378 Responses to Midweek Thread 19th May 2021

  1. Sluff says:

    It appears the world’s finest impartial broadcaster was neither fine nor impartial


    ‘Inquiry criticises BBC over deceitful Diana interview’

    Oh dear.
    How sad.
    Never mind.


  2. Rich says:

    The bBbc have announced their line-up to the upcoming Euros.


    From the accompanying picture it seems that the usual suspects are involved. Of course there will be others involved but these are the ones the bBbc think will draw their target audience, which it seems is not the majority of those who actually pay for a licence.

    Of the 11 pictured 7 are men, 4 are women, there are 6 who identify as being black and whilst Wales and Scotland have their own broadcasting teams of Taffs and Jocks it seems that Lineker, Shearer and Mark Chapman are the only white males talented enough to cheer on the English national team from the studio, less even than the number of women involved.

    Of course I realise that Ferdinand, Richards and the ubiquitous Scott are English but is this line-up truly, honestly reflective of those who will be watching these games, never mind of the nation as a whole?

    Thankfully, as a neutral and having looked at the fixtures quickly, ITV seem to have got the better games, although in truth I’ll be streaming any matches so won’t have to suffer either of them.


  3. StewGreen says:

    Why’s Panorama not on at 9pm ?
    cos they have this prog about how “in 1960s and 70s Britain, a large number of Black children were caught up in an extraordinary education scandal”


  4. StewGreen says:

    10pm yet another Channel4 prog where white males are 43% …./sarc



  5. StewGreen says:

    8:50pm PBS Singapore on Film

    7pm BBC2 Chelsea Flower Show

    8pm-10pm BBC4 Eurovision semi-final.


  6. Deborah says:

    So the Biased BBC admit that one of their ‘journalists’ faked bank account statements. What we don’t know is how many more of their journalists do the same up to the present day. Lord Hall read the earlier investigation. Amol admitted on the 6pm news tonight that it brings into question his judgement. What it actually suggests is that Lord Hall knew and thought the tactics acceptable, he certainly allowed Bashir to be reemployed.

    What we don’t know is how often this tactics are used. I don’t think Bashir was the only rotten apple.

    Tonight the BBC news chose to open their 6pm news tonight with the clip of Diana saying, ‘there were 3 of us in this marriage’. Yes it was the most famous line, but for an organisation that is contrite reminding the errant husband of his wife’s distress and for the children (whatever we might think of one of them) to remind them and the country how distressed their mother was shows no consideration of their feelings.

    The BBC and their journalists don’t like one of theirs being caught out but they will make it as uncomfortable as possible for their victims.


  7. StewGreen says:

    Advert at the bottom of the R4 page

    “The babies born during Covid”
    … only mother and baby are shown… no fathers
    and the link uses pic of black mother



  8. Kaiser says:

    seems india and their billion or so population will start treating covid suffers with ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine


    politico reports actual news

    youtube bans

    WTF is going on , you get covid you die (possibly) ((slight chance)) treatment not allowed ??

    the media array themselves against treatment forcing people towards vaccines , remind me why so many people think there is some great conspiracy going on again.


    • tomo says:

      YouTube are poisonous in a way that say, Josef Goebbels would applaud.


    • The Duck says:

      I noticed his latest video had disappeared, I saw it my feed but when I went back later to watch it it had already gone.

      What is strange is that last night I was watching TCM Movies and in every single ad break there was a UNICEF advert presented by Martin Bell trying to get people to donate £10 to provide vaccines to India.


  9. Up2snuff says:

    It has been spotted … or perhaps someone at the BBC is made to read this site. 😉 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news


    • taffman says:

      First Sweeny and now Bashir.
      Time to get the ‘drains up’ ? Perhaps Lord Hall Haw can help ?
      I am so glad I don’t fund the outfit now.
      Will the Tory Government do anything about it ? Ah, “Lessons to be learned” of course, it trumps all.

      Time to ‘put the cat among the pigeons’ . Offer the DG’s job to Nigel Farage as his reward for getting Brexit and Independence for Great Britain.


