How the BBC have been relishing the news that the Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been found guilty of an abuse of power by an official inquiry in Alaska. If you want bias incarnate listen to this link if you can stomach it….with even Watergate being thrown into the rhetorical swirl. The BBC, like the rest of the Obamessiah cheer-leading MSM, are using this to beat up McCain and Palin bang on cue. In fact the report shows that the Governor acted within her proper and lawful authority in the reassignment of Walt Monegan. The report also illustrates that this was a partisan led inquiry run by Obama supporters and the Palins were completely justified in their concern regarding Trooper Wooten given his violent and rogue behavior. Of course if we want real investigative journalism, I can’t wait for the BBC to get stuck into Obama’s association with self proclaimed terrorists and his outreach programme into radical Islam. For some reason, the Beeb have been mute on those minor matters but then again I guess they are so excited about the fact that they can drag Sarah Palin’s name through the mud that they just don’t have the time. Also have a look at the image of Palin the BBC use on their lead portal to illustrate this story, subtle eh? The witch-hunt the BBC have been leading against the Alaskan Governor has been remarkable in it’s intensity as even those who are not fans of Palin acknowledge. It makes me hope she will run for the Presidency in 2012 as the prospect of the BBC intelligentsia being driven mad appeals.

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  1. GCooper says:

    Witch-hunt is precisely right. The hissing venom with which the bien pensant crowd in this country has attacked Governbor Palin has been unprecedented. Even Margaret Thatcher was treated with more respect (though barely, at times!). I’d say there was misogyny at work, but so much of it comes from other women.

    And still not a word of the infinitely more serious scandals swirling round Obama, scandals which, were they attached to McCain, would see him hounded from the campaign.

    This is the BBC at its very worst. We must never let them forget how low they have stooped.


  2. Martin says:

    But even beter is that the vile racist Louis Farrakhan has called Obama the Messiah.

    No mention of that on the BBC.


  3. Lemar says:

    It will be very interesting when we see the result of the election. Every right wing poll shows Osama in the lead. It is only after the election will we see if our claim of bias is justified or has the bias done so much damage to McCain that it has paid off.


  4. emil says:

    No doubt there will be a question, and lengthy discussion, on this in Thursday’s Question Time.


  5. Derek W. Buxton says:

    Looking at the new issue of “Radio Times”, inside is a short piece asking why the British, not me, hate the Americans. A BBC organ and it does not know that it’s own organisation is at the forefront of the hate rant.


  6. archduke says:

    Tony Rezko is singing like a canary to federal authorities…


  7. archduke says:

    analysis of the Branchflower report

    “The Branchflower Report is a series of guess and insupportable conclusions drawn by exactly one guy, and it hasn’t been approved or adopted or endorsed by so much as a single sub-committee of the Alaska Legislature, much less any kind of commission, court, jury, or other proper adjudicatory body.”


  8. archduke says:

    finding two from the report:
    I find that, although Walt Monegan’s refusal to fire Trooper Michael Wooten was not the sole reason he was fired by Governor Sarah Palin, it was likely a contributing factor to his termination as Commissioner of Public Safety. In spite of that, Governor Palin’s firing of Commissioner Monegan was a proper and lawful exercise of her constitutional and statutory authority to hire and fire executive branch department heads.


  9. thud says:

    I hope and pray that gov palin is around for a long time in public service…if only as you say to drive the beeboids crazy.The hatred of this remarkable woman is something not seen since the years of the blessed Margaret!


  10. archduke says:

    “For the record, no one ever said fire Wooten. Not the governor. Not Todd. Not any of the other staff,” Monegan said Friday from Portland. “What they said directly was more along the lines of ‘This isn’t a person that we would want to be representing our state troopers.’ ”

    and right at the bottom of that link is this:

    The personnel investigation began in April 2005, long before Palin became governor and months before her October 2005 announcement that she was running. The investigation into Wooten wrapped up in March 2006, before she was elected.

    Troopers found four instances in which Wooten violated policy, broke the law, or both.


  11. archduke says:

    thud | Homepage | 11.10.08 – 12:09 pm

    totally agree – i’m actually enjoying the attacks on her immensely…

    just shows what a vicious, hate-filled thug Obama really is.


