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  • BBC Bans Black Lives Matter Badges On Air

    07/01/2020 7:05:09 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 37 replies ^ | 1 July 2020
    The BBC has told its presenters and guests not to wear Black Lives Matter badges as the campaign was accused of “hijacking” George Floyd’s death for political reasons. Bosses at the corporation have decided not to allow “visual symbols of support” for Black Lives Matter to be worn on screen, senior sources told The Telegraph. It comes as a number of high-profile organisations were forced to backtrack on their support for the Black Lives Matter movement as its UK arm publicly criticised Israel and called on the British government to “defund the police”.
  • Little Britain is REMOVED from BBC iPlayer, BritBox and Netflix — which has also canned Come Fly With Me — amid concerns that the use of blackface characters on the series is no longer acceptable

    06/09/2020 1:46:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:50 EDT, 9 June 202 | Paul Revoir and Helena Kelly
    Little Britain has been removed from Netflix, BBC iPlayer and BritBox amid concerns that the use of blackface characters on the series is no longer acceptable. In an apparent reaction to the Black Lives Matter protests, Netflix pulled the Matt Lucas, 46, and David Walliams, 48, series on Friday, along with the pair’s other comedy Come Fly With Me.Then yesterday the BBC and BritBox both confirmed they had also decided to remove Little Britain saying “times have changed” since the show first aired. The shows include scenes where the comedians portray characters from different ethnic backgrounds with the use of...
  • BBC4 history presenter Janina Ramirez says scrapping the channel will punish elderly viewers who rely on arts and culture shows

    05/26/2020 10:06:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2020 | Dominique Hughes
    Axing BBC Four to boost youth television will deprive the elderly and vulnerable who rely on the arts and culture channel, a TV historian has warned. The channel is under threat of being closed or filled with repeats as speculation grows that the broadcaster plans to plough money into programmes for younger viewers. BBC Four, which most nights has fewer than a million viewers with an average age in their sixties, faces having the plug pulled just as the over-75s prepare to lose their free TV licences in August.
  • National Geographic Unveils Historic Find With Excavation of Ancient Egypt's First Fully Intact Funeral Home

    05/12/2020 5:57:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    Business Wire ^ | May 3, 2020 | National Geographic Media Contact
    National Geographic today released never-before-seen footage from within ancient Egypt's first known fully intact funeral home. In conjunction with Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, a team of archaeologists led by Dr. Ramadan Hussein from Germany's Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, uncovered the burial complex, dating back to 600 BC, deep beneath the sands at the Saqqara necropolis less than an hour's drive south of Cairo. The new, four-part series KINGDOM OF THE MUMMIES produced for National Geographic by BBC Studios follows the team as they explore the subterranean chambers and open four sealed, 2,600 year-old sarcophagi to unlock secrets...
  • David Attenborough will teach online Geography lessons to social distancing kids

    04/21/2020 3:34:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NME ^ | 4/21 | Ella Kemp
    “We said the BBC would be there for people through this crisis, and we meant it”Sir David Attenborough will be teaching online Geography lessons via the BBC, for children being homeschooled during the coronavirus pandemic. The historian and broadcaster will be hosting live-streamed classes as part of the BBC Bitesize Daily learning series focused on offering at-home education. Read More: It was nice to see David Attenborough in the flesh at Glastonbury, but could he not have used the platform more wisely? Covering material from Attenborough’s Life on Earth and The Living Planet documentary series, the lessons will focus on...
  • Coronavirus: Trump berates media at jaw-dropping briefing

    04/14/2020 2:28:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 133 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | April 14, 2020 | by Jon Sopel, North America editor
    On Monday morning I had a delivery to my apartment from the nearby off-licence - or liquor store, as they say over here. And I put a jokey picture on Twitter of a bottle of gin and eight bottles of tonic, with the caption that at least I had the next week sorted. After leaving the White House Briefing Room on Monday evening following a marathon two-hour 24-minute press conference, I felt I could have knocked off the whole lot in one sitting. This has been the most dizzying, jaw-dropping, eyeball-popping, head-spinning news conference I have ever attended. And I...
  • The Corporate Media’s Coronavirus Propaganda For China Is Finally Catching Up With Them

    04/02/2020 7:12:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/02/2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Beijing has lied about the coronavirus from the start, while here in the West our corporate media has actively and enthusiastically spread its lies to households across the free world. But now that news of China’s lies is beginning to seep out, will it make a difference? Will there even be corrections? Don’t count on it.Even before reports on incinerators “working around the clock,” massive orders for urns, government bribes to keep mourners quiet, and total government censorship, China’s lies were obvious. Even before China concealed the outbreak, blamed the U.S. military, and expelled foreign reporters, their lies were obvious.Their...
  • BBC to Partner with Greta Thunberg for (Another) TV Climate Series

    02/10/2020 8:37:23 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/10/2020 | Simon Kent
    BBC Studios’ Science Unit announced Monday it is working on a new series fronted by Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg in an effort to both tell her life story and chronicle her global travels. It is the second media production focusing on Thunberg announced in the past two months alone.
  • Romanian King of Communism Lionized by BBC

    02/02/2020 10:29:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/02/20 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    His Democrat Socialism robbed people of their pride, courage, wealth, land, freedom, and destroyed their souls, self-determination, and self-sufficiency A 2016 BBC documentary titled, The King of Communism – The Pomp and Pageantry of Nicolae Ceausescu, focused on Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena’s cult of personality propaganda that helped maintain his brutal Communist Party dictatorship (1965-1989) in the Socialist Republic of Romania, a tyranny that irreparably damaged the soul of a nation. Sadly, the documentary was celebrated by people who still believe in his misery right up to this day. Unfortunately, the old communist ideology has been repackaged for...
  • 'Doctor Who' casts the first black doctor in its history

    01/27/2020 9:39:26 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 01 27 2020 | Alaa Elassar
    "Doctor Who" just made history with its first ever black Doctor, who was revealed during Sunday night's episode "Fugitive of the Judoon." Jo Martin, playing the first black incarnation of the Doctor, was shockingly revealed to the 13th Doctor, portrayed by Jodie Whittaker. Whittaker was the first female incarnation of the character. In the episode, written by Vinay Patel and Chris Chibnall, Martin's character, a tour guide in the English city Gloucester named Ruth Clayton, surprisingly announces that she is the Doctor. The historic revelation came after a TARDIS was dug up from under Clayton's lighthouse childhood home. But neither...
  • BBC mocked for airing LeBron James footage in segment about Kobe Bryant’s death

    01/26/2020 7:43:14 PM PST · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 26, 2020 | 9:59pm | Kenneth Garger
    The BBC is being widely mocked online for showing footage of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James while airing a segment about the death of Kobe Bryant. Evening news program “BBC News at Ten” committed the embarrassing gaffe Sunday night — but later apologized and chalked it up to “human error,” according to The Daily Mail. The clip being distributed online begins by showing Bryant and his daughter Gianna — who both died Sunday morning in a California helicopter crash in Calabasas that killed at least nine. The footage then cuts to current Lakers great, Lebron James, high-fiving a fellow...
  • Soleimani: Why huge crowds turned out for Iran commander's funeral

    01/08/2020 5:21:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 7, 2020 | By Kasra Naji - BBC Persian
    Some of the biggest crowds ever seen for a funeral in Iran turned out for that of Qasem Soleimani, the top commander killed in a US air strike last week. In scale, it was second only to the funeral in 1989 of Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic revolution. So why have so many people come out to pay homage to Soleimani? It is clear that the government launched a massive effort to mobilise as many people as possible. The huge turnout sent a strong signal to President Trump that the government enjoys widespread support. For years, whenever they...
  • BBC Chief International Correspondent Accuses U.S. of 'Murder' for Strike on Evil Terrorist Soleimani

    01/03/2020 6:58:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 3, 2020 | Paula Boyard
    Early Friday morning in Iraq, U.S. forces struck a target at the Baghdad International Airport, killing murderous strongman Qasem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' Quds Force (or Iran's “most revered military leader” if you believe the Washington Post). There were a lot of really bad hot-takes on the death of Soleimani, including the aforementioned from the Washington Post, but certainly one of the worst had to be that of "award-winning" BBC Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet, who called the action against Soleimani "murder." During Thursday night's live BBC new broadcast the anchor asked if Doucet thought...
  • Boris Johnson threatens BBC with two-pronged attack

