The BBC: are claims of political bias justified? Part 2.

Truxx

LE
You couldn’t make up what you are saying so you’re obviously an adherent to some sort of obscure totalitarian ideology. God knows just what it actually is?

Probably Toryism along the Rees Mogg model combining whatever works for him personally and his pals is the way we should all go.

I’m a big advocate of fairness, equality, social justice and opportunities for all. Even for strange people like you!

God knows why in your instance but everybody does deserve a chance at a happy and prosperous life for themselves, their families and everybody else in general.

People like you on the other hand deliberately don’t look any further than beyond the end of their noses because for some reason, it suits them not to do so!

And that’s why the UK is in the mess it’s in. We need to spread the opportunity and the resultant prosperity amongst the entire nation. Not just the current clique of greedy individuals and their mates in this corrupt government!
What happens when the prosperity is as a result of the efforts of the relatively few?
 

Truxx

LE
My first Troop ( about 60 folks) in 1977 had 6 soldiers of colour, including 2 SNCOs.

Only one was Fijian (mind you he was epic)

Not sure if that could be matched these days.
 
Full disclaimer:

I have worked for many parts of the BBC's News and Current affairs as a freelancer and have witnessed the inner workings of this very British Institution first hand. Whilst there are many sides of Auntie that really irritate me intensely, I honestly feel that Corporation and specifically, BBC Millbank, strives to retain a fair balance when it comes to political reporting.

The perception from without is clearly different. This may be a case of individuals defending their own political beliefs against attack from pesky journalists asking party spokespersons awkward questions. Their sensitivity to criticism blinding them to the fact that 'the opposition' is grilled in the same manner.

A recent example of this perceived bias was the ACAB incident. This reference to the parentage of Her Majesty's Constabulary appeared in the back of a Kuenssberg PTC (piece to camera) in the form of a graffiti daub. The appearance of this graffiti garnered criticism from a number of quarters and even the suggestion that this was deliberate.

I have seen many suggestions here that the BBC's Political editor is anti-Tory, yet the documented accusations of her bias including one upheld by the BBC Trust, were in fact biased against Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party.

Compared to ITV or Sky, oversight and the ability to ensure even handed output is problematic considering the wide range of the BBC's output: from a vast array of journalists and commentators holding forth on radio, blogs, digital platforms, social media and of course Broadcast TV.

My own experience is limited to the workings of the News gathering arm of the BBC. The operations of the BBC's entertainment and commissioning departments are outside my area of discussion.

In your own time carry on...
I have enjoyed one very short interaction with the BBC on a freelance assignment. What impressed me most was the rigorous fairness and thoroughness of the recruitment process.
 
Why is the BBC lead story about umpteen dead illegals in the US?

Grrrr Trump (still) probably
Why is the BBC, like Channel 4 so obsessed with Gun Laws, or Abortion rights in the United States ? the other week, they're had coverage of the January 6th Insurrection show trial on BBC News 24 and exactly as you say, the grrrrr is the prominent talking point, the story been largely just an excuse and the bias is clear.
 
What happens when the prosperity is as a result of the efforts of the relatively few?
Yeah I take your point. All those billionaires and millionaires running their backsides ragged on the shop floor making stuff to sell eh!
 
Yeah I take your point. All those billionaires and millionaires running their backsides ragged on the shop floor making stuff to sell eh!
Creating the jobs in the first place.
The only millionaires I have met (and both are in the top 100 rich list UK) put in a full days work.
As I mostly got my work done in less than an hour each day they worked harder than myself.
 
I've no drama's with regional accents or he way people like Alex Scott speak but this was pure Chav.

I wasn't even regional or ow's yer father Cock a knee it was the sort of thing you here down the shop wiv two white bruvvers trying to be cool
 

Stibbon

War Hero
God knows why in your instance but everybody does deserve a chance at a happy and prosperous life for themselves, their families and everybody else in general.

And that’s why the UK is in the mess it’s in. We need to spread the opportunity and the resultant prosperity amongst the entire nation. Not just the current clique of greedy individuals and their mates in this corrupt government!
I'd tend to agree with the sentiment above but sadly, a large proportion of this country's population want more money and prosperity - they just don't want to do any work for it.

Socialism fails every time in that respect.
 
I have enjoyed one very short interaction with the BBC on a freelance assignment. What impressed me most was the rigorous fairness and thoroughness of the recruitment process.


May I enquire as to in what capacity you accepted a freelance engagement from the BBC?
This information would allow me to ascertain whether you are being sarcastic or not.
 

