Thursday, 30 May 2013

# 238 - WAR - Newsnight 29th May - Pro EU bias.

During the interview with the very eloquent and well spoken Polish Foreign Minster Radoslaw Sikorski  ( also a friend of Cameron form his Oxford days) Gavin Esler allowed to get away with the comment that should the UK leave the EU then our trade with the USA as part of the new deal with the EU would be threatened.

This is simply NOT true as on leaving the EU we would in all probability be in the EEA so our trade would be unaffected.

This isn't objective reporting by the BBC on the EU but pure propaganda.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

# 237 - WAR - Wasting your money and a bias complaints procedure.

1. Wasting your money - I don't think I need to write too much on this for you to get the picture!
The papers are full of the white elephant that is their new BBC HQ in Salford which cost you all £1 billion. Further more the National Audit Office has criticised the over generous £24 million paid out in allowances to get staff to move there - 11 staff had as much as £150,000 each.

The reason the BBC get away with this is because they are largely unaccountable and of course are not spending their own money but yours!

2. Complaints procedure - When a viewer heard a Presenter, on the programme 'Thinking Allowed' on Radio 4, using the expression 'cox sackers' over the story about the sacking of the cox from the Cambridge rowing team she complained about the 'grossly offensive play on words'.
The complaint was rejected by the programme team and the next level above them the editorial complaints unit so she then appealed to the BBC Trust who ruled in her favour.

The reason of course the first two levels rejected the complaint is that they operate in a bubble of thier own making and treat you and I will contempt. The surprise is that the Trust upheld the complaint but uphold they did in a 5 page report!!!

Sunday, 12 May 2013

# 236 - WAR - Who the BBC invite to interview is the key to their bias.

Can I remind you that the BBC operates under a Royal Charter to report in an unbiased fashion.

Over the years their standard answer to a particularly bias report has been to say that over time the BBC do ensure balance even if one report was one sided.

The trouble is this is difficult to prove with out monitoring ALL their output over a considerable period of time so the BBC carries on with its bias pretty unperturbed.

In the Sunday Mail and Telegraph today were 2 example of the BBC's bias.

1. In a letter in the Telegraph a John Whaley from Tilehurst, Berkshire pointed out how the likes of Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy, Ken Clarke, Former Justice Secretary, and Emma Reynolds shadow minster for Europe are never confronted on Question Time by the likes of Christopher Booker who would be in a position to challenge their half truths with some facts!

2. Peter Hitchens points out in a small piece that on Radio 4 recently John Humphrys "chortled through a Today programme 'debate' as two think-tank spokesmen both advocated decriminalising drugs". As PH went on to say isn't the BBC meant to be impartial?

So the thing to listen out for when tuned into the BBC is who they interview and debate with and how often they give soft interviews to the 'Left' and a hard time to those on the 'Right'.