Is That True Or Did You Hear It On The BBC?

In his latest book, author David Sedgwick quotes the BBC’s own words back at it giving the broadcaster nowhere to hide.

Cast your minds back a couple of years to the start of the so-called covid-19 panic. Just months into the outbreak a government advisory body called The Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours (SPI-B) made a statement which should have instantly alerted the population to what was about to happen.
Given that the death rate from the ‘deadly pandemic’ was so low, the group concluded that: ‘A substantial number of people still do not feel sufficiently personally threatened (by it).’ In order to remedy this situation – to ensure people did feel threatened – the group advised the threat level needed to be increased by using ‘hard-hitting emotional messaging.’
And so, along with its mainstream media allies the editorially ‘independent’ BBC duly began to pump out story after story of sky-rocketing cases, hospitalisations and deaths both with and from covid. It didn’t matter how or why; the government demanded fear and the state broadcaster delivered. What the BBC singularly failed to do was question the motivations behind this edict: why manufacture a state of fear when one did not exist?
Although I’ve been writing about BBC machinations for several years now, even I was shocked at the level of deception employed by the broadcaster at government behest. Declaring the Pfizer vaccine “100%” safe for children in a now infamous BBC Newsround broadcast was just the tip of a hugely dangerous iceberg. By this stage the broadcaster was doing everything it could to urge people – children – to take the experimental vaccine. But what made this latest effort so egregious was the fact that cases of myocarditis – especially in teenage boys – were being regularly reported by the scientific community.
Immune to reality, the BBC ploughed on. The “100% safe” claim was merely edited out of the video. Other claims including one which stated the vaccine offered 95% protection against covid were left standing. Under pressure the broadcaster finally sneaked out a brief acknowledgment on the Corrections page of its website. Devi Sridhar, the ‘expert’ who had made the false claim, meanwhile escaped rebuke. In fact, Sridhar was rewarded with a series on BBC Radio Four promoting a book she had written about the ‘pandemic…’
The BBC’s handling of covid-19 and the ‘pandemic’ is one of a number of stories covered in my newly-released book mischievously titled: Is That True Or Did You Hear It On The BBC? The theme of this, the third in a series of BBC critiques, is the broadcaster’s cosy relationship to wealth and power – especially its pivotal role within what I term US-(UK) hegemonic power and for whom it carries much water. It is precisely this PR role that accounts for the ceaseless pro-vaccine propaganda seen and heard across the BBC platform these past two years: for the ‘British’ Broadcasting Corporation works not for the (ordinary) British people, but on behalf of powerful (mainly US) corporate political interests such as Bill Gates, Pfizer, Wall Street and various offshoots of US hard power aka the military industrial complex.
Disinformation is necessary to promote the interests of these powerful actors. And this, of course, is why the BBC is such a valuable asset of global power: without incessant and hysterical propaganda, the covid hoax would have almost certainly fallen flat on its dishonest face; without the BBC climate alarmism too would have no doubt faltered.
Thus, the BBC attempts to invert reality, to convince its audience that the world is not how it appears, rather it is how the rich and powerful proscribe: a world facing a ‘climate emergency’ and covid ‘pandemic’ potential disasters which only the (BBC-approved) ‘experts’ such as Devi Sridhar or Neal Ferguson can solve. Just do as you are told: stop going out; stop driving; stop flying; stop eating meat; stop breathing. But DO panic.
Having already written two previous books exposing what has become a truly pernicious organisation, my latest effort will no doubt be ignored by the entire mainstream – especially the ‘quality’ (and even red-top) newspapers and politicians of every stripe. No matter, I write these books to chronicle the staggering dishonesty and arrogance displayed by the BBC. My aim is to create a permanent record, one that cannot be wiped away by Google or any other BBC-friendly organisation.
Enjoy the trip, but please ensure appropriate medication is at hand…

Is That True Or Did You Hear It On The BBC?
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Kesgrave Cancel The BBC

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Kesgrave Cancel The BBC

A means of hitting back?


What does the left have that we do not?  The left has community.  They have a strong presence in the community.  They own education, mother and toddler groups, scouts, guides, brownies and cubs, sports associations.  They run local groups like the Kesgrave Help service where you can phone up and they’ll help you get that heavy sofa downstairs if you live alone.  Not 5 minutes from where I live are dozens of Cancel Harpies keen to scream at me on social media.  I was thrown off Nextdoor, an international community web with sites in every locality over much of the world, including Kesgrave & Rushmere.  I had raised the issue of violent teaching in the Koran for public debate and they don’t allow public debate.  Nextdoor is owned by Facebook but run by local Cancel Harpies.

In my local community, like the local Tesco, for example, we interact with people who are full of taking the knee and bowing to Islam.  People who watch the BBC.  The store manager watches TV and pretends to be impartial.  But Tesco now has full time pop music intruding on your thoughts as you struggle to balance budget and bread.  Every 5 minutes there is a Standard English exhortation to PLEASE RESPECT OTHERS.  Didn’t a few university teachers resign recently in protest at the university’s widespread use of this word, RESPECT, as a Marxist injunction?  Like dissent is not respectful.  Well, now it’s at Tesco.  The left is a real presence in every community.  See if you can spot them when you go shopping.  They are the ones who are vociferous in your community, the ones who, in the words of Common Purpose, “lead beyond authority”.  Three or four middle class LHP Cancel Harpies who support each other have a massive influence out of all proportion to their actual numbers.  And there are a lot more than 3 or 4 LHP Cancel Harpies in Kesgrave.  What about YOUR local community?