      • Up2snuff says:

        taffy “Time to get the ‘drains up’ ?” gave me a chuckle. Either that or put something very strong down there to flush the Nasties (should there be a ‘z’ in there somewhere?) into the sewers.


  10. taffman says:

    “Australia trade deal: Welsh identity at risk says Drakeford”
    More propaganda and tosh.
    The taffmen have survived over a thousand years along with our language.
    I would rather buy our meat from Australia than from the EU. That’s an EU that does us no favours.
    We taffmen voted for Brexit Mr Drakeford . Get used to it !

    Any Aussies here, if so are you with us ?


    • Up2snuff says:

      taffy, Welsh lamb used to have a great reputation in London. It is a reputation that should be re-gained nationwide. Buy British for our forks, folks on here! Staycation and enjoy St Davids or Pendine. Staycation and enjoy Welsh lamb.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Just wish it wasn’t so expensive ….


        • Up2snuff says:

          Fed, I agree. I’ve seen home grown lamb, ok, the best cuts to be fair, at £20 a lb!

          I am informed that the UK farmer doesn’t get anything like that. If lucky they get £20 for the whole lamb.


    • The WestWyvern says:

      Taff, point out to Drakeford that the inhabitants of New South Wales, Australia probably have more of a welsh identity and heritage (albeit maybe criminal) than many of the incomers to the valleys from the sub continent over the last few years. That’s the sort of loss of identity that idiot should be worried about.


      • taffman says:

        The WestWyvern
        Note that Drakeford is not a Welsh surname .

        Like we Crankie in Scotland, he wants to import more so called “asylum seekers” into our fair land.


    • Banania says:

      Does he feel no affinity to New South Wales?


  11. Fedup2 says:

    A piece by allistair Heath in the DT about GBNews –

    For years now, Britain’s television news market has been broken, its audience in decline and its business model undermined by technology. The BBC’s grip on TV news now faces an even more acute threat: in an era of Brexit, culture wars and the politicisation of everything, the corporation’s soft-Left, technocratic bias no longer satisfies anybody.

    Centre-Right audiences have run out of patience with broadcasters – the BBC, Sky, ITV and of course the explicitly Left-wing Channel 4 – that no longer understand the cultural conservative majority, that have bought into woke authoritarianism and whose attempts at impartiality are often risible. Left-wing audiences, for their part, have become so extreme that they somehow believe that the BBC is Tory. Mass market, universal news broadcasting is no longer viable: the BBC is going the way of the Labour Party, losing younger city-dwellers while alienating its older, Conservative audience.

    It is impossible to watch TV news without being struck by the near-uniformity of assumptions, the ideological conformity, the lack of genuine understanding of suburban, non-centre Left, non-university educated Britain. Of course, there are exceptions, and the industry employs plenty of brilliant journalists, and sometimes breaks great stories. The institutional cultures are the problem. Broadcasters are almost Tory and Brexiteer-free zones: for organisations that rightly value other forms of diversity, why is this acceptable?

    Simply moving a few more people to Manchester, a city which is far more Left-wing than London, won’t make any difference, and neither will spending more taxpayers’ money on regional news. This is why the launch of GB News is so intriguing: led by Andrew Neil, who gave me my first job on a national newspaper, it promises a very different kind of broadcasting experience, a much more centre-Right take on the news. It won’t automatically assume that the Government’s decisions are always mistaken, or that Britain must be in the wrong.

    There is a desperate need for greater pluralism in TV news, as already exists in newspapers. On Covid, the established broadcasters have failed to take a balanced and proportional approach. Their questioning of the Government has inevitably implied that it didn’t lock down fast, long or thoroughly enough, and almost never whether a more voluntarist approach might have been better in the round.

    Viewers were rarely exposed to the idea that lockdowns involve trade-offs, that saving lives, tragically, comes at a price, and that quality-adjusted life years are a better metric than gross deaths. This is not just, or even principally, about the economy: there is a value to lost freedom and to all the activities and opportunities for human interaction foregone. Some people, when all costs and benefits are genuinely tallied, will back lockdowns; others will be more sceptical. But the point is that viewers must be given proper tools to come to their own conclusions.

