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

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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.
Does that include me giving DeWitt Zemp (remember Special Agent Zemp?) and all his Secret Service mates permission to take over Whitehall in its entirety including the MOD car parks whilst Ian Stewart and I were enjoying the hospitality of a spectacularly rowdy bar in Romania?

No one ever mentioned that by the way.
 
Does that include me giving DeWitt Zemp (remember Special Agent Zemp?) and all his Secret Service mates permission to take over Whitehall in its entirety including the MOD car parks whilst Ian Stewart and I were enjoying the hospitality of a spectacularly rowdy bar in Romania?

No one ever mentioned that by the way.
Coming from the man whose logistics doctrine was "Surprise and shock action", a less cavalier approach would have been unexpected. Anyway, I am sure you would have found an SO2 scapegoat if needed - we had no shortage of perfectly plausible and thoroughly deserving candidates.

If you recall, I also used the precedent for an excellent New Years Eve windup of a certain senior press officer who got a phone call at 2100 from security saying that the officer Truxx had agreed that the BBC and ITV could take over the south car park to film the fireworks, and would said press officer get his arrse out of the cabin to supervise them. Apparently the duty log was filled with six pages of very naughty words about you before the penny dropped.
 
Apropos of GB News, it seems that they are flexing their abs and lats for the coming launch - and the BBC seems to be the target de jour - bear with me on this:

A Guido piece tweaked my interest a little while ago:


The piece includes screen captures of a couple of sneery Tweets from a couple of the Right-on Sisterhood of the 'journalistic' world, particularly from one Sangita Myska:


Stop Press: and wouldn't you know it! in the time it's taken me to draft this post, the fragrant Sangita has decided to go all coy and shy and blocked the plebs who are not her 'Friends'.

The essence was that she realised that the included tweet from Guido showed her in less than and all-inclusive light and the ReversoCycle was deployed - but not before a less than supportive counter Tweet from GB News.

I relish her hot-cheeked embarrassment.
 
nandy is slightly more honed than raynsford. I agree that both are a reminder as to just how small and degraded the labour gene pool actually is. Blair would have pissed himself laughing at the mere thought of incorporating such bargain basement material into his cabinet (although he did add robin cook and gorilla look-alike, clare short as a sop to the left).
Pitiful - if they were not potentially dangerous to the rest of us.
Clare Short is a proper lefty? Are you sure about that?
 

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I only caught a short snippet of the Beeb's coverage from the G7 seaside romp.

But this clip seems to show Biden deploying the 'Special Relationship' cliché first ?

Source

Beginning a week of diplomacy across the Atlantic, Mr Biden hopes to use his first overseas trip as president to reassure European allies that the United States had shed the transactional tendencies of Donald Trump's term and is a reliable partner again.



Play Video. Duration: 1 minute 37 seconds

Joe Biden affirms "special relationship" during meeting with Boris Johnson.

A firm believer in alliances, Mr Biden stressed the deep bonds with the United Kingdom as a linchpin of his call for Western democracies to compete against rising authoritarian states.

"We renewed our pledge to defend the enduring democratic values that both of our nations share that are the strong foundation of our partnership," Mr Biden said after the meeting, adding they had "affirmed the special relationship" between their two nations.



Meanwhile, back in that tediously mundane Real WorldTM, the Aussie PM's RAAF flight gets diverted to Oxfordshire.

' Fog in Cornwall: World isolated....'

G7 disruption as fog prevents Scott Morrison’s plane from landing

The least they could've done is lay on a helo to take him a bit closer to Avalon ?

Thanks to the wonderful ladies at TheJuice Media, I have actually heard of Scott Morrison aka 'ScoMo ' - the comments on the Sydney Morning Herald aren't from his fan club it seems.

Exhibit A:
' Scomo, a world leader, hardly. He is a sardine amongst the sharks and will likely hear in his face what the sharks have to say about his policies on global warming, coal extraction and exports, alternative energy generation, restrictions against electric vehicles etc etc. We will see his BS of his triumphs when he returns. He is a Marketing Man first and foremost.

Exhibit B:
Are they sure it's fog ? It could just be the exhaust from Morrison's coal-powered jet.

Exhibit C:

Could Scott please pop over to Kent and give my 87 year old parents and all my immediate family a hug as Fortress Australia prevents me from seeing them? I will have both vaccines by August so what other criteria does it take an Australian citizen to travel? Become a politician, tennis player, cricketer or celebrity, perhaps, or will common sense and compassion emerge from our jet setting leaders?
 
