You and Yours, and racism in the countryside of England

Of all the BBC programmes on a poor (cheap) Radio 4 daytime schedule, You and Yours is the most openly and regularly biased. It expresses its BBC soft left bias in a number of ways – in the way it approaches subjects, and the subjects that it chooses to cover. Here is You and Yours in a nutshell: – People are never responsible for their own actions, people are various … Continue reading

Hi there

This is actually quite a funny BBCOnline article; intentionally so. I could vividly put myself into James Reynolds’ shoes as he described being asked by a University tutor to write his own reference for a summer job. First of all he was hesitant, and then he settled down and got on with it enthusiastically, making his case apparently invincible. So far, so nostalgic for oddball academics; but that’s what Reynolds … Continue reading

Apologies

– due to family events over Easter I’m behind on the mail at the moment. At the moment the comments boxes will get you on this page quicker. Yet another reason to take a look at the comments lies in the fact that, over the last few weeks, some indefatigable defenders of the BBC have engaged in debate with the equally indefatigable anti-beebniks that make up our regular audience. UPDATE: … Continue reading

Major post from Scott Burgess

comparing the grilling of the acting Israeli ambassador to the UK to the slight warming of the Palestinian chief negotiator when both appeared on Today this morning. Also, check out the two posts below about the methodology of the BBC poll that put “the power of the US and large corporations” as the biggest threat to the world. In particular, I questioned the methodology – which wasn’t revealed in the … Continue reading

This Just In–American Liberal Newspapers ‘Unimpressed’ with Bush Speech

sez Beeb. It is good of the BBC to call attention to the obvious, but they did manage to miss Bush’s apology. UPDATE: Fred Barnes and T. Bevan explain why Bush has self-important media elites climbing the walls. Click through to read and contribute comments on this post.

Andrew

writes: One story prominently featured over the Easter holiday weekend was the leftie march to Aldermaston, including various puff-pieces in advance (i.e. advertising for fellow-travellers). Monday’s ‘News front page’ featured two links to stories about this relative non-event. The same story is highlighted a day later on the UK news page: Joy as nuclear marchers hit base Deep joy indeed. The story, by Hannah Bayman, features interviews with various protestors, … Continue reading

The BBC Missionary Position

– it’s like the normal missionary position, except you approach it from the left. When the corporation that spent a reported £2M on Popetown (an everyday story about corrupt Catholic cardinals and a mad Pope ) and the presenter Gavin Esler (author and presenter of The New Jerusalem, a hymn to the welfare state in Britain) decide to discuss the subject of Christian missionaries, the outcome is decidedly predictable. So … Continue reading

First we got the bomb

First we got the bomb, and that was good ‘Cause we love peace and motherhood Then Russia got the bomb, but that’s okay ‘Cause the balance of power’s maintained that way – so sung the American satirist Tom Lehrer.But the Beeb tells it differently. Michael Gill writes: I visited the following URL: “Still fighting the bomb, 50 years on.” (Typical output from the Beeb) From that page, I followed the … Continue reading

Islamist, not Islamic.

Ceefax is a bit of a poor relation nowadays. Even so they ought not to let this through: yesterday’s page 120, headed “Algeria’s leader wins landslide” said, Mr Bouteflika is credited with taming an Islamic insurgency which has claimed some 100,000 lives in two years. No dout the insurgents themselves claim to be the true representatives of Islam. But there is no reason for the BBC to underwrite this claim. … Continue reading

Which does the BBC believe? Conspiracy theorists or its own reporters?

A reader writes: As of 00:21 UTC this story is linked on the BBC’s front foreign web page: “End of an era: Debate still rages over the toppling of Saddam’s statue” To his credit, Mr. Wood includes his firsthand recollection that the crowd at the Saddam statue (which some have claimed was faked) was in the several hundreds. To his shame, he mentions that wide shot of the square as … Continue reading

Anthony Cox

isn’t so happy. He recounts one of those little gems of newsreader wit that the BBC fondly imagines make the newsreaders more lovable. The post below about the three headed toad is also interesting. Click through to read and contribute comments on this post.