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Shamed BBC could lose prestigious TV award over ‘faked footage of child labour'
dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 17 2011 | Paul Revoir

Posted on 06/21/2011 12:43:33 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

The BBC could be forced to hand back a prestigious award it won for the controversial Primark Panorama expose, after footage in the show of child labour in India was revealed to be fake.

The corporation won the Current Affairs Home Prize at the Royal Television Society awards for its show Primark: On The Rack, which was broadcast in June 2008.

However there is speculation that they could lose the award, following the findings of the BBC Trust's investigation into the show, highlighting 'serious editorial failings' and saying footage used of three young boys in a workshop in Bangalore was 'not authentic'.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bbc; liberalmedia; msm

1 posted on 06/21/2011 12:43:38 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The BBC often passes on as if they’re real fake photos put out by the Palestinian Authority. So-called intelligentsia don’t have a problem with those forgeries masquerading as news.


2 posted on 06/21/2011 12:49:39 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now (From 1963 Congressional Record http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm)
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

Also, their own deep pockets invested into green technology/carbon credits explaining their unabashed reporting on AGW.....however incorrect.

They’ve slid down to punk reporting.....with a stiff upper lip, of course.


3 posted on 06/21/2011 1:03:53 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Liberal media creates the news.


4 posted on 06/21/2011 1:12:08 AM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama for among other things , violating the War Powers Act.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The BBC should stick to what it does best: Blood libels.
5 posted on 06/21/2011 1:12:23 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Fake but accurate.”


6 posted on 06/21/2011 1:18:12 AM PDT by UncleHambone ("Laughter is America's most important export." - Walt Disney)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

And there are people right here on FRee Republic that believe the BBC is a legitimate “news” organization.


7 posted on 06/21/2011 1:27:31 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

It’s crazy BBC has to be told not to show or sell the program and to give back the “award”.


8 posted on 06/21/2011 2:06:47 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I trust the BBC as I trust the AP 0%.


9 posted on 06/21/2011 2:18:59 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Maybe someone from the UK can enlighten me, but I was under the impression that the BBC is the only TV network that is allowed to legally operate in the UK, so by definition, even if it produces the “worst” shows it would be the only eligible recipient for any potential TV industry awards there. Is this not correct?


10 posted on 06/21/2011 2:25:52 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: abb

Even ICTY judges forced the prosecutors in the Hague to stop using BBC reports as “evidence” because the court translators pointed out that BBC “translations” were faked.

They won a lot of awards for how they covered the Balkans, though.


11 posted on 06/21/2011 3:22:20 AM PDT by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: pnh102

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_stations_in_the_United_Kingdom

Quite a number of stations available.

Once upon a time residents used to pay a licence fee for TV -per house - which was given to BBC exclusively; that may still be the case. The wiki article seems to show the BBC and other ‘free’ stations - in addition to cable access pay channels.


12 posted on 06/21/2011 3:22:43 AM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: Berlin_Freeper

A government sponsored news outlet showing lies?!?!

SHOCKING!!!

Thank God it cannot happen here.


13 posted on 06/21/2011 3:28:04 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

What is probably less likely to happen here is someone calling them on it. The Brits always had a healthy sense of skepticism and intellectually honesty. Climategate was the result of getting mixed up with American academics.


14 posted on 06/21/2011 4:07:17 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

BBC...as real as professional wrestling but without the entertainment factor!


15 posted on 06/21/2011 4:09:14 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change
BBC...as real as professional wrestling but without the entertainment factor!

Dude... that is insulting to professional wrestling!

16 posted on 06/21/2011 4:10:52 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102
A Guide to British Television: Terrestrial Channels

Also mentions the Boob tube tax Brits pay. Color TV costs more to watch :)

17 posted on 06/21/2011 4:38:23 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Berlin_Freeper

When you know you’re right, you don’t have to tell the truth.


18 posted on 06/21/2011 5:04:33 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: pnh102

No, that’s not correct. The BBC does not have a monopoly.


19 posted on 06/21/2011 6:15:22 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: sodpoodle

The TV (and radio) licence fee is still in force, and is still given exclusively to the BBC. They have, however, become considerably more commercially “savvy” in recent years. They have their own record label and publishing imprint, both of which make healthy profits, and they have become very adept at selling their products to other nations as well. In the US the top sellers are “Top Gear”, “Doctor Who” and “Antiques Roadshow”.


20 posted on 06/21/2011 6:30:51 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9

In view of satellite technology and BBC’s ability to make a profit; that ‘licence fee’ monopoly is corrupt in so many ways....not least of which is the ‘Big Brother’ house compliance monitoring.

