Complain to BBC

#1
For nigh on a year now (at least) the advert for BBC news has shown a guy holding a mobile phone while getting text message/WAP headlines and for that period of time the main headline has been

'UK Soldiers beat Iraqi prisoners'

I have now made an official complaint, the reason is;
Subliminally; 'that' headline for the 1 or 2 seconds that it appears on screen enforces a message that UK Soldiers beat prisoners and that it is ongoing. This particular headline refers to an incident some 2 years ago.

I would ask that others take the time to complain (using the phone service as the others do not cover the complaint). Having just completed my third tour of the 'Unpopular Sandy Place' I find it a complete **** you.
 
#2
Well spotted, but i haven't seen it as i have been away for the last couple of years
 
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#4
I'd like to complain about the amount of totally crap programmes & repeats the BBC ram down our throats - Sky is just as bad though :D
 
#5
EScotia said:
I'd like to complain about the amount of totally crap programmes & repeats the BBC ram down our throats - Sky is just as bad though :D
Thats a fair one....

How about making the complaint? Naturally, with you being a soldier and all you'd feel a little aggrieved wouldn't you at being accused of institutional Human Rights Violations and assault every night in front of a few million viewers?

How about if your not a soldier (likely); what if a colleague in your factory /office/skill group was accused of kiddie fiddling, you happen to belong to such a group/office/etc and find that you were a feature every night?
 
#6
still21inmymind said:
dingerr said:
Well spotted, but i haven't seen it as i have been away for the last couple of years
Beating prisoners?
No the advert.

Nor did i see any soldiers beating prisoners - Your Honour.
 
#7
Letterwritingman said:
For nigh on a year now (at least) the advert for BBC news has shown a guy holding a mobile phone while getting text message/WAP headlines and for that period of time the main headline has been

'UK Soldiers beat Iraqi prisoners'

I have now made an official complaint, the reason is;
Subliminally; 'that' headline for the 1 or 2 seconds that it appears on screen enforces a message that UK Soldiers beat prisoners and that it is ongoing. This particular headline refers to an incident some 2 years ago.

I would ask that others take the time to complain (using the phone service as the others do not cover the complaint). Having just completed my third tour of the 'Unpopular Sandy Place' I find it a complete * you.
Letterwritingman, do you wish to see again news about beatings of prisoners by British soldiers? Unlikely. What is the best way to prevent it? To show how ugly such news look.
 
#8
KGB_resident said:
Letterwritingman said:
For nigh on a year now (at least) the advert for BBC news has shown a guy holding a mobile phone while getting text message/WAP headlines and for that period of time the main headline has been

'UK Soldiers beat Iraqi prisoners'

I have now made an official complaint, the reason is;
Subliminally; 'that' headline for the 1 or 2 seconds that it appears on screen enforces a message that UK Soldiers beat prisoners and that it is ongoing. This particular headline refers to an incident some 2 years ago.

I would ask that others take the time to complain (using the phone service as the others do not cover the complaint). Having just completed my third tour of the 'Unpopular Sandy Place' I find it a complete * you.
Letterwritingman, do you wish to see again news about beatings of prisoners by British soldiers? Unlikely. What is the best way to prevent it? To show how ugly such news look.
Spot on KGB R, therefor following that rational I, nor should the BBC object to a slight change of emphasis in that advert. Lets use headlines about Muslim terrorists or dodgy Russian Presidents :D
 
#9
Letterwritingman said:
KGB_resident said:
Letterwritingman said:
For nigh on a year now (at least) the advert for BBC news has shown a guy holding a mobile phone while getting text message/WAP headlines and for that period of time the main headline has been

'UK Soldiers beat Iraqi prisoners'

I have now made an official complaint, the reason is;
Subliminally; 'that' headline for the 1 or 2 seconds that it appears on screen enforces a message that UK Soldiers beat prisoners and that it is ongoing. This particular headline refers to an incident some 2 years ago.

I would ask that others take the time to complain (using the phone service as the others do not cover the complaint). Having just completed my third tour of the 'Unpopular Sandy Place' I find it a complete * you.
Letterwritingman, do you wish to see again news about beatings of prisoners by British soldiers? Unlikely. What is the best way to prevent it? To show how ugly such news look.
Spot on KGB R, therefor following that rational I, nor should the BBC object to a slight change of emphasis in that advert. Lets use headlines about Muslim terrorists or dodgy Russian Presidents :D
Unlikely it would not stop the terrorists. Also mr.Putin and his men rarely (if ever) whatch adverts on BBC. By contrast young Britons, potential soldiers would be taught not to beat prisoners and as a result noble image of HM armed forces would not be damaged.

So BBC works in the right direction.
 
#10
I hate the BBC with a vengence..
I complain bitterly about their left wing Liberal anti -American - pro Palistinian views that always seems to taint the BBC News

I especially got upset with the Alan Johnson affair (BBC journalist)
There is know doubt the BBC did some deal with Hamas (terrorists - but the BBC call militants or freedom fighters!)

