BBC News - is it fit for purpose?

This piece I find particularly relevant.

"Racism for white people has become the secular equivalent of Original Sin: it is now taken that we are all born into it, we all carry it around within, and we all must atone for it – even if we haven’t done anything racist or said anything racist."

There is a reilgous/cult fervour to the shouty types who champion this mindset.
 
Hmm.. as long as the person is NOT white, it is de rigueur or more likely, obligatory to diss the honky, I mean its all because of slavery stuff innit :-(
Because black and brown people never took or sold slaves. And white people were never enslaved.

Obvs.
 
The Biased Broadcasting Service has some top female totty on it these days.
And all so PC it makes you want to save their souls, well it does me!
 
Because black and brown people never took or sold slaves. And white people were never enslaved.

I understand that the first legal owner of a slave in the United States was a black man.
It is thought that Muslim slave traders took some 2m Europeans into slavery until the trade was wiped out in the mid 1800s.
East Africa was a rich source of raw material, again for Muslim slave traders. The trade took some 11m East Africans from their homes and into slavery.
Some African nations have only made slavery illegal in the last few years, Mauretania, I think.

There is nil BBC coverage of any of this. If slavery is ever covered it is usually used a stick with which to beat white Europeans, usually the English - the only group in history who have ever fought to stop slavery.
 
Because black and brown people never took or sold slaves. And white people were never enslaved.

I understand that the first legal owner of a slave in the United States was a black man.
It is thought that Muslim slave traders took some 2m Europeans into slavery until the trade was wiped out in the mid 1800s.
East Africa was a rich source of raw material, again for Muslim slave traders. The trade took some 11m East Africans from their homes and into slavery.
Some African nations have only made slavery illegal in the last few years, Mauretania, I think.

There is nil BBC coverage of any of this. If slavery is ever covered it is usually used a stick with which to beat white Europeans, usually the English - the only group in history who have ever fought to stop slavery.
Additionally, Greeks, Romans,Vikings and Arabs took slaves from Britain. And British people were sent into slavery in West Indies as punishment for 'crimes' against the Republic.
 
Because black and brown people never took or sold slaves. And white people were never enslaved.

I understand that the first legal owner of a slave in the United States was a black man.
It is thought that Muslim slave traders took some 2m Europeans into slavery until the trade was wiped out in the mid 1800s.
East Africa was a rich source of raw material, again for Muslim slave traders. The trade took some 11m East Africans from their homes and into slavery.
Some African nations have only made slavery illegal in the last few years, Mauretania, I think.

There is nil BBC coverage of any of this. If slavery is ever covered it is usually used a stick with which to beat white Europeans, usually the English - the only group in history who have ever fought to stop slavery.
An ex of mine is very pale-skinned, blue-eyed, ash blond. Her father worked in Saudi Arabia and took the family with him. She couldn’t go anywhere for fear of kidnapping and ending up in a harem.

Kidnap and slavery is still rife in many parts of the world. Even when it was still a ‘White’ problem, coastal tribes would kidnap from interior tribes and sell on. It’s a bit of history that’s conveniently forgotten.
 
Because black and brown people never took or sold slaves. And white people were never enslaved.

I understand that the first legal owner of a slave in the United States was a black man.
It is thought that Muslim slave traders took some 2m Europeans into slavery until the trade was wiped out in the mid 1800s.
East Africa was a rich source of raw material, again for Muslim slave traders. The trade took some 11m East Africans from their homes and into slavery.
Some African nations have only made slavery illegal in the last few years, Mauretania, I think.

There is nil BBC coverage of any of this. If slavery is ever covered it is usually used a stick with which to beat white Europeans, usually the English - the only group in history who have ever fought to stop slavery.
There are two other groups who fought slavery.
The Mexicans which brought about the Alamo as Texas left Mexico to join the slave loving USA.
Santa Anna and his Mexican soldiers were the true hero's.
And the Republican Party, formed in 1854 in Southern USA to fight slavery in Congress.
 
I agree totally with the others that mentioned the complete lack of interest in the "RollingThunder" ride onto Parliament Square last Friday.

22,000 (Metpol figure) veterans and their supporters peacefully going about their (organised rally) is verging on historical and at the very least it was newsworthy.

Utterly shameful BBC, and to be honest the other major TV channels were much the same.

I know that the BBC complaints department took a hit over the weekend, as did the BBC ratings on various feedback sites.

