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  • BBC brands Churchill 'an enemy of the people' ... a deeply hated drunk [leftist lies]

    05/31/2015 8:31:27 AM PDT · by pabianice · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/31/15 | Hastings
    A BBC documentary depicting Winston Churchill as a drunken enemy of the working class has been branded as ‘graceless’ and ‘ill-informed’ by his grandson. Churchill: When Britain Said No, broadcast on BBC2 last week, was an account of how the wartime leader lost the 1945 General Election. It showed him as a deeply hated figure among the working class, in part because of the harsh economic policies he pursued as Chancellor in the 1920s. The most vocal critic of Churchill in the programme was a man presented as ‘activist and writer’, Dave Douglass. He said of Churchill: ‘His role during...
  • 'Britain's first and only Muslim drag queen' banned from discussing homosexuality....

    03/14/2014 3:20:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    FULL TITLE: 'Britain's first and only Muslim drag queen' banned from discussing homosexuality in BBC 'Free Speech' debate in mosque Muslim drag queen Asifa Lahore is already a prominent figure on the LGBT (lesbian gay, bisexual and transgender) circuit. The British Pakistani drag artist regularly appears on the cabaret and club scene and makes glamorous music videos, often with a comedy edge. However, he raised a serious question at a debate being recorded for BBC Three show Free Speech live at Birmingham Central Mosque, which was: 'When will it be accepted to be gay and Muslim?'
  • Homophobia and intimacy in a Russian sauna (I like Russia more and more)

    01/18/2014 2:03:25 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 98 replies
    BBC Urals, Russia ^ | 1/17/2013 | By Justin Rowlatt
    A law in Russia banning "homosexual propaganda" has been condemned by critics, who say it incites hatred. But a day hunting and relaxing in the forest - and hearing some extreme views - suggests it has plenty of support. Saunas are supposed to be relaxing but the prospect of this one filled me with dread. I was to share it with two heavily armed Russian hunters - Yuri, a steely-eyed veteran of Russia's bloody war in Afghanistan, and Georgy, a burly businessmen who cut his teeth during the violent chaos that consumed Russia after the fall of communism. That afternoon,...
  • Scandal: BBC’s six-year cover-up of secret ‘green propaganda’ training for top executives

    01/12/2014 7:25:24 AM PST · by null and void · 16 replies
    WUWT ^ | January 12, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    David Rose of the Mail on Sunday tears the BBC a new one, thanks to an “amateur climate blogger”. Pensioner forces BBC to lift veil on 2006 eco-seminar to top executivesPapers reveal influence of top green campaigners including GreenpeaceThen-head of news Helen Boaden said it impacted a ‘broad range of output’Yet BBC has spent more than £20,000 in legal fees trying to keep it secret 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...
  • 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...
  • Rise in violence 'linked to climate change'

    08/03/2013 8:19:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/2/2013 | Rebecca Morelle
    Shifts in climate are strongly linked to increases in violence around the world, a study suggests. US scientists found that even small changes in temperature or rainfall correlated with a rise in assaults, rapes and murders, as well as group conflicts and war. The team says with the current projected levels of climate change, the world is likely to become a more violent place.
  • Viewpoint: What if women ruled the world?

    03/09/2013 7:30:47 AM PST · by haffast · 175 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 3-7-2013 | Dee Dee Myers
    Not so long ago, the idea that women might rule the world seemed slightly ridiculous - like something out of science fiction. But in an essay to mark International Women's Day, political analyst and former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers argues it's now a topic that can be seriously discussed. Women clearly lacked the intellectual capacity and emotional fortitude to make the difficult decisions that leadership required. It wasn't bias, it was biology - it was just the way women were made. But that was then. In recent decades, attitudes and ideas have changed - and fast. That's...
  • According to the BBC, Israel has no capital city

