334 Responses to Start the Week 18th March 2024

  1. MarkyMark says:

    What ever Boris touches it turns to shit …

    “Boris Johnson’s secret trip to meet Venezuela’s autocratic president Nicolas Maduro last month was paid for by a hedge fund that stands to gain from improved relations between the West and the Latin American republic, it has been claimed.22 hours ago”

    . . . . . . .

    Boris Johnson flew to Venezuela for unofficial talks

    It is not clear who initiated or paid for the visit



  2. Guest Who says:


    Same with EVs.

    Maybe… assessments by representatives claiming to speak for the nation, from £90k MPs, £150k council types and £300k jetsetting media Weiners, should be handled by those not living in each other’s rarified bubbles?


  3. StewGreen says:

    R4 now Jamie Bartlett saying a Facebook post could have caused the murder of a guy in Africa

    Ironic, cos parts of Africa are so crazy , people have probably murdered due to a botched story people heard on the BBC


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC can cause outrage ….

      He also wrote that Muslim men were “preying on our children”.

      The trial heard Osborne became “obsessed” with Muslims in the weeks leading up to the attack, having watched the BBC drama Three Girls, about the Rochdale grooming scandal.



    • MarkyMark says:

      demography is destiny

      “41% of Londoners were born outside of the UK, compared to 13% of people in the rest of England. West London has the highest proportion – with 47% of residents not born in the UK, followed by Central London (44%).”


      In an essay about America Alone, Christopher Hitchens wrote that “Mark Steyn believes that demography is destiny, and he makes an immensely convincing case,” then detailed many points at which he disagreed with Steyn. Hitchens believed Steyn erred by “considering European Muslim populations as one.

      demography is destiny

      demography is destiny


      • Fedup2 says:

        BBCOFCOM has put GBNews on the naughty step again for using blue Labour MPs as presenters . I agree – but in the case of the bbc all presenters should disclose their political leanings . And a prize given to anyone saying they are of the Right …

        Something completely different – ‘tweet of the day ‘ is being pulled by the Indian running Radio 4 because it is too expensive . He says the birds are demanding to much for appearance money . That green crap fruit loop packham will have to get his money from somewhere else …

        I’m not being completely truthful – tweet of the day will go out live at 6am every Sunday – instead of bells on Sunday – which will also be going soon to be replaced by that mudlim screaming fit they do ….


      • Up2snuff says:

        MM, I am English (but bit of a mongrel) and I was born in London. 🙂


  4. Doublethinker says:

    If you get the chance The New Culture Forum podcast when Peter Whittle interviews an Irish anti woke lawyer, Lorca Price is well worth watching. It covers the whole spectrum of Wokism and how the elite are cracking down on all forms of dissent.


  5. Terminal Moraine says:

    From something called the BBC’s analysis editor —

    “More than one in five working-age adults in the UK are not actively looking for work […] This number has been persistently high since the pandemic, with an increase in long-term sickness one of the major reasons behind the rise.”

    BBC says the rise is increasingly affecting young people, and is “something we’re only starting to understand”. It also quotes the ONS who put a large part of this down to including “depression, bad nerves or anxiety”. Bad nerves eh? Let me check my science books on that clinical diagnosis.

    From the ONS which recently chopped two thirds of excess deaths off its books by changing its reporting methodology. Good science this ain’t… in fact it brings to mind Wolfgang Pauli’s immortal words “it’s not even wrong”. But the BBC won’t notice and don’t care.



  6. Fedup2 says:

    Just on that thing about OFCOMBBC – surely it would be better if all programmes planned for public viewing should be pre vetted by of BBCOFCOM so that it can be approved .

    Such vetting will improve quality and remove unapproved programmes – it could be called ‘censorship ‘ ….


    • Fedup2 says:

      BBC running a story about the Russian election being fixed . I kept substituting Biden for putin – and ask where the evidence of the ‘fix’ is ….. it’s just ranting about an unapproved leader ….
      The same noise will be made if president trump were to unfix the US election . At least the UK is already in the bag … with the Indian using his green card on the day after ….