Cold_Collation

LE
Book Reviewer
May I enquire as to in what capacity you accepted a freelance engagement from the BBC?
This information would allow me to ascertain whether you are being sarcastic or not.
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I think I've always felt there's no real solution to a problem I didn't think existed (but then I would think that, being white) - I'm more of a "we need soldiers, we don't care what colour you are" type person and curious as to why someone of colour would feel unwelcome. And positive discrimination (which is fundamentally racism) does not appear achieve the desired result. Again no idea why? Perhaps it's those patronising recruitment campaigns which haven't really worked because people smell a rat? Who knows.
You'll be telling me next that non-white people are bright enough to know when they are being treated like colonial era natives and bought with promises of strings of beads and shiny toys.
 
Creating the jobs in the first place.
The only millionaires I have met (and both are in the top 100 rich list UK) put in a full days work.
As I mostly got my work done in less than an hour each day they worked harder than myself.
I was out with a group of mates last night, not had a proper catch up for nearly 3 years now. One of them left school with a slack handful of average O levels, apprenticeship then worked for the CEGB before being laid off in his early 30's. Scrimped and borrowed to add to his redundancy to start his own business; an IT services and consultancy.

Last night he tells me he's planning to retire as he's nearly 60. His company now has 80'ish employees. All on good money, a quarter on 6 fig salaries, some started as IT apprentices themselves.

He plans to gift 1/4 of the company to the staff, sell the rest to one of the big firms. He's had a couple of serious offers that are valuing the company at slightly north of £4M.

He's worked damn hard to get to where he is, at one point remortgaging his house to get through a sticky patch but he's definitely earned it.
 

BuggerAll

LE
Kit Reviewer
I was out with a group of mates last night, not had a proper catch up for nearly 3 years now. One of them left school with a slack handful of average O levels, apprenticeship then worked for the CEGB before being laid off in his early 30's. Scrimped and borrowed to add to his redundancy to start his own business; an IT services and consultancy.

Last night he tells me he's planning to retire as he's nearly 60. His company now has 80'ish employees. All on good money, a quarter on 6 fig salaries, some started as IT apprentices themselves.

He plans to gift 1/4 of the company to the staff, sell the rest to one of the big firms. He's had a couple of serious offers that are valuing the company at slightly north of £4M.

He's worked damn hard to get to where he is, at one point remortgaging his house to get through a sticky patch but he's definitely earned it.
Sadly there are people who would hate him for it whilst adoring multimillionaire rap artists and football players.
 
Sadly there are people who would hate him for it whilst adoring multimillionaire rap artists and football players.
I don't think anyone's ever identified @rgjbloke 's musical or sports preferences.
 
[dons tin foil hat]

There's a full court press on diversity ishoos on the BBC website today. Alex Scott "won't let racist social media trolls stop her from doing whatever she does", and a "Nelson Piquet said a Bad Word about St Lewis of the Hamilton" story prominent.

Is it a coincidence that the early 2021 Census figures have also come out today? Showing the largest decade-on-decade rise in UK population since 1801.

Look there's a squirrel!

[takes tin foil hat off]
 

Tyk

LE
Yeah I take your point. All those billionaires and millionaires running their backsides ragged on the shop floor making stuff to sell eh!

Are you not aware that the percentage of people that generate well over 95% of the World's wealth, be it through invention, entrepreneurship or creativity is around 1%?

The people that work on shop floors only have employment and incomes because of those people. It's a harsh reality, but is absolutely IS a reality. Without the 1% the other 99% would starve.

Price's law applies and it's well proven. Worth watching this as it explains it well and irrespective of the slanders published of this man's opinions he's as clever, well informed and academically accurate as it's possible to be.



Incidentally it also demonstrates why socialist systems always fail as they either kill or otherwise neuter the tiny percentage of the population that generates all the wealth required to fund socialism. When they're knobbled it all goes to hell. Venezuela and Zimbabwe being blatantly obvious examples of the negative effect and China being the clear example of the positive of removing the restraints having previously killed many tens of millions with their socialist system.
 
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BuggerAll

LE
Kit Reviewer
Are you not aware that the percentage of people that generate well over 95% of the World's wealth, be it through invention, entrepreneurship or creativity is around 1%?

The people that work on shop floors only have employment and incomes because of those people. It's a harsh reality, but is absolutely IS a reality. Without the 1% the other 99% would starve.

Price's law applies and it's well proven. Worth watching this as it explains it well and irrespective of the slanders published of this man's opinions he's as clever, well informed and academically accurate as it's possible to be.


There is an alternative. Communism has been very successful in many countries. The Soviet Union, DPRK… Anyone who claims otherwise would be taken out and shot.
 

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