Biased BBC contributor Alan notes;
Attack: Lord Carey has blasted the bishops who tried to derail the Government's £26,000-a-year benefit cap
“Had the former Arch-Bishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, said Banker’s behaviour was the greatest moral scandal of our time I’m certain the BBC would have trumpeted it like some avenging Herald….but he didn’t say that which is why his words have been sunk in obscurity with no fanfare what so ever by the BBC. Although his comments were in the Daily Mail yesterday morning there has been a blanket silence across the BBC despite his powerful condemnation of the Bishop’s who opposed the cap on benefits….and not even a peep out of the Today programme.”

‘Archbishop blasts clerics who oppose welfare reform and declares the REAL moral scandal is our £1TRILLION debt’

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  1. Nick says:

    Except its not 1 trillion. That is just the borrowing bit of the debt.

    The real debt is around 7 tn, and that doesn’t include welfare for the 50% with less than 5,000 in savings. 


  2. wild says:

    But surely Cameron saying “Calm down dear” is a much more important moral debating point.


  3. cjhartnett says:

    Think the bit that Carey came from an estate in Dagenham means that he`s been consigned to Starkeyworld!
    Now that nice Chukka Umma…like Patten and Thompson, the kind of ethnic candy who knows how to pass the peas!
    I get the idea that the Church let themselves be latex Spitting Image puppets for the BBC, and to be used or melted down at will-so maybe a good indicator of who`s with God is “that they DON`T get asked onto the ToadyShow”…Nazir Ali, and now George Carey!


  4. john in cheshire says:

    Is it possible that the bbc collectively follow the Saul Alinsky rules for destroying our civilisation. That is, the ‘issue’ is not the issue; ie. it matters not that the former ABC is correct, it is more important to the marxists that his words don’t support the issue of destroying us. If what he said could be used to further the marxist (progressive) cause of engineering our destruction, then they would have reported on what he said.


    • wild says:

      I learnt a new phrase today.

      I saw somebody write in a comment on Guido Fawkes

      Dunning Kruger + Narcissism = Politician
      Add Envy + Projection = Leftist.

      I looked up “Dunning Kruger” on Wikipedia

      The Dunning–Kruger effect is when somebody mistakenly rates their ability as higher than average. This bias occurs when somebody lacks the skills to recognize their incompetence. Competence may weaken self-confidence, because a competent individual may falsely assume that others have an equivalent understanding. As Kruger and Dunning conclude, “the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the competent stems from an error about others” .


  5. David Preiser (USA) says:

    More evidence that the BBC only likes religious authority figures when they push Socialist ideals.


  6. Autonomous Mind says:

    Yet another example of bias by omission. It is the slanted news selection as much as anything else that shows the BBC is not impartial or in possession of integrity. It is a taxpayer funded wheeze for those who want to force their views down the throats of others.


  7. Craig says:

    ‘Today’ can cover themselves by saying they did mention it (should anyone want to complain about this). 

    It wasn’t made the subject of an interview with George Carey (which you would have expected it to have done), nor did a BBC presenter interview a BBC reporter about it at any time during the three hours of the programme. 

    Neither James Naughtie nor Evan Davis mentioned it during either their first paper review (6.07am) or their third paper review (7.40am, the one most people listen to), which you would also have expected them to do.  

    However..aha! (as Dez might say)..Evan Davis did mention it in the second paper review (6.41am): 

    And the ‘Daily Mail’ celebrates an article written for the paper by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, criticising the Anglican bishops who joined the rebellion in the House of Lords against the government’s plans to cap benefit payments. The ‘Mail’ describes his words as a timely rebuke to the preachers of welfarism. Its headline is “Hallelujah!”‘. 

    So, that’s 18 seconds, before 7 o’clock, in a 3-hour programme, devoted to the subject – and not one word from Dr. Carey’s article! What did he actually say? No one listening to ‘Today’ would have a clue from that. Usually ‘Today’ presenters give us at least a quote from such articles, but not this time. Instead, it’s all about how pleased the ‘Daily Mail’ is with itself. The sarcasm behind Evan’s use of the word ‘celebrates’ in relation to the ‘Daily Mail’ is typical ‘Today’. 

    The whole thing amounts to the radio equivalent of the BBC News website’s habit of dealing with unwelcome news by ‘burying it in Berkshire’! 

    Incidentally, any chance of George Carey being invited to do a ‘Thought for the Day’? I’m guessing no chance whatsoever.


  8. Craig says:

    Radio 4’s ‘Sunday’ invited on two opponents of the government’s welfare reforms – the Archbishop of York two weeks ago and the Bishop of Ripon last week – and gave them both a platform to attack the government. Bishop Packer in particular got several minutes to do just that. Worse, no supporters of the reforms were invited onto either programme, if only for the sake of balance.

    So surely an invitation must be winging its way to Dr. Carey to appear on this Sunday’s edition of the show? It would only be right and proper.

    If not, why not? Interviewing former archbishops like George Carey is just what that programme should be doing.