Life In These United States

I’m trying something a bit new and different here. After asking David Vance and the All Seeing Eye, I’m starting a real rebuttal to the BBC’s lame output about US issues. I can’t compete with the “bespoke” video magazine pieces, but I can provide a bit more information and analysis of real US issues that get spun by the BBC or simply censored out of existence. There’s much more to what’s going on over here than what affects the President or the latest racial issue or celebrity gossip, and there seems to be a vacuum which needs filling. So this is my humble attempt.

It’s not possible to provide a proper rebuttal in fifteen minutes, but consider this an opening salvo. If enough people agree, I’d like to expand this from just me providing some info to a live audio or video discussion, where everyone here can call in or whatever, beginning next week. But more on that later.

I’m also going to try and provide sources for everything I talk about, so everyone here can decide for themselves what’s going on. The BBC may not be held accountable for their actions, but the inhabitants of this blog deserve better. Hey, if you don’t want to listen to the audio, just check out these links instead.

Hmmm. Embed not working. Link to audio file on EyeTube below:

Listen to “Life In These United States No. 1” on EyeTube

Audio hosted on EyeTube. My thanks to ASE.


BBC article on the President defending against criticism about Romney’s wife

USA Today/Gallup poll the BBC references without naming

April 12 poll showing Romney over the President

April 16 poll showing similar

NBC/Wall St. Journal showing the President over Romney

Foreign Status poll

Media Matters coordinating with the White House and feeding stories to the mainstream media

More on Media Matters working with the Administration – DOJ

Maldives/Malvinas Betrayal Gaffe

Mardell at Obamessiah Chicago HQ

Jake Tapper admits media influenced election

New York Times admits killing ACORN story

Joe Scarborough admits media in the tank

Washington Post in the Tank

Time Magazine says bias was disgusting

Washington Post Publisher selling access

Poll showing it’s the economy, stupid

BBC on the Buffett Rule

Buffett Rule reality

Wisconsin plus here, here, and here.

BBC on the GSA scandal

The President telling people not to go to Vegas

Vegas Remembers

Mardell on Mormons

BBC anti-Mormon film

Sen. Hatch is forced into primary

Alternative States’ Rights health care reform

Wisconsin Tea Party

Romney at Philadelphia Tea Party

San Francisco Tea Party

Chicago Tea Party

South Dakota Tea Party



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16 Responses to Life In These United States

  1. chrisH says:

    Excellent David.
    At last we`ll get somebody to leave the memory of Alistair Cooke.
    I hardly rated the old Salford windbag, until I saw what they put in his place.
    Looking forward to your “show”…I for one am a huge fan and lover of America, so if you can point me in the right direction re American culture, I`ll be grateful.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Sorry, embed from source isn’t loading. Link to audio file added.


  2. DB says:

    Great stuff, DP! An excellent move.

    Very impressed with your delivery, too. You could do this sort of thing professionally.


  3. Millie Tant says:

    I’ve said it before: Our Own Correspondent!

    Very interesting report and analysis. It’s good to post the sources too. Otherwise, charges of an individual’s personal opinions and biases could be more easily levelled.

    It’s so strange to hear your voice, David, when we are used to knowing you through the written word. It’s as if it is a totally new person! Sounds good, though.


  4. Davieboy says:

    Excellent DP, thanks and please keep it up. Real journalism, prize-winning stuff!


  5. DB says:

    “Get wiser with Preiser – tune in to Life in these United States at”.


  6. Louis Robinson says:

    Great idea. Good job. More!


  7. john in cheshire says:

    David, apologies for being personal but I like your voice. Very enjoyable 15 minutes and I learned more in that than anything the racists and bigots at the bbc care to offer. My vote is for you to continue with this.


    • DB says:

      Likewise. Don’t want to blow too much smoke up DP’s arse but he does sound good. I was listening to the latest Ricochet podcast earlier today – he wouldn’t be out of place there.


  8. Craig says:

    I enjoyed that, David. Look forward to your next one!


  9. Span Ows says:

    Very good. just listened and registered for good measure.


  10. Roy Stirred-Oyster says:

    Excellent stuff, DP – I look forward to the next one.


  11. Reed says:

    Nice job! This will provide a useful resource as the US general election approaches. Perhaps we could do with a similar weekly round-up for the UK aswell – a bit like The Commentator’s weekly ‘loony left’ post, but for BBC bias.


  12. Guest Who says:

    ‘I’m also going to try and provide sources for everything I talk about, so everyone here can decide for themselves what’s going on. ‘
    Not sure I am going to be able to cope with that.
    I presume the BBC’s £4Bpa vs. the ‘free’ you provide must be dedicated to the edit suite for all that gets omitted? Plus senior management of course, on £400kpa and double that as a rewards for failure, to punt out emails that get ignored to staff on how to at least look impartial and professional whilst telling them behind closed doors to do anything but.


  13. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Another admission that the NY Time has been in the tank for Him: