Posts Tagged “BBC”

Flight 447 and the MSM

by David on June 2, 2009

I discovered that Flight 447 was reported missing from trending topics on Twitter.  I then read more breaking news and followed expert in-depth discussion on the pprune forum (the Professional Pilots’ Rumour Network), which described the composite materials of the (…)

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BBC on Terror

by David on March 15, 2008

From the BBC website: 100 years war? Anti-terror experts grapple with fight against militancy Militancy? I’d have thought that anti-terror experts grappled with the fight against terrorism

The Elephant in the room

by David on September 21, 2007

“Israel, like most of its Western allies, regards Hamas as an unreconstructed terrorist organisation bent on the destruction of the Jewish state.”

That’s absolutely right Jeremy. Just as we regard a large, grey, four-legged mammal with a long trunk and big ears as an elephant.

From Biased BBC

BBC Climbdown

by David on September 16, 2007

After the BBC’s Newsround 9/11 Guide for Children to the events of 9/11 came under fire and despite the pathetic defence made by Sinead Rocks Newsround’s editor, the guide has been changed. So, for example, where it used to read:

On 11 September 2001 armed people took control of four planes that were flying above the US.

it now reads:

On 11 September 2001 Islamic fanatics hijacked four planes that were flying above the US.

Of course, the original story, the lie about its origin and the circumstances of it’s appearing on the BBC’s website, and defence of it by the Newsround Editor all just bear out Andrew Marr’s observation:

The BBC is not impartial or neutral. It’s a publicly funded, urban organisation with an abnormally large number of young people, ethnic minorities and gay people. It has a liberal bias not so much a party-political bias. It is better expressed as a cultural liberal bias

but what a shame a large part of the liberal left’s response to 9/11 has been to shack up with Islamic theocratic fascists. Apparently operating under the slogan that my enemy’s enemy is my friend – and with the US firmly identified as the enemy – in the BBC terrorists are called militants and fanatical hijackers are called armed people.

The idea of a tax on the ownership of a television belongs in the 1950s. Why not tax people for owning a washing machine to fund the manufacture of Persil

Jeremy Paxman, James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture, 2007

al BBC

by David on September 13, 2007

al-Qaeda, a militant Islamic group thought to have been behind a number of other attacks on US targets

The BBC, leaving open the possibility that al Qaeda hasn’t been behind other attacks

It is classed as a terrorist organisation by the UK government

The BBC, refusing to call a spade a spade.

Andrew Sullivan’s called them on it:

Beyond parody: an almost Jihadist account of the 9/11 attacks to educate children by the BBC. No mention of al Qaeda’s goals; no mention of its preceding the first Persian Gulf war; describing al Qaeda almost entirely as a response to US foreign policy.

Andrew Sullivan, the BBC and 9/11

and the BBC has lied in response to criticism.

Mote and Beam

by David on September 10, 2007

This weekend Sir Terry Wogan, who presents the morning programme on Radio 2, described BBC3 and BBC4 as “superfluous” digital channels that ought to be scrapped to save money

The Times, BBC uncovers fakery in five more phone-ins

Terry Wogan who is said to be earning £800,000 per year

The Telegraph, Wogan is number one in BBC radio rich list

And strangley, the BBC seems to believe that a probe into salary disclosures was needed, as if those who are obliged to pay a regressive tax to fund the organisation shouldn’t know how our money is spent.

Atonement

by David on August 28, 2007

A report on BBC Radio 4’s flagship news programme, Today, covered the film of Ian McEwan’s well-regarded novel, Atonement. It wasn’t really news and when the BBC’s main evening news bulletin also carried an item about the film I wondered what was going on.

Well, Atonement is produced by Working Title Films and guess who owns shares in Working Title? BBC Films, the feature film-making arm of the BBC.

Could I stop paying for this please?

BBC staff – idle hands and Wikipedia

by David on August 15, 2007

Wikiscanner is making a splash as Wikipedia’s past edits are trawled. Here’s one I found: someone at the BBC (IP address 132.185.240.120) changed George Bush’s name from George Walker Bush to George Wanker Bush. Evidence here.

Could I stop paying for them please?

Execution and murder

by David on August 14, 2007

He was the second of the group of twenty-three kidnapped Koreans to be executed by the Taliban…

Robin Denselow, BBC Newsnight

Execute means to put to death after a legal process. Terrorists or criminals do not execute people, they murder them.

The BBC News Style Guide, P69

In my country it is illegal for me to refuse to pay for this.

Resign and let me stop paying

by David on July 25, 2007

The managing director of GMTV is to resign after it was discovered competitions on its ITV1 breakfast show were not being conducted fairly.

The BBC, GMTV boss resigns over quiz row

Meanwhile, at the State-owned BBC,

The BBC has suspended all competitions after an inquiry unearthed a fresh batch of faked phone-ins.

BBC One’s Sports Relief in July 2006, Comic Relief in March 2007, Children In Need on BBC Scotland in November 2005, The Liz Kershaw Show on BBC 6 Music and CBBC programme TMi were all found to have breached editorial standards.

Mr Thompson said: “It is right that we are open with the public when we have fallen short and that we demonstrate that we take this very seriously indeed,” he added.

But no resignation to follow. The compulsory tax to fund the corrupt organisation is still in place, nonbody’s been sacked, nobody’s resigned.