CAN YOU HELP THE BBC?

#1
I am a journalist working for BBC news - I am looking for any family members, or member of the armed forces, who has a view about Afghanistan, and the Government's latest decision to send 1,000 more troops out there.

Is it the right decision? Are we over-stretched? Should we pull out now?

If you could get in tocuh i'd be very grateful.



many thanks.

Jonathan

Edited by PTP .


Ask first next time.
 
#3
GET TO KNOW MILITARY LAW, journo.

Members of the Armed forces are not allowed to talk to the press. End of Story.

Please approach the MOD chain of command who will direct you to your local AUTHORISED Press Officer.....the identity of whom you should know already. If you don't, you don't know your job.
 

B_AND_T

MIA
Book Reviewer
#5
Oh Dear, Oh Dear, Oh Dear, another one
 
#6
not a chance.. and i referr you to the answer previously given


in_the_cheapseats said:
GET TO KNOW MILITARY LAW, journo.

Members of the Armed forces are not allowed to talk to the press. End of Story.

Please approach the MOD chain of command who will direct you to your local AUTHORISED Press Officer.....the identity of whom you should know already. If you don't, you don't know your job.
 
#7
Looks like Jonathan works to a tight schedule. He was asking a similar question in relation to dyslexia at the start of the year. Posted the question on a forum at 12:34, thanked everyone for their assistance (2 responses, neither informative - though perhaps he also had some phone calls) and closed the request at 15:50.
http://beingdyslexic.co.uk/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t2231.html

Nice to see that he waited long enough to get a broad view.
 
#8
Jonathan,

You need to be aware that what you ask is illegal for a serving soldier....

And this needs to be borne in mind by anyone serving who responds to this request.

Also you are asking for a political opinion, unlike other journos who have been fishing for opinions on welfare etc...

I think you are WAY out of line...
 
#10
So where have you been for the last three decades when we wanted a voice?

And now you ask questions? Whats up is it going to be a boring weekend this weekend need something to fill the 9 oclock slot?

Nothing personal dear chap - we might be pi$$ed at out plight right now but we are not that stupid

If we told you the truth all the leftie do gooding lesbians you work with would doctor it anyway so why bother and waste the ink

Of course if we thought you really cared and were genuine then that would be different - they really do not teach you much at Journo school these days - but at least you were honest I suppose.

Have a nice day now! :)

Cheers

P.S I will give my opinions at BBC's Question Time next week in Colchester - thanks anyway :)
 
#11
I already help the BB fkin C by paying my license fee....
 
#13
Can you speak to my agent ,however in my dressing room I require,4 Chicargo town deep dish pizzas (4 cheese)
A bottle of Jim Beam
A bottle of Real Coke
A Lazy boy chair
A 100 cm wide screen TV
A silk dressing gown
A Playstation 8
Urma Thurman

That will be all for now cheers
 
#14
is it possible for the site moderators to stop these requests and to inform the source of the restrictions serving soldiers have when talking to media?

they only serve to piss us all off so how about stopping them beforehand?
 
#15
fusilier50 said:
is it possible for the site moderators to stop these requests and to inform the source of the restrictions serving soldiers have when talking to media?

they only serve to urine us all off so how about stopping them beforehand?

i didnt write that who made me all posh??? :omfg:
 

B_AND_T

MIA
Book Reviewer
#16
jonathansumberg said:
I am a journalist working for BBC news - I am looking for any family members, or member of the armed forces, who has a view about Afghanistan, and the Government's latest decision to send 1,000 more troops out there.

Is it the right decision? Are we over-stretched? Should we pull out now?

If you could get in tocuh i'd be very grateful.

My phone number is 0208 624 9996

Email is jonathan.sumberg@bbc.co.uk

many thanks.

Jonathan
Yes I have views and I will answer my bolds in order:

Afghanistan...Why does it have a H in it?

Pulled a muscle reaching for a bottle of scotch the other night, so I could be.

If I had pulled out at the right time I wouldn't have 5 kids now would I.

If you require any further questions I have opinions on a number of subjects, like Beer, Films, Music, Beer.

Or just Sod off and go through the correct channels.
 
#17
paveway_3 said:
Can you speak to my agent ,however in my dressing room I require,4 Chicargo town deep dish pizzas (4 cheese)
A bottle of Jim Beam
A bottle of Real Coke
A Lazy boy chair
A 100 cm wide screen TV
A silk dressing gown
A Playstation 8
Urma Thurman

That will be all for now cheers
:highfive:

classic... made my morning.... you forgot to stress your meger and humble needs being as follows
 
#18
Fusilier

Oh to the contrary - I arrived at work this morning really pi$$ed with my lot.

Having vented my slpeen I now feel ready for a better day - the futures bright! :)

I know he is just doing his job (mouths to feed and all that)- but would love to meet his Ed and give them an assignment by boresighting their eyeballs with my fingers

Have a nice day one and all!

Cheers
 
#19
fusilier50 said:
fusilier50 said:
is it possible for the site moderators to stop these requests and to inform the source of the restrictions serving soldiers have when talking to media?

they only serve to urine us all off so how about stopping them beforehand?

i didnt write that who made me all posh??? :omfg:
You do sound delightful,

But is there any need for such posts to be stopped? That seems a bit of a dodgy step to take- freedom of speech seems to be disappearing thanks to the PC brigade, and people here (rightly so) are unimpressed with the fact.

Therefore, just ignore the posts- don't encourage the journo's with ANY answers and they'll soon stop pestering
 
#20
jonathansumberg said:
Are we over-stretched? Should we pull out now?
I didn't think the BBC thought of British Troops as "ours"

Marked by a notable absence of possesive pronouns when describing the Armed Forces.
 

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