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  • BBC/Weinstein Co ‘War And Peace’ Mini Adds Gillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent

    02/24/2015 10:05:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 24, 2015 | Nancy Tartaglione
    Principal photography has started on the six-part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic War And Peace which is being made by BBC Cymru Wales in partnership with The Weinstein Company and BBC Worldwide/Lookout Point. Paul Dano, Lily James and James Norton are already aboard to star, with new additions to the cast including Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson, Brian Cox and Ken Stott. The epic drama is written by House Of Cards and Bridget Jones‘ Andrew Davies. Anderson was nominated for a Golden Globe for her turn in his 2007 adaptation of Dickens’ Bleak House.
  • Ofcom to probe Channel 4's UKIP drama

    02/24/2015 2:38:58 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 23 February 2015 | bbc
    ...The Telegraph called it "fatally flawed", saying it stereotyped UKIP supporters as "an army of bald-headed, beer-swilling thugs".
  • Channel 4 slammed over UKIP 'hatchet job'

    02/16/2015 8:30:53 PM PST · by WeatherGuy · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 16 February 2015 | Tom McTague
    Channel 4 was last night accused of anti-democratic ´fear-mongering´ for airing a controversial drama about what life would be like with Nigel Farage as Prime Minister. UKIP: The First Hundreds Days painted a highly-critical vision of Britain under UKIP rule, including a country divided by race riots, mass unemployment and a crashing economy. Channel 4 said it ordered the drama - which lampooned UKIP, its leaders and its supporters - as a way of engaging people in politics in the run-up to the May General Election.
  • Nazism Was Not Christian and Galloway Is Ignorant or Lying

    02/07/2015 10:21:02 AM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 24 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 7 February 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    Two days ago's Question Time on BBC1 was one of the worst I've ever seen, beating its own record of mendacious and appalling programmes. The panellist George Galloway described fascism as a "Christian phenomenon", whereas it's a well-established historical fact that Nazism was neo-pagan, tried to destroy Christianity in Germany and persecuted Christian clergy and churches. The very symbol of the SS, the SS bolts or Runic "SS" (), consisted of runes, signs popular in Germanic neopaganism. Nazism wanted to replace Christianity with a "völkisch" (folkish or racial) cult, a moral doctrine derived from the pre-Christian, pagan Germanic heritage....
  • Peter Greste: Al-Jazeera journalist 'freed by Egypt'

    02/01/2015 7:04:49 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    bbc ^ | 2-1-2015
    Egypt's top court had in January ordered a retrial of the three men. But an Egyptian official told Agence France-Presse news agency on Sunday: "There is a presidential decision to deport Peter Greste to Australia." Another official told Associated Press the release had been co-ordinated with the Australian embassy in Cairo. The BBC's Orla Guerin in Cairo says Egyptian law requires those deported under these circumstances to either finish their sentence in their home country or be put on trial again there, and it is unclear whether the Australian authorities have agreed to that. Al-Jazeera has demanded the release of...
  • Kraftwerk: The BBC Documentary [VIDEO]

    02/01/2015 9:03:59 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 29 replies
    A Journal of Musical Things ^ | February 1, 2015 | Alan Cross
    Got an hour? Then spend it watching this BBC Four doc on one of the most influential bands of all time.
  • UK Anchor Tells Chief Rabbi Israel to Blame for Anti-Semitism

    01/28/2015 4:59:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 1/28/2015, 9:15 AM | Ari Yashar
    British media has long been accused of a strong anti-Israel bias, and even generating anti-Semitism. Those claims have surfaced once again when during an interview with UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis for International Holocaust Memorial Day on Tuesday, a TV anchor with Sky News went as far as to suggest that Israel “fuels anti-Semitism.” The anchor, Adam Boulton, began by asking whether the fact that “people revisit this issue” of anti-Semitism is “because of Israel.” In response, the rabbi explained that anti-Semitism far pre-dates the establishment of the renascent Jewish state, and in fact can be observed from the beginning...
  • BBC Accused of ‘Race-Baiting’ over Galloway Golders Green Invite

