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

Ironically, if we had a genuinely fair and unbiased MSM (which we haven't, despite what some people might say), Labour would probably be in a much stronger position.
The establishment and the media seem to think the population of this country is made up of 10 year olds who can't think and decide for themselves. However, unsurprisingly the population is made up of people who are over 10 years old and who can think and decide for themselves and are (overall) intelligent enough to realise they are constantly being fed a nonsense message, and as a result have become extremely cynical.
The Spartans (I'm an oddfish I know). They're used to believe you should never fight an enemy too often, otherwise they're would learn your drills and whilst your constantly defeating an opponent you are also training them to fight you.

The MSM still control the narrative and have enormous influence over social media and it now has a grip of the MSM. But, a lot of us have slowly over time learned from constant defeats, that they're never tell you the whole truth and a lot of people now are fighting back in big ways, or simply electing Boris to the fury of our betters.
 
Goes live at 8pm on Sunday to be precise. I will certainly be watching.

Somewhat ballsy move on their part, not starting at, say 0600 or 0800, to iron out any initial kinks.

Oh, I don't know: 2000 sounds about right.

That way any bugs can be ironed out during the small hours and ready for a new day on Monday.

After all, nobody will be watching at 0300, other than bored Security guards and stalkers.
 
Goes live at 8pm on Sunday to be precise. I will certainly be watching.

Somewhat ballsy move on their part, not starting at, say 0600 or 0800, to iron out any initial kinks.
As already posted I too shall watch the launch ... and my Bold ... Proper Preparation Prevents P..... etc .
 
It is not just the security, or even the air fleet. Truxx and I have both had occasion to liaise briefly with elements of past POTUS recce and advance parties. In my case, I was helping look after for the day a recce party, numbering 45 pax. Yes, it included five or six Secret Service chaps, each with their own specialisms, plus one of the Marine helo crews working out whether they could get their birds into locations safely, let alone the secure comms guys.

Truxx has mentioned the chefs and the medics. The recce team also included two of the First Lady's hairdressers - where could they set up discreet emergency salons should their principal need a quick primping, and what sort of plugs would they need on the hair dryer? In my case, this was all for a trip that thankfully never even happened - it was a daft idea during the Bush era to do a state visit to Portsmouth for a certain iconic wartime anniversary. ...
I had occasion to liaise with Reagan’s forerunners prior to a visit to Geneva.
All went well until one of the Secret Service Agents - I know that’s what he was ‘cos it was written on his business card - looked up from the garden of the US Embassy and asked ‘What’s that building, and why are there all those people on the roof?’
‘That’s the WHO HQ, and there’s a delightful staff restaurant on the terrace up there.’
That was clearly a big no-no!
Not content with then having the restaurant shut down for the duration of the visit, coincidentally of course, faults were found in the construction of the roof terrace which warranted it being closed down for at least the next few years.
(I haven’t had occasion to ask anybody I know who works there whether it is still shut!)
 
Not strictly a bias issue but…

One of their baby reporters has clad herself in Lycra and an elfin safe tea compliant helmet and is cycling around Cornwall filming the G7 security. She pushed her lanyard badge into the face of plod and said:

“I’m from the BBC, I need to be here!” The staggering arrogance and entitlement dripped out her. She then went on to whinge: “all this security for one US motorcade”

The reporter is razia iqbal. So far up its own pudendum that it cannot understand that when Cornish locals moan about the traffic and the fuss, they are also complaining about the army of reporters too. How many reporters has the BBC sent to cover G7 ? There is Kuennsberg, Brown, Sopel, iqbal and how many others ???
Too conceited to recognise they are part of the problem rather than the solution
 
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I had occasion to liaise with Reagan’s forerunners prior to a visit to Geneva.
All went well until one of the Secret Service Agents - I know that’s what he was ‘cos it was written on his business card - looked up from the garden of the US Embassy and asked ‘What’s that building, and why are there all those people on the roof?’
‘That’s the WHO HQ, and there’s a delightful staff restaurant on the terrace up there.’
That was clearly a big no-no!
Not content with then having the restaurant shut down for the duration of the visit, coincidentally of course, faults were found in the construction of the roof terrace which warranted it being closed down for at least the next few years.
(I haven’t had occasion to ask anybody I know who works there whether it is still shut!)
The Secret Service apparently has a deep loathing of Downing Street. The corridors are narrow, and winding. British PMs are used to moving around the building and literally brushing shoulders not just with their permanent staff underlings, but also with anyone visiting - might be civil servants from other departments, military from MOD, business types, basically anyone who might get summoned to No10 for a meeting. Yes, they will all have been through the plod security checks to get through the front door, but nevertheless, such behaviour horrifies the Yank security types.
 

