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BBC sent 3 TIMES as many staff to cover Mandela death than all rival British broadcasters combined
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:05 EST, 12 December 2013 | (Daily Mail Reporter)

Posted on 12/12/2013 10:50:21 AM PST by Olog-hai

Nearly three times as many BBC staff have been sent to cover Nelson Mandela’s death than all of its rival British broadcasters put together, it has been revealed.

The corporation sent a total of 140 presenters and crew members to South Africa, while Sky News had the second highest number of the British broadcasters with 15.

The BBC said it expected to have deployed about 120 journalists, technicians and support staff to work on the story over a ten-day period. The BBC World Service is also reported to have sent a further 20 staff, whose expenses will not be paid for by license-fee payers. …

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bbc; bbcbias; mandela; mandelaworship; nelsonmandela; orwelliannightmare; socialists; southafricanvacation; staterunmedia

1 posted on 12/12/2013 10:50:21 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
The top 100 boys' names of 2013...

#28...Muhammad

...up 29 spots from 2012(only surpassed by "Finley", up 31 spots)

(Meanwhile, Royal names have seen a surprising slide in popularity. Harry, William, and George have all taken a tumble in popularity)

2 posted on 12/12/2013 11:04:08 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

BBC is inefficient because they are funded by taxes


3 posted on 12/12/2013 11:04:35 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Olog-hai
I stopped listening to the BBC (on SW) years ago. They did a week of AIDS awareness that included puff pieces from the prostitution capitals of the world. The guy that was reporting was doing it from a rickshaw in Bangkok or the like.

So, a GSE sending almost 10X the personnel of a competitive private concern is just par for the waste.

4 posted on 12/12/2013 11:04:47 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke
I stopped listening to the BBC (on SW) years ago.

Might as well listen to Communist-era Radio Tirana.

5 posted on 12/12/2013 11:07:06 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

That’s more than they would send to cover the second coming.


6 posted on 12/12/2013 11:07:33 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Olog-hai

I would expect UK-based propaganda organ such as the Beeb to do such since the UK is the leader in promoting anything that leads to the West into the abyss of death and destruction.


7 posted on 12/12/2013 11:19:51 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: circlecity

“That’s more than they would send to cover the second coming.”

Send? MSM would cover that up completely


8 posted on 12/12/2013 11:21:10 AM PST by varyouga
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To: Olog-hai

All that and I still haven’t seen a story about Cameron taking part in the Great Baraqqi Selfie Caper on the BBC’s website.

Must have been an oversight.


9 posted on 12/12/2013 11:22:33 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: GeronL

“BBC is inefficient because they are funded by taxes, and it is a non profit run by elite left liberals.

A friend, who used to be in the tv producing business told us to note how many extras BBC has on any show. A prime example are the Inspector Lewis shows with it seems like hundreds of extras contributing nothing to the show besides walking by the key people or the key people walking by them. Plus the usual sit down dinner for a mass of people in tuxes or suits being entertained by a symphony or choir, none of which add a thing to the show. Of course all of the unnecessary extras are union members.


10 posted on 12/12/2013 12:01:01 PM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare, It’s a Wonderful Lie! Obamaganda is failing 24/7! Soon Obamaganda will fail 24/365!)
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To: Grampa Dave

lol

I watch these Korean shows online with subtitles and there was this one time where we were counting the number of times we saw this particular extra walking by in the background, all wearing the same clothes, it was a lot.

They aren’t wasting money on extras


11 posted on 12/12/2013 12:09:13 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

Often, the number of extras and their extra total costs and plots to “star” those, who are not stars, kills some of our shows. Nero Wolfe became like a BBC production with all the extras and highlighting of non stars. So a halfway decent show priced itself out of the market.


12 posted on 12/12/2013 12:12:32 PM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare, It’s a Wonderful Lie! Obamaganda is failing 24/7! Soon Obamaganda will fail 24/365!)
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To: Grampa Dave

even PBS proved you can do TV with minimal sets and cast, ever see Masterpiece Theater?

heh


13 posted on 12/12/2013 12:16:04 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Colonel_Flagg; Jim Robinson
All that and I still haven’t seen a story about Cameron taking part in the Great Baraqqi Selfie Caper on the BBC’s website. "Must have been an oversight."

Here, you go, and I don't get union scale wages from BBC: I just make a monthly donation to FR.


14 posted on 12/12/2013 12:18:06 PM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare, It’s a Wonderful Lie! Obamaganda is failing 24/7! Soon Obamaganda will fail 24/365!)
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To: GeronL

“even PBS proved you can do TV with minimal sets and cast, ever see Masterpiece Theater?”

Some of the older Masterpiece Theater did that. Many of the ones now are like the Inspector Lewis montages, I noted.

Of course the biggest recent one using tons of extras is:
___________ Abbey. You can fill in the blank.


15 posted on 12/12/2013 12:20:35 PM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare, It’s a Wonderful Lie! Obamaganda is failing 24/7! Soon Obamaganda will fail 24/365!)
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To: Grampa Dave

_______ Abbey is a British Production isn’t it? ITV I think?

Broadcast rights have been purchased in 100 countries, that’ll cover a lot of the budget for ITV


16 posted on 12/12/2013 12:26:13 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: dfwgator
Might as well listen to Communist-era Radio Tirana.

Radio Yerevan is better

17 posted on 12/12/2013 12:33:07 PM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Why thank you! I will consider myself edified :)


18 posted on 12/12/2013 1:51:29 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: GeronL

“_______ Abbey is a British Production isn’t it? ITV I think?

Broadcast rights have been purchased in 100 countries, that’ll cover a lot of the budget for ITV”

I don’t the deep ins and outs.

All I know is our DVR is set to auto record any Masterpiece, and all of the above show up.


19 posted on 12/12/2013 1:54:56 PM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare, It’s a Wonderful Lie! Obamaganda is failing 24/7! Soon Obamaganda will fail 24/365!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

“Why thank you! I will consider myself edified :)”

Your edification was low cost and didn’t require several dozen union thugs as I stole it and reposted it.


20 posted on 12/12/2013 1:56:24 PM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare, It’s a Wonderful Lie! Obamaganda is failing 24/7! Soon Obamaganda will fail 24/365!)
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