I think that Justin Webb provides a valuable public service by showing us just how necessary it is to take the axe to the BBC. How does he perform this wonder? Well, reading his blog is essential reading for any student of bias. Today he blogs the story concerning the list of books that “people” are claiming Sarah Palin wanted banned. He states this list is a fake. He then goes on to print it!!! He concludes by telling us that no doubt Palin would laugh it all off and be charming about it. Do you think he is on medication perhaps or has he driven mediocrity to a whole new level?
I see that the BBC have woken up to the news that John McCain has opened up a lead in the polls over Obama. Thing is, when I read this story, it talks of ONE poll when in fact several polls show McCain ahead, including Gallup/UA Today which has him 10 points ahead of the Chosen One. Now like the rest of you, I understand polls can be misleading and it is wise to take them all with a pinch of salt but when Obama was way ahead in the polls there was jubilation amongst the Beeboids and this dominance joyfully broadcast. Note the words under the picture – did the BBC run this same disclaimer during Obama’s post conference glow? The times they are a-changing….but can we trust Al Beeb to tell us?
It’s so touching, isn’t it? I refer to this article on the BBC portal concerning the news that GOP star Sarah Palin’s family is human after all and that her 17 year old daughter is ..gasp horror…pregnant. B-BBC favourite Justin Webb weighs in pointing out that this news “may” not hurt her politically although this is immediately followed by the suggestion that there may be other skeletons in the Palin closet. But here’s the thing; why does the BBC not compare the Palins reaction to the news that their daughter is pregnant (They call the pregnancy a blessing) with what Obama thinks such a pregnancy would mean to him (He calls such a pregnancy a punishment). Here is the link. Surely THAT is a story? Also, when we are at it, where is the BBC when it comes to the news reported elsewhere that Dem V-P nominee Joe Biden reckons Israel better get used to a nuclear Iran? It seems to me that the BBC is so preoccupied with its own toxic narrative (The US must elect a black democrat to the White House) that many more interesting stories get dropped. On purpose.
As has already been noted by B-BBC’s perspicacious readers, the US election has suddenly dropped off the BBC’s lead news portal after days of Obamania dominating its daily agenda. I wonder what could have caused such a mysterious disappearance?
Hang on a second, I found this link related to someone called “The Barracuda”. She seems to be a poor choice for a political role whoever she is since..and I quote from the BBC… “By choosing her, Mr McCain may have undercut his best attack against Senator Obama – if he uses the inexperience card now it will be turned against him and his running mate. While conservatives, such as radio host Rush Limbaugh and former Bush adviser Karl Rove, hailed the Palin surprise, there were also dismayed reactions from some Republicans, who felt the choice underscored Mr McCain’s weaknesses and was too risky. In the meantime, Mr McCain and his new partner have something else to worry about – Mrs Palin is facing an investigation in Alaska for alleged abuse of power involving her former brother-in-law. Her deposition is expected to be scheduled soon. ” The BBC – never knowingly fair and balanced.
? I think that the BBC coverage of this US election really does warrant a whole chapter to itself in the forthcoming Biased BBC book. It just goes from bad to worse. Did you catch Sarah Montague’s 7.12am interview with the Beeb Washington correspondent Kim Ghattas concerning the selection of Sarah Palin to run as V-P? It’s laced with subtle and not so subtle attacks on Palin and the buzz words are “inexperience” “anti abortion” “very conservative.” Sarah Montague and Kim Ghattas both agree that McCain has “undercut” his best line of attack against the Obamessiah by choosing such as inexperienced candidate and then tried to present this GOP choice as a victory for the Dems. I am no fan of John McCain but let me say that should he win in November, then there will be at least one bottle of champagne strewn across the corridor in my house! The BBC are bound to declare a day of national mourning with accompanying solemn music, before launching into the “racist” America diatribe that is never far from the surface in their toxic left wing minds. Their coverage of this election has been staggeringly biased and in my mind it is more evidence why the axe needs to be taken to such a powerful but unbalanced State broadcaster.
Did anyone else just see Justin Webb on the BBC 10 0 Clock news suggesting that by selecting the “inexperienced” Sarah Palin the GOP has made it much more difficult…. for themselves to attack the Obamessiah? Amazing to see the BBC twist in the breeze as it struggles to come to terms with McCain’s audacity in his VP selection! They are looking to find ways to character assassinate Sarah Palin and watching the venom coming through is quite an experience. Anyone else feel a BBC bubble being burst..?