    • MarkyMark says:

      Islam Channel Ltd (“Islam Channel” or “the Licensee”) in
      respect of its service Islam Channel (Ofcom TLCS licence
      For: Breaches of the Ofcom Broadcasting Code (the “Code”)2 in
      respect of:

      Rule 3.2: “Material which contains hate speech must not be
      included in television…programmes…except where it is
      justified by the context”.

      Click to access Decision-Islam-Channel-Ltd.pdf

      Ofcom’s Decision is that the appropriate sanction is to:
      i. impose a financial penalty of £40,000;

      The right to freedom of expression is applicable not only to “information” or “ideas” that are
      favourably received or regarded as inoffensive or as a matter of indifference, but also to those
      that offend, shock or disturb. It is open to broadcasters to include programmes which
      interrogate the merits of prominent conspiracy theories. However, the greater the risk for the


  7. Eddy Booth says:

    Was the Russian election well ordered, with in person voting with ID, and no postal voting.
    Or was it a right royal mess tumbling about all over the place?
    Oh no, my vote got stuck to the top of the ballot box and lost😕



    ‘Russia ‘in breach of constitutional standards’ – election watchdog’


  8. Terminal Moraine says:

    Former chief prosecutor Nazir Afzal is happy with a full house of zero white men in power. Others lived in hope that ability might factor as a requirement of the job.


  9. Guest Who says:

    Simpo scolds OFCOM




  10. tomo says:

    Reporters on a green screen?

    I thought the BBC could afford better AI


  11. tomo says:

    No replies allowed


    • MarkyMark says:

      Islamic Front?


    • digg says:

      Competition always brings out the hidden Nazi in Commie left-wingers like Abbott.


    • taffman says:

      We want our country back!

      The final nail in the coffin for the Tory government would be Nigel Farage deciding to lead ‘Reform UK’.
      Then we would see the boats finally stop .


  12. pugnazious says:

    Ah right…..

    ‘The Ofcom code says a politician can’t be a newsreader, interviewer or reporter in a news programme “unless, exceptionally, it is editorially justified”. They can, however, front current affairs shows.’

    How about a politician discussing ‘current affairs’ then? How is this different to ‘news’?…..David Lammy, Diane Abbott’s equally dim twin brother it would seem, broadcasts highly political and partisan commentary on current issues…..how is that allowed?

    And what of BBC ‘interviews’ that are clearly not interviews but a free platform to spout your party rhetoric unchallenged by the presenter….as was the case with Sadiq Khan this morning?

    And Ed Vaizey?

    ‘Vaizey has been a regular commentator for the Conservative Party in the broadcast and news media. He wrote regular comment pieces for The Guardian between 1998 and 2005 and has contributed articles to The Sunday Times, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. He briefly wrote editorials for the Evening Standard. Vaizey is also a regular broadcaster, having appeared on Fi Glover’s and Edwina Currie’s shows on BBC Radio 5 Live, as a regular panelist on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff, BBC Radio 4’s Despatch Box and Westminster Hour, and occasionally presented People and Politics on the BBC World Service. Vaizey is a regular contributor on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, and since December 2022, Vaizey has been a regular presenter on Times Radio. ‘

    Seems Ofcom is very selective in whom it censures…and of course it is well known that it barely ever upholds complaints against the BBC…certainly on political issues….it being a retirement home for BBC or BBC friendly media types.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Diane Abbott: Chairman Mao “on balance did more good than harm”

      p.s. Diane Abbott was taught history by BBC’s Simon Schama.


      • pugnazious says:

        On balance I think Frank Hester has done more good than harm.


      • digg says:

        Portillo’s face says everything you need to know following that inane and totally stupid remark by clueless Abbott.


  13. tomo says:


  14. MarkyMark says:

    “West condemns Russian election (Rishi was selected) but China (selling tech) and India (buying cheap oil for Rishi’s father in law) back Putin’s win”


    China and India want cheap oil to sell to Europe! HA H AHA HA!


  15. Eddy Booth says:

    “Who congratulated Putin and who refused to?”


