419 Responses to Start the week 1st February 2021

  1. StewGreen says:

    9pm BBC2 expect more hate against Trump

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    • Rich says:

      Stew,

      The “incredible” Sasha Achilli for the likewise “incredible” bBbc.

      Incredible can be defined as,

      ‘adj. So implausible as to elicit disbelief; unbelievable’.

      Quite.

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      • Garry Lavin says:

        Yes, I would have thought that all that ever increasing self praise was terribly bad form.

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    • Garry Lavin says:

      The picture telly presents of America is usually sensationalist nonsense.
      I’ve crisscrossed the states many times by hitchhiking, cars, buses and trains. It’s lazy tv. They always show the extremes.

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  2. digg says:

    It appears that the BBC is going through a massive reporter recruitment drive and the skills required are: to be as young as possible, have virtually no previous experience, have “progressive” woke views, spend a lot of time on social media, talk babble-speak and have a nice social media profile pic.

    This quite obviously being a naive and panic-stricken attempt to give the corporation a veneer that might attract younger viewers who almost completely ignore them at present.

    This must now be the cause of some concern to the established reporting crowd as it probably won’t be long before they are put out to grass.

    The satisfying thing about this is that the incumbents effectively will have caused their own demise by alienating traditional viewers and therefore panicking the management into this rash and stupid decision.

    If you think that the BBC are becoming more like Hello magazine every day then this might explain it.

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  3. StewGreen says:

    8pm ITV Joanna Lumley show
    Starts at Tilbury Docks for Windrush reference

    ” Lumley spends time in Bradford, where she meets a group of Muslim women who have set up an allotment gardening project to combat loneliness. ”

    “she meets Sheffield Environmental Movement member Maxwell Ayamba, who runs a walking group called Black Men Walk, and explores Malhamdale and Gordale Scar with him”
    .
    “I loved meeting the women in Bradford who had started an allotment.
    Some of them were finding some days a bit difficult because of their religion, meaning they can’t always do certain things and they don’t want to offend their faith, and so they came up with this this lovely little outdoor thing.”

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  4. Guest Who says:

    Who in their right mind would believe this lot now?

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  5. pugnazious says:

    Sir Tom Moore has died…if anyone deserved a knighthood it was him….what he doesn’t deserve is some insincere, shameless piece of ‘stolen valour’ from the BBC’s Mark Easton whose sickening, two-faced eulogy told us that Sir Tom Moore was ‘a representative of this nation’s greatest generation’ along with many similar remarks and sentiments as Easton tried to ride his popularity and service to his country.

    This is the Mark Easton who loves to tell us there is no such thing as ‘Britain’ or ‘British culture’ or indeed ‘British identity’, that we are just a nation of immigrants and thus have no unique identity, history or society…thus if it is destroyed by floods of immigrants who want the benefits of this non-existent society but don’t want to live by the rules or think the problem with Britain is too many white people that’s OK because there’s nothing to lose is there?

    This is the Mark Easton whose colleagues all hate ‘the greatest British generation’ and everything they stood for….they believe they are racist bigots and looked forward to their quick death in a cold winter just in time for a second Brexit referendum.

    I guess Easton and Co can be slightly generous as they realise there won’t be another referendum….but if one was in the offing would Sir Tom have been lionised so much by the BBC and its ilk?

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    • Beltane says:

      Nail on head again Pugz. I thought the slimy little giggle he gave at the end of this specious eulogy summed it up for us more neatly than he’d ever guess.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Pug
      That didn’t do my blood pressure any good
      That character has that weird extremist self belief which the swamp enjoys – was it don’t before Friday ? Or the vaccination programme ?

      The eagerness of swamp dwellers to group people into fixed groups is one of their many weaknesses . He also assumes that the EU will exist or become more federal . None of which can be assumed .

      Since he is so ready to talk about whole groups ‘dying off ‘ like a nazi ( yes I know he is of Jewish heritage ) – I’ll have a drink the day he goes – if before me …

      But since he said that on news night i guess only his cat saw it .

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    • Deborah says:

      I have never seen Mark Easton as animated and happy looking as he was speaking about Sir Tom Moore. Being charitable, maybe he was thinking he was celebrating Sir Tom’s life but it did come over as rather inappropriate.

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    • taffman says:

      pugnazious
      “The Brexit generation is dying out”

      Times don’t change they just repeat as before.
      As kids grow older they gain more knowledge and become wiser.
      Eg. where have all the hippies gone? They have not died, they just became grown up.
      Simples

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      • Fedup2 says:

        The other element this monster left out was his assumption that the UK will fail outside the EU – they needed us more than we needed them and we can adapt to change if needed .

