You cannot failed to have noticed the frequency with which Alistair Campbell has been appearing on the BBC recently. He has become ubiquitous as the BBC pursues the next target onthe hit-list David Cameron for employing Andy Coulson. A Biased BBC reader asks is this the same BBC that now has Tony Blair’s spin doctor, the man who took usto war on a lie leading to the death of British soldiers and hundreds ofthousands of Iraqi civilians?

The Daily Mail has noticed:
‘With almost unbelievable feebleness, it has clasped its one-time persecutor toits bosom. Worst of all, it is treating him as though he is a great statesman,a man of honour and a respectable person, whereas he is, in fact, anunscrupulous bully who has often omitted to tell the truth.’

 and so has political blogger Iain Dale:
” I can think of no one who book the BBC has publicised more than AlastairCampbell. I can think of no one who has ever had a full half an hour interviewin the 8.10 slot of the Today Programme. I can think of no one who would beallowed three programmes simply to read their book out on prime time BBC2.
Is this the BBC’s way of saying sorry?’

Yes it is, step forward Alastair Campbell…here having an enviable amount offree publicity for his books…all organised by the BBC….

‘OMG, as the yoof says, if they (the BBC top brass of course) could see me now.. all alone in a BBC studio, sitting at a BBC computer, eating a BBC tunamelt. They’re very trusting these BBC people — I reckon if I twiddled enough ofthe hundreds of knobs in the vicinity, I could get on air somewhere.
Not that I want to. My voice is starting to go a bit already, having donebreakfast telly and then 19 local and regional radio interviews, all in theinterests of publicising a book
These mass interviews are organised by something called BBC GNS.

 or how about another BBC job appearing in ‘The Speaker’….ushered in as amentor, a figure to be looked up to and respected by young people….
‘Tony Blair’s former Director of Communications and Speech Writer AlastairCampbell, demonstrates the subtleties of Persuasion.’

 or how about this, a special one off programme just for Mr Campbell:
‘Cracking Up’
In 1986, Alastair Campbell “cracked up”. His breakdown was the culmination ofmonths of intensive stress at work, too much alcohol and myriad other complexissues. Twenty two years later, the former Downing Street Director ofCommunications embarks on a personal journey, exploring his breakdown andsubsequent recovery in this special, one-off programme for BBC Two.

 or there is ‘The Alastair Campbell Diaries’….a series of programmes in whichhe reads extracts from his diaries.

or this programme, ‘My Life in Books’, where he reads discusses his 5 favouritebooks, , and note no mention of his controversial past:
‘After the 1997 election he became the Prime Minister’s Chief Press Secretaryand Official Spokesman. He returned to the Labour Party for six months prior tothe 2005 general election and continued to advise the party informally underGordon Brown, including during the 2010 campaign.’

oh and the appearance on Question time, innumerable other appearances on newsprogrammes and with Andrew Marr.

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22 Responses to LOVING ALISTAIR!

  1. My Site (click to edit) says:

    Considering the vast amount that could be said, of value, surrounding the whole NoTW/NI affair, that the BBC has pretty much handed its airwaves over to such as Big Al and Prescott to lead their crusade says a lot about the mindset prevailing.

    These two, out of all who could and should be leading the critiques from positions of unimpeachable moral authority, are the best the BBC can deploy?

    You are judged by the company your keep Auntie.

    if I had the choice, I’d give you are your iPhone speed-dial  ‘friends’ a very wide berth.


    • Roland Deschain says:

      And what’s stopping the Tories pointing this out, other than the fact they are cretinous?


  2. Beeboidal says:

    These mass interviews are organised by something called BBC GNS.

    Gramscian News Service?


  3. Martin says:

    The BBC went very silent over Alistair Campbell’s part in the vile Iraq war not to mention the rather odd death of David Kelly.

    Perhaps whilst they are investigating Murdoch the BBC might like to investigate how David Kelly ended up dead supposedly from suicide, I suspect however, the BBC don’t want to go there do they?


    • Cassandra King says:

      Alistair Cambell reborn as a BBC VIP all access pass hero and wise council.

      All former sins and crimes forgotten and airbrushed away as though they never existed.


  4. Millie Tant says:

    We’ve often commented here about Campbell’s Everlasting Tour of Beeboid Studios especially during the past year or so since around the time of the general election or whenever he has a book to promote. However someone has done a fine job of gathering the info together and listing the various programmes where he has appeared.  Perhaps we can add to it? ( Now, if only we had vBulletin software, we could have an Everlasting thread where we could post and keep all this gen on Campbell and the Beeboids for reference and to add to.)


