Saturday, 31 March 2012

# 170 - WAR - The petrol crisis.

The lead story on the 11am news on Radio 2 today was on the petrol crisis with just one 20 second comment from a Labour MP who was asking for Francis Maude's resignation for his 'reckless' suggestion that people fill up the odd jerrycan just in case. His comments were made on the back of the person who caused a fire in her kitchen trying to decant petrol from one container to another.

The bias and dumbing down I see in this report is firstly the desire by the BBC to join in the populist stories rather than raise thier sights to news that is more worthy and secondly that they are always happy to give a Labour MP the platform and chance to criticise the Tories however shallow and absurb the reason.

The BBC is incapable of change because its bias is INSTITUTIONAL and nobody in Westminster is brave enough to point this out.

Westminster needs more INDEPENDENTS to break the hold of the LibLabCon who under their colours are all just Social Democrats with a strong emphasis on the Socialist traditions of this political movement.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

# 169 - WAR - The BBC and the Budget.

Wouldn't it be nice if the BBC's coverage of the budget could be serious and not majoring on the populist line that Pensioners will no longer receive a larger personal income tax allowance than people of working age.

I see another gimmick is their 'Budget Calculator'  which panders to the lowest common denominator.

A long time ago the BBC left the high road to compete on the low road of populist broadcasting.

The BBC should be unashamedly elitist and set the bar to raise broadcasting standards and to provide the public with a service that educates and entertains.

However what we have in the current BBC is a dumbed down broadcaster which is indistinguishable from the rest.

Friday, 2 March 2012

# 168 - WAR - Paxman's Empire!

James Delingpole (JD) give Paxman's new Television series 'Empire', based on his new book of the same name, an interesting review in this weeks Spectator.

I watched the first series and saw straight away that the BBC's agenda was clearly to portray the Empire's faults rather than its benefits.

JD points out how in one scene Paxman sitting in the Gezira Sporting Club in Cairo watching croquet  asks an elderly Egyptian gentleman dressed in a western style " We weren't all bad, were we?" to which  the Egyptian replies he thinks we were all bad!

As JD points out had they wanted to the programme producers could have surely found someone at the club with a different view.

But that is not the BBC's agenda which wishes to portray the Empire in this modern PC world as being exploitative and bad.

For the 25 odd years I have been monitoring the BBC this bias, with interviewees, is something they have employed on a regular basis.

For example on a news item about Margaret Thatcher you can guarentee that if 3 people are interviewed 2 will be against her and all importantly the last interviewee will be the most anti thus leaving the viewer with the anti Thatcher comments ring in their ears.

When the BBC use this bias it is a constant reminder that NOTHING has changed at the BBC and that it is still institutionally bias.