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  • Inside China's audacious global propaganda campaign

    12/07/2018 8:42:23 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 6 replies
    Guardian ^ | Fri 7 Dec 2018 01.00 EST | Louisa Lim and Julia Bergin
    For non-Chinese journalists, in Africa and elsewhere, working for Chinese state-run media offers generous remuneration and new opportunities. When CCTV launched its Washington headquarters in 2012, no fewer than five former or current BBC correspondents based in Latin America joined the broadcaster. One of them, Daniel Schweimler, who is now at al-Jazeera, said his experience there was fun and relatively trouble-free, though he didn’t think many people actually saw his stories. But foreign journalists working at Xinhua, the state-run news agency, see their stories reaching much larger audiences. Government subsidies cover around 40% of Xinhua’s costs, and it generates income...
  • John Brennan’s Plot to Infiltrate the Trump Campaign

    05/22/2018 10:43:38 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 54 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 22 May 2018 | George Neumayr
    s Trump won primary after primary in 2016, a rattled John Brennan started claiming to colleagues at the CIA that Estonia’s intelligence agency had alerted him to an intercepted phone call suggesting Putin was pouring money into the Trump campaign. The tip was bogus, but Brennan bit on it with opportunistic relish. Out of Brennan’s alarmist chatter about the bogus tip came an extraordinary leak to the BBC: that Brennan had used it, along with later half-baked tips from British intelligence, as the justification to form a multi-agency spy operation (given the Orwellian designation of an “inter-agency taskforce”) on the...
  • How climate change could be causing miscarriages in Bangladesh

    11/26/2018 10:05:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | November 26, 2018 | by Susannah Savage
    "Girls are better than boys," says 30-year-old Al-Munnahar. "Boys do not listen. They are arrogant. Girls are polite." Al-Munnahar, who lives in a small village on the east coast of Bangladesh, has three sons but wished for a girl. Once she thought she would have a daughter, but she miscarried the baby. She is among several women who have lost a baby in her village. While miscarriages are not out of the ordinary, scientists who follow the community have noticed an increase, particularly compared to other areas. The reason for this, they believe, is climate change. "Nothing grows here anymore,"...
  • Cindy McCain: ‘I don’t know if I’ll ever get over’ Trump’s attack on husband

    11/21/2018 4:30:28 PM PST · by conservative98 · 126 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 21, 2018 | Tamar Lapin
    John McCain’s widow will “never get over” President Trump attacking her late husband’s record as a war hero because he was “captured,” she said Wednesday. “I don’t know if I’ll ever get over it to be honest but I’m the wife — that’s my prerogative — I don’t have to,” Cindy McCain, 64, said in an interview with the BBC. While on the 2016 campaign trail, Trump said McCain, who spent more than five years as a prisoner of war after his plane was shot down over Vietnam, was only considered a hero because he got captured. “I like people...
  • Climate change: Oceans 'soaking up more heat than estimated' (barf alert)

    10/31/2018 8:47:42 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 39 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1st November 2018 | BBC News
    Researchers say that the world has seriously underestimated the amount of heat soaked up by our oceans over the past 25 years. Their study suggests that the seas have absorbed 60% more than previously thought. They say it means the Earth is more sensitive to fossil fuel emissions than estimated. This could make it much more difficult to to keep global warming within safe levels this century. What have the researchers found?According to the last major assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world's oceans have taken up over 90% of the excess heat trapped by greenhouse...
  • Jair Bolsonaro: Far-right candidate 'to win Brazil poll'

    10/28/2018 3:23:56 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    BBC ^ | 28 Oct 2018
    Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is heading for a sweeping victory in Brazil's presidential election, according to exit polls. The polls suggest Mr Bolsonaro has 56% of the votes and his rival from the left-wing Workers Party, Fernando Haddad, has 44%. Mr Bolsonaro campaigned on a promise to eradicate corruption and to drive down Brazil's high crime levels. The election campaign has been deeply divisive.
  • What’s the real story behind the Botswana elephant deaths false claims?

