Not Us Gov!

 

Extraordinary excuse from the BBC that it claims allows it to broadcast programmes that are explicitly biased….it’s OK as long as they aren’t made by the BBC itself…(H/T George R)

A BBC spokesman responded to the accusations over EU funding and bias saying:

No EU money was used in the making of the programme being aired on the BBC. Impartiality is of paramount importance for the BBC.

This fictional programme reflects the author’s vision. BBC editorial guidelines do not prevent the acquisition of independent programmes which approach subjects from a particular perspective. ”

 

That gives the BBC an extraordinary freedom to broadcast basically what it likes under the guise of it being ‘independent’ regardless of any ‘message’ being embedded within such programmes.

Did like that  ‘ Impartiality is of paramount importance for the BBC.’

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to Not Us Gov!

  1. The Beebinator says:

    Why doesnt the BBC do a drama set on the shooting of one its journalists, and show us all his heroic actions and bravery he showed on that day. Heres the script

    http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=10204

    Stricken Frank: Help me, I’m a Muslim

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    RIYADH – Riddled with bullets, BBC correspondent Frank Gardner pleaded for his life in the Saudi capital shouting to bystanders to help a fellow Muslim, a police officer said on Monday.

    “I’m a Muslim, help me, I’m a Muslim, help me,” the British father of two daughters cried in Arabic, the officer said.

    Gardner was stretched on the road, covered in blood from multiple bullet wounds in a slum area of southern Riyadh known as a hotbed of hardliners.

    A fluent Arabic speaker with a degree in Arab and Islamic Studies, he was carrying a small copy of the Koran, the Muslim holy book, a device used by Westerner reporters to try to reassure Islamist militants.

    He was gravely wounded and his Irish cameraman Simon Cumbers killed Sunday evening as they filmed near the home of Ibrahim al-Rayyes, a wanted terror suspect killed in a clash with security forces in the area last December.

    Gardner was in a coma on Monday at King Faisal Specialist Hospital after undergoing emergency surgery.

    “He is in a coma and very critical,” one doctor said, adding however that bleeding had stopped and “he has improved in the last six hours.”

    The 42-year-old was hit by many bullets to the stomach and feet and transferred to the capital’s Al-Iman Hospital.

    Saudi newspapers reported that the gunmen had left him for dead.

    “Frank is in a critical but stable condition in intensive care after surgery,” a British embassy spokesperson said earlier Monday.

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    • Pounce says:

      I only hope that some nice peaceful Muslim cones along and finishes the fucking job

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    • joeb says:

      “A fluent Arabic speaker with a degree in Arab and Islamic Studies”

      And still, he doesn’t have a clue. Despite the people he carries water for paralysing him.

      What will it take? A dull knife being drawn across the throat by a muslim saying “I am killing you because you are not a muslim. That is all”.

      I doubt it, somehow.

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  2. Guest Who says:

    ‘One degree of separation’ has always been a cornerstone of BBC semantics in the hands of ubiquitous anonymous spokespersons.

    Not sure the deniability it was supposed to provide is that plausible any more.

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  3. Richard Pinder says:

    It wasn’t a very good documentary anyway. It would have been much better if Peter Hitchens, Christopher Booker, Richard North or Martin Durkin did it.

    There’s an even worse one coming up that I realise is not even worth watching. It involves three ignorant fools who drag Mathematics and Statistics into shit hole of Climate Science fraud.

    Climate Change by Numbers, BBC 4 on Monday at 9pm. Three ignorant mathematicians will look at three numbers, as the BBC admits “The stories behind these numbers involve an extraordinary cast of characters, almost all of who had NOTHING TO DO WITH CLIMATE CHANGE”. Norman Fenton, Professor of Risk Information Management, David Spiegelhalter, Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk and Dr Hannah Fry will look at the wider conception of uncertainty as going beyond what is measured to model uncertainty, the unknown and the unmeasurable. (1) 0.85 degrees (the amount of warming the planet has undergone since 1880): I thought it was 0.76 degrees. (2) 95% (the degree of certainty climate scientists have that at least half the recent warming is man-made): I thought this 95% was 90% until the German delegation at the last IPCC junket insisted on this politically induced figure. (3) One trillion tonnes (the total amount of carbon we can afford to burn – ever – in order to stay below ‘dangerous levels’ of climate change): I thought this was the assumption with no long-term correlation that is at the core of all Computer Model errors. So the BBC continues to censor Causational Climate science, Causational Climate Scientists and scientific debate about the Cause of Climate Change, and instead produces this piece of rubbish. Rubbish because although number (1) is roughly correct, number (2) is a politically induced opinion, and even the true opinion of a scientist is irrelevant in any calculation, and number (3) has never had any proof, and I think has effectively been proved wrong since 2011 by the Unified Theory of Climate.

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    • In the Real World says:

      Every fact that comes out proves that AGM is not happening .
      Even one of its main supporters has said that it is a ” Travesty for their cause that they cannot explain the lack of warming for the last 18 years .”
      So one of the only things that they have left is the 97% [ or 95% whatever ] scientific support claim .But as that was originally based on just 70 odd scientists , it is no wonder that it has been proved to be rubbish & even the Guardian admits it is lies .
      http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2014/jun/06/97-consensus-global-warming
      But that won,t stop the BBC still claiming that the majority of scientists believe in Global warming

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