    12/15/2019 6:17:01 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 35 replies
    Downing Street is threatening the future of the BBC by insisting it is seriously considering decriminalising non-payment of the licence fee, while boycotting Radio 4’s Today programme over the broadcaster’s supposed anti-Tory bias. No 10 pulled ministers from Saturday’s edition of the Today programme and sources said it intended to “withdraw engagement” from the show in future. ***** During the election campaign, Johnson threatened to take the BBC’s licence fee away as he called into question its status as a publicly funded broadcaster. The prime minister suggested the licence fee, which is guaranteed to continue until at least 2027, was...
  • Doctor Who's Jodie Whittaker returns in brand new poster released ahead of the next series. [tr]

    11/22/2019 8:23:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2019 | Roxy Simons
    The brand new poster for Doctor Who was revealed on Friday. Lead stars Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole and Bradley Walsh returned to their roles in the exciting preview for series 12, which will be released in 2020. The actress, 37, transformed into the thirteenth Timelord once again, as she dressed in her characters signature look of a white-and-blue raincoat, a striped jumper, and her blue trousers with braces.
  • Prince Andrew interview: I let the side down by staying with Jeffrey Epstein

    11/15/2019 3:50:40 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 15 2019 | Emily Maitlis
    Prince Andrew has been facing questions for several months over his ties to Epstein, a 66-year-old American financier who took his own life while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges. In 2010, the prince was photographed walking with Epstein in New York's Central Park - two years after Epstein's first conviction for soliciting a minor for prostitution. Footage published by the Mail on Sunday showed the prince in Epstein's Manhattan mansion around the same time. Addressing his decision to stay with Epstein following the American's first conviction, Prince Andrew said: "That's the bit that… as it were, I kick myself for...
  • BBC’s Dracula reboot will be bisexual; Van Helsing gets gender-swapped

    11/03/2019 7:14:48 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 68 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | November 3rd 2019 | Billy D
    The man who ruined Doctor Who, Steven Moffat, and one-half of the duo behind the Sherlock Holmes reboot, Mark Gatiss, have teamed up together for a reboot of another classic story, Dracula. The new show will debut on BBC in 2020. Oh, and Dracula has been made bisexual while Van Helsing has been turned into a woman. The USA Today Post is reporting that the BBC is proud and out about making Dracula a connoisseur of the alphabet soup, with Mark Gatiss telling press… "He’s got broad tastes has this Dracula. It’s not just a collection of Sixties women with...
  • Conservative campaign leaflets: Vote for rivals puts Brexit at risk

    10/15/2019 6:21:08 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies ^ | 15 October 2019 | Joey D'Urso
    Conservative leaflets obtained by the BBC suggest the party accepts the UK might not have left the EU by the time it has to fight an election. One says voting for The Brexit Party would mean "more delay" because Nigel Farage's party "can't deliver Brexit". The "new campaigning products", made available to agents and activists last week, also reveal some of the arguments the party may use in an election. Boris Johnson has insisted the UK will leave the EU at the end of October.
  • What Trump supporters think of impeachment

    10/12/2019 10:50:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | October 11, 2019 | Lauren Turner in Minneapolis
    President Trump is fighting back against an impeachment inquiry by taking his counterpunching style on the road. What do fans at one of his rallies make of the scandal? "It's the first time I've worn my cap downtown," confesses Jake Biehn as he waits for President Donald Trump's rally to start in Minneapolis, a city currently run by Democrats. If he worried about standing out in his Make America Great Again baseball cap, he needn't have been. The centre of the city is a bobbing sea of red and white. The slogan is on t-shirts - along with Women for...
  • The War Of The Worlds FIRST LOOK! Long-legged aliens invade Earth to battle Eleanor Tomlinson [tr]

    09/30/2019 11:33:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 30, 2019 | Andrew Bullock
    The BBC's highly-anticipated sci-fi drama, The War Of The Worlds, has dropped it's first trailer. Veering away from the 2005 Hollywood version - which starred Tom Cruise, was helmed by Steven Spielberg and was set in the present day - the three-part series takes place in Edwardian England, harking more accurately back to the source text. The novel - written by H. G. Wells and published in 1897 - sees martians, in the form of giant, spindly-legged machines - attack Earth, on hunt for resources.