Skip to comments.Weaned on the Beeb’s hatred, no wonder the young rejoice at her (Thatcher’s) death
Posted on 04/09/2013 9:30:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Because the BBC had a series of run-ins with Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s, and is hardly well disposed towards the Tory-led Coalition, I had expected it to pour buckets of cold water over the memory of the Iron Lady.
To begin with, I was pleasantly surprised. The tone of BBC News 24 on Monday afternoon was slightly awed, even reverential, as is befitting when any great figure dies.
But as the evening wore on, and the new day dawned, I began to change my mind. In many of the television and radio news bulletins, it seemed that Margaret Thatcher was on trial, and the case for the prosecution was subtly gathering force.
Again and again we were shown the same footage of 1990 poll tax riots, and familiar pictures of police grappling with miners during the 1984-85 miners strike. The clear message was: This is how it was under Thatcherism. Words such as divisive, polarized and out of touch began to be bandied about freely by BBC journalists describing the events of the 1980s. Charges were made against her which werent explained or placed in context.
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I was living in Europe during the Falklands war and listened every day to the BBC news. They were trying their best to give away the war plans to the enemy.
Like most of the govt bureaucrats..they hated Thatcher.
But..I for one toured a lot of Brit manufacturers before Thatcher and witnessed a lot of the recovery of the UK.
May God look after her and may God give us another leader like her.
“May God look after her and may God give us another leader like her.”
I hear you FRiend. Somehow though I think people today do not deserve leaders like this.
Most of the hatred against Margaret Thatcher comes from Marxists like Gerry Adams, leader of Sinn Fein and the IRA. The BBC must be a haven for these types since the old Soviet Union agents worked hard to get them there to control the media.
Labor - wherever they are - are so sick they should be in internment camps. All of them. Quarantined from human beings.
Much of the blame for the global warming hoax should be laid at her feet. She was an early and strong booster of the IPCC. And I don’t doubt that she knew it was a hoax. She did it, and funded it, to further her battle with the coal miners’ unions. And she wasn’t all that much of a nationalist - she actually gave a foreign country - the Republic of Ireland - a measure of sovereignty over Northern Ireland. Which is just another way of saying that the IRA’s attempts at killing her were at least partially successful. I like the fact that she helped the United States defeat the Soviet Union. That was certainly a positive thing. And her general tendency against socialism, it goes without saying. But let’s not get carried away.
Those haters can all GTH and eventually they surely shall.
Apparently she left us one of her cabinet members, Lord Monckton, to undo that damage.
If you look at the red flags and signs of those celebrating Thatcher’s death, you will see that they are from the Communist Party of Britain and the Socialist Workers Party or its successor.
A handful of reds get all the attention without the British media telling the truth about who the protesters really are.
Yes, the BBC was infiltrated by the Soviets, a story up to be told.
Thank the late Lord James Goldsmith (an acquaintance from many years ago), for funding the fight against the KGB and its Greek communist supporters in the fight for freedom of the press by Paul Anastasio. No other British media magnate did anything like that.
I actually thpight coverage on the day of her death was quite far and complimentary from the BBC, maybe I have missed something.
p.s. one of my liberal Brit in-laws said he was opposed to everything she stood for, but had more respect for her than any other PM because she stood behind her positions.
I too have heard much of the BBC coverage (radio,not TV) over the last few days, including several lengthy special documentaries about her which have replaced scheduled programmes. I have to say this article protests too much - the coverage has not only been copious but very fair. Yes, her divisiveness and the mixture of awe, admiration and hatred she inspired among Britons has been covered: but those are historical facts which it would be pointless to airbrush out. At the same time there have been many, many tributes to her in live interviews with former colleagues and friends (including quite a few from the U.S.) which have been unstinting in her praise, together with accurate academic assessments of her historical importance. Obviously the BBC has been preparing for this for some time - as have all the other media = and on the whole they’ve done a thorough and fair job.
The Union that was really the most Luddite was the Typesetters. They were using hot metal Linotype. They were in the 18th century. Murdoch brought us (ATEX) into the Wapping Print Plant. They fire bombed two Kennedy Mag Tape Drives on a truck. The unions in England really wanted to keep computers out of the country. Thatcher brought England into the 20th century.
Only those who feel entitled to the fruits of someone else’s labor - and are denied - are capable of such hatred.
She recanted her early views, and its obvious she was unduly influenced by others. I think she thought it genuine at the time.
I dont agree with your equation of her green policies (which were in the late 80’s) to her miners battle (which was 1984-85).
I agree her Anglo-Irish agreement (1985) was flawed, however thats rather moot now as the 1998 Good Friday Agreement meant the ROI gave up any claim to NI.