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On Losing Colleagues.....2 Para Interview

#4
How can the same company be responsible for a decent bit of programming like that and on the other hand produce the arrse that is the 'undercover soldier' program mentioned on another thread?
 
#6
One is solid and professional journalism reporting the real stories and news in context and in the public interest, the other was someone's personal agenda.

The report on newbeat i do hope is widely watched and taken on board by the public.
 

Alsacien

MIA
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#8
If the BBC were really interested in improving troop morale they would have told their reporter, Tulip (FFS!), that liberal offers of BJ's are generally popular.
Better still, they could have sent someone fitter to do the interviews.

Even when the BBC apparently try and act constructively, I am suspicious and cynical for some strange reason.....
 
#10
It was a good segment-I liked the bit where one of the lads was describing his mate-"We used to go out on the p (pause) Town" humour in adversity. Tough lot the PARAs.
 
#13
muhandis89 said:
Tulip!!! Get someone fitter,rather than a mixed heritage person to do the interview.
What difference does it make if the interviewer is of 'mixed heritage' or not? I take it that by objecting to her you also object to the blokes of 'mixed heritage' currently serving in 2 and 3 PARA in AFG and throughout the rest of the Armed Forces? Please could you clarify this?
 
#14
Jorrocks said:
It´s called balanced reporting.
Their hagiographic piece on the Maze escapees ("Breakout", which may only have been shown on BBC2 NI) tips the balance more than a little. I've rarely been so offended by the BBC, but tonight I wrote a snotgram in blood to them.
 
#15
My remark was a reaction to the ever PC Beeb.The woman has neither expereience or gravitas to conduct a serious interview on this subject IMHO.The woman-Tulip-was chosen by her employes-Beeb-for the task,purely on a PC basis.

I have no objection to any person serving in The Military.Race does not come into it.If martians can do P coy and jumps,then they qualify to serve.My son-who is not a martian-is in 3 Para!
 
#16
muhandis89 said:
My remark was a reaction to the ever PC Beeb.The woman has neither expereience or gravitas to conduct a serious interview on this subject IMHO.The woman-Tulip-was chosen by her employes-Beeb-for the task,purely on a PC basis.

I have no objection to any person serving in The Military.Race does not come into it.If martians can do P coy and jumps,then they qualify to serve.My son-who is not a martian-is in 3 Para!
These interviews were conducted by Radio 1; a music station, I doubt any of their reporters have much "experiance" or "gravitas" when it comes to war reporting. This has helped to raise the profile of the guys out in afghan and as far as I'm concerned this cannot be anything but a good thing, regardless of who reports it. I know the BBC has a bias, however, I do not believe in this case that you accusation regarding PC choice of skin colour could have any basis in fact.

On top of that, having seen Aunty Stella's "mixed race fourth reich" I have to say I think mixed race girls have the advantage when beauty comes into it.
 

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