Thursday, 26 January 2012

#157 - WAR - Hain on Blair and Gibralter, Mandleson on Globalisation and UK's GDP growth rate.

1. Blair Hain and Gibralter - So various papers have covered the story, in Peter Hain's new memoirs, that to curry favour with the EU Blair was prepared to offer the Spanish dual control of Gibralter and yet not a squeak from the BBC on this story. How differently the BBC still treat Margaret Thatcher even 30 odd years after she left power. The BBC never miss a chance to cover any story about her especially if they are able to portray her in a bad light.

Just imagine for a moment if a recent revelation showed Mrs T in a poor light over say the sinking of the Belgrano - do you honestly believe the BBC wouldn't have covered it!?

The BBC and Blair are like siblings joined at the hip and the BBC hates to show up one of its own.

2. Mandleson on Globalisation - Talk about a contrast to yesterdays interview with IDS when Evan Davis interviewed Peter Mandleson this morning. Evan Davis couldn't even bring himself to mention Mandleson's quote about not caring about how rich some people became. However Mandleson was given plenty of time to explain the full context of his much quoted saying with of course NO interruptions at all. Talk about a soft interview but then Mandleson like Blair and even Alistair Campbell are all BBC siblings and will always be given an easy ride.

What makes the BBC's sycophantic handling of Mandleson so bias is that here is a man who was FOR joining the Euro and as such is totally discredited.

3. UK's GDP growth rate - Of course the BBC covered this as the lead story, as they always do when the figure come out, and as usual put the worse spin on the figures they could. I was intrigued how the Boss of the one firm they selected to interview in Doncaster, that made some gadget for helicopters, said words to the effect of " I don't want to lose staff but if things get worse I would have to consider closing!" Surely he should shed a few staff to help keep his business going but the BBC reporter let his comment pass. As a decidedly pro EU point the last comment was made that this firm exported to the EU - So what as they would still export to the EU even if we left!!

So there you have it once again more subtle bias from the BBC.

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