    Refused? Doesn’t that suggest they were asked to ,,,

    Probably leaders of half the worlds population did.
    Allegedly the Pope too.

    ‘ When Ukrainians write about Russia’s presidential “election” they put the word in quote marks. ‘

    Ok why doesn’t Ukraine suspend marital law and hold their own election that’s due?
    Guess men could leave the country in that case, so they don’t.


  16. StewGreen says:

    Jon Ronson is trending cos he and his buddy Adam Buxton did a new Radio4 prog
    where they sneer and slag off Graham Linehan for his line on trans
    .. They are ratioed https://twitter.com/BBCRadio4/status/1767954502198435993

    Ronson ‘I was kind of obsessed with our mutual friend who let it take over his life to the extent that he lost all of his work and his family’

    Doh whereas Ronson & Buxton conform to Guardianland to keep the $$$, Linehan took a stand for women’s rights vs trans


    “This is a bit embarrassing now that the NHS has blocked puberty blockers because of the irreversible damage they do to children. Graham Linehan was right all along
    and @jonronson and others that did not stand by their friend are complete cowards.”

    Released at the same time as the WPATH files and the ban on puberty blockers in the UK.
    This is what happens when you think you are keeping your hands clean by not engaging with an opinion you disagree with.
    You end up looking like an absolute out-of-touch pillock.

    Funny that these self regarding morons are talking on ‘Things Fell Apart’.
    I’ll tell you what things fell apart – the whole edifice of puberty blocking, maiming, and abusing children in the name of a nonsense ideology.
    … That’s what has fallen apart recently.


    • StewGreen says:

      another reply from Leo Kearse
      It’s interesting to hear why Adam Buxton and Jon Ronson sidelined Graham Linehan over his “trans obsession”.
      I wonder how they’ll react now the WPATH scandal is revealing that Graham was right, and experimenting on confused children to sterilise and castrate them isn’t the benevolent panacea we were promised.

      Oh an essay https://twitter.com/soppystern/status/1769649254853705733


    • MarkyMark says:

      1400 raped kids cannot be un raped!

      ““This is a bit embarrassing now that the NHS has blocked puberty blockers because of the irreversible damage they do to children. Graham Linehan was right all along
      and @jonronson and others that did not stand by their friend are complete cowards.””



      • Thoughtful says:

        As a contributor to Alamy I can tell you that their images are watermarked and they trackdown and force misusers to pay for the use of their images. I think you should delete this ASAP.


  17. andyjsnape says:

    bbc trying to oust another Prime Minster? Its the way its “un”biased reporting is going

    Kemi Badenoch dismisses speculation about ousting Rishi Sunak

    Mood among Tory MPs darkens as Rishi Sunak faces leadership questions


  18. andyjsnape says:

    Biden and Netanyahu to hold calls today

    “US President Joe Biden will speak with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today, the BBC’s US broadcast partner CBS News has confirmed”

    Always makes me cringe when the likes of the bbc quote cbs as its joined at the hips partner – definitely not a source to go to for news then


  19. StewGreen says:

    I f people really are so desperate for foodbanks
    then why do I see them advertising on Facebook all the time ?
    “Here’s some photos of our jammed shelves
    come on down and get some FREE stuff”

    IMHO Foodbanks are not about DEMAND, they are about the supply
    .. The point is the supermarkets have masses of cheap food and new laws mean it can’t be thrown away .. as a result the Foodbank supply is massive


    • tomo says:

      Those charity trolleys past the checkouts always seem to me like performative virtue signalling.


      • MarkyMark says:


        never cease to amaze us. You are all so wonderful. These donation boxes are always full every time we turn up. Your heart and kindness is truly overwhelming. Thank you also to Sainsbury’s for allowing to us to have the donation boxes in your store. God bless you all.


  20. tomo says:


    • MarkyMark says:

      Extremist org, using new GOVE terminology ….

      They believe humans shouldn’t have children. Who are the anti-natalists – and how far are they willing to push their ideas?

      “Wouldn’t it just be better to blow a hole in the side of the earth and just have done with everything?”