    On Israel-Palestine, the coverage continues to be slanted against the Jewish state. The BBC’s bias is nothing new, but Sky’s has become, if anything, even more disturbing. The subtext is all too often that Israel is obviously the oppressor, that it is responsible for the “violence in Gaza” and even that the Iranian-backed Hamas is a “resistance” movement (albeit on “the extreme end”) that has been “stirred” to “rise up against occupation”.

    Yes, of course Israel’s actions must be scrutinised, and errors exposed, as they should be for every side in any dispute. But this must be done within the proper context, not least the complexities of history and religion, the crucial fact that Israel has pulled out of Gaza, that many of its enemies want to wipe it and all of its inhabitants from the face of the earth, and that Hamas is a terrorist organisation committing war crimes by launching thousands of missiles on Israel and by embedding military installations among its civilians.

    Back in Britain, the widespread use on Twitter or on demonstrations of anti-Semitic slogans such as “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free”, which advocates the total destruction of Israel, are not sufficiently scrutinised by broadcasters that would rightly jump on all other instances of racism. It is a disgrace.

    Then there is economics: there are no broadcast voices querying the new statist, Macmillanite consensus. It’s all about what more the state should do, how much extra it should spend and why it doesn’t regulate enough. Why no debate? Why is big government Conservatism only ever scrutinised from the Left – with politicians asked why they are not doing even more – and not from the Right?

    As to environmentalism, the broadcasters have equally lost their critical faculty. Where is the relentless, forensic questioning about the costs the green revolution could impose on consumers? Or whether the claims relating to “green jobs” are true? Or the big bet on electric, rather than hydrogen-powered, cars?

    In all such cases, I expect GB News to be a breath of fresh air when it launches, and to gain a significant audience, assuming that its programming is of a sufficiently high quality. The company’s challenges will be commercial: unlike for the BBC, there will be no taxpayers’ cash. GB News believes that it could grab a bigger audience than Sky News by the end of the year, and a couple of hundred thousand viewers at peak time, a plausible target.

    A bigger issue is that, in America, Fox News and rivals make most of their money from charging fees to cable companies: in Britain this revenue stream won’t exist. As to TV advertising, it is in decline, susceptible to boycotts from hard-Left, anti-free speech groups intent on shutting down dissent. GB News believes that its ultra low-cost model means that it doesn’t actually need to make that much money from advertising to eventually break even. It will, down the road, seek to supplement this with digital subscriptions.

    If, as I expect, GB News is successful, and it takes a small but significant share of the broadcast market, the BBC, ITV and Sky will only have themselves to blame. They have proved singularly unable to understand modern Britain or to address the big issues of our day with an open mind. It is a shameful failure, and one for which they are about to pay a heavy price.

    this was published before the Dyson report came out


    • Garry Lavin says:

      It’s a brave thing to do.


    • taffman says:

      My often repeated maxim on this website is ………..

      “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

      I am sure that you will all agree that it is now more relevant than ever .


    • Peter Grimes says:

      Heath (no, NOT Grocer), has always been on the money. His remit at the Torygraph is broader than it seemed at City AM, and his commenting nowadays is particularly trenchant.


  12. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #2 – why promote a rival?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/ – see More Top Stories. Has BBC acquired the rights to Friends and its revival a.k.a. ‘reunion’? It was a Channel 4 series here in the UK. Or do the BBC think that by giving Friends a lot of publicity it will result in a ‘quid pro quo’?

    Now where did I hear, or who did I hear use that in a sneering manner sort of recently? Another American context.


  13. Guest Who says:

    Bizarre way to ‘report’?


  14. Guest Who says:

    OT, but this sounds like a bbc wet dream.

    Whatever it is.


    • Londoner says:

      If I had hair looking like that I’d be pleased if it was discriminated against.


    • JohnC says:

      That reminds me, I must get some scouring pads for that dirty cooker.


    • JohnC says:

      Why make it race based ?.
      This means a black person can have hair like that but a white person cannot.
      I accidentally clicked a CNN link on my phone the other day. Their articles read like whining, petulant children wrote them just to make a point.
      Which of course they did.
      They are the BBC without any pretence of impartiality.


