The Telegraph scarcely needs

the links from us, but this Beebwatch makes some fine points. (Registration needed.) Radio 4’s World Tonight attracts smaller audiences than Today and is rarely criticised for bias, yet few BBC programmes are so slanted towards the Left. … There was a 17-second clip from America’s UN ambassador, John Negroponte; then a 77-second interview with the Arab League’s ambassador and 170 seconds with Phyllis Bennis from the violently anti-Bush Institute … Continue reading

Libelling Hilter isn’t an easy thing to do

Libelling Hilter isn’t an easy thing to do. However, in this piece on the Tories, Megan Lane portrays the Great Dictator in an unflattering light. “The Nazi regime cracked down on abortion and equality for women”, she claims. Not true, as a brief Googling can confirm. Adolf was very pro-choice. I wonder why she feels obliged to make such a claim. Right-wingers anti-choice, left-wingers pro-choice, perhaps? Click through to read … Continue reading

Defending treason at the BBC

The ever-brilliant Stephen den Beste fisks this ridiculous piece of BBC anti-American propaganda posing as news. This sort of analysis would be met with shock and horror in Islington by the soft-left supporters of the BBC, no doubt. The BBC of course does not understand civil disobedience – it is not a right to break the law and get away with it because one (thinks one) has noble intentions, it … Continue reading

Sex sells.

That’s one reason I can think of for this BBCi headline. BBC: Reagan had ‘evil sex’ angst Compare this with ABC and Time. ABC: The Reagan Letters Time Magazine: The Real Reagan Of course, it couldn’t be a commercial motive since the Beeb is “above it all” and the license fee keeps the larder well-stocked. Another less charitable possibility springs to mind: a visceral reaction to the man and what … Continue reading

Our ever vigilant

blogleagues never sleep. Bran at Blog Irish continues to hold the Beeb to account whilst Norm at Normblog goes after those clueless Beeb apologists. Click through to read and contribute comments on this post.

Two little words

would have averted all this trouble. “We goofed.” Those two little words, uttered by the BBC early in its latest escapade in biased journalism — falsely claiming the Blair government “sexed up” its intelligence reports during the lead-up to the Iraq invasion — would have saved a lot of time, a lot of money, and at least one life. Instead, we have the BBC’s bloated buddy, Andrew Gilligan, admitting, in … Continue reading

Check out these:

Public Interest comments on a Polly Toynbee article on how we need the BBC for our own good. The Spectator says “reform it, don’t kill it” but Samizdata disagrees. Will Thomas writes that Salam Pax will be on the Beeb today, “Answering Qs from carefully selected Beeb junkies this afternoon at 2:30 [BST]. – Just in case you were interested in trying to creep past the censors, like me.” Good … Continue reading

Hurricane Watch on Gilligan’s Island.

Now that Sambrook has done his sandbagging and Greg has put his finger in the Dyke, Andrew Gilligan is pressed by Lord Hutton on the meaning of “Absolutely yes“. It must be hard for the mighty Beeb to have this story cycling in and out around the globe. Now the ‘storm surge’ approaches as even traditional BBC allies advocate greater accountability. Quite a storm. Click through to read and contribute … Continue reading

Over on Transport BlogI’ve made some comments on a BBC article comparing railways then and now

Over on Transport BlogI’ve made some comments on a BBC article comparing railways then and now. The list of omissions and apparent inaccuracies is staggering. Click through to read and contribute comments on this post.

I got a perfect score

in this BBC quiz about Islam. Perhaps that has led me to look kindly on it. It’s very much the BBC view, but I accept a certain delicacy is necessary here. In several cases I gave the answer I knew they wanted while maintaining reservations. Jihad certainly can mean interior struggle -but the non-PC “holy war” translation is enthusastically accepted by many Muslims. That figure for the projected US Muslim … Continue reading

Readers write.

As Raj noticed, I tried to dodge getting all the B-BBC bias letters for a bit, because of other commitments. What I think I’ll do is every now and then make a post like this one that invites anyone who wishes to tell the world about examples of bias they have seen. Of course it’s impractical for us to track them all down and check the details; this is a … Continue reading

Raj

writes (originally a comment to the post below): I’m writing as someone who in general believed the BBC to be biased over the war but otherwise find most complaints of bias petty. The BBC Breakfast news today had a piece on hunting today just before 8am. First there was a prefilmed piece which was presumably put together by the BBC. You heard 2 anti hunt protestors putting forward their point … Continue reading