        At a time when people are dying for him to come out with stuff like that really is obscene …

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  6. Northern Voter says:

    Mrs Voter likes to watch Richard Osman’s woke quiz? show, I only look for the comedy content. At the end of the programme, trailers for so called programmes, Alan Carr doing something with designers, designers of what? From the promo itlooked like stuff going to the tip before Money for Nothing got it’s hands on it, and Ranganation, Nish and his mother at the trough that is the BBC. What I want to know is, where are the programmes that aren’t presented by Ginger Beers and Bames?

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    • digg says:

      I think you will find that Mr Osman owns most of TV land so he can do what he likes or else!

      Also from WIKI as you would expect..

      “Each week has an equal number of female and male contestants, and a minimum of one ethnic minority. ”

      tick-tick

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    • Garry Lavin says:

      Quite. I used to do one. A hit. I’ve been begging them to return for 17 years!

      Mind you, I should know better, they said they had enough middle aged male presenters…and needed women and minorities….way back then!

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  7. digg says:

    For all of you out there who tut-tutted at the story of the poor girl who suffered both micro and macro aggressions due to people being unable to remember how to pronounce her name I want you all to be aware…

    That from henceforth I have changed my name to:

    [email protected]££$vvv”

    …woe betide any of you who can’t remember how to say that correctly I’ll be straight down to my contact in W1A with full details I can assure you!

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  8. Guest Who says:

    Jenny got Mutti’s back.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Katya also ‘understanding’, in yet another screed.

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      • Garry Lavin says:

        Ah.

        Nope…still not making any sense.

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      • G says:

        Nice to see that the Elephant that arrived on day one in the room till the MSM on behalf of Governments started airbrushing it out, is no longer visible. I guess the World is no longer blaming China for the murder – yes, ‘Murder’, of 2,264,087 (correct to date) people. Figuratively and factually, a very sick World.

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    • Garry Lavin says:

      Bloody rubbish.

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  9. davylars says:

    Not BBC, but just been reading an article from the RFI. Following the cigar shaped asteroid thing that entered our solar system.

    The RFI is a French news and current affairs public radio station.

    Avi Loeb, the director of Harvard’s astronomy department, says the “ Peculiar interstellar space visitor was ‘probably an alien vessel”
    If I’m right, this is the greatest discovery in the history of mankind,” Loeb says.
    “There are thousands of billions of galaxies like our Milky Way in the visible universe. There are more planets and solar systems like ours in the universe than there are “snowflakes on our Earth”

    Could be onto something these days…

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    • Garry Lavin says:

      Interstellar snowflakes…..just what we need!

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    • taffman says:

      Could be onto something these days…
      Yea, another hoax or human error.

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    • tomo says:

      Avi Loeb…

      Is angling for his 15 minutes in the limelight – likely smells a pundit gig … – he’s been roundly debunked by the people who actually looked at it.

      Bullshit

      – so he is onto something 🙂

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      • davylars says:

        Looks like my joke is being missed so I clarify….

        Snowflake as a politicized insult is typically used by those on the political right to insult those on the political left. In an article from the Los Angeles Times, Jessica Roy says the alt-right in the United States pejoratively describes most liberals and those protesting against Donald Trump as “snowflakes”.

        Apologies…

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  10. StewGreen says:

    Augusta Report “Thus, it seems abundantly clear that GMP did indeed cover up historic child sex abuse in south Manchester because they didn’t want to be accused of racism.”
    via https://independencedaily.co.uk/the-official-report-into-south-manchester-grooming-gangs-an-assurance-review-of-operation-augusta/

    independencedaily.co.uk is a blog I don’t always get around to checking

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  11. digg says:

    It’s just as well the BBC don’t run ads. Watching ITV and in the commercial break of the 6 ads, 5 were all black characters and the sixth……

    Meercats!

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  12. Guest Who says:

    BBC Newsbeat the monkey.

    What’s the right age to start talking about masturbation?

    It very much depends who you ask and this week, it’s caused a bit of a row – involving YouTuber Zoella and… the AQA exam board.

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  13. StewGreen says:

    Mark Ellse claims BBC Covid figures are scary – and misleading
    https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/bbc-covid-figures-are-scary-and-misleading/

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  14. Guest Who says:

    The phrasing to this is intriguing.

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    • tomo says:

      It’s the poisonous creeps at CNN .

      f-all about the unarmed woman executed

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    • Garry Lavin says:

      Does that mean there’s no evidence or witnesses?

      I heard he was bashed over the head with a fire extinguisher.
      Did someone actually see that…..or is it a hypothetical headline?

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      • StewGreen says:

        Early on Jan 7th I heard same rumour
        If they had something concrete that nailed Trump or a Trump supporter we’d have probably heard it by now.

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      • tomo says:

        There were literally hundreds of cameras on site and tens of cameras rolling during the argy-bargy.