  12. archduke says:

    a very important point is made at the end of this blogpost

    Even the Anchorage Daily News is misrepresenting the meaning of this report: I just received an email update from it in which it claims that “Today Alaska legislators found Palin did abuse her power in the ‘Troopergate’ controversy.”

    That’s absolutely false — the Alaska Legislature is not in session, and all that happened today was that the 12-member Legislative Council that received the Branchflower Report voted unanimously to release its first volume (the 263-page .pdf file linked above) to the public.

    Several more volumes and hundreds more pages prepared by Branchflower still remain confidential — suggesting that Branchflower’s selective quotations in the report may well have been “cherry-picked” or taken out of context — but the governor’s office has itself posted quite a few more documents pertaining to the investigation on the internet, confirming Gov. Palin’s repeated statements that she has nothing to hide in this entire matter.


  13. Millie Tant says:

    This was the top featured story on the late-night news front page, that is above the news about the G7 and the financial crisis!

    That tells you something about BBC “news” values.

    Yes, the BBC is in full cry under its newly 2008 Misogynists’ Charter – and this shower of hate merchants and propagandists – led by the Webb monster – is presided over by Helen Boaden, a woman!

    I await with baited breath, the BBC coverage of the Islamist outreach and other stories about Omessiah & co’s dodgy doings, now being discussed on the web.


  14. Martin says:

    Radio 5 up all night went mental over the Palin story. Dotun was a foaming at the mouth.


  15. GCooper says:

    It’s a sleight of hand much favoured by the Left, Ms Tant. If they encounter a woman of whom their disapprove they simply render her a non-woman and then attack her for the very things they would foam about were it done of theirs.

    They did exactly that with Margaret Thatcher.


  16. Sue says:

    How can the BBC headline with the news that “An independent report says…” when a few seconds later I’m sure we were told that the report was insigated and implemented by Obama supporters?
    Did I hear that right? It was early in the morning.

    First, she “abused her powers,” next time it has changed to something like “illegally used her powers.”


  17. Millie Tant says:


    Yes, Lord Young said at the time that he had never in his life seen a politician treated with such hatred and insult by the media as Margaret Thatcher received.


  18. JohnA says:

    The Troopergate thing is debateable at best. It is a storm in a teacup. But it is still top item on the 1pm Radio 4 news. (That’s after the bunch of unfunny leftists on the News Quiz – who were still grinding out Palin/Christianity rubbish when the prog. was recorded BEFORE the Troopergate report.)

    How about the BBC turning the same amount of headlines and energy and commentary and “comedians” to Obama’s links with Bill Ayers and with ACORN.

    At root – there is a plausible argument that the activities of ACORN, which Obama was very much involved in, lie at the root of the entire financial crisis. By forcing banks, threatening them, suing them, to give tons of mortgages to people who had nil chance of repaying them.

    This was then compounded by Obama and the Dems in Congress defending Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from tighter regulation as proposed by McCain and others.

    On the one hand – the BBC gives headline coverage to the Palin non-issue.

    On the other hand, it covers up, gives nil coverage to Obama’s years of working with an unrepentant terrorist, and the fact that he and his friends at ACORN and in Congress are substantially responsible for the world financial crash.,2933,435962,00.html

    News values ? Bias ?

    Fish rot from the top. The ENTIRE BBC news organisation is behaving disgracefully.

    Right to Deputy Director General level. He was specifically appointed to tighten up oversight of BBCnews output.

    (In the good old days, of course, the D-G was seen as the Editor-in-Chief of the BBC, that is exactly how Alastair Milne and his predecessors defined their role.


  19. Samfromgib says:

    And a side report
    weeps bitter tears because “Economic fears could deflect attention from Alaska probe findings”!
    Unbiased news reporting!


  20. Bryan says:

    I guess like attract like. Around 98% of the people on the BBC’s World Have Your Say blog have joined in the Palin-bashing and are jumping up and down in glee at these latest “revelations” though the joy is tempered by disappointment that she is unlikely to be impeached:


  21. JohnA says:

    More on Obama and ACORN.

    After the election, whatever the result, someone ought to tell the Republican Party National Committee and the McCain campaign to get one of their staffers to sift through all the posts and especially the comments on the US election at this blogsite. It provides proof beyond peradventure of BBC bias against McCain/Palin, and defensive bias / cover-up for Obama.

    OT – anyone catch Jackie Ashley on the 11am Politics Prog on Radio 4 saying what a super week Brown had been having ? That should get her some more dinner invites to No 10.