Well now, have you seen the main BBC news portal this morning? It looks like the BBC is sponsoring the Democratic convention based on the euphoria of the coverage afforded to the first day of the Obama love in. All the elements were on parade for the BBC to propagandise upon. We had the lovely Michelle – that most fragrant of delicate flowers who only recently became proud of her countey – giving her homely wisdom to the masses . Then we had Ted Kennedy – speaking almost from his death bed – and channelling JFK in the BBC’s eyes. Even better, we now have what is being presented as an assassination bid on Obama – more echoes of JFK. Can you imagine what it will be like on Thursday when the Chosen One descends to Earth and speaks to the people? Will the BBC be able to contain itself? Can’t wait to see the same surge of excitment from the rotten BBC when McCain’s moment comes….
I see that the BBC has flown James Naughtie all the way over to Denver (What about all those C02 emissions?) to cover the coronation of the Chosen One, Obama, at the DNC. The Today programme (7.09am) had a wonderful treat for us this morning when Naughtie interviewed Justin Webb on Obama’s chances and as you can imagine, a strong stomach was the order of the day just to get through this love-in. Justin was in good form, emoting about the “audacity” of the “mesmeric” young “black man” Obama and reminding us f the “staggeringly unpopular” President Bush. Surprised Justin didn’t have time to reflect on the “staggeringly unpopular” Democratic-controlled Congress but I suppose there is only so much time given to provide praise for the BBC-approved candidate. Looking forward to Michelle’s speech tonight and the BBC coverage to follow….
Following DV’s post below, the topic of Joe Biden raises its head. The title above is borrowed from this BBC story (the question mark is added). In it they describe Biden as “a silver-haired veteran of American politics”.
This would be an unimpeachable description of Biden were it not for one little detail- it’s not real hair. Well, not as those unaffected by hair loss know it, anyway. I don’t know what conclusion to draw from this- we live in a world of appearances that are ever more manipulable, but it seems to me our cynicism about this has not caught up with the technology of appearance and that opinion-makers take advantage. Not that the BBC would cooperate in any of that. Oh no- they’re impartial don’t you know?
You can check out Biden a little more as nature made him here.
. You have to laugh at the sheer BIAS of it all. The single most important news in the world today for the BBC to run as its lead story is the selection by the Obamessiah of slow Joe Biden as his V-P running mate. Clearly they don’t buy the view expressed by John Adams that it “the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived!” The main BBC news spun this news as if it were of monumental significance and I look forward to seeing their news schedule being led by the announcement of McCain’s V-P selection, with appropriate fever. It is so obvious that the BBC wants Obama in the White House and it permeates their coverage. They wanted Kerry but were denied and now all their focus is on the Chosen One. You can tell how shocked they are that Obama’s poll numbers FELL after his European PR-fest so one can only speculate how the BBC will take an Obama defeat in November. I guess it will be used to insinuate that too many Americans are racist.
Happened to tune into BBC Radio 2 this morning and caught Simon Mayo having a good old snigger about that fact that John McCain was apparently unsure as to how many properties he actually owned. Simon appeared to be reading from a transcript of McCain’s response to a journalist who had asked him how many houses he had. Simple Simon mocked McCain for something going on for a couple of minutes. Funny thing is when Obama suggested there were 57 States – can’t recall Simon using that as a platform for his humour? Can you? Even on Radio 2, the left wing bias can’t stop from exuding. I like Terry Wogan – think he has a good sense of humour – but Mayo shows a disturbing lack of balance –left, left, left.
I was looking at the BBC’s coverage of the US Presidential race and was ..ahem..surprised to see no coverage of the latest poll in the States giving McCain a 5 point lead over the Chosen One. Happily, the BBC’s poll still shows Obama in the lead.
Did you check out Matt Frei’s latest paean to Obama? Seems that Matt reckons ol’ Obama needs to start telling more jokes. But what sort of jokes I hear you ask? Frankie Boyle hatred style humour perhaps ? Nope. Instead Matt reminds us of the Obama classic..”Who can forget his comment about smoking and inhaling dope: “Of course I inhaled. I thought that was the point!” Way to go Matt, that’s what we need. Of course Matt also manages to have a go at the red-necks, at McCain and Bush. Reading this kind of pro-Democrat drivel makes me wonder how the BBC can see this as anything other than pure political bias from Frei? The primary concern of Frei is to make sure Obama presents himself in the best possible light – but is that a proper concern for a BBC journalist?