      • Guest Who says:

        Also the people and things chosen to ‘define’ them hardly serving their race well.

        A person whose sole achievement is a bunch of curly keratin strands hardly exhibits much in life ambition.

        I dread the next mediocre actoress or sports aspirant whose agent knows the direct line to BBC Outrage of Color.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Having spent some time in Africa at one stage in my life, I really can’t recall ever seeing a local sporting an ‘Afro’ or long dreadlocks. Most people had very short cropped hair or went bald, this being a lot more practical in a hot climate. This included women, who tended to wear brightly coloured head dress (scarves etc, like Cameron’s Bat Woman friend) for fashion purposes. I can’t claim to have visited every part of the continent, but my impression is that these hair styles are more associated with blacks living in North America and the West Indies, and in some cases are intended to make a political statement rather than one of fashion. Such behaviour is not unique of course, and ‘unconventional’ styles (long hair, unruly hair, partly-shaven heads) can be found in many societies. But only one group seems to command special treatment and fetishisation by the media.


    • Garry Lavin says:

      I suppose that would be their version of the…..Barnet formula?….


  15. The WestWyvern says:

    HMS Queen Elizabeth back in Portsmouth on an unscheduled stop to stock up on supplies and worsening weather in the channel…say some news outlets.

    Other reasons may also be available.

    Mmmm. Bad weather? Doesn’t seem to stop the invaders from France in their little dinghies but an aircraft carrier???

    Regards the invaders, Perhaps Priti Usless can reassign some of the 10,000 Covid quarantine checkers from knocking on your door to patrolling the beaches.

    Oh wait, it’s Priti making a statement.

    Nothing will happen.


    • taffman says:

      The WestWyvern
      My thoughts also .

      We need a new Home Secretary, a new Prime Minister or a new government .

      The present government is in one word, Useless!

      You should have voted for The Reform Party, but were scared to do so. Never mind , “Lessons to Be Learned” Eh?


  16. taffman says:

    \\’Disturbing’ footage as ‘yobs’ set cars on fire in Swansea//
    This is what you get with a Woke police force clutching a bundle of Meeja Degrees from Yoonie.


  17. taffman says:

    “Israel and Palestinian militants agree ceasefire”
    In real language …………….
    ie, Hamas have taken a hiding from a first class defence force and surrender.

    Note the use of militants” instead of Terrorists.
    Al Beeb and its DG do “have lessons to be learned” . But it may be a bit late for them now ?


    • StewGreen says:

      news first came at 8:12pm
      “Israel has agreed to a one sided ceasefire, which will start at 2 am, following notifications from Egypt to Hamas.”


    • JohnC says:

      More like Hamas have run out of rockets and tunnels to hide in.


      • Guest Who says:

        Until resupplied and losing them off again at the back of JezBo’s hotel as he watches from the balcony, cheering.


  18. taffman says:

    Nice weather tonight ?
    Its now the end of May and during my rounds now I find the temp gauge showing 10.5C .
    Cold ? So much for Al Beeb and its “Global Warming” .


  19. taffman says:

    Brexit Bias , anyone remember that ?
    The fightback against the Woke Brigade has began.
    Pick your side readers .


    • Up2snuff says:

      taffman, will the BBC be investigated for their anti-Brexit bias post-Bashir Report?


  20. Guest Who says:

    Knowing the bbc to hang on the words, especially woke, of all mayors of color…. usually…. have any at BBC NnnAaaa BS gone near she of Chicago in their analysis?

    Or are they hoping to fly Martin Bashir over to snag an Aunty exclusive?

    Or Katty could pull a Kirk Lazarus?


  21. Guest Who says:

    Ok…. the next ‘story’ on the mole is classic BBC, penned with poison by JezBo’s translator.

    Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire

    After 11 days of conflict, there is a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. On Thursday, more than 100 Israeli air strikes targeted Hamas infrastructure in the north of Gaza. Hamas retaliated with rocket fire. But US President Joe Biden says there’s now a “genuine opportunity” for progress. Palestinians poured onto Gaza’s streets soon after the truce began, although a Hamas official warned its hands “are on the trigger”. At least 232 people have been killed in Gaza, many of them children, according to its Hamas-controlled health ministry. Israel says some 150 militants are among the dead. It says militants fired 4,000 rockets towards its territory, killing 12 people including two children.


