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BBC bias towards pro-immigration: 'left-wing Corporation downplaying violence by Islamists'
DailyMail online (UK homepage) ^ | May 28, 2013 | ALASDAIR GLENNIE

Posted on 05/28/2013 6:19:05 PM PDT by Albion Wilde

The BBC gives too much weight to pro-immigration voices and ‘almost totally ignores’ the negative social impact of multiculturalism, a new study has claimed.

The corporation suffers from left wing ‘groupthink’ that prevents its journalists from challenging institutional bias and results in pro-immigration ‘propaganda’, according to the research published yesterday.

It was also accused of ‘downplaying’ violence by Islamists while being happy to criticise Christianity and report on the activities of other violent extremists.

The report, by independent think-tank The New Culture Forum, looked at coverage by BBC news and current affairs programmes since 1997.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bbc; bias; islamist; liberalmedia; mediabias; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; religiononpieces; unitedkingdom
Author of the study, Ed West, said the BBC bias was "often unintentional or provoked by ‘basic decency’ and a desire to protect the underdog."

Oh, those poor, misunderstood jihadist subway bombers, off-duty soldier slayers, airport bombers, honor killers, hate clerics....

1 posted on 05/28/2013 6:19:05 PM PDT by Albion Wilde
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To: 3D-JOY; abb; airborne; afraidfortherepublic; Alamo-Girl; AnAmericanMother; an amused spectator; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 05/28/2013 6:39:43 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: Albion Wilde

Yeah, you described the “underdogs” well. Many of those underdogs need to be put down like rabid dogs.


3 posted on 05/28/2013 6:46:36 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Albion Wilde
So in the interest of "decency" we're supposed to expose our jugulars to a pack of barbaric animals?!

I don't think so.

4 posted on 05/28/2013 6:48:49 PM PDT by South40
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To: Albion Wilde

BBC is too busy covering up their diddling of little boys, that they can’t cover important issues like they should.

Oldplayer


5 posted on 05/28/2013 7:08:33 PM PDT by oldplayer
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To: Albion Wilde

The study’s author, Ed West, concluded: ‘In its coverage of the topic of immigration, the BBC has given overwhelmingly greater weight to pro-migration voices, even though they represent a minority – even elitist – viewpoint.

And in its coverage of the economic arguments for and against immigration, it has devoted somewhat more space to pro-migration voices.

‘In terms of the social costs, the BBC has almost totally ignored certain areas. The more awkward a subject is for polite society to deal with, the less coverage the BBC gives it.’

He added: ‘It would be no exaggeration to say that a foreigner who subscribed only to the BBC might visit this country and be blissfully unaware of many of the social problems associated with immigration.’
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6 posted on 05/28/2013 7:28:51 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Albion Wilde

That’s really shocking! Left wing group think in the media? Nah.


7 posted on 05/28/2013 7:38:28 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Albion Wilde

The BBC doesn’t care about the underdog - they want cheap labor for their elites. Just like our elites want millions of 3rd world ‘underdogs’ to provide cheap labor.


8 posted on 05/28/2013 7:48:01 PM PDT by GOPJ (Swedes bring their cars..savages their flames..burning cars a metaphor. D. Greenfield)
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To: South40
What I think is remarkable is that the study was published at all!

Britain has gone so far down the path of Politically Correct appeasement, many of their neighborhood councils will not allow traditional Brits to fly the Union Jack or especially the English flag of St George, which contains the red cross on white, and is a "reminder of the Crusades." Some places of employment will not allow coffee mugs with the image of Winnie the Pooh on them, since pigs are 'unclean' to muslims, who are fully 40% of the population of London. You can see why they are afraid of a widespread outbreak of violence; but they have only their government's ludicrous post-Christian "be nice" ethos to blame, which is reflected in this expression, "common decency."

Trouble is, Islam defines decency differently; something the left-leaning Western governments, with all their educations advancement, have a very hard time grasping.

After this egregious, hideous murder of an off-duty soldier, there is maybe just a short window of opportunity for persons with common sense to speak the truth, and I was glad to see this report published.