    07/20/2012 11:13:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    The Commentator ^ | 18 July 2012 at 10am
    On perusing the BBC Sport website, The Commentator was disgusted to see the inherent anti-Israel bias shine through even when it comes to something as trivial as country profiles on their Olympics website. Every other nation represented on the BBC website has a profile of the country that lists ‘Key Facts’. For instance, Djibouti’s top medal sport is athletics, its population is 879,100 and its capital is Djibouti. In case you were unsure, Iranians are good at wrestling, their capital is Tehran and there are just over 75 million people living there. But if you’re interested in the state of...
  • Kevin Connolly's guide to American culture

    12/19/2010 3:44:51 PM PST · by decimon · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | December 18, 2010 | Kevin Connolly
    After three years of eating steaks the size of elephants' ears, Kevin bids farewell The BBC's America correspondent Kevin Connolly is packing his bags for a new post in the Middle East. During his three years in the US he has visited 46 out of 50 states and covered the country's election of its first black president.Sometime around the spring of 1835, a young Frenchman called Alexis de Tocqueville travelled to the United States on a mission guaranteed to make Americans bristle with irritation. He was going to understand them, and explain them. De Tocqueville was smart, Gallic and aristocratic...
  • BBC Apologises for 'Queen Death Joke'

    05/18/2010 2:45:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 633+ views
    NDTV ^ | 5/18/2010
    A BBC radio jockey stirred a sensation over the airwaves in the UK by jokingly announcing that Queen Elizabeth II had died and then switched on the national anthem 'God save the Queen', forcing the organisation to tender an "unreserved apology". Disc jockey Danny Kelly, 39, played the national anthem and told listeners that he had an important announcement to make and then said "Queen Elizabeth II has now died." The announcement was made on Tuesday over BBC WM, local radio service beamed to British city of Birmingham and West Midlands. A BBC spokesman later confirmed that "Danny Kelly had...
  • BBC Trust backs drama in which Christian terrorist beheads Muslim

    06/02/2009 6:46:37 AM PDT · by BGHater · 16 replies · 701+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 02 June 2009 | Damian Thompson
    The BBC Trust has dismissed a complaint about an episode of Bonekickers, a BBC One drama series about a team of archaeologists, that involved a fundamentalist Christian beheading a Muslim (as so often happens in real life, right?). The Trust has backed an earlier BBC ruling that there is "no reason why viewers would have been given the impression that the fanatics in the programme were evangelical Christians or that the programme gave an offensive portrayal of such people". We are deep into the realms of BBC bias and ignorance here. Only a BBC drama series would, to quote the complainant,...
  • Is democracy over-rated? (BBC Asks Their Audience)

    03/10/2009 11:46:15 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 21 replies · 617+ views
    BBC UK ^ | 3/9/09 | BBC
    The head of the Chinese parliament has said that his country will never adopt Western-style democracy. Does this matter? Wu Bangguo who ranks second to President Hu Jintao in the Communist Party, told the annual session of the parliament that China would never introduce a system of multiple parties holding office in rotation. Mr Wu said that China would draw on the achievements of all cultures but would not "simply copy" the West. Correspondents say Mr Wu's statement appeared to be a deliberate rejection of calls in China and abroad for greater liberalisation. How important is democracy for people's lives?...
  • BBC staff protest failure to air pro-Palestinian video

    02/21/2009 1:49:46 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 1 replies · 409+ views
    The Intellectual Redneck ^ | February 21, 2009 | The Intellectual Redneck
    BBC staff protest failure to air pro-Palestinian video Many have wondered if the BBC had a pro-Palestinian bias in their reporting. This has now been confirmed. Over 400 of their staff have signed a protest petition because they failed to air a video that the corporation deemed to be too biased in favor of Palestinians. That must have been one very biased news video. Hat tip to Axis of Right.
  • Why rednecks may rule the world

    09/09/2008 12:37:22 PM PDT · by KarenMarie · 111 replies · 742+ views
    BBC Radio4 - Today ^ | September 6th, 2008 | By Joe Bageant
    During this US election cycle we are hearing a lot from the pundits and candidates about "heartland voters," and "white working class voters." What they are talking about are rednecks. But in their political correctness, media types cannot bring themselves to utter the word "redneck." So I'll say it for them: redneck-redneck-redneck-redneck.
  • Christian groups accuse BBC drama of inciting anti-Christian bias

