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

Commercial TV adverts also toe PC line on ethnicity, easy to see. LGBT not yet pumped up, but looking at number of lesbians in Corrie, won't be long.
They had a tranny member of the LGBT%<£ community behind the bar of the pub for years.
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Very progressive of them.
 
You know who got through to the semis of That Programme and you're calling others ignorant? ;)
You tinker. I bet you've had a sneaky flick over to see the following in tight dresses and short skirts . . .




 
You tinker. I bet you've had a sneaky flick over to see the following in tight dresses and short skirts . . .




Nah! T'internet porn and life in general has jaded me beyond getting worked up by young ladies still dressed.


I do still yearn for the innocent days when the folks were out & you had the Kays catalogue all to oneself .

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The first Gulf War and CNN changed it, everyone had to play catch up with CNN and here we are.
I have a sneaking suspicion that had it not been for CNN and the 'Road to Basra' footage which so inflamed the liberal left non-combatants at home and abroad, the Murcans would have finished Madass there and then and there would never have been the need for Gulf War Part Deux with all the resultant fatalities and carnage. Thank God the fekkers were not embedded at Normandy, or Waterloo or Agincourt for that matter.

OZ
 
I have a sneaking suspicion that had it not been for CNN and the 'Road to Basra' footage which so inflamed the liberal left non-combatants at home and abroad, the Murcans would have finished Madass there and then and there would never have been the need for Gulf War Part Deux with all the resultant fatalities and carnage. Thank God the fekkers were not embedded at Normandy, or Waterloo or Agincourt for that matter.

OZ
They'd already agreed with our most democratic hosts and allies that toppling autocratic regimes was a no, no. We were after all, restoring an autocratic regime. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar...all coalition members and we didn't want to go around creating any democratic traditions.
 
You tinker. I bet you've had a sneaky flick over to see the following in tight dresses and short skirts . . .




You missed one

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I have a sneaking suspicion that had it not been for CNN and the 'Road to Basra' footage which so inflamed the liberal left non-combatants at home and abroad, the Murcans would have finished Madass there and then and there would never have been the need for Gulf War Part Deux with all the resultant fatalities and carnage. Thank God the fekkers were not embedded at Normandy, or Waterloo or Agincourt for that matter.

OZ
They were at Normandy, recording voice onto shellac records. And most Brits at thetime thought we were fighting a just war. Different days, different immediacy, different politics.
 
Wonder if the left have realised yet that Joe Average/the silent majority are beginning to find the constant propaganda and haranguing all a bit much? The quiet ones don't usually say a lot but recent polls seem to reflect an undercurrent of resistance.
It's interesting to see who responds to the more inflammatory 'outrage' stories in, for instance, The Times, and what opinions are aired. Generally, there are a few 'progressives' defending the latest crime-against-nature, but the voices decrying, deploring and despairing seem to be in a 100:1 ratio (for today, see 'channel migrants', 'Somali women have to pay to get back to UK', and 'praise for Singapore society'). And yet the juggernaut rolls on; it's something they're taught at journalism primary school, involving readership numbers, I think.
 
[Thread Drift] It's not just the BBC though, has anyone else noticed that over the Christmas period most adverts featuring young families were multi racial? In one case the father was of colour and the mother white but the children, one of each gender, were a half caste boy and a cute blonde girl. The only thing missing was someone disabled.[/Thread Drift]
Yes, and it's immensely irritating.
 
They were at Normandy, recording voice onto shellac records. And most Brits at thetime thought we were fighting a just war. Different days, different immediacy, different politics.
I suppose that a huge difference is where the reporters were. In both Gulf Wars, some UK and US journalists were in Baghdad, before - in the case of the second war - it was occupied.
Press freedom now extends to reporting from the ground about the impact of what we are doing upon those on the receiving end. This does not extend to all conflicts - I don't recall many press types being keen to report from Serb (in Kosovo) or Russian (in Georgia) lines, for example.
However, parts of the media now think that press freedom is more important than backing one's country in a war (see the BBC helpfully telling the Argentines that some of their bombs were duds).
It is very complex but you can make a case that press/media reporting of the Gulf Wars and Afghanistan has fed the disenchantment of parts of the UK Muslim population with the West in general and the UK in particular.
I suppose what I mean (sorry for rambling) is that it is hard to fight someone when we are also encouraged to show them empathy/sympathy.
 

