Of all the BBC programmes on a poor (cheap) Radio 4 daytime schedule, You and Yours is the most openly and regularly biased. It expresses its BBC soft left bias in a number of ways – in the way it approaches subjects, and the subjects that it chooses to cover. Here is You and Yours in a nutshell:
– People are never responsible for their own actions, people are various types of victim
– Companies are bad
– Government intervention is always good
– ‘Something must be done’
Today’s programme was a classic.
‘Why don’t black and ethnic minority people visit rural places like the Peak District?’
First of all, let me tell you about visiting the Peak District – I did this on a weekly basis not so long ago.
1. Get up at 6:00 am
2. Buy train ticket to Matlock, Derbyshire
3. Take train to Matlock
4. Exit station
5. Start walking, ideally in a north or north-west direction
6. Avoid fields with bulls in them
7. Return when tired, wet or sunburnt (or all three together on some days)
8. Er, that’s it
Now, back to racism in the countryside.
Cue a lunatic from the ‘Black Environment Network’. Non-whites don’t access the countryside due to ‘blatant racism’. Apparently some lunatics are holding a conference somewhere on this subject.
Cue black BBC reporter sent to Hathersage. Hathersage is a pretty little village by the Derwent on the Manchester/Sheffield train line. Our reporter laments a ‘lack of black faces’, but admires the view and buys a cake from a cheerful young woman. I’ve obviously missed this, but I didn’t think that black people were now compulsory in every location – but evidently they are.
To be fair to the hapless reporter, I think he was rather embarrassed about this assignment. Even he said the reason he was not a regular rural visitor was because he preferred cities – ‘I prefer cinemas’.
Cue more lunatics, explaining it’s all about racism. The You and Yours presenter laps this up.
I’ve got news for You and Yours. Just because some nutters are holding a conference, it doesn’t mean you need to take them seriously, or devote 15 minutes of airtime. So long as people are free, and not impeded from spending their time as they choose, what is the problem? Although the BBC indoctrinates its staff to believe that race is the root of all evil, sometimes it just might not be true.