    Why the hell does the BBC get away with giving its weekly Sunday TV politics roundup slot and its Radio 4 weekly politics round-up to a husband and wife leftie team ?


  22. MisterMinit says:

    “In fact the report shows that the Governor acted within her proper and lawful authority in the reassignment of Walt Monegan.”


    “The report also illustrates that this was a partisan led inquiry run by Obama supporters and the Palins were completely justified in their concern regarding Trooper Wooten given his violent and rogue behavior.”

    What, the report states that “this was a partisan inquiry”… sounds like an opinion about the report to me. I’m sure that wasn’t mentioned in the report itself, but correct me if I’m wrong.

    I was wondering where you got these conclusions from. You provide no links etc. to back up these points.

    Then I noticed that they appear pretty much word for word in this report:

    ‘But the McCain-Palin campaign team said that the report showed Mrs Palin acted within “proper and lawful authority”.’

    ‘”This was a partisan-led inquiry run by [Democratic candidate Barack] Obama supporters and the Palins were completely justified in their concern,” a McCain campaign spokesperson said.’

    It seems to me that the BBC are indeed covering what you said pretty much word for word (and I wouldn’t be surprised if the BBC report was your source for comments). Also with the more accurate context of being the Replublican reaction to the report.


  23. disillusioned_german says:

    JohnA | 11.10.08 – 1:30 pm

    Al Beeb are the global left wing, pro-islam propaganda machine. This is no longer in doubt. Anyone who disputes this would also deny the Holocaust (yes, I like comparisons – let’s give the lefties a dose of their own medicine).

    These days I even double check the football results to make sure I haven’t been lied to by Al Beeb.


  24. John Bosworth says:

    In his book “The Case Against Barak Obama – The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media’s Favorite Candidate”, David Freddosa explains how Obama uses lawyers and “official enquiries” to disqualify his opponents. In fact he has won very few, if any, elections. His opponents get taken out of the race long before election day. He even did this to fellow Democrats. Same playbook here.

    For those in the UK who rely on the BBC, you may like the other side of the story. Freddosa has a website: and there are several YOUTUBE clips of the author giving US radio and TV interviews. (He was banned from one Chicago radio station – so he must be on the right track.) I can’t give you the YOUTUBE tags because the clips have a habit of being taken down as soon as they’re posted. But a search at YOUTUBE should get the latest ones posted.

    In the interests of balance, Freddosa’s story deserves to be heard. Isn’t it sad when we have to resort to this kind of stuff to get a fair picture?


  25. John Bosworth says:

    Once again I must question the kind of folks the BBC is using to contribute to its output. Yesterday here on Biased BBC, David Preiser (USA) showed us how unreliable Greg Palast is. Why is he used as a “reporter” by Newnight?

    Today I discover an article by one Jaine Stiehm, described as a “Political commentator, Washington DC”. She writes on the BBC website:

    “Senator John McCain’s personal charms are in danger of turning into a liability as the former Navy fighter pilot looms large in the American sky. In private the impetuous, nearly manic nature of the Republican running for president is exhilarating – in public it’s beginning to look like volatility, a cause for alarm among friends and foes alike.”

    This seemed so familiar – it’s the left wing MSNBC news network’s favored narrative of “angry John” – that I looked into other articles Ms Steihm may have written. And guess where I found her? Yup. That beacon of balance The Huffington Post waxing lyrical and getting all moist for Obama:

    “…Obama’s title is wistful and yearning, with a poetical ring that brings to mind the ancient Homeric epic hero Odysseus and his son, Telemachus, who spent years in search of his father. Obama’s self-portrait as the son of a Kenyan father and a Kansan mother shows him on an identity quest in a country he calls a “magical place” on the campaign trail. His life story, spanning Hawaii, Indonesia and Harvard Law School, is indeed “improbable,” a word he uses often to salt his speeches.”

    Here she is giving Joseph Biden advice on his debate with Palin:

    “Biden needs to get in the ring with the four-eyed Palin. He had better not pull his punches, for her steely confidence will not blink in the face of genteel expertise. If he defers to her, she’ll have him for dinner served cold with caribou and baked Alaska.” (NB Steihm’s use of the almost abusive “the four-eyed Palin”.)

    And this Steihm woman is now being used by the BBC and is described simply as a “Political commentator, Washington DC”.