        If there was footage / witnesses / evidence I feel that three weeks later we’d have some stills and statements. There were also some known lefty agitators attending… The MAGA crowd have been involved in some fisticuffs and on occasion gunplay – but usually as a reaction to a baying crowd of AntiFa – throwing Molotovs and smashing stuff up has been up to now the almost exclusive domain of the lefties. It’d be awkward if a MAGA hat wearing AntiFa goon with previous lobbed the extinguisher? – conjecture, sure – but given the number of cameras rolling … it is suspicious imho.

        The Dems are desperate to maintain the crisis as repeating the “out of control” narrative legitimises them rushing policies through without scrutiny or debate.

        The nervousness of the Democrats is plain weird for a party with the Senate, Congress + POTUS – now Beelzebub is almost vanquished they are having to look at their policies … and pay back all the donors etc… they need a demon – if DJT doesn’t oblige – expect some group of furriners to cop some crap.

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    • JohnC says:

      If the available evidence does not support a murder charge, why are they trying so hard to find some ?.
      It stinks to high heaven.

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  15. Guest Who says:

    Going so well.

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  16. Guest Who says:

    Do like understatement.

    Possibly Jon, Lurch and the squad might not.

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  17. markh says:

    I knew that wouldn’t take long. We are now all expected to make a noise for Sir Tom this Friday, like good little citizens. What on earth happened to a quiet appreciation of the man’s efforts? BBC will be cheerleading of course. Mass manipulation of emotions is a very dangerous path to tread…..

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  18. StewGreen says:

    Prosperity comes at ‘devastating’ cost to nature
    By Helen Briggs BBC Environment correspondent
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55893696

    OPEN COMMENTS …why ?
    Is it the Greenpeace website ?

    Doesn’t it look like PUSHING : the Agenda 21, Great Reset stuff ?
    #EverydayMarxism

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  19. JimS says:

    Laugh of today:

    At least she managed not to circle back.

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    • tomo says:

      Asking how her “brother” is doing at Citadel would I feel cause the smirky gel to freeze up … But maybe asking about Janet Yellen’s $800K for a short speech to Citadel might be a better line at the moment.

      That said the White House Press Corps have been approached to provide questions beforehand to be to be vetted and selected … there’s some grumbling … – obviously OK with CNN, MSNBC etc..

      The Dems aren’t settling in well at all (bad/sour winners) – can Biden keep them in line? – I’d guess not…

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    • tomo says:

      Asking how her “brother” is doing at Citadel would I feel cause the smirky gel to freeze up … But maybe asking about Janet Yellen’s $800K for a short speech to Citadel might be a better line at the moment. I have though enjoyed the indignant twats at CNN proclaiming that Jeff Psakis is a private citizen.

      That said the White House Press Corps have been approached to provide questions beforehand to be to be vetted and selected … there’s some grumbling … – obviously OK with CNN, MSNBC etc..

      The Dems aren’t settling in well at all (bad/sour winners) – can Biden keep them in line? – I’d guess not…

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      They have a White House Youtube chanel this was on

      415 thumbs up
      7000 down

      Needless to say
      Comments are turned off
      When they forget they get absolutely hammered with virtually all negative comments

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      • JimS says:

        “We just re-joined the WHO, as you know, because we believe the more people are vaccinated around the world the safer we will be”.

        She hasn’t got a clue. It’s just waffle.

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      • Guest Who says:

        That signer’s face is a picture.

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      • Guest Who says:

        “A new poll… doing exactly what the MSM can be relied upon to parrot…”

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  20. StewGreen says:

    Different opinions to the BBC’s about the success of Climate Modelling

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    • JimS says:

      Presumably all those models that diverge so much are based on the same ‘settled science’?

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  21. JohnC says:

    And another one from the BBC:
    ‘US President Joe Biden has signed three executive actions seeking to reunite migrant families split up by a Trump-era policy’
    First note the ommission of the word ‘illegal’ in front of migrants. Makes them sound like victims.
    Now read it carefully : it says to ‘reunite those split by a Trump-era policy’. The policy changed because Trump made it a criminal offence – and children were not allowed to stay in a jail for adults. But they key point here is that they were also split under Obama – but these orders are just to reunite those split under the criminal offence. It’s a deliberate attempt to make you think it was all Trump’s fault.
    And conveniently enough there is no information available for how many Obama split.
    Classic BBC misinformation. Not a lie – but the real truth is very deliberately hidden.

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    • Guest Who says:

      There are a bunch of US-based bbc ‘stories’ that I intend to refer to CECUO.

      The outcome is inevitable, but like the Stasi those who were involved will have recorded themselves on file.

      And Ollie can explain to my MP how even as a least bad option, he and Boris are not an option any more.

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      • Garry Lavin says:

        Ah. Quite. So the broadcasting stasi will have recorded me commenting here?……

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