The Sun Blasts BBC As "The Pompous Voice Of Defeated Socialism"

The Sun carries a full page story today on how “a jobless 22-year-old portrayed by the BBC as a helpless victim of benefits cuts has admitted he REFUSES to work – because he is better off on the dole.

The newspaper then carries a long leader blasting the BBC for its coverage of the cuts:

“The Beeb is today the pompous voice of defeated socialism.

Labour lumbered us with terrifying levels of debt. Yet Newsnight relentlessly blames “nasty” Tories for trying to bring it under control.

Radio 4’s Today programme gives Government critics like hysterical Polly Toynbee endless airtime while constantly interrupting ministers.

Its news programmes rip into any plan to make Whitehall’s big spenders more efficient while rarely saying why savings are needed.

We are sitting on a powder keg of national debt, yet the BBC treats the crisis as if it were the coalition’s fault, not Labour’s.

It broadcasts ludicrous warnings about cardboard cities, mass evacuations and Nazi-style extermination of poor families as if they were fact.Yet it scarcely mentions that Labour was planning almost exactly the same VAT hikes and draconian cuts to housing and incapacity benefit.

Nor does it mention the legion of Labour ex-ministers who have denounced mealy-mouthed Red Ed Miliband for failing to say so.

Labour is playing politics. That’s their job.

The BBC is generously run on public money. It has a charter promising editorial independence.

That must not become a licence for malicious and unscrupulous propaganda.”

Hat-tip: Tim at ConservativeHome

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23 Responses to The Sun Blasts BBC As "The Pompous Voice Of Defeated Socialism"

  1. Martin says:

    Ah but the BBC want people to think that Mrs Thatcher was running the Country until May 2010, not a one eyed barking mad jock and a racist fat lesbian.


    • Backwoodsman says:

      Yes, I really look forward to them highlighting the correct fact that good old fellow traveler tony benn, closed more coal mines that Mrs Thatcher.
      The bbc, bias, its in our genes .


      • Span Ows says:

        Backwoodsman, can you post a link to a source for that…it could come in very handy. PLEASE NOTE it isn’t that I don’t believe it I just want to shout it from the rooftops everytime some leftie whinging twat brings up rubbish about Saint Maggie.


        • John Horne Tooke says:

          “Between 1964 and 1970 the Labour government continued the pit closure programme initiated under its Tory predecessors, shedding 170,000 jobs to add to the 250,000 already lost—the fastest rate of contraction the coal industry had experienced since nationalisation.”

          “Between the years 1957 and 1963, no less than 264 collieries were closed, while the number of miners fell by nearly 30 per cent. During this six-year period, Scotland lost 39 per cent of its pits, while 30 per cent of those in South Wales, Northumberland and Durham were wiped out.

          Throughout the 1060s[sic], with a Labour Government in office from 1964, the pit closure programme accelerated; it decimated the industry. During this period, nearly 300 more pits were closed, and the total workforce slumped from over 750,000 in the late 1950s down to 320,000 by 1968.”


    • Tallfish Bob says:

      And even more unforgivably (at the time) Benn shut down Radio Caroline and Radio London….. 


  2. hippiepooter says:

    Bit by bit, more and more is being said in the mainstream press about BBC bias.  It could be a head of steam is gathering pace.  This was very interesting in the mailonline yesterday:-  

    A very good Sun leader on BBC bias, I think, but I thought the last two paragraphs missed the mark.  It would have been infinitely more apt to emphasise its duty to impartiality not ‘independence’ and how it is clearly fallen into the hands of people with utter contempt fro that duty.


  3. London Calling says:

    BBC journalism has become synonymous with a left wing view of the world. The people won’t change so we must change the people.  The BBC needs split in two –  a News Division and an Entertainment Division, then both offered up to the market on a subscription model of choice. Both one or other or neither.

     Or they could sell off the news Division to say the Guardian. Its indistinguishable anyway, but at least we wouldn’t have to pay for it. 


    • hippiepooter says:

      It seems such defeatism to just abandon a Great British Institution to the subversive left.  It’s like the Tory idea under Maggie of ‘opt out’ schools.  When one heard Maggie anunciate the term you could tell – so it seemed to me – that she knew her Government was merely ducking the tough action needed to restore standards to our schools.


      • FunkyTeaPot says:

        Ahh, hippie. The rare voice of sanity here.

        It is not the institution that must change but the twats in charge.

        I remember, Playschool (when spelt correctly), Playaway and Mary Mungo And Midge. No Politically correct BS, just kids shows. There was a time the BBC just did that.

        Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.


  4. Span Ows says:

    This news is certainly good. The Sun has millions of readers and although the Left will claim this as a Murdoch conspiracy most will realise it is the truth.

    Bring it on…the language in the sun article is very strong and SPOT ON!


  5. George R says:

    The main ‘cut’ which seems to concern the Beeboids is what we British people pay it for its daily political propaganda is to be frozen for 6 years.


  6. Martin says:

    What the press should really do of course is investigate all of these BBC articles, the Telegraph used to do beebwatch a few years ago, but stopped it.

    It really needs the right wing bloggers to put pressure on the lame stream press to highlight the BBC lies.

    No wonder the jugged eared twat Marr hates bloggers.


    • hippiepooter says:

      The press have more than enough ammunition to mount a campaign calling upon HMG to restore BBC impartiality.  If this campaign is mounted on the basis that it is a Great British Institution that we must defend from the subversives who have gotten hold of it there’s every chance it will have success.


  7. 1327 says:

    It would be interesting to know how the Beeb found Mr Van-Cliff ? Is he a SWP’er I wonder or has he been put up to it by someone ?


  8. Lynn Grace-Corbin says:

    So all those British “work-shirking scumbags” that we needed immigrants to replace have magically transformed into “noble disadvantaged proles”, now that the Tories are back in power.

    God, I hate the BBC!


  9. John Horne Tooke says:

    “Van-Cliff, who has only worked for four months since leaving school..”

    So he didn’t work hard even under the glorious Labour government. The BBC really are clutching at straws. How can anyone possibly beleive the tripe they push daily?


  10. TrueToo says:


    Looks like the “long leader” has gone the way of all bytes, or at least it is no longer accessible form the link.

    Did the Sun hastily remove it or is it a glitch? Were there rumblings of legal action from the BBC and/or polly Toynbee and Red Ed and whoever else might have been mentioned in an uncomplimentary light in that piece?


  11. wild says:

    He is nothing more than a scrounger, how many disabled people would gladly work for £93 a week, getting a top up in benefits, but are turned away by employers as soon as the employer finds they have a disability? THIS SCROUNGER COULD DO THE SAME BUT PREFERS TO STAY AT HOME DOING NOTHING.