    See, those noble Hamasians only responded after the air strikes taking place… for no reason!!

    Plus think of the children. And Thai farm workers, claimed by the BBC.


    • Guest Who says:

      And finally, a mole classic from the appropriately named BBC Ouch Editorial, due for expansion.


      Eurovision: TIX, Tourettes and mental health

      This year’s Eurovision entry from Norway, TIX, has arrived with more than just music on his agenda. “To me Eurovision is not much about the contest, especially this year. It’s the biggest arena to talk about diversity, acceptance and inclusion.”

      TIX – real name Andreas Haukeland – takes his name from the tics he has due to his Tourette’s Syndrome. During the semi-final, TIX removed his sunglasses. He describes that as “one of the most difficult things I could ever do” as his tics “just go bananas”.

      Read full article >

      Drew Miller Hyndman
      BBC Ouch

      Here was me thinking it was about daft costumes, cheesy songs and nil (named after something Scandi Noir, no doubt) points.

      Sounds like a bad remake of MIB, but great for BBC agenda setting on the idiot box: “just look into the light”.


  22. Guest Who says:

    WaPo hired Lord Hall Hall yet?


  23. Fedup2 says:

    Toady watch
    BBC doing a propaganda piece on behalf of Hammas about the effect of the war on Palestinian children – the latest weapon of war .
    I can’t see the ceasefire lasting the weekend – unless the hammas Muslim terrorists have run out of missiles .


  24. Guest Who says:

    Wot ‘e sed.


  25. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – they are not holding back

    From 6 a.m. onwards both in the News, the first look at the newspapers and in the TOADY programme itself they haven’t been fighting shy of the fall-out from Lord Dyson’s report on the Bashir:Diana interview. Nick jumped in quickly on one early contributor and I wondered if he was trying to cut off the next thing the person might say but I think , in retrospect, it was probably quite innocent.

    Although, to be fair again, innocent and BBC are not two words that go together.


  26. Guest Who says:

    Dee clearly in line to be hired by the bbc as media editor.


  27. WiganCookie says:

    They were fit enough to go Pakistan on holiday, during school time?, but not well enough to stay isolation in a hotel. oh the inhumanity.



    • Guest Who says:

      The BBC not going there… analysis wise.

      Surprised the cubicle garden does not have a shuttle for all the relatives feeding them ‘stories’.


  28. Guest Who says:

    Luckily that geezer of faith who recently got busted for a little beard on pullet action is in the clear.


  29. taffman says:

    Anyone for the Balen Report ?


  30. Peter Grimes says:

    The Balen Report has become the Balun Report, and could refer to Al Beeb itself.

    (‘ A balun /ˈbælʌn/ (from “balanced to unbalanced”) is an electrical device that converts between a balanced signal and an unbalanced signal. A balun can take many forms and may include devices that also transform impedances but need not do so.’)


    • Guest Who says:


      There is what the bbc is told, and shares, and what the bbc actually pays not to hear, or allow the public who paid for it either.


  31. Guest Who says:

    Luckily for NUT big wigs, the BBC has skilled caller screening.



  32. AsISeeIt says:

    Aside from the explosion of Diana and BBC news, which will be over and forgotten in a flash – quicker than a Hamas terrorist without a human shield – there’s sparse fare for our perusal on the national front pages this morning.

    Speaking of organisations that have made a bomb, the Times purports to accuse the social media giant Facebook of collaboration with the bad guys when infact our authorities are just a bit miffed they can’t surveil and read everything: ‘MI5 accuses Facebook of giving help to terrorists. Facebook has given terrorists a “free pass” by allowing stronger encryption on its network

    Historically, our fledgling spy services were delighted by the creation of a centralised government regulated Post Office. It meant suddenly for the first time they could steam open and read all the mail.

    Whilst the Guardian frontpage can’t really dodge taking us back to the 1990s and that Martin Bashir BBC interview, their music features would whisk us Back to the Future setting the controls on Michael J Fox’s DeLorean (I’m boycotting Doctor Who and the Tardis metaphores out of respect for Diana) to either the 80s: ‘“Embrace your history” Back to the future with Duran Duran‘; or alternatively ‘Cher at 75‘ – choose your favorite decade, she’s seen them all.