  5. Jeremy Clarke says:

    Prescott has so far managed to avoid any questions about his appalling FiReControl project, a white elephant that cost the British tax-payer £469 before it was scrapped in December.

    The Beeb did manage to file a report on the Public Accounts Committee (prop. Labour ex-minister Patricia Hodge) hearing last week, courtesy of its ‘East of England political editor’ ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-14070262 ) and it did report its death back in December (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-12063850). Clive Betts (Labour) expresses his outrage at this waste of money.

    Public Service does give a little more insight into this turd:


    Now, I know BBC News thinks that the world began in May 2010 and £469 million is just a little bit of loose change, but is there any reason for them to omit the name of the minister responsible for this debacle?


    • Martin says:

      Prescott is a vile turd, when he was on Top Gear the fat fool said so many stupid things it was a laugh.

      Firstly he claimed that the M4 bus lane speeded traffic UP because it reduced the number of lanes then said the total opposite when JC asked him about the M1 widening (not to mention all the other M25 widening which any of you who use it knows is a total disaster and waste of money)

      Presocct is unfit to be a human being never mind a man in charge of a large department, it’s funny but I can’t remember any BBC hack asking him about his extra marital shagging, yet Tory politicians are constantly ‘reminded’ of their acts.

      My mate Dame Nicki when talking about corrupt politicians being outed by the media the other say seemed to forget all those Liebore MPs now doing time but did remeber Archer and Aitken. Funny that.


  6. Martin says:

    I should also point out the BBC have NEVER mentioned Chris Bryant’s skidmakred pants pose for a homosexiual dating site, I’d bet ANY money if some fat Tory ‘straight’ MP had done one for the ladies the BBC would NEVER shut up about it, in fact he’d have probably had to resign.


  7. David Preiser (USA) says:

    The Beeboids hate Blair, not Campbell.  He’s been rehabilitated, all forgiven, because in the end, he’s one of them, and not a politician, and not a Tory.


  8. RCE says:

    Reason alone to not pay the licence fee.


  9. john in cheshire says:

    I probably shouldn’t say this but, if I was bigger and stronger, I would like nothing better than to personally confront Mr Campbell and beat the living hell out of him. The man is not fit to live amongst normal people.


    • John Horne Tooke says:

      You do not have to be big and strong to confront bullies. As soon as they see you are not scared of them they run a mile, believe me.


  10. My Site (click to edit) says:

    I long to see the day when we get a decent government and this cunt hangs.


  11. cjhartnett says:

    Both Campbell and his wifelet Fiona Millar can always summon a rickshaw to Bush House to spout on about education-and of course, his chosen subject of ethics,truth and principles.
    The BBC loves these couples-and of course they can tick the “mental health” boxes of employing the deluded liar…the lunatic took over Greg Dykes asylum back in 2003!


  12. John Horne Tooke says:


  13. Lloyd says:

    Who the fuck is advising the Conservatives through this hacking scandal.  Their handling has been an unmitigated disaster..


    • Alfie Pacino says:

      I’m not so sure about that – much of the hoo ha over the weekend is all based on conjecture and rumour and to react to every whisper might look like they’re making it up as they go along… like the erm… Labour
      Party in their final term


      • Lloyd says:

        For the last week Cameron has come across (in my eyes) as being spineless and reactionary – not good traits in a leader.


  14. BBCwaste says:

    So… Alistair Campbell has been on to:

    (a) plug his book
    (b) slam the government over the phone hacking scandal that occurred during Labour’s time in office

    As if that isnt enough, he’s given free airtime to plug his book in a prime time progamme, and then some of the proceeds of the book go to fund the Labour party (he was the biggest Labour donor last month).

    You can’t make this up!


  15. Cassandra King says:

    Its hilarious to see the BBC engage this charade, this cooked up riged partisan attempt to crush a commercial rival broadcaster while at the same time attacking their poltical enemies.

    Just how low will these scum sucking pigs sink simply to smear their enemies? And quite how filth like Millitwat and Cambell dare waffle on about ethics in the MSM when newslavelabour actually engineered the corruption of the MSM in the 1st place. I cant remember that fat vile slug Prescott complaining when they benefited from the corrupt MSM.

    It is what it looks like, just another cheap smear attack by the BBC and using their usual one sided partisan prejudice.