    01/27/2015 11:15:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 1/27/2015, 7:37 PM | Ari Soffer
    The BBC has been accused of “race-baiting” for inviting radical anti-Israel MP George Galloway to appear at a high-profile show hosted in Finchley and Golders Green, which is home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the UK. “Question Time” sees commentators and political figures take part in a panel discussion on hot political topics, as well as fielding questions from members of the audience. Each episode is filmed in different locations around the country to allow different communities to take part. But the decision to invite Galloway of all people to the upcoming showing—which will be based in...
  • Snowden’s GCHQ journalists’ intercept threat revelation: How I became a risk ...Benghazi FOIAs

    01/26/2015 6:14:35 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 5 replies
    In the latest Edward Snowden surveillance document release, as The Guardian’s James Ball reported, the NSA’s British partner, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), was exposed for capturing journalists’ emails from top international media, including from theWashington Post, New York Times, Le Monde, Reuters, BBC, NBC, and The Guardian. In addition, a UK intelligence document showed that a GCHQ information security assessment listed “investigative journalists” as a threat in a hierarchy alongside terrorists or hackers. “One restricted document” warned that “journalists and reporters representing all types of news media represent a potential threat to security.” “Of specific concern are ‘investigative journalists’...
  • Calls for BBC reporter to resign after he told daughter of Holocaust survivors in Paris...

    01/12/2015 8:17:29 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Monday, January 12, 2015 | Lucy Crossley
    A BBC reporter has faced calls to resign after he told the daughter of Holocaust survivors in Paris: 'Palestinians suffer hugely at Jewish hands as well'.  Journalist Tim Willcox sparked anger during his coverage of yesterday's rally in Paris, held in memory of the 17 victims of last week's terror attacks, including four Jewish people in a siege at a Kosher supermarket. During a live report from the streets of Paris, Willcox was speaking to a number of participants in the march, including one woman who expressed her fears that Jews were being persecuted, and 'the situation is going back...
  • France attacks: Latest updates BBC News coverage of Paris terror operation Live link

    01/09/2015 9:04:28 AM PST · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    Live Reporting By Stephen Robb, Kerry Alexandra, Julia Macfarlane and Sarah Fowler Get Involved All times stated are UK Recent live reporting posts Posted at 17:04 It is still unclear how many hostages were held inside the Paris supermarket but multiple sources are now saying around 10 people were seen running from the building during the police operation to free them. Posted at 17:04 Le Monde reports that the hostage-taker killed in the kosher supermarket in Paris is Amedy Coulibaldy, who was wanted by police over the shootings in Montrouge on Thursday.
  • BBC TV Chief 'Deeply Troubled' by UK Anti-Semitism

    12/23/2014 4:50:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    inn ^ | 12/23/14 | Elad Benari
    Danny Cohen, the BBC’s director of television, said this week that he was deeply troubled by the anti-Semitism in Europe in general, and in Britain in particular. Speaking at a conference in Jerusalem, where he was interviewed by Channel 2 News anchor Yonit Levi, Cohen said, “I’ve never felt so uncomfortable being a Jew in the UK as I’ve felt in the last 12 months. And it’s made me think about, you know, is it our long-term home, actually.”
  • BBC theme park deal could bring Doctor Who and Top Gear rides to new Ł2billion Paramount attraction

    12/10/2014 8:28:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 10, 2014 | Claire Carter
    Top Gear, In the Night Garden and Doctor Who could all feature in a new Ł2billion theme park alongside characters from Star Trek and Mission: Impossible. The BBC has signed a deal to allow some of its programmes to feature in the new multi-billion pound resort in Kent. Plans are still being drafted for how the theme park will work, but BBC shows and characters could feature in specific lands, games and rides at the London Paramount Entertainment Resort.
  • BBC TV's Ballykissangel: Did this stir up any controversy?

