Any BBC or news editors/ staff reading this?

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by oldcolt, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. YES, the likes of Michael Jackson and Jade Goody are far more important than our armed forces

  2. NO, I think the duty editors of various News organisations should get a reality check; ideally in He


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  1. SHAME ON YOU! Armed forces day is designed to commemorate those that have died/ been injured and put themesleves in harms way for your freedom/ the good of this country. To have this event relegated to a small item on the BBC news website below that of a the autopsy results of a pop star with a dubious lifestyle involving children is sickening. The cult of personality is destroying the values of this country and by denegrating such an event in this way you are among the vanguard of that destruction
  2. Why pick on the BBC out of interest? The Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Sun and Mail all have the Michael Jackson saga as their first article on the website and the Independent has it pretty prominently displayed. In fact quite a few of them don't even mention Armed Forces Day on their front page making the BBC one of the 'better' media organisations.
  3. Exactly,I know i've already posted this but Daily express(amongst others)
    First 7 pages Michael Jackson
    Page 11-half page about Armed Forces day
  4. Maybe it is just me but

    I hated Michael Jackson!

    I loathe Tennis!

    Tinfoil hat on!

    So no news then. Or have the politicos used this opportunity to slip something under the radar?

    Remove - headdress!
  5. Call me an old fashioned tw@t, but I always turn to the Beeb for 'relatively' impartial news / insight and expect measured informed debate from them as a public service broadcaster thereby avoiding the majority of hysterical fanatiscm of celebrity that you get from paid for news/ celeb rags :x The BBC should be leading by example not slowly sinking to a common denominator.
  6. Far too late OldColt.
    They are so low now they only appeal to the 'yoof-celebrity feckwit' culture

    Just occasionally they actually do fill their remit/charter.
  7. That is an easy one. The BBC is uniquely funded. There is no excuse for the BBC to compete with comercial media. IMO that is just wrong. The Times etc. need to sell, so give the public what will generate most revenue. That is not true of the BBC.

    The BBC should concentrate on what it once did best. Impartial well researched news/current afairs and quality TV. Things like science/nature programmes, costume drama etc. Quality over popularity if you please.

    There is an almost infinite choice of populist media, the BBC should give us something different.
  8. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    i was "Disgusted of Offshore" to find that the BBC News on Friday morning consisted of nothing but Michael Jackson. I don't think even Diana got that much coverage stuffed down the Public throat to the exclusion of everything else.
  9. However badly the BBC have handled this, MJ contributed a hell of a lot more to the human race than Diana. The reaction to her death is the first and only time in my life I've disowned this country.
  10. msr

    msr LE

  11. Thought maybe of posting a link for this to the relevant articles on their website (if possible)
  12. I hate the BBC and all it stands for and resent the fact that to watch programmes on my Sky Box, which i pay the privilage for ,I also have to pay the government/BBC the privilage to watch my Sky Box , and only then for the BBC to repeat most of it's programmes on it's private, advert showing channels such as Dave , UK Gold , or whatever they call these channels this month !!! I even have to pay for the privilage of BBC radio stations that I dont listen to, and for Fat Cat BBC executives and TV "stars" mega wages.

    Other than Top Gear and the occasional footie match or documentary, I rarely watch the BBC. Privatise the Beeb and let them show adverts so I have more money in my pocket to pay for satellite channel porn.

    Breathe in, relax.
  13. My bold

    He was a junkie, serial kiddie fiddler FFS.
  14. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    It's the tone of the country and what we have become
    A child can be kicked to death and a serviceman can lose his life but nobody cares
    Sadly people feel they have to greive for idiots they never even met and who wouldn't have pissed on them if they were on fire
    Does Sarah from Chigwell really think the rest of the Jackson give a flying fukc thats she's on the phone weeping and dedicating a record to them
    Really they should publish these idiots names and address' so we can go round and kick the living sh1t out of the dumb fukcers
    One of Jacko's freinds stated that fellow "Stars" were giving statements to the press when two years ago they wouldn't even take his phone calls

    It's not just major celebs like Jackson either
    I wonder if the Dando investigation and the boy Kinsella's murder wouldn't have been so high profile if there wasn't an element of T.V "stardom" involved
    Although in fairness it's orvided the girl from Eastenders with some nice work over the past couple of months

    Don't get me started on Beckham/Goody

    Oh Peter Andre if by chance you are reading this
    Quit wasting pages in my paper weeping and wailing about that hag that's left you
    Get a two page spread by pushing her buck fukcing horsey teath down her ****ing throat
    Your supposed to be an Austrailian man FFS you lot keep banging on about what real men you are Prove it you perma tanned cutn

    And breathe thank I needed that :wink:
  15. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    Your right there mate I suppose his original nose went to someone

    Shame on Diana for not shagging kids and walking round with a monkey

    I'm not a fan of hers but really worse than celebrity peado Jacko really?

    Next year when Gary Glitter goes you can explain how his tunes provided great entertainment at Basketball courts in the U.S