    I’m sorry, I’m going to have to relate that old Cher anecdote again about when she was booked for the Superbowl half time show and gushed about how she had watched it on TV as a child – when it had only begun in 1967 at a time when she was already in her twenties and had already had hits with Sonny.

    I tend to question what I hear on TV and compare what I’m being told to what I know to be true. Call me an amateur fact checker if you will.

    The Guardian is aghast at the scandal of public employees having to actually do some work in return for their salaries: ‘Civil servants had five to seven working days to prepare 30% cuts in the overseas aid budget last summer‘ – Oh the humanity ! I’m guessing Guardianistas don’t know who to feel more sorry for – starving africans or over-worked public servants. Fear not: ‘The cuts were agreed on the basis of a single forecast…‘ – careful Guardian, we don’t want to diss those expert computer modellers running the show do we? ‘...which was shown to be too pessimistic five days after the cuts package was signed off‘ – I would have thought the Guardian would have welcomed the U-turn. Pity government didn’t change course when certain other projections last year were shown to have been naff.

    The Daily Star goes with: ‘60mph Gales Alert‘ but don’t expect any come back should we discover we have battened down the hatches for nothing if and when that projected storm doesn’t materialise.

    It’s a race to the bottom of the freebie giveaway Metro where we find a bottom of the frontpage advert from Marks and Spencer advertising not so much clothing as, frankly, race relations. Three guesses at the ethnicity of the three models pictured? White blonde woman, black man, mixed race child.

    Let’s nickname this niche representation not so much a Full House, as we might be tempted since the copy reads: ‘Indoor socialising is back!‘ but instead call it a Royal Flush. In honour of the BBC‘s blushes as they surveil the headlines today.


  33. Guest Who says:

    If from a bbc activist staffer, and especially Vile, the last thing any question is, is ‘genuine’.


  34. Guest Who says:

    Radio 4 Today tries a swerve. Phil intercepts.


  35. JamesArthur says:

    R4 this morning – interesting that they have a whole discussion on how Biden supported Hamas? Never once referred to them as a terrrorist organisation and seemed to be complete anti Israel…

    Then the hilarious discussion on Dyson report..Nick the BBC oink trying unsuccesfully defend hs ShIt* organisation against Charles Moore.

    Funny how Nick introduces Charles as a “long term critic” of the BBC ( clearly designed to add bias to his opinions). They never ever introduce somebody as a “long time supporter of Labour, BBC” etc..when they want positive feedback

    Charles Moore’s points about the BBC were perfect and in answer to a final question said “that Boris would look rather stupid trying to make quick reforms (at BBC) and you would be only too happy to make him look stupid…”

    Nick signs off “I am not sure if you mean’t me or the BBC.but let’s leave it there” oh he had the huff – it was a perfect BBC interview where the presenter could not have a neutral discussion and showed his hubris throughout

    Defund now


  36. Foscari says:

    Not the most important piece of news from war torn Israel.
    But maybe it is , quite an important story. However I don’t
    believe that you will hear about it on the BBC. It
    doesn’t reflect Jeremy Bowen’s and the rest of the BBC of their
    rabid hate of Israel.
    An Israeli Jewish man who was lynched by an Arab gang has
    had one of his kidney’s donated to an Arab women. Five of
    his organs were donated by his family. The lady recipient
    was very grateful and prayed for peace.


    • JamesArthur says:


      No but you can be sure if it was around the other way the BBC would be bigging it up…
      tbh until now I hadn’t realised how much the BBC disliked Israel, but it pours out of their reporting now. Soon it will be ‘our friends at Hamas’


    • Guest Who says:

      One from Toenails a while ago.

      Carefully selected.


      • BRISSLES says:

        Well, there was a video being played showing a Jew taking over a Palestinian home, with an arab woman saying ‘you are stealing my home’ – with the Jew replying….. “well if I don’t steal it, someone else will’.

        Draw your own conclusion.