    The BBC will hang its head in shame (if it has any left) when this period of its history is written. Let’s hope it’ll be the last chapter.


  26. fewqwer says:

    Note Beeboids’ prominent use of the phrase ‘found guilty‘ in all reports on the issue, creating the false impression of legal implications.


  27. DB says:

    The Radio Five Live news team this afternoon has been enjoying itself immensely with fresh anti-Republican items for each half-hour bulletin. At 1pm we had a soundbite from a UK professor of something eagerly claiming that Palin is very damaged by the Alaskan inquiry. The 1.30pm headlines highlighted a Newsweek poll showing an 11-point Obama lead (no mention of the sample – 280 Republicans, 402 Democrats, 325 Independents). My hedge trimmer drowned out the 2pm bulletin, but at 2.30pm the third headline item was the vital news that a woman at a McCain rally said Obama was an Arab (my radio almost fell victim to the hedge trimmers at that stage.) It goes without saying that there still has been no mention at all of the ACORN voter registration fraud.


  28. David Vance says:

    Naturally. This is not news. It is propaganda and we know it.


  29. DB says:

    I should perhaps add that the woman at the McCain rally was just someone in the audience. This contrasts with the BBC’s silence when Sandra Bernhard – a fairly well known celeb – expressed a desire to see Palin gang-raped by blacks in New York.


  30. whitewineliberal says:

    dg – I call godwin.

    jb – the bbc piece said she wrote for huffpo if I recollect.


  31. will says:

    David has filed this under Palin Derangement Syndrome – so true! Even The Times posts ridiculously OTT comments

    A vile piece of work this Palin is, I hope Alaska takes her back and keeps us safe from her rhetoric, her mob rousing, her religious based intolerance, her hate and fear mongering…
    I can not tolerate the woman any longer.

    Leila, Orlando, USA

    along with those deluded about the power of the Messiah

    Let’s hope America wakes up and gets Obama in. We need the respect and cooperation of the world again.

    Ginger, Seattle, USA


  32. Martin says:

    will: Since when did the rest of the world ever respect America? I must have missed that period of history.

    The left have ALWAYS hated the USA. The left were dancing in the streets on 9/11.

    People seem to forget that the first attack on the WTC, the US Embassy attacks in Africa and many other terrorist events occured either under the Clinton era or were planned under his era and were to be in retaliation for US foreign policy.

    For some reason the media have forgotten this.

    Anyone remember this?

    “…Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?

    Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the price–we think the price is worth it….”

    Can you imagine if Sarah Palin said that?


  33. whitewineliberal says:

    right or wrong, majority opinion across the political spectrum in the uk is that palin is a dangerous idiot. see ruth lea on qt. the bbc is relatively neutral.


  34. whitewineliberal says:

    martin – what a foolish thing to say. all but the most extreme were united in grief with the usa on 9/11.


  35. Anonymous says:

    “martin – what a foolish thing to say. all but the most extreme were united in grief with the usa on 9/11.”

    Then how come the audience on the BBC’s Question time aired straight after 9/11 waa filled with so many extreme hate filled idiots? All of them deluded left winger idiots – shown live on tv by the BBC? Utterly disgraceful.


  36. disillusioned_german says:

    … all but the most extreme were united in grief with the usa on 9/11.
    whitewineliberal | 11.10.08 – 4:38 pm |

    Define “extreme” and try counting them! Anti-Americanism is blooming in the EUSSR – no small thanks to the marxist morons at Al NuLiebour Beeb.


  37. Anonymous says:

    “Define “extreme” and try counting them! Anti-Americanism is blooming in the EUSSR – no small thanks to the marxist morons at Al NuLiebour Beeb.”

    And the BBC airing question time filled with left wing braindead idiots straight after 9/11 is a massive contributing factor to the anti-Americanism of Europe. All paid for by the public, even if they support the US. Utterly disgraceful.


  38. John Bosworth says:


    The “most extreme were united in grief”?!!!

    Don’t give me that crap. The bleeding hearts in the “rest of the World” love Americans as victims. In other words: dead Americans. As soon as Americans fight back they become “dangerous”. That’s why they hate Bush – and Palin.


