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

Themanwho

LE
Book Reviewer
"Famous Brummie".... Is it racist to point out that Lenny Henry is black?

If it is, old Len's in the sh1t.
 

Themanwho

LE
Book Reviewer
He's not a Brummie. It's even worse than that.

He's from Dudley.

Calling him a Brummie is like calling a Geordie a Scotchman.
Tbh, Dudley is as much of a sh1thole as the rest of the Birmingham conurbation so it's close enough, and will have the added benefit of irritating Lenny Henry if he ever visits the site.
 
Tbh, Dudley is as much of a sh1thole as the rest of the Birmingham conurbation so it's close enough, and will have the added benefit of irritating Lenny Henry if he ever visits the site.
I always, always repeat Dudley in a shit Brummy accent when I hear it mentioned on the radio. Same as saying “the c*nt”, every time Jeremy Hunt gets a mention. My late Dad (Bless him) has a lot to answer for! :-D
 
So hold on a minute - "reinforces outdated stereotypes about “white saviours”.

The utter, utter shíts.

Comic Relief has raised over £1.4bn since 1985.

That's £1.4bn that the people of this country have given to charitable causes - a majority white country, giving to a cause which gives significant amounts of money to majority black countries in Africa. A majority white country giving to a cause knowing that a large number of the people it will be helping are black.

Turn the "white saviours" line around. All white people in this country are racists, under the current mantra, therefore they can't be good, right? Or, we can't let people know in Africa that white people are any good. Is it about un-reinforcing stereotypes, or is it about reinforcing the "white man bad" stereotype?

There's another thing here: connecting with the people making the donations, as distinct from the beneficiaries.

There's a line in that Guardian story about donor fatigue. The actions of BLM, aided by such as the BBC, have also given people in this country race fatigue.

There's a lot to be said for having familiar, home-grown white faces presenting to camera on what's happening in Africa. There's an awful lot of inter-ethnic positivity there - empathy, and the realisation that some issues transcend skin colour. You lose some of that connection if you use the home-grown talent from Africa.

Not because of 'racism'; for reasons beyond race, I can connect more with someone that I know telling me what's going on. There's also a lot of impact gained by having the entertainment faces we're used to seeing smiling and laughing turned serious. I can still remember watching Mike Smith crying during Live Aid. I trust the (white, Cambridge-educated and therefore elite) Griff Rhys Jones to do an intelligent, serious piece to camera. I 'know' those people.

More cynically, one could turn round and say that Africa should only have got 3 percent of Comic Relief's donations over the years - in line with fairness and proportionality.

More purging, and more reinforcement of some nasty little ideologies.

Comic Relief has had its last penny from me. If, as Lammy notes, Africa is a positive, vibrant, multicultural continent on which nothing but good is happening, Comic Relief doesn't need my money. I'll cherry-pick our domestic charities and support them directly.

@Whiskybreath and @ex_colonial could provide more info, but if you want to send money to Africa, ZANE would be a worthy recipient.
 

DarkBrig

Old-Salt
Give your money to the guide dogs, I always stick some smash in their tin.
What a perfect opportunity to post a picture of the first guide dog puppy I "walked" She failed but happily I got to keep her.
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So hold on a minute - "reinforces outdated stereotypes about “white saviours”.

The utter, utter shíts.

Comic Relief has raised over £1.4bn since 1985.

That's £1.4bn that the people of this country have given to charitable causes - a majority white country, giving to a cause which gives significant amounts of money to majority black countries in Africa. A majority white country giving to a cause knowing that a large number of the people it will be helping are black.

Turn the "white saviours" line around. All white people in this country are racists, under the current mantra, therefore they can't be good, right? Or, we can't let people know in Africa that white people are any good. Is it about un-reinforcing stereotypes, or is it about reinforcing the "white man bad" stereotype?

There's another thing here: connecting with the people making the donations, as distinct from the beneficiaries.

There's a line in that Guardian story about donor fatigue. The actions of BLM, aided by such as the BBC, have also given people in this country race fatigue.

