Kieth Chegwin was right about the Beeb!

#2
I agree with this opnion:

Political pundit Andrew Marr said: 'The BBC is not impartial or neutral. It's a publicly funded, urban organisation with an abnormally large number of young people, ethnic minorities and gay people. It has a liberal bias not so much a party-political bias. It is better expressed as a cultural liberal bias.'
 
#3
It reveals that executives would let the Bible be thrown into a dustbin on a TV comedy show, but not the Koran, and that they would broadcast an interview with Osama Bin Laden if given the opportunity.
In one of a series of discussions, executives were asked to rule on how they would react if the controversial comedian Sacha Baron Cohen ) known for his offensive characters Ali G and Borat - was a guest on the programme Room 101.

On the show, celebrities are invited to throw their pet hates into a dustbin and it was imagined that Baron Cohen chose some kosher food, the Archbishop of Canterbury, a Bible and the Koran.
Of course this would happen. I can just see the BBC want to be picketed and intimidated by right-wing Christian groups all over again.

FFS this is a story?

Nearly everyone at the summit, including the show's actual producer and the BBC's head of drama, Alan Yentob, agreed they could all be thrown into the bin, except the Koran for fear of offending Muslims.
What context was this discussion in? What was actually said? How are we to know that Alan Yentob didn't say "Oh we can't throw the Koran in the bin , as the Muslims would be climbing all over us FFS, you know how they get. It wouldn't be helpful for our staff, reporters, or indeed British Forces in far off lands" Why was throwing the Torah in the bin not mentioned then?

In a debate on whether the BBC should interview Osama Bin Laden if he approached them, it was decided the Al Qaeda leader would be given a platform to explain his views.
In a debate - Not "It is official policy to interview him if we got the chance"

Any place on earth Osama strapped a mike on would be subject to a visit by a JDAM shortly afterwards.

Washington correspondent Justin Webb said that the BBC is so biased against America that deputy director general Mark Byford had secretly agreed to help him to 'correct', it in his reports. Webb added that the BBC treated America with scorn and derision and gave it 'no moral weight'.
Agreed, the BBC let's it's contempt of the current US administration shine through in it's reporting. I am hard pushed to find BBC stories de-riding Mr. and Mrs average America. The late , great Alistair Cooke was always fulsome in his praise of the average American. Hang on , who did he work for again?

Quoting a George Orwell observation, Randall said that the BBC was full of intellectuals who 'would rather steal from a poor box than stand to attention during God Save The King'.
Indeed , and the same craven intellectuals that rebelled in the News Room when the Bechkam story was given precedence over our latest casualties. Or the Wimbledon commentator who , on hearing a petulant Scottish child described as a 'Hero' asked the viewers to remember other 19 year old 'REAL heroes' in far-flung lands.

Oh and Andrew Marr gets his gob in there too? Quelle suprise.

This was a debate , this was an exercise.

This was not a future policy meeting. Well done the Mail , yet another nasty little sh*t stir.
 
#7
AndyPipkin said:
Yes I know it's the Mail but ...
No 'buts'.

This is the Daily Female. It makes a living from enraging sensitivities of middle England. Not dissimilar to lowering entrails into a tank of piranhas.

'I dooooooooon't beleeeeeeeeeeeeeve it...........'
 
#8
If you would like to know an opinion of a foreigner then I hold (namely hold) BBC in high esteem as a very reliable source of information. Information in the most propagandaless form. But now... BBC is moving in the 'The Sun' direction. In its solar way even doesn't care about factual mistakes.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6036125.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/5373852.stm

In both articles you can find the same phrase

Concerns were raised at the beginning of the year when Russia temporarily cut supplies to some European customers during a row with Ukraine over prices.
Twice I post to BBC pointing out that according to BBC itself

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/5314940.stm

Gazprom cut off supplies to Ukraine at the start of the year during a price dispute which temporarily threatened exports to western Europe.
Note only to Ukraine, not to some European customers.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4642684.stm

Ukraine has admitted withholding some Russian gas intended for other European countries
On my firts message I received a polite replay that my note was trasferred to economical section but further replays are not assured.

On my second message I didn't receive any answer at all.

So now reading on BBC about situation in Bolivia, Venezuela, China i will bear in mind that this information is only have some chances to be true.

And a spelling... Few years ago I mentioned several cases where a word 'separate' turned to 'seperate' on BBC. Btw, all mentioned mistakes were corrected. But...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/devon/5357826.stm

In a seperate incident, Plymouth staff are being balloted over disciplinary action against a fellow worker.
 
#9
If you know about things from your own personal experience, and then see them reported in the media (not just the Beeb, any media), you'll be quite amazed at the disparities between what you actually know and what is reported. John Simpson is very good on this sibject.
 
#10
"At the secret meeting in London last month, which was hosted by veteran broadcaster Sue Lawley, BBC executives admitted the corporation is dominated by homosexuals and people from ethnic minorities, deliberately promotes multiculturalism, is anti-American, anti-countryside and more sensitive to the feelings of Muslims than Christians.

One veteran BBC executive said: 'There was widespread acknowledgement that we may have gone too far in the direction of political correctness.

'Unfortunately, much of it is so deeply embedded in the BBC's culture, that it is very hard to change it.' "

So the Beeb is dominated by 'Back Stabbers' sensitive to the feelings of Muslims.
I am now of the opinion that the licence fee must go and I consider this will produce a representaive controling body.
john
 
#11
"One veteran BBC executive said: 'There was widespread acknowledgement that we may have gone too far in the direction of political correctness.

'Unfortunately, much of it is so deeply embedded in the BBC's culture, that it is very hard to change it.' "
I seem to recall that this was the attitude in the 70's and 80's, but they still managed to get around the problem by using a new and fangled (but technically illegal) 'cultrual reorganisation' tool, known as affirmative action.

If it was good enough for the minorities, why can't it be used for the majority?
 

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