PC Puzzle

A B-BBC reader says “There’s much puzzlement in Hampshire about what section of the community feels it is acceptable to put an old pony in a trap and force it into a lake in order to drown it.”

Pony ‘beaten’ into Hampshire lake dies. (Or should that be ‘dies’?)

When the BBC finally has the monopoly of newsgathering and reporting how will anyone ever know what’s behind the politically correct obfuscation of such stories?
Will such incidents always be carried out by ‘People’ and never by ‘Travellers’ or indeed ‘Gypsies’?

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17 Responses to PC Puzzle

  1. Lloyd says:

    My first thought when I read the story earlier was Gypsies, but you wouldn’t know it from reading the story, and not being an animal lover I didn’t feel inclined to dig any further.. But anyway – good luck to the police with their appeal for witnesses.


  2. dave s says:

    Being charitable I assume the BBC, in the absence of the real facts, is being non committal.
    I live in a part of the country where our experience tells us that the men responsible are almost certain to belong to a certain “community”
    Trap racing on the highway is hardly unknown. The police keep well clear and the ponies are flogged to exhaustion. Big money changes hands.
    The poor beeboids , being closeted in the cities, need to get out into the countryside once in a while. They might find it instructive in many ways but would probably find the lack of liberal political correct oxygen bringing on breathing problems.


    • Buggy says:

      “Trap racing on the highway is hardly unknown.”

      If you go past Fontwell on the A27 there are actually official road signs to the effect that “Carriage racing is prohibited.”

      They’ve been up for at least twenty years, so I’m guessing Sussex police are trying to take the “kid gloves” award back from their Kentish colleagues……..


  3. RGH says:

    Your first thought would have been shared by tens of thousands.

    That is the absurdity of PC.

    We all know.

    But somehow, the BBC and the left wing establishment believes if you don’t address the facts, they’ll somehow not be an ‘issue’.

    Let’s hope some ‘people’ take up residence up the road from Shepherd’s Bush.


  4. Scoobywho says:

    Usually it’s just concrete, calor gas bottles and refuse that they dump. a pony and trap is a new one on me but when it comes to pikies nothing supprises me.

    I hope the filth catch up with the dirty thievin gypos that are responsible although I’m betting that if they are caught they’ll get little more than a fine that they wont pay. Is that too un-pc ? Well given the circumstances, sorry but I don’t give a f*ck.


  5. Chairman of Selectors says:

    the classic BBC bias by ommission technique, used amply in its reporting of the South Sudan independence Nothing to do with Islam then? The BBC are a bunch of lying, dangerous socipaths.


  6. Alfie Pacino says:

    The story is so stifled that it really is difficult to ascertain exactly what’s going on, which suggests to me that the PC angle really has tied it in knots.
    Let’s watch this space and see if they expand it further. I’m not holding my breath…


  7. Chuffer says:

    It gets worse: on the BBC South news last night, it was lead story – no surprise, cos cuddly wuddly animals are involved. However, despite the police being on record saying that ‘men’ were spotted forcing the pony into the lake, BBC had found someone to pontificate for some time about how treacherous the ‘beach’ was at the edge of the lake if one happened, quite accidentally, to stray too close!!

    So it was all a terrible accident, nothing to do with Thieving Gypsy Bastards at all.


    • hippiepooter says:

      The BBC aid and abett Islamic terrorists with political correctness, shouldn’t come as any suprise if they aid and abett such monstrous cruelty to a defence animal when committed by a ‘victim’ community.  CoS is right, this type of distortion of reality for political ends is sociopathic.


  8. Scoobywho says:

    No mention of pikes in this BBC south news report
    It seems the politically correct term for pikie is not to mention which so called minority group was involved.
    Fortunately most people  in the area will figure out who are responsible with the mention of pony “and trap” and the level disregard for an animal.


  9. My Site (click to edit) says:

    Filthy stinking pikie scum, are the words they’re looking for.

    There’s loads of the dirty bastards around Yateley.


  10. sue says:

    I took this post (which I passed on on behalf of a B-BBC reader) to mean that the BBC has taken Political Correctness to a point where it actually obstructs the passage of information.

    Fear of retribution might lead to the obfuscation of matters concerning the ROP, but if and when it’s only being done so as not to cause offence, the BBC might as well not report any news and stick to light entertainment.

    Having said that, at the risk of sounding like the late lamented John Reith who told me “You’re not helping” I must say that gratuitous pejorative generalisations aren’t likely to improve the situation because maybe they’re the very thing the BBC might just be trying to avoid.


    • As I See It says:

      “BBC has taken Political Correctness to a point where it actually obstructs the passage of information”.

      The initial post takes an interesting example of how the BBC acts not as the great neutral unbiased disseminator of news, but as an agenda-driven unaccountable arbitor of how a small elite believe the public should think about the world.

      However, I also agree that some of the language used in these replies isn’t helpful.

      The only excuse for this is that perhaps the issues surrounding travellers touch on a raw nerve with many people.

      I’m guessing the BBC point of view would be to simply shout racism (remember the public are only allowed to show ‘anger’ in certain approved situations – eg against ‘ Tory cuts’).

      The Metro (the commuter feebie paper) has, I assume, a typical non-BBC/Guardian article headlined “Pony drowned by gang in lake” which begins “A gang of travellers was last night being hunted after deliberately drowning a pony in a lake”.

      Now if those are the facts I say publish them as news. Anything censored with a PC ‘blue pencil’ is – frankly – lies.


      • Chuffer says:

        Sue, you must forgive our ‘gratuitous pejorative generalisations’ (great name for a band!) , but ‘As I See It’ is absolutely right: out here in the countryside, these people are like wasps at a childrens’ tea party. 

        I’m have just got off the phone to my local plod (who, I must point out, are fiercely on our side on this issue) because we’ve just had a ‘recce’ vehicle drive through the farm – car with next to no exhaust, towing caravan with screaming, unmaintained brakes; so as it drove through the farm, pausing at every gateway, they alternated between roaring exhaust and screaming brakes.

        Trust me; we are now living in dread of him having found somewhere suitable for him and his ‘family’ to set up for a few nights.


        • sue says:

          I quite agree with ‘As I See It’ too, and I understand what you’re saying. But that band you’re talking about, the one with the great name, just gives ammunition to the opposition, for free.
          The BBC would be far better off not going through these self defeating contortions to comply with extreme PC. They just look stupid.


        • Millie Tant says:

          I think it is an absolute scandal that people can go about the country invading farmland and setting up home or temporary lodgings without so much as a by your leave or any fear of being  thrown out or locked up for doing it.


    • Millie Tant says:

      Yes, I think the Beeboid Corporation probably is trying to avoid that.
      However, they are very inconsistent in the application of their scruples,  they have double standards and then again, who are they to decide which sensitivities are more worthy than other sensitivities and whose cause are they failing to serve while serving someone else’s cause by not telling the factual truth?  All in all, I think it might be better just to have said they were a group of gypsies / travellers in the first place.