There is some great web sites to complain about the BBC and you will get lots of sympathy but fcuk all ever gets done - visit their own BBC web page
you will only get automatic reply - but the arrogant cnuts will just sneer at you neo facist thoughts
Believe me they will know that the exactly what the TXT message says on the advert....
worst thing is - We pay for this shit!!
 
#11
WilieCayote said:
There is some great web sites to complain about the BBC and you will get lots of sympathy but fcuk all ever gets done - visit their own BBC web page
you will only get automatic reply - but the arrogant cnuts will just sneer at you neo facist thoughts
Believe me they will know that the exactly what the TXT message says on the advert....
worst thing is - We pay for this s***!!
i disagree, i have complained to the BBC on 3 occassions in the last 2 yrs about the negative way in which military personnel are continually potrayed in mainstream BBC dramas, namely Enders and Casualty.

Each time i have received a prompt and personal reply. Whilst i may not have agreed witht the content, i was satisified with their rationale and responses. IIRC there's a piece in the BBC charter about complaints
 
#12
I may be going about it the wrong way then..
I certainly don't get a personel reply in fact I don't think I've had a reply to the complaint - just a 'received you e-mail'

I know about the Charter but always presumed it was 'ya well - we've got to be seen to be receiving complaints'.

I know I seem to rant in the above piece but I'm more well behaved and articulate in my response to the complaint so they have no excuse not to reply
 
#13
KGB_resident said:
By contrast young Britons, potential soldiers would be taught not to beat prisoners and as a result noble image of HM armed forces would not be damaged.

So BBC works in the right direction.
Or, it turns them or their parents and family against the Armed Forces and reduces the amount of recruits we have.

Also in the eyes of various hippy types and other civvies, they start believing that British Soldiers routinely beat prisoners. Of course, that wont stop them screaming for those same beasts to come to their aid when the next round of floods, foot and mouth, fire strike, etc. comes around.

The text message should be deleted, so the guy is looking at a blank screen or just changed to "news flash".

I would threaten to not pay my tele tax but I don't pay it, so can't.
 
#14
chocolate_frog said:
KGB_resident said:
By contrast young Britons, potential soldiers would be taught not to beat prisoners and as a result noble image of HM armed forces would not be damaged.

So BBC works in the right direction.
Or, it turns them or their parents and family against the Armed Forces and reduces the amount of recruits we have.

Also in the eyes of various hippy types and other civvies, they start believing that British Soldiers routinely beat prisoners. Of course, that wont stop them screaming for those same beasts to come to their aid when the next round of floods, foot and mouth, fire strike, etc. comes around.

The text message should be deleted, so the guy is looking at a blank screen or just changed to "news flash".

I would threaten to not pay my tele tax but I don't pay it, so can't.
Young recruits are already taught not to beat prisoners during training. Its part of the values and standards bit of the syllabus. As the type of incidents that the beeb is refering to are few and far between, and perpetrated low down the chain of command, it would seem that the training is quite adequate?

I dont think we need the TV to show irresponsible and infammatory adverts like this like this do we? Yes there have been incidents of mistreatment but each time the culprits have been punished and lessons learnt, which is as it should be in a democracy. All the BBC are doing now is reinforcing the negative image that serving personnel have at the moment.
 
#15
Nothing will ever stop the Islington set in the BBC from pushing an anti-British agenda.

They have been doing it for years.The guardianistas rule the roost at Bush House.
 
#16
I haven't seen the advert but I'm not surprised that the BBC would do such a thing. As someone else has said, the institution is anti-British and portraying our troops in a negative light suits their agenda.
 
#17
chocolate_frog said:
KGB_resident said:
By contrast young Britons, potential soldiers would be taught not to beat prisoners and as a result noble image of HM armed forces would not be damaged.

So BBC works in the right direction.
Or, it turns them or their parents and family against the Armed Forces and reduces the amount of recruits we have.
I don't think so. Rather headlines like

Recruits were beaten
or
Soldier(s) were killed in Iraq (Afghanistan)

would have the effect you suggest.

Also, BBC uses for the advert (as example of breaking news) something extaraordinary, something rare, something unusual, something worth to be read on mobile phone.

What would be your proposition?

PM lied in parliament
Titles were sold with good profit
Police kills innocent
Iraqi soldier killed US troops

Btw, there are mobile news from BBC in Russian

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/russian/help/newsid_6295000/6295607.stm

'Hackers attack internet' headline is used as an example of breaking news.

I agree, that in English version it would be a good example as well.
 
#18
How about the headline 'BBC caught lying' or 'BBC in phone-in scandal'
 
#19
theoriginalphantom said:
How about the headline 'BBC caught lying' or 'BBC in phone-in scandal'
Good suggestion, let's see if they will put that on.
 
#20
"I hate the BBC with a vengence..
I complain bitterly about their left wing Liberal anti -American - pro Palistinian views that always seems to taint the BBC News

I especially got upset with the Alan Johnson affair (BBC journalist)
There is know doubt the BBC did some deal with Hamas (terrorists - but the BBC call militants or freedom fighters!)
..."



You have evidence for that do you? Or is it just ill-informed speculation?
 

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