    11/19/2014 2:33:15 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 7 replies
    IMDB ^ | 11/19/2014 | Vanity
    I've been binge watching an ITV series on Amazon Prime. It ran from 1996-2001. Storyline Peter Clifford, a young Catholic priest from Manchester, is transferred to the village of Ballykissangel, Ireland, and is taken by the dry-humored publican Assumpta Fitzgerald who has almost the exact opposite of his good nature and dislikes the organized church. He has to deal with occasional battles against his hateful superior, Father MacAnally, and the day-to-day problems of the people:
  • Life Story with David Attenborough

    10/20/2014 6:36:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/20/2014 | BBC News
    Sir David Attenborough's new series Life Story tells the remarkable and often perilous story of the journey through life. Every animal on earth is in pursuit of nature's greatest prize - the continuation of its own bloodline through its offspring. The odds may be stacked against any individual succeeding, but each is born with a relentless instinct to overcome the odds. An animal must triumph again and again, over every challenge, if its life is to culminate in success. Life Story captures stories and unique behaviour from around the globe, from Australia and South East Asia to Africa and the...
  • BBC to adapt John Le Carre's The Night Manager

    10/18/2014 11:50:33 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | October 7, 2014
    The BBC is adapting John le Carre's novel The Night Manager for a new six-part series. The book, published in 1993, is about a former British soldier who ends up going undercover as part of a sting against a black market weapons dealer. Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston are set to star, according to the Hollywood Reporter, but the BBC said that was just speculation. US networks are also looking to pick up the series, the magazine reported.
  • Suspended between life and death

    09/29/2014 2:29:15 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/13/2014 | Claudia Hammond
    When Ariel Sharon died in January this year, eight years after a stroke, he'd survived for longer than would probably be expected had he lived elsewhere in the world. Since 2005 it's been illegal in Israel to turn off ventilators when a person is dying or has no hope of recovery. The result is that large numbers of patients spend years on life support, many of them unconscious... In most countries a ward like this would not exist, and doctors and families in discussion together, might have made the decision to turn off Schmail's ventilator to allow him to die....
  • Media Are Vectors of Atheist Propaganda

    09/26/2014 2:50:56 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 6 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 23 September 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The atheism that is currently prevailing in Western Europe has not been a naturally occurring development in the mind of large numbers of people. It's not, as individuals like Richard Dawkins and the 19th-century French positivist sociologist Auguste Comte would have you believe, an effect of the progress of science. In fact, scientific progress points exactly in the opposite direction. The more we know about the universe, life and consciousness, the more we realise that the probability of all these extremely complex natural intricacies and perfectly accurate mechanisms have no chance of having happened by chance. No, present common...
  • Ukraine crisis: BBC finds Russian aid trucks 'almost empty'

    08/15/2014 10:58:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    BBC News ^ | 08/15/2014
    A convoy of Russian trucks carrying aid for eastern Ukraine has been opened up to journalists at the border. The Ukrainian government had insisted that inspectors checked the trucks' cargo, amid fears that they could be carrying military supplies for the rebels - an accusation Russia has rejected. The BBC's Steve Rosenberg noted that many of the trucks were "almost empty".
  • BBC Upsets Muslim Staff By Roasting a Hog..Right Under the Windows of Arabic TV Service

    08/06/2014 9:07:23 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 23 replies
    RightWing News ^ | 4AUG2014 | Duane Lester
    An honest mistake. Could have happened to anyone: " The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has angered Muslim staff by hosting a hog roast to celebrate the Commonwealth Games beneath the windows of its Arabic TV service. The Sun on Sunday reports that a whole pig was spit-roasted in the courtyard of New Broadcasting House in London, with the smell of pork drifting up through the windows of the mainly Muslim office. Workers described their “horror” at spotting the pig on their lunch break. Islam forbids its followers from eating pork as pigs are considered “unclean” animals. The hog roast also...
  • Sorry Billy, If You Like 'Thomas The Tank Engine', You're a RACIST! (Liberal insanity)

    07/23/2014 5:08:05 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-23-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsIt's all about race.Everything, that is. Just when you think it's ok for your child to enjoy an innocent, wholesome cartoon that has been thrilling little tikes for seven decades, you find out that it's -- what else? -- RACIST! That is, according to the ridiculous screed of Tracy van Slyke, of The Guardian, which is so stupid it just must be a joke. Right? Wrong! She's serious. Check out what she said about the evil Thomas the Tank Engine: For the record, all the “villains” on Thomas and Friends are the dirty diesel engines. I’d like to...
  • BBC to Censor Scientists that Question Global Warming

    07/08/2014 9:32:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Author Ed Klein, whose new book Blood Feud chronicles the antagonistic relationship between President Barrack Obama and former first family Bill and Hillary Clinton, claims that Obama has handpicked a successor for the 2016 presidential race. The Washington Times reports: Writing in the New York Post, Mr. Klein said: “Publicly, Obama has remained noncommittal on the 2016 race, but privately he worries that Clinton would undo and undermine many of his policies. There’s also a personal animosity, especially with Bill Clinton, that dates from their tough race six years ago.“Obama has authorized his chief political adviser, Valerie Jarrett, to...
  • BBC Warns—Gaza Photos Aren’t Really from Gaza

    07/08/2014 3:53:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 7/8/2014, 1:19 PM | Gil Ronen
    Many of the graphic images being shared on social media are really from Syria or Iraq, finds the broadcaster. […] “A #BBCtrending investigation has found that many of these images are not from the latest conflict and not even from Gaza. Some date as far back as 2009 and others are from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.” …
  • BBC Refusing Airtime to Deniers of Climate Change, Striving for Gender Balance

    07/07/2014 8:01:54 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 12 replies
    UPI ^ | July 7, 2014 21:05 GMT | J.C. Sevcik
    BBC report: “Impartiality in science coverage does not simply lie in reflecting a wide range of views, but depends on the varying degree of prominence (due weight) such views should be given.” LONDON, July 7 (UPI) --In an internal report released today by the BBC trust addressing the broadcaster's impartiality in science reporting and the gender balance of its contributors and presenters, the BBC has officially taken the position that it will be giving climate change deniers less airtime in an effort to provide more accurate reporting that better reflects the weighted view of the scientific community. When they set...
  • Actress Patsy Byrne – aka Blackadder’s Nursie – Dies Aged 80

    06/21/2014 7:39:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Saturday 21 Jun 2014
    Veteran actress Patsy Byrne – who achieved small screen infamy as ‘Nursie’ in Blackadder II – has died aged 80. According to an announcement in the Telegraph, Byrne passed away on June 17 at Denville Hall – a retirement home for actors – in Hillingdon, London. The actress, who was born in Ashford, Kent, notched up a string of TV and theatre roles in the early part of her acting career. However she is best remembered for her Blackadder role – with the clueless but loyal Nursie (whose real name was actually Bernard), becoming one of the most loved characters...
  • BBC bureaucratic and a white, middle class organization, say employees

    05/22/2014 12:18:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:09PM BST 21 May 2014 | Keith Perry
    The BBC has been described as “bureaucratic”, “Orwellian” and a “holiday camp” by its employees in a series of anonymous reviews of the corporation. While current and former employees praise the “excellent opportunities” and work-life balance offered by working at the BBC, the corporation’s management structure is criticized by many, according to media trade magazine Press Gazette. Staff criticized the layers of management and hierarchy at the BBC, saying a lot of people remain in the organization too long, making it difficult to get promoted. […] Staff praised the corporation’s internal training opportunities, high-class facilities and the reputation of the...
  • BBC News - Profile: Ukraine's ultra-nationalist Right Sector

    04/30/2014 10:57:01 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 79 replies
    BBC News Europe ^ | 4/28/2014 | Staff
    <p>The Right Sector played a leading role in January's violent anti-Yanukovych protests in Kiev.</p> <p>The Right Sector is the most radical wing of Ukraine's Maidan protest movement that toppled President Viktor Yanukovych in February.</p> <p>Activists claiming to be Right Sector members were involved in Kiev's Maidan protests [link at URL] from late November but the group did not attract much attention until violent clashes with police in central Kiev on 19 January, in which it played a leading role.</p>
  • HOLLYWOOD CHILD RAPE SCANDAL: THREE EXECS NAMED AS ALLEGED ABUSERS

    04/21/2014 4:28:20 PM PDT · by bkopto · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 21, 2014 | John Nolte
    Lawsuits alleging the sexual abuse of minors in a Hollywood pedophilia ring were filed in Hawaii Monday against three prominent Hollywood executives: David Neuman, Gary Goddard, and Garth Ancier. The suits were announced at the Four Seasons Hotel by Jeff Herman, the attorney representing Michael Egan, the man who alleges he was sexually abused by "X-Men" director Bryan Singer as a teen. Variety reports that: Ancier is the former president of BBC Worldwide America and headed the Fox entertainment group while Neuman is the former president of Disney TV. Goddard heads a design firm in Los Angeles which has created...
  • Mugabe speaks to the BBC

    04/19/2014 1:18:19 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    newzimbabwe.com ^ | 18/04/2014 | Roy Agyemang
    IF there is one thing Robert Mugabe dislikes as much as “ruffian” British politicians, it is journalists working for the British media – especially the BBC. Accusing the corporation of one-sided reporting and of being a mouthpiece for the UK government, the controversial Zimbabwean President had refused to grant an interview to any journalist from the broadcaster for14 years.
  • Dad's Army creator JIMMY PERRY on the BBC's refusal to show repeats of his other greatest hit

    03/18/2014 1:25:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Political Correctness Watch ^ | 3-19-2014 | Jimmy Perry
    Full Title - It ain't half daft for the BBC to ban my show for being racist: Dad's Army creator JIMMY PERRY on the BBC's refusal to show repeats of his other greatest hit" Here’s a funny thing, though it might not make you laugh. Dad’s Army, the show I created and co-wrote with David Croft, is repeated every Saturday and gets audiences of 2.2 million. But my favourite sitcom of all, the one that recaptures the most extraordinary era of my life, will never be screened again. It Ain’t Half Hot Mum has been deemed by the BBC too politically...
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) — Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • ‘There aren’t enough gay characters on TV’ says BBC drama boss who promises to commission more…

    03/01/2014 10:14:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:15 EST, 27 February 2014 | Tara Brady
    The BBC drama controller has said there are not enough gay characters on TV. Ben Stephenson, who is himself gay, called on writers to come forward with more stories which focus on homosexuality. The comments were made during the BBC’s Reflect and Represent talk at New Broadcasting House on Monday which aims to discuss the Corporation’s future vision. …
  • World War One: 10 interpretations of who started WW1

    02/20/2014 2:15:56 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 72 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | February 11, 2014 | BBC
    Royal cousins Wilhelm II and King George V went to war As nations gear up to mark 100 years since the start of World War One, academic argument still rages over which country was to blame for the conflict.Education Secretary for England Michael Gove's recent criticism of how the causes and consequences of the war are taught in schools has only stoked the debate further. Here 10 leading historians give their opinion. Sir Max Hastings - military historian Germany No one nation deserves all responsibility for the outbreak of war, but Germany seems to me to deserve most.
  • Scrap TV license or public support for BBC will ‘fall off a cliff’ warns ex-Crimewatch host…

    02/04/2014 3:22:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15:09 EST, 3 February 2014 | Matt Chorley
    The BBC license fee should be scrapped and replaced with a voluntary subscription service, TV presenter Nick Ross has claimed. The former host of Crimewatch warned support for the BBC would “fall off a cliff” if the mandatory charge for all owners of a television set is not axed, but the Corporation hit back saying the change would mean fewer people paying much more each year to maintain a quality service. Viewers must buy a TV license for Ł145.50 if they want to watch live broadcasts, but they can legally avoid paying by waiting until their favorite show is available...
  • 'Welcome to the year of the whores':Subtitling error on BBC News

    02/04/2014 2:10:53 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    daily mail ^ | 2-4-14 | Mark DUell
    BBC News has marked Chinese New Year by welcoming viewers into the ‘year of the whores’. A subtitling error spotted by many viewers on Friday evening on the hour at around 7pm saw the channel declare: ‘Welcome to the year of the whores. People around the globe celebrate.’ The mistake happened during the bulletin being presented by Rajesh Mirchandani. But the BBC insisted tonight that the error was acknowledged and quickly corrected - to the 'year of the horse’.
  • BBC Reporter Reminds Obama About Constitution: ‘The Audacity of Hope Became the Reality of Limits’

    01/29/2014 9:52:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    gopthedailydose ^ | 1/29/14 | Bubba Atkinson
    “So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.” – Obama, State of the Union 2014 That’s a polite way to say he doesn’t have the leadership skills to unite Congress to get anything done, so he’s going to use a loose interpretation of the Constitution to attempt to get his way and he’ll mask that statement with a rational sounding emotional appeal to American families.
  • Disgusting: Katty Kay Blames Ambassador Stevens For Own Death, Lets Hillary Off Hook

    01/16/2014 5:29:53 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In a disgusting display of just how far the liberal media will go to preserve Hillary Clinton's presidential prospects, Katty Kay has blamed Ambassador Chris Stevens for his own death, while letting Hillary off the hook. On today's Morning Joe, the BBC's Kay called the newly-released Senate report on the Benghazi attack "sad" because it showed that Stevens was "fallible." Kay claimed that "he didn't ask for and even rejected some of the security he might have had." This flies in the face of the report's findings that "State, then under Hillary Clinton, refused requests to boost security despite warnings...
  • BBC's six-year cover-up of secret 'green propaganda' training for top executives

    01/12/2014 7:01:34 AM PST · by centurion316 · 7 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 11, 2014 | David Rose
    The BBC has spent tens of thousands of pounds over six years trying to keep secret an extraordinary ‘eco’ conference which has shaped its coverage of global warming, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. The controversial seminar was run by a body set up by the BBC’s own environment analyst Roger Harrabin and funded via a Ł67,000 grant from the then Labour government, which hoped to see its ‘line’ on climate change and other Third World issues promoted in BBC reporting. At the event, in 2006, green activists and scientists – one of whom believes climate change is a bigger...
  • BBC interviews Chinese and Japanese ambassadors separately to avoid incident

    01/11/2014 4:11:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Japan Daily News ^ | Jan 10, 2014 | Ida Torres
    BBC interviews Chinese and Japanese ambassadors separately to avoid incident To avoid a possible tense and volatile situation, a BBC program conducted live broadcast interviews with the Chinese and Japanese ambassadors to the United Kingdom, but placed them in separate studios. Things have heated up between the two after they both accused the other country of being the “Lord Voldemort” of Asia in different interviews for British newspapers. On Wednesday evening, BBC’s Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman interviewed both Chinese ambassador Liu Xiaoming and Japanese ambassador Keiichi Hayashi on his program, regarding the issues between the two Asian giants. Usually, the...
  • BBC accused of bias on immigration…by its own political editor: Nick Robinson…

    01/05/2014 7:21:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 19:28 EST, 5 January 2014 | Tamara Cohen
    The BBC made a “terrible mistake” by not reflecting the public’s concerns about immigration, its political editor has admitted. Nick Robinson said that during Labour’s years in government, BBC executives feared an uncensored debate about the issue would stoke racism. As a result, viewers’ concerns about pressure on jobs and wages, and cultural tensions, were not aired as the BBC “had decided these are not acceptable views—and that was a terrible mistake”. Claiming that attitudes have changed, Mr. Robinson was speaking ahead of tomorrow’s screening of his documentary The Truth About Immigration, which is set to reveal new data about...
  • BBC sent 3 TIMES as many staff to cover Mandela death than all rival British broadcasters combined

    12/12/2013 10:50:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:05 EST, 12 December 2013 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    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...
  • Question Time: the NHS Is still in Chaos

    11/21/2013 7:39:52 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 22 November 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Have you seen Question Time on BBC1 tonight? Among the panelists was Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. They talked about the NHS (National Health Service), welfare, pensions, youth unemployment, housing crisis. If you haven’t seen it you can watch it on BBC iPlayer online. Interesting points have been: the idea of forcing owners to sell or develop property on unused land seems popular (although some people would probably forcibly impose developing, which seems to me communist-style; the idea of a tax on unused land or brownfield sites to make owners sell or develop is better). the average age of people...
  • Report: Jesus Spoke With Spectacular British Accent

    11/17/2013 5:15:36 PM PST · by markomalley · 79 replies
    Eye of the Tiber ^ | 11/17/2013
    Lansing, MI––A recently discovered DVD found in the attic of the Williams family last night has shed light on the language and accent used by the Son of God while on earth, the Lansing family is reporting this morning. After close to 2,000 years, the mystery of Jesus’ dialect and accent was answered after the Williams family’s stunning find while watching a DVD of the 1977 television miniseries of Jesus of Nazareth produced by the BBC. The 2-DVD set, which many in the Williams family believed was “lost forever” showed Jesus of Nazareth speaking in English, a shocking revelation...
  • BBC radio presenter Paul Gambaccini arrested in sex abuse inquiry

    11/02/2013 2:54:09 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    abc.net.au ^ | Nov 2 2013 | abc
    Veteran BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini has been arrested as part of a wider British inquiry set up to examine sexual abuse stemming from claims against late presenter Jimmy Savile. The US-born radio and TV presenter, 64, confirmed his arrest in a statement but denied the allegations. He was released on bail following his arrest on Tuesday, which the BBC had previously refused to confirm. The BBC said the DJ would not be presenting his weekly radio show for "coming weeks".
  • Savile's convicted paedophile BBC driver found dead

    10/29/2013 2:40:45 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 28 October 2013 | Rebecca Camber
    A former BBC driver was found dead yesterday as he was due to stand trial for sex crimes uncovered as part of the Jimmy Savile inquiry. David Smith, 67, chauffeur to Savile and other celebrities during the 1980s is believed to have committed suicide on the eve of his court appearance. Police were called to Smith’s address after receiving a court summons at 1pm when he failed to appear for trial. A team of detectives discovered his body in his third-floor council flat in Lewisham, south-east London, shortly after breaking in at 2.20pm.
  • Obama administration says “Don’t believe what you’ve heard” from the following news sources

    10/27/2013 6:00:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 27, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama administration says “Don’t believe what you’ve heard” from the following news sources On October 25, 2013, regarding the various criticisms of Obamacare, Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius said:“Don’t believe what you’ve heard.”In other words, the Obama administration says we shouldn’t believe the Washington Post, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press, Reuters, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, Politico, the Wall St. Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, the BBC, Huffington Post, the Nation, Mother Jones, or New Republic.
  • Doctor Who: Yeti classic among episodes found in Nigeria

    10/11/2013 4:31:31 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th October 2013 | Tim Masters
    'Nine missing episodes of 1960s Doctor Who have been found at a TV station in Nigeria, including most of the classic story The Web of Fear. The black and white story sees Patrick Troughton's second Doctor battle robot yeti in the London Underground. Also recovered is a complete version of Troughton's six-part story The Enemy of the World. It is thought to be the largest haul of missing episodes recovered in the last three decades. "It's thrilling," said Mark Gatiss, an actor and writer for the 21st Century incarnation of Doctor Who. "Every single avenue seemed to have been exhausted,...
  • Time Hoard: Missing episodes of Doctor Who from 1960s found gathering dust in cupboard in Nigeria

    10/10/2013 10:23:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:16 EST, 10 October 2013 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    Nine long-lost episodes of Doctor Who which have not been seen since the 1960s have been recovered after they were tracked down to a store room in Nigeria, gathering dust. The discovery will cause much excitement for devotees of the long-running series, for which there are dozens of missing episodes dating back to its early years The previously lost nine shows were among 11 traced to a television relay station and the find brings back to life an entire six-episode story, while another is almost complete. The newly found programs—which introduce the character of Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, better known to audiences...
  • Question Time: Insane People Denying the Obvious

    09/27/2013 1:24:44 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 27 September 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    What fun I had last night watching Question Time on the BBC. Author Will Self - in the video that you can see by clicking on the link just below this post title - (his name is oddly suited to him, but then everything about the man is weird) is always very entertaining. This time he surpassed himself, by denying that terrorism is a problem - especially, God (or rather Allah) forbid, Islamic terrorism. This pearl of wisdom came in answer to a question from the audience about the risk of a terror attack in Britain after what happened in...
  • Islamic Terror in Kenya? Not According to the BBC

    09/23/2013 8:47:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/21/2013 | Zombie
    While a horrified world watches the images coming out of Kenya in the aftermath of the massacre at a Nairobi mall perpetrated by Islamic fundamentalists, another less bloody but just as morally reprehensible atrocity unfolded online: the sickeningly biased coverage of the attack produced by some mainstream media outlets determined to provide cover for the jihadists. The BBC’s lead story this afternoon was almost a study in journalistic malfeasance: an archetypal example of how left-leaning Western journalists will violate their own consciences — and the basic principles of reporting — in their relentless quest to hide the truth. Such bias...