Too many white faces on the BBC news

#1
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Miss Fitzpatrick told The Observer that the BBC's team of foreign correspondents should come from the same ethnic background as the country they were reporting from.
(Mary Fitzpatrick is the BBC's new 'diversity czar')
 
#3
Stupid woman.

Take a look at BBC World, there's hardly a white face in sight!

At least the rest of the BBC realises it has the balance about right and doesn't need to be subjected to any rediculous positive racism, sorry, discrimination. :x
 
#4
I think she's right. How could a white person possibly tell you what's happening where black people live. Also I think they should, in order to be more culturally diverse and authentic, report the news in the local language rather than pandering to our racist colonialist preconception and speaking English.
 
#8
I don’t give a fat rat's pump what colour, height, weight, or sexual persuasion they are as long as they don't strangulate the English language like Oral Guerin.
 
#9
Or tell lies about what is happening, and report from their perspective.

Can't be doing with SkyNews (so called) and their spinning out of the incident with conjecture and drivel.
 
#10
BBC worlds planet is filled only with fit asian chicks and camp australian sports presenters

On a similar note to the thread, when watching the 7/7 coverage on the Beeb and the following media circus, it appeared at one stage that only "none white" londoners had been effected or were asked/had an opinion on the situation, alternatively the BBC was choosing to weight its coverage this way

Not something I'd normally point out or be bothered by, but it was so defined it lodged in my mind
 
#11
Random_Task said:
Link here

Miss Fitzpatrick told The Observer that the BBC's team of foreign correspondents should come from the same ethnic background as the country they were reporting from.
(Mary Fitzpatrick is the BBC's new 'diversity czar')
I note she came from Channel 4 (land of diversity) and is being paid the princely sum of £90,000 from the licence fee for her important job :wink:
 
#12
I thought the BBC already had a dedicated programme with over 90% ethnic faces on it :twisted:

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#13
Perhaps someone might like to point out to the BBC that 92% of the British population are nativeborn whites. I know this is awfully inconvenient, but it is something they are going to have to live with. I just wish they would stop their obsession with race and Islam; it is childish student union identity politics.
 
#14
what planet is she from - The BBC news is there for the BRITISH public of which only a small percentage are non-white. A BBC reporter in Iraq or Ethopia is reporting on behalf of the BBC. If you want to watch non-white coverage then watch foreign tv but first you will need to speak a multitude of languages.

This PC bollokcs is driving me mad.

Respect OUR laws and culture or P=ss off
 
#15
Perhaps she's just taking the term 'foreign correspondent' literally?

Anyway, there are plenty of non-white/on-British reporters on the BBC; apart from Orla Al-Guerin there's Lise Doucette (another mangler of the English language), Ragy Omar and Matthew Amroliwalla (son of an RAF Air Cdre) - and there are others.
 

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#16
Random_Task said:
Link here

Miss Fitzpatrick told The Observer that the BBC's team of foreign correspondents should come from the same ethnic background as the country they were reporting from.
(Mary Fitzpatrick is the BBC's new 'diversity czar')
Uh-huh....that'll be why they sent an Ethiopian (Rageh Omar) to cover Iraq and have an Irish woman (the aforementioned Al-Orla ) as their ME expert then....what a lot of racist,sexist, mindless,Neue Arbeit, unadulterated c0ck....take the daft tart out and put her out of her misery .

How can a Sinhalese-speaking Sri Lankan reporting on the Tamil Tigers ever be PERCEIVED as objective ?

What a crock.


Le Chevre
( French mumbling non-English ethnic)
 
#17
Has anyone here seen Cbeebies? ( i have a 22mnth old son before you laugh). It's full of diversity, i can't help but laugh at Balamory it's got the full range of different groups (including the very camp PC Plum) and it's supposed to be set in a small highland town where someone without ginger hair would seem odd.

Political Correctness gone mad.
 
#18
What we should be worrying about are the criteria used to select presenters for BBC Breakfast News. Apparently, if you are a bloke you have to be 50 but if you are a bird, you have to be quite tidy-looking and within a couple of years either side of 30. That doesn't seem very diverse.
 

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#19
The_Seagull said:
Has anyone here seen Cbeebies? ( i have a 22mnth old son before you laugh). It's full of diversity, i can't help but laugh at Balamory it's got the full range of different groups (including the very camp PC Plum) and it's supposed to be set in a small highland town where someone without ginger hair would seem odd.
Political Correctness gone mad.
All the kids they get in a handicapped some way and the only bloke that wears a kilt is the Englishman. And how about that pair of rug munchers running the shop eh? Still, at least its educational, rather than that Bill and Ben/Morph drivel we grew up with.

Fifth_Columnist said:
What we should be worrying about are the criteria used to select presenters for BBC Breakfast News. Apparently, if you are a bloke you have to be 50 but if you are a bird, you have to be quite tidy-looking and within a couple of years either side of 30. That doesn't seem very diverse.
I bought my house of one of those birds! Small claim to fame but if you like you can come around and lick the toilet seat.

Back on thread:
Its stupid 'pro ethnic' attitudes like this that allowed regional accents to get on national telly. Sure my brand of plummy-London might be unintelligible to the average scouser but what did I do wrong to have Brummy invade my household?
 
#20
The_Seagull said:
Has anyone here seen Cbeebies? ( i have a 22mnth old son before you laugh). It's full of diversity, i can't help but laugh at Balamory it's got the full range of different groups (including the very camp PC Plum) and it's supposed to be set in a small highland town where someone without ginger hair would seem odd.

Political Correctness gone mad.
Oh my word, if you watch their own cartoon production and believe it to be representative, you will think that Britain is majority nonwhite. And whenever they show shots of schoolkids, they always seem to manage to find a primary school with few or no white kids.

My wife is American, and had watched a lot of the BBC's adult output. She was actually shocked to discover that Britain is in fact 92% white, since the BBC represents it as if a really quite significant proportion of the population is coloured, as it is in the US.

When we have kids, they will not be permitted to watch the BBC's bunny hugging, carrot juice drinking, hippie-arrsed left wing right-on PC nonsense which passes for children's programming.
 

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