.


  41. Guest Who says:

    He sounds surprised.

    Welcome to our world, here, Brillo.


  42. tomo says:


    • Guest Who says:

      Between BS, Lewis and the rest of the Newsnight team, the bbc could probably speak at their national audience one to one on this basis for about £10 grand a bellow.


  43. Peter Sausages says:

    Nice not to see the loathsome Nagging Munchshitty on Breakfast this Morning


  44. Guest Who says:

    As part of its commitment to reducing costs, the bbc has created a whole new division to this…


  45. Guest Who says:

    June Sarpong so not happy with the BBC N. America West Coast hiring record, sources say.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Do I understand from that, Guest, now the fires have dampened down in the autumn mists and rain that the rioters are back in training for 4 November 2020?

      What has happened to Oregon?

      It used to be a ‘nice’ State. California without LA, Hollywood and the Slebs*.

      Now, Oregon appears to be in a state.

      (Bottom row, second from right – is that our Stew? Who knew?)

      [ * Hereby copyrighted as a future rock or punk band name: ‘LA Hollywood and the Slebs’. ]


      • Guest Who says:

        Being in the US, they don’t need colour licences, either.

        Sorry, ‘of color’.

        Again my views on peroxide confirmed.


  46. Doobster78 says:

    In fairness, it’s probably because referring to someone as “him or her” who now want to be referred to as “they” is now likely registered as a “hate crime” !!!!

    Oh , and nothing to do with the BBC stoking division 24\7 !!


  47. theisland says:

    Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants

    Govt. response: usual blather about how their duty is to everyone except us. Will be ‘debated’ on 19 October.

    Scrap ‘On-Demand’ Postal Voting, & Create Strict Eligibility Criteria

    Govt. respose: no plans to abolish the postal vote system in its current form (of course not, their handlers would never allow it).


  48. StewGreen says:

    Texas Republican lawmaker Matt Schaefer brings child porn charges against Netflix
    “Netflix, Inc. indicted by grand jury in Tyler Co., Tx for promoting material in Cuties film which depicts lewd exhibition of pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 yrs of age which appeals to the prurient interest in sex”
    via VivaFrei


  49. Guest Who says:

    BBC News littered with ‘quotes’ and ‘questions’.

    Never a good sign.


    “Too many schools want to keep staff in, even if it means breaking the law.”
    Why are teachers being told not to use Covid app?
    Why are teachers being told not to use Covid app?

    June clearly had a hand in Rory’s picture ed selection.