Saturday, 22 January 2011

# - 073 - Daily Mail Saturday 22nd Jan 20011

Main article in the above is an extract from Peter Sissons latest book ' When one door closes'.

It is a graphic account of the institutional bias in the BBC, something I've been campaigning about for at least 20 years!

He explains how the BBC is badly lead and how unless you quote the Guardian's line you will NEVER get on in the BBC.

This is music to my ears.

I KNOW the BBC is biased which is why I've refused to pay my licence fee for 4 years.

# 072 - WAR - BBC 1 News at Ten.

On Thursday 20th Jan 2011 the BBC news contained an item about the Americans in Sangin. The report suggested that the Amercians were doing much more than the British had done, in taking the fight to the Taliban, and as a result they had suffered 26 deaths. The report concluded that the aim of the American Forces was to try and turn the Taliban to 'our' side, to win the hearts and minds of the locals and of course that the ultimate aim was to hand over the area to the Afghan Army.

This type of BBC reporting avoids ANY serious analysis of the situation and so by default is bias.

Three questions that should have been covered are:-

1. How can they win hearts and minds while burning the local's crops in search of possible arms dumps?

2. If they are able to 'turn' the Taliban they can of course turn back as soon as the NATO Troops leave.

3. Suggesting the corrupt Afghan Army could ever hold the line for more than 5 mins is a complete joke.

The BBC news no longer sets the pace as they happily support the line of their political masters in government.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

# 071 - WAR - BBC 2 Newsnight and newspaper circulation figures.

Isn't it funny how at the end of Newsnight they invariably finish with a quick look at the front pages of the papers.

9 times out of 10 they show the Guardian and Independent and occassionally the Daily Mail.

Well I thought you might like to know the circulation figures of the main papers which I have rounded up or down for clarity.

Sun - 3,000,000
Daily Mail - 2,000,000
Mirror - 1,200,000
Telegraph - 700,000
Express - 670,000
Times - 500,000
Fin/Times - 400,000
Guardian - 300,000
Independent - 180,000

Now don't forget the above figures for the Guardian and Independent include the mass distribution figures that they send to hotel chains etc!

So why does the dear old bias BBC nearly always include the Guardian?