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The biased BBC... marching alongside their anti-cut allies [London riots]
Daily Mail UK ^ | March 27, 2011 | Peter Hitchens

Posted on 03/27/2011 2:57:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

…. So what are their policies? Where do they get their funds? Are they linked to any political organisation? No idea. Nobody asked. Ms Adams then asked the mysterious Lucy: ‘So what’s to stop hooligans or hardline protesters who really have no care for your cause joining in and making this something that it shouldn’t really be?’

Lucy completely failed to answer this question (and it was not pressed)...


The [BBC] report concluded with some editorialising about undercover policing: ‘It must be necessary, proportional and lawful, and that’s something that many activists would seriously question.’ No doubt activists would question it, and others too. But by ending her account in this way, the reporter appeared to endorse this view. That is not her job. The [BBC]Corporation went back into action yesterday, on the Radio 4 Today programme.

The atmosphere of much of its coverage was what might have been found in a Left-wing London household as Granny got out her old Aldermaston marching shoes, the head of the household dusted off his anti-Thatcher placards and the children dressed excitedly for their first demo.


There was nobody present to say: ‘Actually, I don’t support this demonstration.’ The whole programme seemed to have identified with the event. Mr Webb said: ‘I remember my mum used to go on CND marches.’

Mr Webb’s Ban-the-Bomb mum wouldn’t have had any complaints about the BBC’s coverage of yesterday’s events. But millions of people who pay heavy taxes on small incomes to keep the public sector afloat, and who also finance the [BBC] Corporation, have much to complain about. Will anybody ever listen?.............

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: bbc; communists; london; usstatedept
Obama's listening!

While outraged British taxpayers are cutting the BBC's budget, the Obama Administration has stepped forward [bleeding blood from a turnip] using American taxpayer money to subsidize a foreign tax-funded monopoly of international socialist propaganda called the BBC.

2011: BBC World Service to sign funding deal with US state department [excerpt] “…..It is understood the US government has decided the reach of the World Service is such that it makes investment worthwhile.

The US government money comes as the World Service faces a 16% cut in its annual grant from the Foreign Office – a £46m reduction in its £236.7m budget over three years that will lead to about 650 job cuts. The money will be channelled through the World Service's charitable arm, the World Service Trust….” [end excerpt]


2009: BBC chiefs 'rack up biggest pensions ever seen in public sector' [excerpt] BBC spends £150,000 on executive's send-off party

The BBC was under fire last night after experts claimed that five of the ten biggest pensions in the entire public sector belong to its executives.

Two of the Corporation's bosses top the list with retirement pots valued at more than £14million combined.

Deputy director general Mark Byford, 51, will receive a pension of at least £229,500 a year from a total pot with a market value of nearly £7.7million, according to calculations by financial analysts. [end excerpt]

2010: BBC ordered to accept six-year freeze in licence fee [excerpt] The Corporation will now have to pay for the BBC World Service rather than relying on taxpayer-funded Foreign Office hand-outs.

George Osborne, the Chancellor, has also extracted a commitment from the BBC to spend less on its website. The Coalition will claim that it has finally forced the BBC to accept some responsibility to tighten its belt at a time of national austerity.... [end excerpt]

BBC Persia as in IRAN.

BBC. The British Broadcasting Corporation is funded by UK taxpayers and now by U.S. taxpayers.

I guess it isn't enough that we're helping al-Qaeda fighters in Libya, or that we've allowed our enemies to raid arsenals in Libya strengthening the Islamic Maghreb army that our military will have to face in the future, oh no, now we're forced to pay the BBC to spread anti-capitalist, anti-U.S. propaganda so more radicals around the world will be taught to despise America.

1 posted on 03/27/2011 2:58:05 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The British Babble Corporation is England’s version of our Communist News Network.

2 posted on 03/27/2011 3:13:52 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

It’s NPR squared.

3 posted on 03/27/2011 3:36:17 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

American version of the New York Slimes....nuff’ said. =.=

4 posted on 03/27/2011 3:52:44 AM PDT by cranked
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To: All
London: 'March for the Alternative'? WHAT alternative?

London: Look familiar?

-- Wisconsin

Yesterday in LA:

Thousands attend downtown L.A. labor rally [excerpt] Police estimate 5,000 to 8,000 teachers, nurses, Teamsters, electricians, actors and others marched to support their peers in Wisconsin and oppose any similar organized-labor restrictions in California. [end excerpt]

March 26, 2011: Thousands march in downtown LA to support union workers [excerpt] ....Other protests broke out in Target, McDonald's and at the offices of billionaires David and Charles Koch, politically influential brothers known for being the biggest donors to Republicans. ..."This is not about money," said Mahlon Mitchell, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin. "This is about an attack on me.

"This is about an attack on you. This is an emergency we have in Wisconsin and across the U.S."

"This is about an attack on the middle class," said Mitchell, citing $900 million in cuts to Wisconsin schools. "An injury to one is an injury to all.

"We need to reclaim our moral outrage ... because we are in the battle of a lifetime." [end excerpt]

5 posted on 03/27/2011 3:55:31 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: cranked
nuff’ said. =.=

It's MORE! It's paid for with public funds!

Now U.S. taxpayers are required to pick up the tab because UK taxpayers are cutting their budget!


6 posted on 03/27/2011 3:59:00 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is what happens when you create a populace dependent on the government for their livelihoods, for their very existence instead of teaching people to be self sufficient, to be independent, to have pride in themselves, instead of making them slaves to government under socialist and communist policies.

7 posted on 03/27/2011 4:08:09 AM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“It’s NPR squared.”

Very good ;)
You really beat me on the analogy.

8 posted on 03/27/2011 4:09:48 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: scorchedearther


9 posted on 03/27/2011 5:06:31 AM PDT by buffyt (Abortion is the ultimate CHILD ABUSE!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The government steals money at the point of a gun from productive people.
Then it gives some of the money as bribes to unproductive people.
And spends some of the money on propaganda, telling people how moral and right this whole operation is.

And what can the productive people do? They have no voice. They have no friends in government.

At some point, this unbalanced, unfair social construct is going to collapse into overt violence. I see no other way.

10 posted on 03/27/2011 5:20:13 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Brits subsidize the BBC with annual TV licenses costing about $240 for each color set and $80 per B&W set. In 2009-2010 those license fees amounted to nearly $4.8 billion.

11 posted on 03/27/2011 9:07:45 AM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: The Great RJ
....In 2009-2010 those license fees amounted to nearly $4.8 billion.

Thank you TG RJ!

12 posted on 03/27/2011 11:20:28 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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