It’s no accident that the BBC is an organ of Left Hand Path propaganda.  The Left Hand Path is a community based, middle class virus and its early proponents in both Russia and China were middle class.  Media professionals are of necessity educated and inevitably hold middle class values and ethics;  3 or 4 vociferous middle class LHP Cancel Harpies who were educationally Marxists will have begun to spread the word in their local middle class communities and among those influenced by their Marxist fartwaffle are the people who operate the BBC.  Something like that must be how the obscenity that the BBC has become started.  The terrible situation we are now in developed slowly over years and finally we have noticed.  We don’t have a vaccine and this foul virus in the heart and soul of Britain is eating us alive.  Is it too late?  What can we do to fight back?

The truth is, the Left Hand Path has massive presence and control at the roots of our society and the conservative right has nothing.  Forget “I-don’t-mind-woke” Johnson and his party of spineless moderates.  They are woke, they are not going to stop the BBC.  So what can we do?  The real question is: What can I do?

I want to free my community from the Left Hand Path which influences what happens where I live to such an extent I believe it’s true to say they more or less control it.  Therefore I must find a way to take it back from them.  I’m 70 and I don’t have experience of working with others in the community to create a fightback of some sort, but I know if nobody does anything we will continue to fade away.  I believe we are on the brink of the abyss.  It won’t be long before the arrest and mass detention of dissidents will increase to the point where the general public becomes aware of it and is frightened to speak of.  It has already started, but it’s in the early stage.  It’s no good whining on the web about all the terrible things being done in the name of correct thinking epitomised by the BBC and The Guardian.  They represent the community and have its support.  They don’t care about your whining.  For them a woke Tory government is just as helpful as a Labour government.  Red or Blue, Woke is woke, right?

So I started Kesgrave Cancel the BBC in the hope of bringing 3 or 4 other people together within the context of fighting back at something monstrous imposed by threat of criminal prosecution and sanction by our Left Hand Path influenced Tory government.  If 3 or 4 barking nut jobs can do it for LHP, 3 normal people can do it for the right, but contacting 3 such people is like struggling to awaken a dead parrot.  I’m making mistakes and learning as I go along.  Do please try to stay on topic in your comments;  I will read every comment and respond where relevant.  I am particularly interested in reading your ideas for what could be done to increase membership of Cancel the BBC in any community, how to leaflet (where can I get low cost leaflets and handouts printed?), how to organise leaflet handouts, shopping center stalls, public meetings.  Let me know if this description of Kesgrave is an echo of your own community or not.

Note: Defund the BBC is an online electronic entity which talks a lot online but has no community presence and it is, quite rightly, laughingly ignored by the media and the political establishment, as well as by the LHP which controls your community and mine.


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In a way, the name of this site is prophetic. The BBC is biased, I think that is a given at this point.

But it’s worse than that, it is vile.

Just over a week ago, I was defamed on a local BBC radio programme – the Nolan Show.This came as a shock as I do not listen to such trash and the only reason I even knew about was when I suddenly got an urgent text from the show’s producer asking me would I care to comment on the allegation made by one of their favourite contributors. The host of the show, Stephen Nolan, was quick to suggest he had no such knowlege of any such views, and he stated I would be contacted for a right of reply.

He didn’t do it to help me of course, he did it to save his programmes’ sorry ass from my lawyers. I thought about it, and replied as per below.

I was assured the response would be read out.

It wasn’t. Naturally.

I instigated a legal warning against them and am still considering options but it comes to a pretty pass when an unapologetic bloated BBC can allow people to be defamed on air and ignore any right of response.

The sooner the BBC is defunded the better. This parasite has bled us dry for far too long. It’s been about 5 years since I was last on the BBC and it’s fantastic not to smell its fetid stench


Hi everybody! I know it’s been a while! I trust you are all well. I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your continued support for this site. In PARTICULAR, I wanted to thank Fedup2 for doing all the hard work of setting up the Open Threads and it is very much appreciated. Good debate about the endless toxic BBC bias is welcome here, ad hominem is not. I want to make it clear that anyone engaging in such will be banned. It spoils the site, reduces the quality of discourse and is not accepable. I hope you all agree with me and will ensure that comments stay fair, balanced and reasonable (unlike the BBC!)

Guest article – Roger Harrabin to the rescue!

“It’s not often you get a top BBC journalist pooh-poohing the corporation’s top news programme, but that is what we saw a couple of days ago. The story begins with Monday’s Today programme, which told listeners in no uncertain terms that “there could be no insects left on Earth in a hundred years”. This story is based, of course, on the recently published scientific review of papers on insect populations that has been getting heavy play in the left-wing press this week.

The paper, published by two Australian researchers, claimed that insect populations across the globe are crashing and that disaster therefore loomed (most scientific papers these days seem to have similiar punchlines). However, within hours of the news splash on Monday, questions were already being asked about the reliability of the findings and since then, experts in the field have raised concerns too. One entomologist, Steven Falk, has since said “Will insects really disappear in 100 years? Of course not”, a position supported by Barnaby Smith of the Bumblebee Trust.

So it’s has been no surprise to find the mainstream media backsliding too. ITV’s Tom Clarke has written on the subject, saying that “making claims about the diversity or abundance of insects which aren’t necessarily supported by the facts risks undermining the power of the case”. Indeed.

But more amusingly, within a matter of hours of the Today programme’s hysteria-laden headlines, the BBC’s own Roger Harrabin had tweeted “Yes, insect decline is v worrying… but there will NOT be NO insects in 100 years, That’s loose talk – unless we’ve fried the planet by then. Cockroaches will outlive us.”

So there you have it: the BBC’s flagship news programme is engaging in “wild talk”. It’s official.

Andrew Montford is the deputy director of the Global Warming Policy Forum