    10/24/2018 3:27:59 AM PDT · by piasa · 5 replies ^ | October 2, 2018 | Steven Corry
    Early in September, international news was awash with the claim that 87 elephants had been “killed by poachers” in Botswana. The story originated from the NGO Elephants Without Borders, which received massive publicity – and presumably donations – as a result. Even the beleaguered UK Prime Minister tweeted the story, while a petition calling for wildlife guards to be re-armed surpassed 150,000 signatures. I know a little of Botswana. A few years ago, I was declared “public enemy number one”, threatened by a government spokesman on television, and banned from the country. This was because Survival International was instrumental in...
  • US mid-term elections: The Republican who changed his mind over guns

    10/22/2018 2:26:07 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22nd October 2018 | Anthony Zurcher
    Not long ago Republican Phil Scott was one of the most popular governors in America, poised for a comfortable re-election in November. Then, after a possible school shooting was discovered by police in Vermont, he decided to support sweeping gun-control legislation - and has reaped a political whirlwind. The Vermont governor stands at a lectern in front of the state capitol building in Montpelier on a grey, blustery April day earlier this year. His wife and various politicians, officials and dignitaries stand behind him. Before him, a motley crowd. Some are cheering; others are angry - and loud. He's talking...
  • Sci fi fans rave about Sunday night's Rosa Parks episode - the first episode of the [tr]

    10/22/2018 6:32:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2018 | Keiligh Baker
    Doctor Who delighted fans last night after the episode tackled the topic of racism in America as the Time Lord came face to face with civil rights hero Rosa Parks. The episode began with the Doctor and her team landing in Montgomery, Alabama, where they experienced first-hand the brutal discrimination faced by the African American community during the 1950s. It was written by author and former Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman, who has written over 60 books for children and young adults, including the Noughts and Crosses series and Pig-Heart Boy - which was adapted by the BBC in 1999. It...
  • Doctor Who takes on worst enemy yet as show tackles racism for the first time

    10/21/2018 4:06:26 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 75 replies
    Doctor Who is about to do battle with a new deadly enemy...racism. Sunday’s episode centres around Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat in the “colored section” of an Alabama bus to a white passenger. The outcry over her 1955 arrest spark­­ed the start of the civil rights movement. In her latest adventure, Time Lord Jodie Whittaker lands in America’s Deep South as an evil alien tries to disrupt the historic confrontation. She and her team have to ensure the pivotal moment is not sabotaged. Sidekicks Ryan Sinclair and Yasmin Khan face discrimination as they are refused entry...
  • BBC: Migrant caravan: 'May God soften Trump's heart'

    Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants are stuck at the Mexico-Guatemala border hoping to make it to the US. President Trump has warned them that he will shut down the southern US border so they cannot enter. This is the second large-scale caravan of Central American migrants this year. Video by Angélica M Casas and Peter Murtaugh in Guatemala
  • Jodie Whittaker’s debut was a step back rather than ‘feminist triumph.' [Dr. Who] [tr ed]

    10/08/2018 5:51:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 7, 2018 | Jim Shelley
    Doctor Who failed to regenerate successfully enough to mark the start of its brave new world. In fact it still seemed to be having real problems moving with the times. Which is ironic, considering it’s about an immortal whose escapades have included travelling back to 13.75 billion BC (for the Big Bang) and 100 trillion years into the future (to the end of the universe).
  • David Attenborough says the BBC still needs 'white men explaining things' to audiences

    10/04/2018 6:30:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 4 October 2018 | Helena Horton
    Sir David Attenborough has said the BBC still needs “white men explaining things” in television programmes, after the editor of BBC Four said “the era of that has passed.” The Blue Planet presenter gently contradicted Cassian Harrison, who told the Edinburgh International Television Festival in August: “There’s a mode of programming that involves a presenter, usually white, middle-aged and male, standing on a hill and ‘telling you like it is.’ “We all recognise the era of that has passed.” Newsnight’s Evan Davis asked: "I don't know if you heard in August, Cassian Harrison, the editor of BBC Four, said the...
  • Are you a bigot for refusing to date a transgender person? LGBT activists think so