  21. MarkyMark says:

    UK self reliance … ha ha ha ha . . . . local jobs for local people!

    “Blast furnace 5 will continue to operate despite the closure with coke imported from elsewhere.”


  22. MarkyMark says:

    Dr Iain McGilchrist reads part 1 of the introduction from his new book The Matter With Things


  23. tomo says:

    wtf is that sleezebag doing at Downing Street?


    • MarkyMark says:

      Words, punctuation and pauses (Obama pauses a lot) have a price … Barack Obama’s $400,000 speaking fees reveal what few want to admit {theguardian may2017}

      “The reason many of us have been critical of Barack Obama’s outrageous $400,000 speaking fee is that it robs us of a fantasy: that sooner or later, the first black president was going to use his considerable powers, in or out of office, to help the economic ravages of the poor, who are disproportionately black.

      That Obama’s project was or ever would be racial and economic justice was always a dream – and the sooner we let go of this and recognize Obama for who he is and what he does, the better we’ll all be.

      Some people who disagree with me believe I am racist … I fantasized that he’d join us on the front lines of marches, battle for the salvation of Obamacare in ingenious ways, and maybe turn up at a Black Lives Matter event. But this was all a fantasy. …”

      Also of interest .. Ten most inane things in Obama’s awful speech “Otherwise, virtually everything was confused or misleading. More than that, he revealed he has no idea what he’s doing.” {washingtonpost – Jennifer Rubin – Conservative – may2013}

      . . . . .



    • Fedup2 says:

      I assume we will see a picture of obama with starmer and angie snd the whole shadow cabinet in waiting and Diana and … and ..,

      He s very tall isnt he ? He should be president again. Whats that ? He still is ?


    • tomo says:


  24. pugnazious says:

    Funny how so much of Spring’s twitter comments are about herself.

    Anyway….she was very concerned recently about fake news interfering with the US election….I imagine she is right now penning an outraged rant in defence of Donald Trump as he is being slandered by just about very media outlet in the US and Democrat politicians…all knowingly fabricating a huge lie about him.

    For the moment we’ll have to make do with a piece in ‘Spiked’….

    ‘The fake news about Trump’s ‘bloodbath’ speech’
    ‘The mainstream media have wilfully misrepresented his remarks.

    The media’s coverage of Saturday’s rally focussed almost exclusively on the following remarks:

    ‘If I don’t get elected, it’s gonna be a bloodbath. That’ll be the least of it. It’s gonna be a bloodbath for the country.’

    The headlines came thick and fast, implying that Trump was threatening some sort of civil war if he doesn’t win the presidency: ‘Trump says there will be a “bloodbath” if he loses the election’ (NBC); Trump ‘predicts a “Blood Bath” if he loses’ (New York Times); ‘In Ohio rally, Trump says there will be a “bloodbath” if he loses’ (CBS).
    What the media omitted was the context. Trump was speaking specifically about the car industry. He talked of China’s plans to build large car-manufacturing plants in Mexico, and promised that he’s ‘gonna put a 100 per cent tariff on every single car that comes across [the border]’. China is ‘not gonna be able to sell those cars’, he said, before adding: ‘Now, if I don’t get elected, it’s gonna be a bloodbath.’ The ‘bloodbath’ Trump was referring to was quite clearly a figurative bloodbath in America’s automotive industry under a second Biden term.

    This all makes perfect political sense. ‘


    Your turn Marianna……


    • Fedup2 says:

      I worship the ground upon which she walks ….


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      pugnazious, I just read an especially deranged take —

      “Trump may well have been referring to a “bloodbath” in that industry. He’s sufficiently incoherent that, as is so often the case with him, it’s hard to tell one way other what exactly he’s talking about at any given moment. I’m willing to assume for the sake of argument that he was referring to cars. And it makes no difference to his malicious intent or to the danger he and his rhetoric poses.

      What matters is that he consistently uses apocalyptic and violent language in an indiscriminate fashion as a result of his psychopathy and correlative authoritarian tendencies, and because he’s just plain evil. It’s a classic trait and technique of authoritarian demagogues. He catastrophizes *everything* to rile up his cultish supporters, and to bind them to him, and to make them willing to do his bidding […] And so it doesn’t matter what he’s specifically referring to at the moment. He could be talking about trans people in public bathrooms or the state of the auto industry or the border—it doesn’t matter.”

      Sopel looks to have endorsed this as “the correct stance on Trump’s bloodbath comments”. Strange because Sopel said this about a 2020 article “Tensions at No 10 play out over top role”:

      Metaphorical language is reserved only for the elite media now, everything else is inciting violence.



    • Peter Grimes says:

      That square jawline, beetling dark brows….I’m coming round to the opinion that Our Marianna of the Rack is trans!


  25. digg says:

    Just wondering why Banksy can graffiti pretty much any wall he chooses whereas if you or I were caught doing it we would almost certainly get a fine and criminal record?



  26. pugnazious says:

    The BBC less than honest as it edits out damning comments by Fatah about Hamas….

    ‘Palestinian president appoints long-time adviser as prime minister’


    Oddly nowhere is there any reference to this…

    ‘Fatah says Hamas is responsible for Palestinians’ current ‘Nakba”
    ‘Fatah slammed Hamas, demanding: “Did Hamas consult the Palestinian leadership or any Palestinian national party when it made its decision to carry out the ‘adventure’ of last October 7, which led to a catastrophe more horrific and crueler than the Nakba of 1948?

    “And did Hamas consult the Palestinian leadership that is now negotiating with Israel and offering it concessions after concessions, which have no goal other than securing guarantees of personal security for its leadership to receive, and to try to reach an agreement with [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu to maintain its divisive role in Gaza and the Palestinian arena?” it asked.

    Fatah also referred to Hamas’s bloody takeover of Gaza in 2007 after winning the election, questioning whether “Hamas consulted anyone when it carried out its black coup against Palestinian national legitimacy in 2007, and refused all initiatives to end the division?”’

    Why would Hamas’ favourite broadcaster not report that?




  27. Fedup2 says:

    US President pays visit to number 10 Mohammed street to personally give him his new Green Card ….. and maybe they’ve decided to ditch Ukraine and Israel


    • MarkyMark says:

      Maybe play the stock exchange for 5 minutes and order some cheap Russian oil from India!


  28. MarkyMark says:

    Marcus Rashford to ensure the UK Tax payer pays to solve the Gaza food crisis and the UK school meals in one blow –

    All footballers to hand in their ferraris!



  29. Guest Who says:

    Simpo is opining instead of getting off the sofa again.

    The world’s media are prevented from reporting from inside Gaza. If we had seen the daily reality there in detail, I suspect the international pressure on Israel would have been even stronger than it is.

    #ccbgb Pompous old fool.


    • Guest Who says:

      One for Simpo? Verify? The security guy who opens the side door? The tea lady?

      Even Fatah now says Hamas is responsible for the war in Gaza. And yet the woke left still blames Israel for everything. This is lunacy. The fact is if you invade a country and rape and butcher its citizens, there will be consequences, says Brendan O’Neill


  30. StewGreen says:

    Sheffield I have mentioned before the allegedly pervy evangelical priest.
    Today he just had a quick court appearance for charges to be read
    but ITV news PR have a detailed web report with reports
    and TV report with videos of his face

    “A priest who led an evangelical movement in the 1980s and 1990s has appeared in court to face multiple allegations of sexual offences against former members of a church congregation.
    The Reverend Christopher Brain led the so-called Nine O’Clock Service in Sheffield between 1986 and 1995.
    Brain appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court for a four-minute hearing on Monday, where he faced charges in relation to 11 women.
    one count of rape and 33 counts of indecent assault, alleged to have been committed between 1981 and 1995.

    Other cases don’t seem to get as much coverage


    • taffman says:

      As the weather on the English Channel gets milder with the improving weather , what contingency plans has our Tory Government got to defend our shores from invasion,
      How about “Stop The Boats ” perhaps?
      Over to our top national news broadcaster to keep us up to date us ………


  31. Zelazek says:

    Not BBC but on Channel 4 tonight there is a programme about Orania, a small town in South Africa set up by whites who want to get away from black violence.

    This is how the programme is described:

    “In the heart of South Africa is one of the most extreme communities on the planet: the ‘whites only’ town of Orania. Ade Adepitan ventures into the lion’s den, as he spends a week living in the town and tries to find common ground with its residents.”

    I am not expecting a fair-minded programme about white people who just want to live in peace.


    • Guest Who says:

      Just wanting to live in peace and let the rest do their bizarre thing seems the sole province of islanders off India.

      I thought about a refuge once, but knew full well that after a short while doing my own thing a collection of media pondweed would demand access to ‘report’, then insist a bunch of their favoured importees were allowed in, and then… U.K. 2.0


  32. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news PR main item
    anti -fracking protesters gather in Misson to celbrate concreting up of the well
    Fawning report with them drinking champagne
    They were 97% women with the odd man on the periphery of the crowd

    The weird thing is it’s not news from today .. , when I searched on twitter there is noting new
    .. Contractors had already finished before 15th Feb


    • StewGreen says:

      I tweeted the link to the catch-up complaining about the bias
      Then my friend pointed out the item was not on the catch-up version.
      For the first time ever ITV Calendar the northern version onto both the northern page and southern page. So southern viewers can’t check the programme they watched.


  33. StewGreen says:

    The BBC 6pm PR theatrics prog are claiming
    “famous secret posh hippy artist does more graffitti” is news

    FFS #Banksy


  34. Eddy Booth says:


    Biased BBC is now ending our live coverage of the latest horse and cart developments in Gaza.




  35. Zephir says:

    You mean this Gaza?



  36. Zephir says:



  37. Zephir says:



    • davylars says:

      The mall in the picture is, (was ) Palestine Square.
      It now looks like this after being flattened and bulldozed by the IDF.


      BBC speak……

      Underneath the square, a network of tunnels and shafts were found (although this cannot be independently verified)

      They were allegedly occupied by Hamas ( proscribed as a terror organisation by the UK Government and others’)

      Keep it up IDF.


  38. Zephir says:



  39. StewGreen says:

    Countryside racist ?
    no it’s the metro-elites who bully and control the countryside people


  40. Fedup2 says:

    Seems Hamas UN BBC is claiming the gazanarians are starving again – they’ve got to all be dead by now has they’ve been claiming that for weeks … meanwhile 200 tons of freebies arrived for Hamas yesterday …. Hope it was all halal ….


  41. StewGreen says:

    BBC News theatrics ..using a green screen to pretend they are live on a motorway bridge in Pakistan


  42. Fedup2 says:

    The Russians are saying the King is dead ? Surely elvis is still crooning somewhere ….


  43. Guest Who says:

    Someone— I can’t recall their bias — says I should be executed publicly for something I tweeted. There are an awful lot of throwbacks around, aren’t there?

    Another wonderfully vague punt.

    Simpo Deffo first in the bunker with Springster and, possibly, India Willy and its Secret Service detail.


  44. StewGreen says:

    David Collier has more


  45. Philip_2 says:

    BBC Verify,the misinformation and propaganda unit. (Yours for just £150 per year and no questions asked)
    (edited) By Jake Wallis Simmons writing in DT

    Hamas and how the broadcast media ( BBC – mainly), aid organisations, international bodies and world leaders take its disinformation as gospel. Last week it became clear that this gullibility may have led to a crime against reality. The figures, repeated by everyone from the White House to the BBC, are freighted with familiarity: 30,000 dead in Gaza, 70 per cent of whom are women and children. Yet it now seems overwhelmingly likely that these statistics are fabricated. Prof Wyner found, showing little daily variation. Obviously, this bore no resemblance to any plausible version of reality. Then there was the fact that, according to Hamas data from 29 October, 26 men came back to life; and the fact that on several days, no men were apparently killed at all, but only women. Were we really supposed to believe any of this?