A good conservative PM should make its elimination a top priority.


21 posted on 06/21/2011 6:36:45 AM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

“The BBC often passes on as if they’re real fake photos put out by the Palestinian Authority. So-called intelligentsia don’t have a problem with those forgeries masquerading as news.”

PaliSimians are a ‘protected class’, remember?


22 posted on 06/21/2011 6:50:08 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: sodpoodle

I think you misunderstood what I said. The BBC turns a modest profit from its record label and publishing imprint, and it does make an increasing amount of money from successful sales of its products abroad, but the amounts involved in no way cover the cost of its operations. The BBC is an immense organisation - it is easily the biggest broadcaster in the world, in terms of audience, market share, number of employees, number of programs made etc etc.


23 posted on 06/21/2011 8:44:28 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: GladesGuru

“The BBC often passes on as if they’re real, fake photos put out by the Palestinian Authority. So-called intelligentsia don’t have a problem with those forgeries masquerading as news.”

“PaliSimians are a ‘protected class’, remember?”

Oh, oh, that’s the explanation: Muslim Palestinian lies and forged pictures about Israel are acceptable to the media because lying and falsifying are part of their “culture”?

Islam requires lies when dealing with non-Muslims. The two big categories of these required lies when interacting with non-Muslims are takiyya and kitman.

The Marxist Left, in its campaign to destroy the West, invented a facade term to masquerade, explain and excuse all matter of crime and perversity and called it “multiculturalism.” Its catch-all buzz word synonym, “diversity,” has equally become s sacred cow term kept well fed by the Leftist media and academe.


24 posted on 06/21/2011 8:47:52 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now (From 1963 Congressional Record http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm)
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To: Vanders9

Nevertheless, BBC is in the business of selling a product while being subsidized by substantial & mandatory fees.

If the product is so superior, it should be participating in the market place with its competitors; competitors who pay taxes, provide jobs (for more taxpayers) and do not have the advantage of BBC’s privileged status.

BBC’s financing originated in 1922 - that day has long since passed.

http://ketupa.net/bbc.htm
In 2004 there were 24.5m licences in force, with estimates that around 5% of UK sets were unlicensed. The annual fee for a colour tv licence was £126.50 per household (half-price for those who are registered as blind), with a licence for a monochrome receiver costing £42.

THAT’S A LOT OF REVENUE & ONE REASON TO KEEP THE LICENSING SCAM IN PLACE.


25 posted on 06/21/2011 10:40:31 AM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Just a bump in the road for the lefties - nothing this small will derail their agenda.


26 posted on 06/21/2011 11:12:35 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: sodpoodle
Nevertheless, BBC is in the business of selling a product while being subsidized by substantial & mandatory fees.

The BBC is a public service organisation that supplements its income by selling its products.

If the product is so superior, it should be participating in the market place with its competitors; competitors who pay taxes, provide jobs (for more taxpayers) and do not have the advantage of BBC’s privileged status.

The product is participating in the market place. It sells doesnt it? If it was no good other countries wouldn't buy it. And what makes you think the BBC doesn't provide jobs? Increasingly these days it subcontracts work out to independent producers.

BBC’s financing originated in 1922 - that day has long since passed.

I thought the licence fee dated to immediately after WW2?

In 2004 there were 24.5m licences in force, with estimates that around 5% of UK sets were unlicensed. The annual fee for a colour tv licence was £126.50 per household (half-price for those who are registered as blind), with a licence for a monochrome receiver costing £42.

THAT’S A LOT OF REVENUE & ONE REASON TO KEEP THE LICENSING SCAM IN PLACE.

Well, at least the Beeb doesn't pretend to be free.

27 posted on 06/22/2011 12:37:20 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9

License fees to receive ‘signals’ is the income source that allows BBC to operate.

The ‘product’ is programming and producing entertainment shows, not selling T-shirts and tote bags.

PBS on steroids. When the government controls the product the government controls the consumer.

Your spelling suggests that perhaps you are employed by the BBC ORGANISATION!!!


28 posted on 06/22/2011 4:00:10 AM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: sodpoodle
License fees to receive ‘signals’ is the income source that allows BBC to operate.

True. Essentially.

The ‘product’ is programming and producing entertainment shows, not selling T-shirts and tote bags.

I know. I said that.

PBS on steroids. When the government controls the product the government controls the consumer.

I prefer to think of PBS as "BBC-lite". The Government does NOT control it.

Your spelling suggests that perhaps you are employed by the BBC ORGANISATION!!!

I am not employed by the BBC. I am one of the owners of it though.

29 posted on 06/23/2011 12:35:55 AM PDT by Vanders9
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