  39. archduke says:

    i would bet my house that Ruth Lea never listens to conservative talk radio in the U.S.

    its accessible – all you need to do is download it…

    for ruth lea to think that sarah palin is a “dangerous idiot” just shows the mindset of the political elites in this country.

    well – there was a reason for the revolution of 1776. so that idiots like Ruth Lea would never control the American people or their freedom.


  40. archduke says:

    “right or wrong, majority opinion across the political spectrum in the uk is that palin is a dangerous idiot. see ruth lea on qt. the bbc is relatively neutral.
    whitewineliberal | 11.10.08 – 4:36 pm”

    quite an odd statement to make – Iain Dale , the blogger, is very pro Palin, and although he’s an admirer of Thatcher, he’s relatively middle of the road in conservative circles.

    he certainly not on the extreme fringe of the Tories.. and yet he loves Palin.

    certainly the left of the tory party – like kenneth clarke – cant stand her. but then they’re taking their cue from their masters in the EUSSR.

    A Palin presidency would ensure that the 21st century will be another American century globally – and would put an end to Eurofederalist dreams of becoming a world superpower

    Palin is an enormous threat to that dream. No wonder the left are going mental over her , with attack after attack after attack.


  41. whitewineliberal says:

    That QT was a disgrace. A stain on the BBC. But as i said, all but the most extreme were united in grief. Those that weren’t were spouting bile rather than dancing. And some right wing loons in the US were using it to make cheap points too.


  42. whitewineliberal says:

    What a decent man. Read this on Harrys place about an exchange at a John McCain rally:

    A man in the audience stood up and told McCain he’s “scared” of an Obama presidency and who he’d select for the Supreme Court.

    “I have to tell you. Sen. Obama is a decent person and a person you don’t have to be scared of as president of the United States,” McCain said as the crowd booed and shouted “Come on, John!”

    “If I didn’t think I’d be a heck of a lot better, I wouldn’t be running for president of the united states.”

    That’s the spirit.

    Obama responded thanking him and calling McCain a “man of honour” who has served his country well.


  43. GCooper says:

    PM on R4 this evening – a lengthy re-hash of the warmed-over Palin story.

    But about Obama, ACORN and the rest? Just the habitual silence.

    Looking on the bright side, the Corporation is now so blatantly biased that it is writing its own death warrant day by agonising day.


  44. archduke says:

    wwl -> he is a decent man.

    trouble is , the obama wing of the democrat party are a bunch of “take no prisoner” thugs.

    we’re not talking about the centre-left moderates here.

    this is equivalent to “Militant” taking over the Labour Party.

    i hope you can see this.


  45. JohnA says:

    What are the apposite verbs ?

    The BBC positively WALLOWS in anything anti-Palin. All day long. A red stripe through allits programming, all its channels.


    Maybe all of the above.

    Or more seriously – the BBC CENSORS any bad news about Obama. Stuffs it down the Memory Hole.

    Wereally are in Orwell’s forebodings of media manipulation.


  46. Gordon says:

    … all but the most extreme were united in grief with the usa on 9/11.
    whitewineliberal | 11.10.08 – 4:38 pm

    I was utterly horrified. I could not sleep for three nights.
    But united in grief? No! I wanted to see the destruction of those responsible.
    I think that that is where I differ from you WWL and I regret to say, most of my brain addled contemporaries.


  47. David H says:

    The BBC are quite simply is both disgraceful and corrupt and I say roll on the day when the whole rotten edifice is demolished and replaced by a genuine, unbiased public service broadcaster – some hope!


  48. David H says:

    Correction – The BBC quite simply is both disgraceful and corrupt and I say roll on the day when the whole rotten edifice is demolished and replaced by a genuine, unbiased public service broadcaster – some hope!


  49. John Bosworth says:

    David H:

    You are wrong.

    Roll on the day when there are MANY broadcasters delivering their own passionate messages and clearly labeled as such. I don’t mind Justin Webb or Matt Frei or any other Beeboid saying what they say – but don’t do it under the guise of impartiality. Their present behavior proves they are not impartial, by the very choices of the stories they choose and the angles they pursue.

    The idea of a future “genuine, unbiased public service broadcaster” as an idea is dead – killed by the BBC and its current abuses.


  50. Martin says:

    Whitewineliberal: Sorry but please explain why a liberal President like Clinton created so much hate that gave us 9/11?

    As for the left, they despise America. Have you NEVER listened to the Scottish wate of skin called George Galloway?