9 posted on 05/28/2013 7:53:26 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Hi, hon! Miss seeing you!


10 posted on 05/28/2013 7:54:49 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: Albion Wilde

educations advancement = educational advancement


11 posted on 05/28/2013 7:56:11 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Albion Wilde.


12 posted on 05/28/2013 8:13:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Sort of like back in the forties when FDR would use the term allies in respect to the Soviet Union.


13 posted on 05/28/2013 8:47:53 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Albion Wilde

BBC needs to be privatized, people should not pay taxes to it.


14 posted on 05/28/2013 8:54:53 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GOPJ

BBC doesn’t care about labor being cheap, I think they’d rather no one had to work at all.


15 posted on 05/28/2013 8:56:36 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Albion Wilde

Thanks for the ping!


16 posted on 05/28/2013 9:04:40 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Albion Wilde

Our cousins .... as Orwell put it, as soon as they became aware of a foreign race, they invented an insulting nickname for them.
We went from ‘colonists’ to ‘Yankee doodles.’
And once their Morlocks learn to swear at them in their own language (Kipling?), we’ll see the real mettle of the BBC Eloi.
And for that matter, maybe in this country.


17 posted on 05/28/2013 9:21:47 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Some of the incidents you refer to are true (sadly), some are stories that turned out to be nonsense.


18 posted on 05/29/2013 3:59:58 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Albion Wilde

Let the Car-B-Quing commence. I doubt that the Scots or the Welsh or Irish will go along with the befuddled English.


19 posted on 05/29/2013 4:23:05 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (01-21-13, Obama declares war on The Constitution of the United States)
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To: the scotsman
Some of the incidents you refer to are true (sadly), some are stories that turned out to be nonsense.

Dear Mr. Self-Appointed UK expert:
Speaking as a writer and editor whose work has been checked by panels of experts for my entire 40 years in publishing, I read of those incidents in reputable UK publications, some within the past week in discussions of the slain soldier.

Go play a wee round of golf.

20 posted on 05/29/2013 8:00:50 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: Albion Wilde

Hold on, why the unpleasantness?.

I am just pointing out some of the stories are true and some arent. Sheesh.


21 posted on 05/29/2013 8:02:40 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

Run along, now.


22 posted on 05/29/2013 8:04:28 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: Marine_Uncle
Sort of like back in the forties when FDR would use the term allies in respect to the Soviet Union.

Or the Oughts, when we heard a lot about "a religion of peace."

Western governments just aren't getting it.

23 posted on 05/29/2013 8:22:29 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: tumblindice
as Orwell put it, as soon as they became aware of a foreign race, they invented an insulting nickname for them. We went from ‘colonists’ to ‘Yankee doodles.’ And once their Morlocks learn to swear at them in their own language (Kipling?), we’ll see the real mettle of the BBC Eloi.

LOL! I get the Time Machine references; but do not recognize and could not find the "swear" quote anywhere online.

24 posted on 05/29/2013 8:36:30 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: Albion Wilde

‘Dear Mr. Self-Appointed UK expert:
Speaking as a writer and editor whose work has been checked by panels of experts for my entire 40 years in publishing’

Well, they do say Americans dont do irony.


25 posted on 05/29/2013 9:09:57 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Albion Wilde

Yes, I am a self-appointed UK expert, because I am actually British. Unlike almost everybody here. Including you.


26 posted on 05/29/2013 9:11:25 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Albion Wilde

Which reputable publications?.

Remember, any answer that includes The Sun, The Daily Mirror or The Daily Mail will be rejected.


27 posted on 05/29/2013 9:13:09 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Albion Wilde

Britain is none of your concern. Run along, foreigner.


28 posted on 05/29/2013 9:13:37 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

Imitation: the sincerest form of flattery.

Your “keyboard courage” knows nothing about what is my concern. Clearly, you do not know me.

Nor do you own the UK; and you are not the clearinghouse for anything about the UK posted on FR. If you want to be useful on a news forum, provide meaningful citations with links. Otherwise, you’re just picking nits to get attention.


29 posted on 05/29/2013 9:21:55 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: Albion Wilde

Or the laziest.

No, and you dont know me either. Or for that matter the British people and land.

Never claimed to. Not a clearinghouse, but as one of the few ACTUAL British people here, I will step forward to give my opinion or to correct falsehoods about what is after all MY country.


30 posted on 05/29/2013 9:25:52 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman
...as one of the few ACTUAL British people here...

Prove it.

31 posted on 05/29/2013 9:34:19 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: Albion Wilde
HOLD ON...gotta go make some fresh coffee for this...

;>D

32 posted on 05/29/2013 11:32:24 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Albion Wilde
RE: "Western governments just aren't getting it."

It is all by careful design.
33 posted on 05/29/2013 11:56:33 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Albion Wilde

It is well known here that I am Scottish, I live in Ayr, Ayrshire. I was born in Kilmarnock in 1970, and have lived in Ayrshire almost all my life. Educated at Glasgow University and spent seven years as a ‘Territorial Army’ Para (Paratroop Reserve) based in Glasgow. Mum from Glasgow, Dad from a wee seaside town called Saltcoats.

All the above I have mentioned to interested Freepers during discussions on Scotland and Scottish ancestry here on FR.

I believe I may be the only regular Scottish freeper (actually MadMitch is Scots), but there are other British freepers such as Vanders9 and Winniesboy.


34 posted on 05/29/2013 1:12:26 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

Online claims carry no weight whatsoever. I’ve proved my point that you cannot prove who you are simply by saying so; nor can you see through your keyboard into the lives of others who may have deep and lifelong involvements in the Isles, purely UK bloodlines, or simply an avid interest. Many freepers have family members there or have lived or worked in the UK, which, btw, comprises much more than Scotland. Surely there is room here on FR for other Brits and American Europhiles without having to endure chauvinist nitpicking by one who, this being the cybersphere, can only claim to have been born there. We might start to believe it online when you start to exhibit some — oh, dear, what do they call it? Breeding.


35 posted on 05/29/2013 3:00:03 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: Albion Wilde

I’ll exhibit when you do, dearie.


36 posted on 05/29/2013 3:56:29 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Albion Wilde

Correct.

None of us knows (because sensibly we keep real personal details to a minimum) exactly who everyone else on here is. However, we all chat and post to each other with respect and take what people tell about themselves at face value.

How do you know I am Scottish?. You dont, but I have stated since day one here that I am and have given a lot of information of where I live, work, studied, and of Scotland and the UK generally, if I am not a Scot, then I am one hell of an actor. Ditto for Vanders9 and Winniesboy. If they arent English, we three are the best actors since Olivier, Gielgud and Burton.

How do I know you are American?. I dont, but based on your posts, I accept at face value you are. And not being of the US didnt cross my mind.

As to the lives of others, I love that people here have a love and respect for the UK, and I always try to help them with that. However, ultimately they are not British, just as I am not American, and I reserve the right as a Scot/Brit to pass an opinion on what is after all my country. And to correct any errors/myths/fallacies about the UK. Just as you and anyone here can do so if I pass comment/put forth inaccurate information on the USA.

Its isnt ‘chauvinist nitpicking’ to either stand up for your own country in an argument or correct a falsehood about your country.

Have I denied you an opinion on the UK?. Have I ever denied anyone an opinion on the UK?. No. Never. ALL I have ever done is tell people that a fact or facts they have written about the UK are wrong, if incorrect, and that I can assure them they are wrong because I live in the UK, am British, and know from personal experience that said fact is incorrect. Just as any American has the right to do to me if I post a ‘fact’ that isnt true.

Anyone familiar with me here knows that when I correct someone about the UK, I always give them as much of the correct information as possible.


37 posted on 05/29/2013 4:15:57 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Albion Wilde

Why the attitude towards me in the last 24hrs?.

