Balanced BBC coverage

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by samain11, Jun 26, 2012.

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  1. This morning on R4 the BBC thought it would a good idea to get Guy Verhofstadt to inform us on reasons why the proposal for centralised Brussels control of eurozone countries budgets was a good idea. Quite apart from Verhofstadt's unchallenged assertion that there is no danger in this because the European parliament is a Democratic Institution and therefore the implication that it can control the Commission, is it the BBC's job to push the EU-phile agenda without getting another contributor to challenge it?
  2. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    In short, no. Doesn't stop it, though.
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  3. Gosh balanced and BBC in the same sentance! Blair and Brown communications are a total disgrace.
  4. Did the interviewer challenge Verhofstadt's maunderings?
  5. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    Had similar thoughts about their presentation of Scottish independence on last night's news. Apart from the stock pro-Union politician's statement at the start, the "sexy" reporting was entirely dedicated to the independence campaigners - happy little flag-waving MILFs, views of the man/woman in the street, everything possible to suggest that "normal" people want independence and only sleazy politicians want to continue with the Union.
  6. Frankly Steven Dorrell got away with murder on the NHS clusterfuck. To have one of the major nonentities responsible for the situation in the studio and not to smash his back doors in? I've seen better balance displayed by a MND sufferer for pity's sake!
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  7. The European Parliament cannot control the Commission. It cannot even overrule the Commission, which is not obliged to accept its votes or its recommendations. It can only disapprove nominations to the Commission, not individually but collectively.

    It has almost no power over the executive branch of the EUSSR. All it effectively does is distribute a budget nobody in Europe voted for.

  8. Steven Dorrell,has always been a total fuckwit,who knows the sum of fuckall about the NHS.

    He 'learnt' all he knows by hanging on to the skirt of Virginia Bottomley,when she was Health Minister,and she knew bugger all either.

    The problem has always been,Health Secretary's who 'tinker',and always have better ideas to 'improve the NHS',with the hope of eventually being 'enobled'.

    If only he,and his predecessors,had left well alone,and allowed the NHS to provide its basic remit,it wouldn't be in the shitstate it's in now.

    Sorry,a bit off topic,rant over!
  9. Thats good, well done for getting that off your chest.
    Now would you care to comment on the effect of PFI projects on the health service, or even the Euro.
    Start the rant.
  10. About the only thing which does not show (left wing) bias in the BBC current affairs programming is the weather forecast - and at times i wander about that. I suppose the pips are neutral!
  11. Andrew Neil is very good. He savages all politicians with equal rigour.
  12. Bang on the money...which is why I was rather jacked off that it wasn't challenged, shouldn't even be called a parliament.
  13. In a similar vein.

    A recent programme on BBC World covered the subject of a bunch of scumbag republicans who are administering justice in NI's second city (next year's city of culture FFS!)

    Not once did the BBC mention the name of the city as being Londonderry.

    It is just the BBC hates all things British.
  14. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Well a complaint will get you fobbed off unless of course you are yourself a media big hitter and threaten with court action over their failure to observe their charter!
    Once the complainant has been fobbed of 20 or 30 times they know you wont report them to ofcom.