    10/31/2006 11:39:25 PM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 21 replies · 724+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 31st October 2006 | PAUL REVOIR
    The BBC are facing accusations of anti-Christian bias after a BBC drama portrayed evangelical extremists murdering Muslims. One Christian group said the corporation had a "sinister" and "malicious" agenda against their faith, while another claimed the BBC1 Spooks programme could be an "incitement to hatred" against them. The row comes in the wake of recent revelations that senior BBC executives had admitted that the corporation was guilty of bias against Christianity at a special "impartiality" summit. Christians were outraged by the episode of the drama, which showed a group of evangelical terrorists who carry out a number of attacks on...
  • The BBC's Support of the Taleban

    10/26/2006 5:57:04 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 9 replies · 452+ views ^ | 10/26/06 | warner todd huston
    Once again taking "tolerance" to the level of societal self-destruction, the BBC has decided that showing the human side of the Taleban is an important story to cover. They have ridiculously embedded a reporter with the Taleban in Afghanistan. Reporter David Lyon has been reporting from the Taleban and has filed a report filled with laudatory terms and brimming with respect for his subject. Travelling with the Taleban There is no army on earth as mobile as the Taleban. I remember it as their secret weapon when I travelled with them in the mid-1990s, as they swept aside rival mujahideen...
  • Travelling with the Taleban (BBC embedded with Taliban)

    10/26/2006 11:51:23 AM PDT · by ikez78 · 58 replies · 1,594+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-26-06 | BBC
    The BBC's David Loyn has had exclusive access to Taleban forces mobilised against the British army in Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan. There is no army on earth as mobile as the Taleban. The Taleban say history is on their side I remember it as their secret weapon when I travelled with them in the mid-1990s, as they swept aside rival mujahideen to take most of the country.
  • Straw backs BBC Taleban interview

    10/26/2006 10:55:58 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 2 replies · 286+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/26/06 | n/a
    Commons leader Jack Straw has defended the BBC's decision to broadcast an interview with a Taleban spokesman. The report had been "informative" and "good" and it was "important to see the nature of these people", he told MPs. Tory MP Julian Lewis had demanded a ministerial statement on the broadcast of "unalloyed Taleban propaganda". But Mr Straw said "independence of journalism" was one the BBC's strengths and it must not be directly influenced, "particularly" by ministers or MPs. "The difference is that in Taleban-controlled territory, anybody who steps out of line is killed. "We are a democracy, and we are...
  • Tories brand BBC's Taliban interview 'obscene propaganda'

    10/26/2006 3:48:05 AM PDT · by Mrs Ivan · 14 replies · 613+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 26th October 2006
    The BBC has come under fire from the Conservative Party after broadcasting an interview with a spokesman for the Taliban. His face hidden by a veil, Dr Mahammed Anif told BBC2's Newsnight that the Taliban would throw foreign armies out of Afghanistan. He also dismissed British and American claims to be rebuilding the country as an "excuse" to invade. Other members of a Taliban group in Helmand province were also filmed, vowing to fight to the death against British troops who are seeking to bring security to the area. Shadow defence secretary Liam Fox denounced the interviews as "obscene" and...
  • BBC admits: We are biased on religion and politics

    10/25/2006 5:45:11 PM PDT · by patriot_wes · 7 replies · 582+ views
    yNet ^ | October 10, 2006 | Hagit Klaiman
    BBC admits: We are biased on religion and politics Internal corporation memo on ‘impartiality’ summit leaked to British media exposes truth on BBC bias Published: 16:10 LONDON – The British Broadcasting Corporation has been struggling for several years against criticisms and claims of biased reporting concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and distorted coverage of the global fight against terror. Following a diplomatic incident with Israel, the BBC appointed an editor known for his objective reporting, however, the true stance of the corporation’s editors remained the same. An internal memo, recently discovered by the British media, revealed what the BBC has been...