Sunday, 12 January 2014

# 295 - WAR - Some more classic BBC bias.

Two stories from the good old Sunday Mail which to its credit never shies away from criticism of the BBC and pointing out their bias.

1. Sherlock Holmes - The Co-writer of this show Mark Gatiss has spoken of his hatred of the Tories while his colleague Steven Moffat has been vocal about his left wing views. So it is no surprise that the production is seen as peddling a left wing agenda with the introduction of an evil capitalist newspaper baron as Sherlock's nemesis and last week's  jibes directed at a 'dithering, in coherent, and self-interested unnamed major of London and his hair brained schemes.

This is in sharp contact with the saga over Ian Curteis' play on the Falklands war which was commissioned in 1983  for release in 86 but never shown until 2002 due to it's supoosed favourable treatment of Mrs Thatcher.

Please remind yourself of the story here -

2. Attempts to cover-up 'eco conference' - The BBC has spent tens of thousands of pounds over 6 years trying to keep secret an 'eco' conference they held for 28 top BBC executives which promoted the green's agenda on climte change.

 In 2006 with a £67,00 loan from New Labour the BBC's own enviromental analyst Roger Harrabin set up the seminar to promote the line on climate change and other Third World issues in BBC reporting.

This is BBC chief Helen Boaden's statement to the inquiry urging the seminar stayed secret:-

" The seminar had an impact on a broad range of BBC output spanning science programmes and News reports. Some editors and executives, who attended, were inspired to be more ambitious and creative in their editorial coverage of this complex issue....[It] should not later be reproduced in such a way as to allow attribution. The list of attendees should not be released to third parties."   

Says it all really and all you need to know about the BBC and its bias.

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