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.


  1. Not sure you are right. It looks like the last episode of the series is called "doing Good". I'll be looking forward to seeing that one.

    1. Paxman's Empire shows that he totally out of his depth. Journalistically it's shallow, and educationally ill-informative.