  37. DYKEVISIONS says:

    What a perfect day to bury bad news…

    Bashir bashing dominating the news stream; very clever timing Mr Welby, well played!


    Yesterday, a small mention on the side bar of the news page:-
    ‘Justin Welby, ‘The Archbishop of Canterbury has issued a “full personal apology” to the survivors of abuse by former barrister John Smyth QC in the 1970s and 80s.’

    Apparently there is much more to this story and the goings on at the Iwerne Trust and what Welby knew or did not know.

    I am not sure this important story was mentioned on the prestigious Today programme this morning but our intrepid BBC journalists instead wanted us to know that a female (if I may be so bold) entertainer KD Lang? was releasing a new album, because wait for it, she is a homosexual and the record is ‘coming out’ for PRIDE month…I hope it does not clash with BLM month, that would be messy.

    BBC, as always, just about getting it right, with their priorities.


    • StewGreen says:

      \\The victims of a former barrister have welcomed a full apology from the Archbishop of Canterbury.
      Justin Welby says he’s shocked and horrified at the actions of John Smyth QC.
      The 77 year old violently beat Christian boys in the 70s and 80s. He died in 2018.”

      Welby says he was “completely unaware” of abuse when he worked at the camps.

      EVERYONE who knew about the abuse perpetrated by the late John Smyth and failed to report it will be investigated by the National Safeguarding Team, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.//

      Interesting that reports seem to try to limit it to one beater .. Twitter suggests that other men were involved.

      The context is Welby had announced he would take sabbatical leave between May and September.. I guess he’s making the announcement before he goes.


  38. Guest Who says:

    This cannot be real, surely?

    So soon after, oh, I don’t know… this?




    Or that charmer offering his interesting views on caliphate strategic aims at recent mostly not BBC reported accurately ‘march’.


    • StewGreen says:

      The original tweet from the guy who filmed it
      Pro-Palestine “protesters” in NYC threw a water bottle at a diner and his wife (I just missed getting it on video).
      The man threw the bottle back & the “protesters” spit on him
      & tried to attack him.

      later tweet
      (How did you know the man was Jewish ?)
      “He said so afterwards.
      I didn’t say it since I’m not sure if that’s the reason they attacked him.”

      He then said he couldn’t remember the name of the restaurant , only the location.


      Rebel news have a new reporter who is ethnically Arab he got punched in the face by a pro-Israel supporter.
      He went to film a pro-Jewish protest in Montreal
      when pro-Israel supporters saw him filming them stealing a Palestinian flag one of them punched him in the face ..all on camera from angles.
      They tried BS excuses like ‘yeh he had a knife in his hands , all Arabs carry kinves’


      • Guest Who says:

        Dedicated fisking to avoid any misinterpretations is laudable to set aside from BBC techniques.

        But avoid editorialising yourself, or introducing selective counter narratives, as that might see people feel you are allowing personalities creep in.


        • StewGreen says:

          @GW I’m not sure what you mean there.
          eg ” introducing selective counter narratives”
          righties seem to be pushing a narrative
          ‘All Palestinian supporters are violent nuts … here is a spitting video to prove it ‘
          The truth is when you have a large group of people, a few do step over the line, of whatever side
          The Montreal punch shows that some Israel supporters did step over the line too.
          .. In this context talking about that is not mere distraction whataboutery

          We as forum commenters have free speech,
          that is completely different from BBCnews who take public money on the premise that they will be unbiased & balanced .
          In a forum the bias/balance of one commenter doesn’t matter, cos the next person is free to post from a completely different point of view,


          • StewGreen says:

            @GuesWho actually that does bring up an interesting thing.

            The BBC Guardianland push a set of narratives
            eg CalaisRefugees are all victims, open borders are great, BLM is the true way
            And they see that if they introduce any counter-narratives
            then their fans feel genuine upset and and anger
            So what they end up doing is suppressing the counter-narratives
            to keep their fans happy.
            Whereas to get to truth you have to accept that pleasing your own side by giving them what they want, is not the best thing in the long run.


  39. Guest Who says:

    OT, but speaking of the value of big hair, BBC activist faves have a new big issue launched.


