Last week we had three huge untruths from the BBC, three headlining heavyweight political stories that were fake…made up by the BBC for their own political purposes
That Trump had made a spectacular u-turn on Obamacare…when in fact he had made the same statement, that some parts of Obamacare were good and he would keep them, over a year ago and continued to make it openly on TV debates.
That the NHS was ‘secretly’ making reforms and hiding them from the public…based upon a report whose author smacked down Justin Webb for suggesting there was a ‘secret’ plot going on to hide bad news…and yet the BBC kept on reporting this as fact.
That there was a ‘leaked’ cabinet memo that damned the government over Brexit…turns out this was not commissioned nor solicited by government…it was a private exercise by a consultant company panhandling for work….and yet the BBC continued to report the memo as if it were fact even after admitting it was not a ‘cabinet memo’.
Today we had another doozy, from Emma Barnett….In an argument with John Whittingdale she insisted that there were no foodbanks before the evil Tories came to power in 2010…when pressed on the facts she suggested, after telling us she had done her research, that there might have been 3 foodbanks pre-2010. Well apparently there were around 59, so spot on Emma! Barnett was trying to claim that any economic problems were a result of the Tories economic policies completely failing to ‘remember’ they were in fact the result of Labour’s mess inherited by government post 2010.
Naturally the number of foodbanks, or indeed the number of people using them, tells us nothing about the state of the economy especially as the Trussell Trust, which has most foodbanks and from whom the BBC gets most of its ‘facts’ about them, is run by a Labour Party supporter who uses the foodbanks as a political weapon to attack the Tories….his aim to get a foodbank in every town and city…so the increase in foodbank numbers and the rise in people using them is misleading because they hadn’t been there before, so there would naturally be a ‘rise’ in use as people go to this new set up, and they are being set up as a deliberate political ‘lightning rod’ in the knowledge that the media will use the foodbanks as a shorthand way to illustrate the evils of welfare reforms.
What else was the world’s finest news broadcaster caught out on this week?
Oh yes…on Wake Up to Money a leading City businesswomen insisted that low productivity [that great ‘productivity puzzle’ the BBC refused to find the real answer to] was a result of a failure to invest in training and innovation and a failure to do R&D as a result of decisions by companies to take the easy option and import cheap labour from abroad instead. The presenter really wanted to move on from that and not talk about it….cheap immigrant labour.
In another WUTM programme we had Digby Jones come on and slamdunk the Remainers who talked of ‘Soft Brexit’ as a viable option. Jones said in no uncertain tones that they were lying [his word] and that there was no such thing as a ‘soft Brexit’…such a thing was in fact pretty much the status quo with us remaining in the EU. The BBC of course peddles the myth of a Soft Brexit as a viable option without spelling out that it actually means a reversal of Brexit.
So again and again the BBC’s narrative and ‘analysis’ has been proved wrong….that’s what happens when you turn yourself into a campaign group, a political party, instead of a news source that people can rely on for honest, impartial and accurate news.
And then there’s their reporting on the budget….lol…all the fault of Brexit…we’re doomed, doomed I tell ya!!!