    08/02/2018 12:30:55 PM PDT · by fwdude · 93 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | July 24, 2018 | LifeSiteNews Staff
    July 24, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Indications that our culture is on its last legs, rationally speaking, are in abundance these days. Earlier this month, for example, we’ve been exposed to the delightful new term “theybies”—which, if you’re wondering, is what you call a baby when you decide to raise the child “gender-neutral” so that they can choose their own gender at around four years old. In Ireland, which has been gleefully offloading its Christian heritage since they repealed the right to life for pre-born children in May, the social protection minister lauded a report on “Ireland’s gender identity laws…that recommended...
  • Jodie Whittaker screams and clutches her chest as the new Timelord in first full-length [tr]

    07/20/2018 7:19:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 20, 2018 | Olivia Wheeler
    She's making history as the first female Time Lord on the popular BBC One series. And now the first full length Doctor Who trailer starring Jodie Whittaker has been unveiled to fans at the Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday. In the 30-second video, it sees the actress, 36, as the legendary Time Lord as she joins her new Tardis team for a series of adventures.
  • Cliff Richard: BBC bosses 'should carry the can'

    07/18/2018 5:13:52 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/18/2018 | BBC
    Senior BBC managers have to "carry the can", Sir Cliff Richard has said, after winning his privacy case over the coverage of a police raid on his home. A High Court judge said the BBC had infringed the singer's privacy rights in a "serious and sensationalist way". Sir Cliff was not arrested or charged over the historical child sex claim and told ITV News: "If heads roll then maybe it's because it was deserved." The BBC said its journalists acted in good faith and is considering an appeal. The judge, Mr. Justice Mann, awarded Sir Cliff an initial &210,000. He...
  • Big Dots — Do They Connect? Steele and Skripal Revisited

    06/28/2018 4:43:16 PM PDT · by Oklahoma · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 28, 2018, 12:05 am | Diana West
    Just came across an intriguing theory about Sergei Skripal, the former Soviet/Russian military intelligence agent who spied for Britain, and, along with his daughter Yulia, was nearly killed this spring by a dose of the nerve agent Novichok in the town of Salisbury, England, where they live. In a March 21 interview on the John Batchelor Show, Gregory R. Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs, posited that Sergei Skripal is the unnamed Russian intelligence source in the Steele dossier. Copley further explained (or tried to explain) to Batchelor (who kept cutting him off): “The people who wished...
  • "You Are Unbalanced": Hungarian Foreign Minister Shuts Down Enraged BBC Reporter Over EU Migration

    06/26/2018 8:13:41 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    MCB ^ | 6-26-2018
    The newly emboldened populist wave sweeping Europe has begun to clash with establishment EU "open border" advocates, as governments opposed to illegal mass migration dig their heels in and resist the influx of mostly North African migrants. Europe has been sharply divided over asylum seekers - however words turned to action in early June when Italy's brand new Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, closed Italian ports to Non-Government Organizations (NGO) ferrying migrants into the country. The rest of Italy's populist coalition government supported the move, fending off condemnation from "hypocritical" French President Emmanuel Macron and other EU leaders. Perfectly capturing the...
  • Tracy breaks the news.

    06/24/2018 10:53:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    BBC Comedy - Twitter ^ | 22 June, 2018 | unknown
    Two minute video at the link.
  • Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks

    05/23/2018 11:42:37 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 May 2018 | Paul Wood
    Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved. The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine's leader, Petro Poroshenko, the sources said, though Mr Cohen was not registered as a representative of Ukraine as required by US law. Mr Cohen denies the allegation. The meeting at the White House was last June. Shortly after the Ukrainian president returned home, his country's anti-corruption agency stopped its investigation into Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort....