Oh to be a BBC journo…at the top of your profession, respected and authoritative….which is why, during the presidential election to elect probably the world’s most powerful person, you, the BBC journo, spend your time writing about how tubby, or not, Trump is….
In a moment of pure daytime TV drama, he handed over a letter to host Dr Oz that revealed he weighs 236lb (107kg), or nearly 17 stone.
Given that he is 6ft 3in (1.9m) in height, that would give him a Body Mass Index of 29.5, according to US Centre for Disease Control standards.
Technically, that makes him “overweight” and just short of “obese” – news that might come as a surprise to many, as he does not appear particularly portly.
The medical community seems to be fairly relaxed about it.
Surely there are more important things to write about than the not-so-fat Trump.
Things like bombs going off in the US.
The BBC dodges any link whatsoever that might suggest a cause for these bombs in Manhattan.
Chelsea is an area with a high gay population but the BBC limitis its description to:
Chelsea is among the most fashionable districts of Manhattan and its bars and restaurants are usually crowded at the weekend.
‘Most fashionable’ eh? One way of describing it.
There was a bomb at a US Marine charity run in New Jersey…the BBC forgets to mention the military link in this report…
The blast comes after a pipe bomb explosion in neighbouring New Jersey hours earlier along the route of a planned charity race.
So a gay area and a military event have been bombed….who might possibly be the most likely people to want to bomb such places? The BBC doesn’t seem to want to give us a clue and certainly doesn’t want to link the two events…any link indicating a terror campaign with a purpose.
After the Boston bombing the BBC went into overdrive to claim that it was almost certainly the work of white supremacists…against all the odds…and yet here they refuse to join the dots and make a stab at naming the likely culprits. Why? Who are they protecting and why?
The bombers could have been ‘Black Lives Matter’ or angry white men but the most likely? Islamists. Just say so BBC. Do our job…it’s not speculation but a reasoned and intelligent assessment of the facts that we know.
And then there is this…
Mass stabbing at Minnesota mall: Rampaging knifeman dressed as a security guard attacks eight shoppers while talking about Allah before being killed by off-duty cop
St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson said during a news conference shortly after midnight that eight people were taken to St. Cloud Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following the attack first reported about 8.15pm Saturday.
During the news conference, Anderson said the attacker who was armed with a knife made references to Allah during the attack and asked at least one person whether they were Muslim.
The BBC does report the Islam connection here, but only because the Police state it quite bluntly…if they aren’t forced to make that connection they won’t off their own back however evident the signs are.