Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by bigeye, Jan 19, 2017.
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Well...the radio 4 news at midday today had a single comment about the Dutch election: Angela Merkel expressed her pleasure at the result, and was pleased that progressive social democracy had triumphed over Populism.
Now I can see a few things out of place there. The Dutch really don't care what Merkel thinks, in fact I would go so far as to say they despise her. The British radio 4 listening public don't care what Merkel thinks about someone else's sovereign nation. The Germans stopped running Dutch affairs in 1945. Merkel is not the Doyenne of European opinion or the keeper of European morals and ideals.
Last night there was a professor of politics on Newsnight (clearly an objective thinker) explaining the three ways 'we can combat Populism', because, as any right thinking person knows, framing and carrying out policies the electorate actually want is a very bad thing and has to be 'combatted'.
The politicians are scared, scared of 'populism'.
They are voted in by the very people who want these popular ideas put into place but have the arrogance of the modern political animals to know better than the lesser beings who vote them in.
They are left then arguing against popular ideals which have been put forward or supported by the very people they are trying to woo. A bit of a Catch-22 situation. Don't you really feel so sorry for the poor politicians!
I've checked and sadly it appears I don't...
Maybe you need to get your Sympmeter down to the LAD to be recalibrated!
No, look where it was made.
I couldn't afford a decent REME calibrated one so got a cheap US import...mea culpa
Be interesting to watch how the BBC report the Westminster incident now it's on home turf.
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Diane Abbott on Newsnight tonight - "I was on lock down today for 5 hours" got me thinking!
There are the usual supply of moon howlers being wheeled out by the BBC News channel over the past couple of days, but one obvious exception is Frank Gardner, who has just been on to give his views of 'Adrian'.
Articulate, intelligent and with his own experience of the horrors of terrorism.
The more I see of him, the more impressed I am. Top man.
Now, one show is hardly hard evidence to BBC bias however it appears R4 are under the scrutiny spotlight from their own.
BBC Radio 4's Today programme business slot has 'three times more Remainers than Brexiteers'
They certainly don't help themselves attempting to promote being an balancd broadcaster, although QT & Newsnight filter team do 'occasionally' get it right.
An interesting site is here : Media Bias/Fact Checking Which looks at the bias of a huge number of news sources around the world. You'll find the BBC parked in the Left-Centre Bias section. Sorry if this has been put up before.
Amen to that. I've lost count of the number of times I've ranted at BBC morning news. I don't care if Sally, Carol and Steph are 'bezzy buddies' or whatever. Keep it until you're off air you annoying people and concentrate on the news - most of us are far too grumpy at that time of day!
The worst culprit was Naga Munchetti (sp?) - thankfully she appears to have been culled as she has not been seen on the sofa for some time, although I noticed she popped up on Newsnight the other evening, resulting in a swift channel change!
TBH it's all turning into an adult version of blue peter. The one show- blue peter on a sofa, breakfast - blue peter in the morning, countryfile - blue peter in a field
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