BBC bias in question (which way do they lean?)

Glue_Sniffer

Old-Salt
They could be all white, black, Japanese or even Welsh, for all I care.
As long as they were chosen because they were the best candidate & not based on their ethnicity, I’m ok with it.
Also, I’d add that they shouldn’t be imposing their personal social or political gripes into their job.
If the whole BBC was black run, for instance, I wouldn’t want to see a whole raft of programmes featuring only black characters or documentary’s about black issues.
In organizations such as the BBC, being "the best candidate for the job" is often irrelevant. The organization is so large that most sensible educated people could probably do the job adequately enough. There would be a few outliers with very good or very poor performance. But the majority of candidates would make negligible difference to the overall performance of the organization. The people selecting the candidates also aren't going to have any financial incentive for picking best performer.

It's not about meritocracy, it's about quotas and cronyism.
 
Well they are at it again.
0545 this morning a programme about the way war has affected later generations. Could have been really interesting.
A young man from the West Indies comes to the UK meets and marries local white girl and all the family do well.
I bet they were wetting themselves when they found this little family.
It is part of a series of 10 episodes, can't wait for the next one!
 

ExREME.TECH

War Hero
He has been of the opinion for some time that he has not been given the opportunity of entertaining us via the medium of television due to the fact that he's not white.
The flaw here being that he forgot to factor in the fact that he's not funny.*

*By modern standards.
I rented a room of Jonny Carrolls (1970/80s comedian) son in the 1980s.

He said they let him join the circuit as they were getting so much crap for all of their racist jokes. They chose him because he WASN'T funny and very young
 
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Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
You mean this SAGE. (EDIT: No you didn't - ignore the rest of the post)


I'd be interested to hear why you suggest that SAGE is left wing. It's membership (not declared) varies constantly according to need and the group claim to have strived to be apolitical. Sir David King was quoted as saying of SAGE 'If you are giving science advice, your advice should be free of any political bias, that is just so critically important.'

There was a recent fuss because Cummings and Ben Warner were sitting in on advisory group meetings but these protests came for all quarters, not just Jon Ashworth.

BTW I know and have worked with Elaine quite a bit , she's a good journalist.
There are two sage groups. The one you referred to and a new improved 'independent' sage group set up by keir Starmer to contradict everything the first one says.
 
There are two sage groups. The one you referred to and a new improved 'independent' sage group set up by keir Starmer to contradict everything the first one says.
Yes - I know now and corrected my original comment within about 5 mins of posting it.
 
Re our Dom:
PM Boris Johnson's chief aide Dominic Cummings has insisted he "behaved reasonably and legally", in his first public comments since his journey from London to County Durham was reported on Friday night.

When asked by reporters if his trip during the coronavirus lockdown looked good, he said: "Who cares about good looks. It's a question of doing the right thing. It's not about what you guys think."

Yeah, bollocks to the journocunts!
So was he right to 'bend the rules' ? Should he have been tackled on it? Is he or is he not a cnut?
The answer to the last one is yes.
 
So was he right to 'bend the rules' ? Should he have been tackled on it? Is he or is he not a cnut?
The answer to the last one is yes.

Was he right to bend the rules? He says yes. The hacks scream no, Should he have been tackled on it? Yes. Is he or is he not a cnut? I don't know, but the rabid bunch of self-proclaimed experts were determined to waste another Q&A session by asking the same question time after time and telling us all that they knew best. And, incidentally, suggesting that the rest of the population could or should disregard the rules/guidelines.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
Yes - I know now and corrected my original comment within about 5 mins of posting it.
Sorry. Came in from painting a fence and jumped in with both feet. No malice intended xx.
 
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So was he right to 'bend the rules' ? Should he have been tackled on it? Is he or is he not a cnut?
The answer to the last one is yes.
Agree entirely and yes he most certainly should have been tackled on it, but the clamouring for his dismissal is way OTT and does not gove a good impression of those involved.

Pretty sure Boris will be explaining to him at length his version of your view, with no coffee in sight.
 

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