Well said that man - given his circumstances, I'd call that restrained. I'm working up to incandescent.
The BBC have been working on it for a while, but can finally no longer consider themselves a national institution worthy of public funding. This is unacceptable and not, as they so often like to say to justify such slaps in the face to decency and justice, in the public interest.
Time to scrap the license fee, remove their rose tinted glasses and gold-plated salaries, and let them take their chances with the commercial stations. That, I think, would concentrate their minds on what's right and what's wrong - and what's responsible journalism.
Is this the same BBC that didn't want to run the Johnson Beharry VC story because it might alienate the viewers who had hoped he had died instead. Well, I feel slightly alienated by this. Oh and when will the BBC stop complaining about the General Belgrano aswell.
I totally agree, the BEEB should think twice about this. In a few years time will they do the same with Osma Bin Laden or any of the members of al Qeeda. Its more like your friendly tree hugging fluffy bunny goverment. Its only because Tony blair is chasing peerage and wants to look good when he leaves No10.
I have long realised that British society seems to have lost the plot. There are too many people in our society who don't care what is said or done as long as it doesn't interfere with the latest reality TV programme.
The Beeb and the Government can get away with just about anything these days. The sad truth is, that in Lord Tebbits days in office, members of the Govenment resigned over indiscretions and mistakes.
Now even getting someone to admit they've made a mistake is hard, and people have to be removed from their positions with nothing less than a crowbar.
Lord Tebbit should be saluted for standing up to the apologists who want to say sorry for everything (i.e. slavery, the Falklands, the 2nd World War etc..) despite the fact that we have nothing to say sorry for.
These appeasers appear to have only one goal - that is to push our society to the point were it crumbles under its own impotence.
Absolutely ridiculous - I wonder if Mr Magee would feel any guilt during this interview if Lord Tebbitt and his wife did turn up or would he just use it to enhance his own sense of celebrity.
This man is beyond shameless and the BBC are on a completely different planet to the rest of us.
I wonder what would happen if we all boycotted the licence fee and provided a report of offensive/outrageous programming to justify it. Would they go back to mainstream broadcasting?
Not normally a fan of Lord T but I found myself agreeing with everything he says in this article. I found this bit particularly powerful.
Lord Tebbit said:
To be fair to the programme makers, I was invited to their jolly morning to swap anecdotes on the rival attractions of being buried under a few tons of masonry and rubble for a few hours, or being detained in a prison for a very few years. I could perhaps have asked Mr Magee for a goodwill message to my wife, whose life sentence to imprisonment in a wheelchair has not yet been commuted to some lesser inconvenience.
"I object in the strongest possible terms to your intention to grant time on the airwaves I pay for to a convicted terrorist and murderer. To have the bare-faced cheek to ask a victim of a terrorist atrocity to sit in the same studio as the man who maimed them in cold-blooded criminality is disgusting. One might accept this programming if it was on a certain commercial television channel, at a certain time on a friday night- because this kind of morally vacuous 'journalism' is the bread and butter of a certain demographic's existence.
However, to have this aired on Radio Four is indicative of the downward trend in moral forethought from the BBC. The same organisation who cancelled the airing of the story of a national hero (on the pretext of not wanting to 'alienate' those opposed to the war) is more than happy to grant air time to a murderer, and even worse, arrange for his victims to be present. Air time, no matter how critical, should not be given to this dross. A few years ago Britain had the good sense to deal with a man attempting a similar crime - we celebrate his demise annually. In November. "
(D'yreckon Big Brother's Eye will have clocked that isn't my name? When can I expect the Gestapo around to be Setion 4'd till my arrse bleeds? I'm off to line my deer-stalker with tinfoil.)