There's a lot to be said for having familiar, home-grown white faces presenting to camera on what's happening in Africa. There's an awful lot of inter-ethnic positivity there - empathy, and the realisation that some issues transcend skin colour. You lose some of that connection if you use the home-grown talent from Africa.

Not because of 'racism'; for reasons beyond race, I can connect more with someone that I know telling me what's going on. There's also a lot of impact gained by having the entertainment faces we're used to seeing smiling and laughing turned serious. I can still remember watching Mike Smith crying during Live Aid. I trust the (white, Cambridge-educated and therefore elite) Griff Rhys Jones to do an intelligent, serious piece to camera. I 'know' those people.

More cynically, one could turn round and say that Africa should only have got 3 percent of Comic Relief's donations over the years - in line with fairness and proportionality.

More purging, and more reinforcement of some nasty little ideologies.

Comic Relief has had its last penny from me. If, as Lammy notes, Africa is a positive, vibrant, multicultural continent on which nothing but good is happening, Comic Relief doesn't need my money. I'll cherry-pick our domestic charities and support them directly.
Fear not:
Comic Relief is also using its money to directly address racial inequalities in Britain by spending nearly £6m to support Black-led and minority-led organisations across the UK, on the basis that Covid-19 is disproportionately affecting Britons from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background.
I've never given them a penny and never shall.
 
Not the BBC but a piece on how easy it is to manipulate people with some good examples of how damaging social media can be reinforcing bias:


"There was a tweet doing the rounds the other day, about our test, trace and isolate (TTI) system. (Our TTI system is, for the record, not doing very well.) It got thousands of retweets for saying: “Cost of track and trace system: Ireland £773,000; UK £12,000,000,000. Guess which one works?”

"In case you’re wondering, the problem was that the tweet compared the cost of the Irish TTI app with the money the British Government had put aside for the entire costs of TTI, including, for instance, the wages of the contact tracers; a fairer comparison would be with the £640 million or so that the Irish government will spend in total. "
 
Just had to turn off the BBC news. Coverage of the US election. Biden supporters rally, portrayal, nice reasonable folk sensibly
enjoying the party atmosphere. Trump supporters rally, portrayal, horrible face mask eschewing rednecks.
Goebbels had more nuance.
 

sirbhp

LE
Book Reviewer
its all part of trumps and putins attempt to sabotage the bbc becuase it tells the truth. how do we take this fake news items sent to face ache and find the O S ?
 
This equality lark's going really well, isn't it?

We've gone back decades.

In fact, I'd contend that we're well on the way to being more polarised than ever.

Well done, BLM, BBC and MSM.

You turds.
clearly, they think that the constant browbeating will win over hearts and minds. Moron’s the lot of them.
 
Fear not:

I've never given them a penny and never shall.


I haven't given any money knowingly, to any charity that purports to give "starving/poor/thirsty/problem of choice of Africa". The latest ones I've seen are "water aid" and MSF showing the usual "poor suffering picaninnies" struggling. I then think of the "wabenzi" who demanded "freedom" at the point of a gun and kicked us nasty white colonialists out generations before they could run their own countries FAIRLY & EFFICIENTLY as we had been doing, who live the ultra high life, buy weapons & pay their corrupt police & Army to cow all possible opposition, top up their fat Swiss bank a/c's on our aid while their people literally starve & die.
I am wary of giving to almost all charities now as their over paid top management are so "woke" & politically correct they often lose sight of what most people want their charity to do. Even the RNLI's idiocy in giving cash for Burkini's FFS and the HR spat over explicit mugs. The unpaid volunteers & paid coxwain's & engineers risking their lives deserve the best equipment to keep them safe & allow them to do their jobs well BUT I don't want some prat at the top giving MY cash elsewhere!
If these virtue signalling idiots want to save Africa, let them put out a separate collecting box clearly marked for that purpose and see how much they then get!!
I'm sure there WILL be the usual "woke" virtue signallers contributing but it wont be on a large scale and at least allow our money to go to the right use!
In fact with the exception of the odd local hospice, RBL poppy appeal, Thames air ambulance and RAF benevolent fund, I will give nothing to these bloated con's!
 

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