You have been rude and very aggressive towards me in the last 24hrs, for what I dont know. As I wasnt rude or aggressive towards you or anyone in this thread. We have posted and replied to each other before, so I am a bit mystified as to why I seem to have ‘got your goat’.


38 posted on 05/29/2013 4:18:21 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman
You have been rude and very aggressive towards me in the last 24hrs, for what I dont know.... I am a bit mystified as to why I seem to have ‘got your goat’.

In the week in which Lee Rigby was slaughtered, the London press gave airtime to a despicable hate imam who excused the slaughter of that young man by justifying jihad and denouncing the UK government.

Fortunately, in the same week, a study was published exposing the pro-muslim, anti-WesternCiv bias of the BBC, the major UK news outlet, for which Brits must pay an involuntary tax.

You made one of your typical snarks to say "some" of the examples of islam appeasement I gave in my comments -- of Londoners being ordered not to fly their Union Jack or St George flags at their homes or have Piglet wares in their workplaces -- were "nonsense." (And let me further add here that soldiers in London are not allowed to wear their uniforms off-base except on official business, for the same cultural-suicidal reason.)

You could have picked a more neutral word, like "unproven"; you could have diplomatically asked, "Can you link to that?" But nooooo: no matter how irrelevant to the main article, which affects whole nations and by extension, the world economy, your point was your superior knowledge, by virtue of your having been born in one of the Celtic regions, of any news bearing even tangentially on Scotland -- which, by the way, has about as much to do with the neighborhoods of London as Nova Scotia has to do with the neighborhoods of Washington, DC.

So all your backpedaling here has not impressed me that you have learned a thing.

You could rejoice that the truth was told about media bias on BBC.

You could have mourned the contribution of the BBC and UK media's pro-muslim bias to the death of a young father.

But no.

Here's what I've learned: you say you're Scottish.



"Have I denied you an opinion on the UK?. "

Why, yes, you have, in post 28.


when I correct someone about the UK, I always give them as much of the correct information as possible.

Scrolling back, I don't see a thing but your pompous admission that you do not "exchange information", or "add citations", you "correct someone." As we say in South Philadelphia, "Who died and made you God?"

39 posted on 05/29/2013 6:06:57 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: Albion Wilde

‘You made one of your typical snarks to say “some” of the examples of islam appeasement I gave in my comments — of Londoners being ordered not to fly their Union Jack or St George flags at their homes or have Piglet wares in their workplaces — were “nonsense.” (And let me further add here that soldiers in London are not allowed to wear their uniforms off-base except on official business, for the same cultural-suicidal reason.)’

Firstly, thats a comment on piss-poor tabloid stories and tabloid journalism, not an attack on you. You have taken the comment FAR too personally.

Secondly, the uniform advice not order was ripped up within hrs by Cameron. In fact I posted a new thread about it straight away to inform Freepers.

‘Why, yes, you have, in post 28.’
Sarcastic retort to your post, nothing more.

‘As we say in South Philadelphia, “Who died and made you God?”’
As we say in South Ayrshire, ‘what bug crawled up your arse and died?.’.


40 posted on 05/29/2013 6:32:32 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman; Albion Wilde

The Daily Mail has great articles about the US and other places, more info than in most MSM press.

If the Daily Mail actually posts nonsense, I’d like some evidence such as other articles that prove it wrong; rather than just someones’ “I say it’s so, so it’s so”.

Somehow that assertion carries no weight.


41 posted on 05/29/2013 9:46:28 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

The DM DOES carry great articles, almost usually on history, I post them here myself.

They are however notorious for ‘everyday’ stories on politically correct incidents or issues they focus heavily on like immigration or the NHS, their stories usually tend to end up complete nonsense picked up from rumour or more often that not an unnecessary exaggeration of the truth in order to enblazon the story with an OTT catchy headline. The DM is also famous for losing libel cases left, right and centre.

The DM is a readable and at times fine paper, you just have to be wary at times, esp where certain issues are concerned.

I am sure other British freepers will say the same.


42 posted on 05/30/2013 3:24:29 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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