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I suppose that a huge difference is where the reporters were. In both Gulf Wars, some UK and US journalists were in Baghdad, before - in the case of the second war - it was occupied.
Press freedom now extends to reporting from the ground about the impact of what we are doing upon those on the receiving end. This does not extend to all conflicts - I don't recall many press types being keen to report from Serb (in Kosovo) or Russian (in Georgia) lines, for example.
However, parts of the media now think that press freedom is more important than backing one's country in a war (see the BBC helpfully telling the Argentines that some of their bombs were duds).
It is very complex but you can make a case that press/media reporting of the Gulf Wars and Afghanistan has fed the disenchantment of parts of the UK Muslim population with the West in general and the UK in particular.
I suppose what I mean (sorry for rambling) is that it is hard to fight someone when we are also encouraged to show them empathy/sympathy.
And these reports are guaranteed to show many civilian casualties, esp children. There must be thousands of hospitals in the Mid East as every strike by Western munitions seem to hit hospitals! Cynical? Just a tad!

It would be nice to hear reporters just once reminding us that insurgents hide behind their civilian population, rather than helping them!
 
And these reports are guaranteed to show many civilian casualties, esp children. There must be thousands of hospitals in the Mid East as every strike by Western munitions seem to hit hospitals! Cynical? Just a tad!

It would be nice to hear reporters just once reminding us that insurgents hide behind their civilian population, rather than helping them!
Insurgents are only defending themselves from evil,western,invading crusaders.
Using civilians as human shields,the very thought...
 
And these reports are guaranteed to show many civilian casualties, esp children. There must be thousands of hospitals in the Mid East as every strike by Western munitions seem to hit hospitals! Cynical? Just a tad!

It would be nice to hear reporters just once reminding us that insurgents hide behind their civilian population, rather than helping them!
Strolling through the Int Cell at 24 Airmobile Brigade in '95, one of the wag Watchkeepers had marked areas of interest (this at the time just after the airstrikes had begun) with lots of handy flags. On each one was written 'Baby Milk Factory'.

The CoS was less than amused.
 

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Two? days ago the Fr rescued some wannabe illegal immigrants just off their coast and landed them in France (for once). Beeb sent snowflake lefty female reporter to do interviews, she found one (face carefully hooded) who could speak English (ish). 'I just want to see my sister'. Did the Beeb bint ask him in that case why he didn't rock up to the nearest Br consulate and ask for a tourist visas? Oh no.
 
Two? days ago the Fr rescued some wannabe illegal immigrants just off their coast and landed them in France (for once). Beeb sent snowflake lefty female reporter to do interviews, she found one (face carefully hooded) who could speak English (ish). 'I just want to see my sister'. Did the Beeb bint ask him in that case why he didn't rock up to the nearest Br consulate and ask for a tourist visas? Oh no.
That was the sister who entered the UK illegally last year by hiding in a truck (though Skid2 doesn't think this happens).
 
I don't know which way the BBC swings anymore. I have given up watching or listening to its output. Unfortunately, watch it or not you've still got to pay the monstrous licence tax.
 
And these reports are guaranteed to show many civilian casualties, esp children. There must be thousands of hospitals in the Mid East as every strike by Western munitions seem to hit hospitals! Cynical? Just a tad!

It would be nice to hear reporters just once reminding us that insurgents hide behind their civilian population, rather than helping them!
One item of war reporters' kit issue is the ubiquitous child's sandal for foreground shots of rubble.
 
One item of war reporters' kit issue is the ubiquitous child's sandal for foreground shots of rubble.
As per Damien in 'Drop the Dead Donkey', 1980s sitcom, truer than we knew.
 

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