"Rolling Thunder" was the cavalry, I wonder then what will happen regards coverage, when the 'foot soldier' boys and girls turn up tomorrow, Good Friday, as there's going to be a lot more than 22,000 bemedaled veterans heading for Parliament Square.

ETA spelling.
 
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I stand corrected, though I'd regard the 1854 Republicans, though late to the game, as being of European descent and outlook.
Maybe could argue the same of Santa Ana if he was of Spanish descent.
 
I stand corrected, though I'd regard the 1854 Republicans, though late to the game, as being of European descent and outlook.
Maybe could argue the same of Santa Ana if he was of Spanish descent.
I am not correcting you, merely adding to the conversation.
I agree it is ridiculous to blame the people who stopped slavery for the slavery itself.
And this is a very new phenonama. When I was at school the fact that the RN stopped it almost single handedly was taught.
I listened to the bbc R4 news this morning. Mike Pompeyo has been banned from the NK talks by Fat Boy.
The bbc seemed to me to consider an evil dictator who holds his people in enslaved poverty to be a good person for putting one over a democratically elected HoS whose people live in freedom and for the vast part much better lives.
 
If you look carefully at the ads it’s even more convoluted than you say..
Market “ research” sic, by advertisers showed that a significant ( apparent) minority of our male dusky imports get enraged at the thought of an ethnic female shacking up with whitey.
Therefore most ( though not all) adverts use a white female / ethnic male , in their casting.
Next time you see some ads have a look.
Also, and the MOD are susceptible to this with the ‘belonging’ shite...

When did you last see an overtly homosexual dusky looking chap on an advert?
 
About 5 minutes ago I received a reply from the BBC with regard to my complaint (regarding the total lack of coverage last Friday.)

BBC Complaints said:
Thank you for contacting us about BBC News coverage from April 12 regarding the Veterans Motorcycle Demonstration.

We realise you felt the ‘Rolling Thunder’ rallies across the UK on April 12 should have received more attention on BBC News.

Many gatherings take place in cities around the UK and we do not cover them all. Instead, we consider each protest on a case by case basis and take into consideration the wider context of the story at hand.

We have recently reported on the Bloody Sunday trial, including a range of voices reacting to the recent prosecution decision made regarding ‘Soldier F’.

We’ll continue to follow the case and return to significant events as it progresses.
My bold.

The BBC are telling me that 22,000 veterans and supporters on motorcycles, literally roaring through the capital with 'Soldier F flags flying and a 20 Police motorcycle escort, is not significant.

The fucking liars.

This Government is doing nothing for the veteran community. No money or a regular programme to keep them off the streets, no money or any sort of programme that addresses Mental Health (don't start me off on the utter bollocks about veterans having priority at the NHS) and utter silence regarding the prosecution of soldier F (and now B) despite signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant.

Nobody gives a damn about our retired brothers and sisters and the National broadcaster, the 'independent' broadcaster with a Royal Charter is doing it's best to do nothing to help, by ignoring the veterans voices, because it's not significant.

It will be significant, when 3 million of us tell you where you can poke your TV licence.

Become a soap dodger who's a bit liberal with the old superglue, or grow a scruffy beard and sit in the middle of a main London thoroughfare with your liberal friends making fucking tofu and together with a Big French church getting a bit hot, it's all over the BBC. "Look mummy, I'm on the National news."

Utter cnuts.

I'm off to the pub.
 

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I'm a bit confuddled, is it mummy or daddy holding the TV remote?
Depends on if it is an even numbered day or not!
 

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I agree totally with the others that mentioned the complete lack of interest in the "RollingThunder" ride onto Parliament Square last Friday.

22,000 (Metpol figure) veterans and their supporters peacefully going about their (organised rally) is verging on historical and at the very least it was newsworthy.

Utterly shameful BBC, and to be honest the other major TV channels were much the same.

I know that the BBC complaints department took a hit over the weekend, as did the BBC ratings on various feedback sites.

"Rolling Thunder" was the cavalry, I wonder then what will happen regards coverage, when the 'foot soldier' boys and girls turn up tomorrow, Good Friday, as there's going to be a lot more than 22,000 bemedaled veterans heading for Parliament Square.

ETA spelling.
And else where around the UK, I know there's another planned for Manchester as well.
 
And else where around the UK, I know there's another planned for Manchester as well.
Aye mate, Manchester will be a big one, there is a small one in Hull and another in Sleaford Lincs and Leeds on Saturday.

Judging by the feedback on the "Million Veterans March" pages, London will be impressive and I wonder what the BBC will do about this one.
 

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