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I only caught a short snippet of the Beeb's coverage from the G7 seaside romp.

But this clip seems to show Biden deploying the 'Special Relationship' cliché first ?

Source

Beginning a week of diplomacy across the Atlantic, Mr Biden hopes to use his first overseas trip as president to reassure European allies that the United States had shed the transactional tendencies of Donald Trump's term and is a reliable partner again.



Play Video. Duration: 1 minute 37 seconds

Joe Biden affirms "special relationship" during meeting with Boris Johnson.

A firm believer in alliances, Mr Biden stressed the deep bonds with the United Kingdom as a linchpin of his call for Western democracies to compete against rising authoritarian states.

"We renewed our pledge to defend the enduring democratic values that both of our nations share that are the strong foundation of our partnership," Mr Biden said after the meeting, adding they had "affirmed the special relationship" between their two nations.



Meanwhile, back in that tediously mundane Real WorldTM, the Aussie PM's RAAF flight gets diverted to Oxfordshire.

' Fog in Cornwall: World isolated....'


The least they could've done is lay on a helo to take him a bit closer to Avalon ?
Helos probably banned by US Secret Service!
 
Clare Short is a proper lefty? Are you sure about that?
She was regarded as ,'a proper lefty' in 1997 when Tony Blair offered her a cabinet post in the form of the overseas aid brief. It is fair to observe that short failed to distinguish herself.
 
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She was regarded as ,'a proper lefty' in 1997 when Tony Blair offered her a cabinet post in the form of the overseas aid brief. It is fair to observe that short failed to distinguish herself.

I remember Chris Patten taking her apart. QT, 1989 I think. He said words to the effect of "If you lived in Northern Ireland, you'd vote for Sinn Fein" She went a bit (more) potty.
 
...A firm believer in alliances, Mr Biden stressed the deep bonds with the United Kingdom as a linchpin of his call for Western democracies to compete against rising authoritarian states.

"We renewed our pledge to defend the enduring democratic values that both of our nations share that are the strong foundation of our partnership," Mr Biden said after the meeting, adding they had "affirmed the special relationship" between their two nations...

Que?

Would that be the same Gropey Joe 'Plastic Paddy' Biden who took a swipe at the UK for not folding and crawling to the EU on the Ireland issue?

Turnip Boy is not covering himself in glory with this hypocrisy.
 

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Que?

Would that be the same Gropey Joe 'Plastic Paddy' Biden who took a swipe at the UK for not folding and crawling to the EU on the Ireland issue?

Turnip Boy is not covering himself in glory with this hypocrisy.
In saying to everyone what he thinks they want to hear, he's pleasing no-one.
 

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Even more need therefore to suck up to the Right Coast Boston* Irish on his home turf then.
















* Other breeds of lapsed mackerel-snapper are widely available
 
Live With Littlewood, 2nd June, discussed amongst other things the future of the BBC. The whole show was interesting asides from a technical glitch at the start of the show but for the purposes of this thread, discussion on the BBC starts at + 47 m 25 s

The BBC panel discussing the BBC comprises:

MIKE GRAHAM, presenter, TalkRadio
REBECCA RYAN, Campaign Director, Defund The BBC
PROFESSOR LEN SHACKLETON, Editorial and Research Fellow, IEA
CHRISTOPHER SNOWDON, Head of Lifestyle Economics, IEA
and IEA CEO Mark Littlewood

Earlier in the show SUZANNE MOORE, Columnist, The Telegraph.

Topics prior to BBC were:

1.Fearing freedom: Should the roadmap be delayed?
2. Bouncing back: Are we set for a glorious economic recovery?
3. Orwellian overreach: Do curbs on advertising harm free speech?

Live with Littlewood - June 21st, The BBC's future + more | Ep.42​


 
I'd hardly describe getting up at 0330 daily for your regular day job as cushy.

Though I do have to agree with the self-serving attitude of any luvvie.
Early knock off though, oh and no weekend guard duty
 
Nandy appears to be the Labour spokesperson at the moment, as she is never off the airwaves. If that’s the best Labour can offer up to counter the hated Tories/Boris, then no wonder they are trailing heavily in the Polls.
She’s the MP for Wigan dontcha know?! =)
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If only daddy drove a bus
 
I see POTUS is Demanding the UK sort this out, I suggest he takes his head for a wibble and butt out of stuff that doesn't concern him, just because his ancestor was a Twiddly Dee
I seem to recall another POTUS mong trying this but for the life of me I can't remember the outcome
 
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