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The reporter is iqbal. So far up its own pudendum that it cannot understand that when Cornish locals moan about the traffic and the fuss, they are also complaining about the army of reporters too. How many reporters has the BBC sent to cover G7 ? There is Kuennsberg, Brown, Sopel, iqbal and how many others ???
Too conceited to recognise they are part of the problem rather than the solution
G7 summit: A cycling tour of Cornwall's G7 village G7: A cycling tour of Cornwall's G7 village
 

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The reporter is iqbal. So far up its own pudendum that it cannot understand that when Cornish locals moan about the traffic and the fuss, they are also complaining about the army of reporters too. How many reporters has the BBC sent to cover G7 ? There is Kuennsberg, Brown, Sopel, iqbal and how many others ???
Too conceited to recognise they are part of the problem rather than the solution
And Sky sends Kay Burley!
 
Ah, yes: 'Sixty Year-Old Woman Desperately Dies Hair So As To Look Like A Forty Year-Old Woman'.

Is that the one?
Whilst it was a real shame that PtG never quite reached his 100th, at least the old boy decided to shuffle off this mortal coil whilst the fragrant KB was still suspended, thus preventing her from being able to stand around in Windsor and annoy every other person within a square mile.
 
5 C5 Galaxies. And two Airforce Ones.
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It is not just the security, or even the air fleet. Truxx and I have both had occasion to liaise briefly with elements of past POTUS recce and advance parties. In my case, I was helping look after for the day a recce party, numbering 45 pax. Yes, it included five or six Secret Service chaps, each with their own specialisms, plus one of the Marine helo crews working out whether they could get their birds into locations safely, let alone the secure comms guys.

Truxx has mentioned the chefs and the medics. The recce team also included two of the First Lady's hairdressers - where could they set up discreet emergency salons should their principal need a quick primping, and what sort of plugs would they need on the hair dryer? In my case, this was all for a trip that thankfully never even happened - it was a daft idea during the Bush era to do a state visit to Portsmouth for a certain iconic wartime anniversary. I did have fun explaining to the Secret Service that the Spinnaker Tower was a Millennium project and therefore still uncompleted in 2004... and, under orders from on high to help kill the idea of the visit, I may have slightly over egged the militancy and anti war protest appetite of the average Portsmouth Uni student.

Best bit was when one of the political special advisers decreed that the Nelson Wardroom dining hall would be the perfect wet weather venue for a key note speech - "Gee, it even has these lovely big old paintings of British ships sinking French ships." I explained that it was actually a painting of HMS Shannon vs USS Chesapeake. :grin:

Oh, and they wondered why HMNB Portsmouth had so many shops. We Brits were mystified until I realised they had seen lots of doors marked STORE.

And they weren't impressed by the Whale Island Drill Shed or HMS Phoenix as potential wet weather locations!
 
And they weren't impressed by the Whale Island Drill Shed or HMS Phoenix as potential wet weather locations!
Anyone who was going through recruit training for any of the three services in June 2004 should be damned grateful to myself and a colleague for doing such a good job of cooling US enthusiasm for the state visit to Portsmouth, since the Yanks' Plan A was for the keynote speech to be on South Railway Jetty by Dubya to 700 British recruits sat on plastic chairs with HMS Victory in the background and no protestors anywhere in sight.

All that they were asking us to do was a) completely clean up the jetty :oops: , b) find 700 plastic chairs, and c) truck in 700 photogenic young recruits on a Saturday morning to be searched by the Secret Service and then sit with looks of enthusiasm and gratitude live on TV listening to a US President saying that thanks to him and Mr Blair, they would get the exciting opportunity at the end of their training to risk their lives in a sandpit of their choosing combatting the axis of evil...
 
Christ, that would have denuded all three services - and not just of recruits.
Indeed - even more difficult than finding a certain busload of nurses.

It was quite difficult at times during the day to avoid either sniggering or rolling eyes, but instead to maintain steadfastly the most earnest of expressions whilst appearing to examine a proposal from all angles, whilst trying in reality to find a subtle means of deflection or conveying a sense that whilst we would of course strive the utmost to deliver, there might be teensy weensy downsides out of our control which risked undermining the majesty of the Presidential event.
 

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Indeed - even more difficult than finding a certain busload of nurses.

It was quite difficult at times during the day to avoid either sniggering or rolling eyes, but instead to maintain steadfastly the most earnest of expressions whilst appearing to examine a proposal from all angles, whilst trying in reality to find a subtle means of deflection or conveying a sense that whilst we would of course strive the utmost to deliver, there might be teensy weensy downsides out of our control which risked undermining the majesty of the Presidential event.
Chuckling. I can only imagine.
 

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