    It’s not that there is a lack of journalistic curiosity in large parts of the media. It’s just that, when it comes to Israel, facts are subordinated to assumptions. In February, BBC Verify quoted a World Health Organisation official: The [Hamas] ministry has “‘good capacity in data collection’ and its previous reporting has been credible and ‘well developed’”. This was the same WHO that had singled out Israel for condemnation at an international assembly largely devoted to Covid. And this was the same BBC Verify that had partly based a story on an eyewitness who had reportedly worked for an Iranian state news outlet and celebrated the deaths of Jews on social media.


    BBC verify is an interesting development. If, as the BBC claim all reports are trustworthy across the network, fact checked and edited by the largest news gathering team in the entire UK (sum of 21,000 BBC full time and part time journos) more than any UK Newspapers (all of them staff combined). Often root out the truth with investigation when the BBC does not. Time and time again, the BBC choose ‘lazy journalis’m and ‘risk free’ repeats straight off the REUTERS ‘tele-prompt’ without checking anything, or perhaps they do and reject it.

    BBC Verify unit claims they have 60 ‘house trained journos’ on its staff. why does it not trust its own BBC staff network, do they not trust them to report the ‘truth’?

    But when you check ‘BBC VERIFY unit’ its clear its a form of censorship against topical news it then disapproves of.
    “BBC Verify has little to do with exposing misinformation, and more to do with discrediting truths (sorry, ‘conspiracy theories’) the establishment disapproves of.”


    • Zephir says:

      Stew Greens link above is also informing about the complete and utter pro palestinian bias in bbc “verify” reporting using activists who are “doctors” in Gazan hospitals and arab journalists who post messages celebrating attacks upon Israel and other extremely antisemitic content:

      “BBC Verify – a hostile land of make believe.

      Everyone makes mistakes. But I learnt a long time ago that the true levels of integrity and professionalism are seen in how people react when things go wrong. BBC Verify was caught basing a story on the words of an Iranian regime mouthpiece. Its response was to deflect, deny and double-down.

      The headlines

      A check of BBC Verify articles shows a clear bias against Israel

      The BBC verify lens is set up to prosecute only Israel

      The reliance on BBC Arabic destroys the credibility of BBC Verify

      BBC Verify has numerous agency problems – resulting in articles consistently built upon unreliable witnesses.

      Analysis of social media activity of the BBC Verify team underscores the bias.

      Almost none of the BBC Verify team bothered to post anything until long after October 7

      Some of the BBC Verify team have reposted the opinions of anti-Zionists and shared other fake news material demonising Israel

      It is clear the BBC is wrong when it says BBC Verify do not have an (anti-Israel) agenda.

      On March 1 the BBC Verify team published a story built around the eyewitness testimony of a Palestinian journalist named Mahmoud Awadeyah. It was Awadeyah who told the BBC that the Israelis had fired ‘purposefully’ at the men approaching the aid trucks. He was the only eyewitness to the actual event quoted by BBC Verify and so without him – they didn’t really have a story to write.

      I hunted the journalist down online and found he worked for outlets connected to Hamas and the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard. I also found him celebrating deadly terrorist attacks, along with images of him dining with a leading Islamic Jihad terrorist.

      BBC: “We stand by our journalism and reject the allegations in this piece.

      It is jaw-dropping that they reduced the long list of Awadeyah’s failings to him simply ‘expressing an opinion’. Working for the IRGC, dining with a commander of the Islamic Jihad, and dancing when Jews are murdered – is hardly just ‘expressing opinion’. It is as if they are talking about which toppings he prefers on his Pizza.


      • Zephir says:

        Another horrific reporting error

        On Tuesday 12 March, BBC News / BBC Verify published an exclusive story that accused Israel of abusing Gazan medical staff. Because demonisation of Israel acts as a fix to a nation experiencing an addiction to antisemitism, the item was widely shared. In the end even the British Foreign Minister David Cameron felt the need to respond, calling the report ‘very disturbing’. The BBC played its part by holding the item on the front page far longer than usual.

        But when you break the BBC exclusive down, cracks emerge in the story. In fact the entire piece relies on human input from just six separate sources. Three of them were Arabic speaking journalists – the other three were witnesses from the hospital.