    The ‘we’ in question being very BBC, we may soon see the BBC on this big time. Plus various types like Corbyn. J, whose wedge went into the bank account all year round from actual taxpayers no matter what.

    The irony is, as a small landlord, we were resigned to our beloved tenant coming up with every trick in the book to delay or avoid paying each month, secure in the knowledge that a 6 month notice window meant a one month deposit meant 5 months rent free.

    However, thus alerted by the BeeGees, time to get on to the agency to find out the new rules.


  40. Guest Who says:

    BBC News

    The facility builds unmanned aerial vehicles that the protesters allege have been used in recent conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.


    Pro-Palestine protesters occupy Leicester drone factory

    But not the one Hamas uses to make bomb drones?




  41. StewGreen says:

    Bristol big gypsy eviction going on
    .. crusties had shown up with special techniques like lock-ons – and giant tripod stands to scupper the eviction.
    The police used special cranes to get them out



  42. Guest Who says:

    JezBo will not be happy that a Beebmuzzle is on ‘viewsmyown’ posts at this difficult time.



  43. richard D says:

    I note that Jacinda Ardern, far-left Prime Minister of New Zealand, is cutting immigration into her country to prevent the housing market from over-heating, whilst also causing wages to fall.

    None of the outcry about ‘racism’ from the media on either side of the Atlantic that was clearly evident when a certain Mr Donald Trump was concerned about the same issues being brought about by immigration into the US.

    I wonder what the reason for the difference is ?


  44. vlad says:

    BBC ‘comedy’.

    The lying weasels at the BBC regularly make the excuse that it’s not their fault they only have lefty comedians, as there just aren’t any funny right-leaning comics. Of course what they really mean is that their woke commissioning editors don’t find them funny. A variation of that lie is that comedy / satire is by its very nature ‘alternative’, anti-establishment, leftist.

    Untrue: leftist wokeism provides a rich seam of comedy as is demonstrated by many stand-ups in the US, such as Ryan Long and JP, while here we have people like Andrew Lawrence and Geoff Norcott, to name but a few.

    Some random links below.





  45. StewGreen says:

    BBC 1pm local news ..not at all contrived

    Hospital workers in East Yorkshire are coming together today
    to celebrate race diversity across the local heath service
    There are ten and a half thousand people working for Hull Uni Teaching hospitals NHS Trust (what a script)
    ..and one thousand four hundred and ten are BAME members of staff
    with more than half working in dental and medical services
    (still with me ?)
    Chair of the BAME staff network Doctor Tomba Ung-gaagey
    says the keynote speakers will be at the conference ”
    Dr ” we have a line up very eminent speakers, people who are very knowledgeable about racial equalities … ”

    newsreader continues “Here’s the former leader of Hull City Council , Labour’s Steven Brady ”
    ” blah, blah, blah want more time with my family”


    • StewGreen says:

      Prey where would you find a tick-box personality to host such a BAME conference ?

      “Getting ready to support our 1st @HullHospitals
      BAME Leadership Network Conference today hosted by @Kofi_Smiles”
      .. as in Kofi the local BBC breakfast radio presenter

      — Wow that’s how the BBC and news remain so impartial.


  46. StewGreen says:

    Channel4 TWO weeks time, another BLM doco


  47. StewGreen says:

    GCSEs and A-levels abandoned for second year., now concern for next year

    A school in East Yorkshire is among a group of academies that have written to the exams regulator about how GCSEs and A-Levels will be run next year.

    Exams in the UK have been cancelled for the second year in a row as a result of schools being closed because of the coronavirus pandemic – the group are concerned about whether assessments will be back to normal in 12 months time.


  48. G.W.F. says:

    Jerry Bowen in Gaza for the victory celebrations. Talk of taking Jerusalem.
    Not a good ending for Israel. Pulling out without a hint of surrender, not even allowed to have dead Israeli soldier’s body returned.


  49. StewGreen says:

    7:30pm @Channel4 malicious Global Warming spin
    Dodgy CC attribution science
    “Unreported World: Uprooted by the Climate Crisis”
    …. https://www.twitter.com/UnreportedWorld/status/1395763816760238081