        Soha Ibrahim BBC Arabic journalist
        Marie-Jose Al Azzi BBC Arabic journalist
        Muath Al Khatib Palestinian WAFA journalist
        Dr Atef Hout, Doctor at Nasser hospital
        Abu Sabha, Doctor at Nasser hospital
        Hatem Raba, Doctor at Nasser hospital

        Two of the three journalists actually work for the BBC. From their timelines it is clear nobody at the BBC is checking the BBC Arabic staff.

        The first is Soha Ibrahim. Her timeline is toxic beyond measure. Just two examples of Ibrahim liking posts that celebrated and supported the Oct 7 attack

        The second journalist Marie-Jose Al Azzi –has already deleted some of her timeline. She was caught a few years ago supporting BDS and trying to persuade artists not to perform in Israel.

        Despite this, she is still on the BBC payroll. And then there is the Palestinian, Muath Al Khatib . He went to Thailand and was triggered by the number of Jewish people he saw there.

        The three ‘doctors’

        Then there are the three doctors who act as the reliable witnesses in the BBC story. The first is Dr Atef Hout. He was the witness who told the BBC that ‘anyone who moved would have been shot’ by the IDF. Here he is in 2021 celebrating rocket attacks against innocent Israeli civilians.

        Next up was Ahmed Wael Abu Sabha – he claims he was beaten and abused by the IDF. In this post he is glorifying the terrorist Uday Al Tamimi:

        And finally there is Hatem Raba. He told the BBC people were ‘dying of thirst’. I found a Facebook profile of him as a doctor in Gaza. But the profile is only three months old. Before this he had a different profile, showing him as a political activist for Fatah.
        It really is this easy to fool the BBC. He also shares material that glorifies terrorism.

        Six sources – and all of them are problematic. Between the six sources listed above they could contrive anything – and BBC Verify would swallow it whole. Which is exactly how the BBC ends up acting as a Hamas propaganda outlet.


        • Guest Who says:

          In pictures.

          🧵Probably the most sophisticated Al Jazeera “journalist” psy-op yet:
          You may have seen the headlines today about Al Jazeera journalist Ismail al-Ghoul, who was apprehended by the IDF in Shifa Hospital while it was battling terrorists.
          Given the multiple instances since October 7th of Al Jazeera journalists moonlighting as Hamas operatives (or vice versa), I figured I’d take a look into al-Ghoul as well.
          What I found was a highly sophisticated, concerted effort to – for lack of a better word – manufacture a “legitimate journalist” out of whole cloth.

          Where’s the FLOUR?!
          How many houses did she have?! 🤣😂

          Meanwhile JezBo and Alex Crawford ponce about in blue flak jackets wailing about their stringers getting in the way of ordnance.


  46. Fedup2 says:

    Ben Wallis – the retired defence minister – tells his party to walk toward the guns – when in fact – it’s more like walk toward the mine field ….i won’t do parallels with the Somme – day one – but blue labour really is going to be slaughtered – hopefully ministers such as hunt will lose their seats . Vote Reform .


  47. Thoughtful says:

    Biden has told Netanyahu “it would be a mistake to enter Raffa”, and Netanyahu has agreed to send a delegation to Washington.

    Why is this important? Because the Israeli lobby in Washington is very strong, and if Biden is taking this position it is because others have told him to.
    If Netanyahu has lost, or is in danger of losing the support of that US group he will not be in charge for much longer.


    • tomo says:

      I rather doubt Biden said anything that made sense – unless he managed to get through the large type teleprompter without losing it.

      Look for the people who are writing Biden’s scripts, just maybe, one of them sidled into Downing Street today?


  48. tomo says:

    To be repeated across the country


    BBC reporting setting = “IGNORE”


    All the Chinese scooter and bike hire schemes *will* fail. If only because the build quality of battery cells and wiring is simply pathetic.

    I wonder at the RoI on the Santander Boris bikes in London – it has to be absolutely appalling. Once the novelty attenuated the usage rates must be absolutely miserable.


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