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  • 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...
  • BBC News uses 'Iraq photo to illustrate Syrian massacre'

    09/02/2013 8:00:29 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 2, 2013 | Hannah Furness
    Photographer Marco di Lauro said he nearly “fell off his chair” when he saw the image being used, and said he was “astonished” at the failure of the corporation to check their sources. The picture, which was actually taken on March 27, 2003, shows a young Iraqi child jumping over dozens of white body bags containing skeletons found in a desert south of Baghdad. It was posted on the BBC news website today under the heading “Syria massacre in Houla condemned as outrage grows”.
  • Rent boy scandal rocks the Vatican

    06/27/2013 10:39:23 AM PDT · by reegs · 78 replies
    The Australian ^ | June 27, 2013 | James Bone
    THE Vatican is bracing itself for a rent boy scandal after a convicted pedophile priest apparently sought vengeance by informing on other child abusers in the Roman clergy. Don Patrizio Poggi, who served a five-year sentence for abusing five 14 and 15-year-old boys at his parish on the outskirts of the Italian capital, has reportedly handed names to police. So far, four people have formally been placed under investigation by Rome magistrates.
  • BBC reports 152 new sexual abuse allegations have been made since Jimmy Savile scandal

    05/31/2013 10:50:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2013
    The BBC says 152 new sex abuse allegations have been made since the Jimmy Savile scandal erupted last fall. The broadcaster said Friday the allegations have been made against 81 current and former staff members and contributors, including some who have died.
  • Yes, Mr. President

    05/30/2013 1:13:36 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 30, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Yes, Minister was among my few favorite television programs back when I watched television in the United States.Here is a twenty-nine minute segment of Yes, Prime Minister, wherein the new British PM, Mr. Hacker, decides that "the time is not right" for his Grand Plan -- that Britain cancel Trident and reinstitute the military draft. Might President Obama's advisers learn something from PM Hacker's advisers? Possibly, although they already seem quite adept at stifling any of President Obama's good ideas -- of which he appears to have had had very few if any. If you want some laughs, watch it....
  • Tommy Robinson straightens out a hostile BBC

    05/29/2013 11:19:34 PM PDT · by bkopto · 11 replies
    Vlad Tepes Blog ^ | 5/29/2013 | eeyore
    Damn Tommy is good
  • BBC bias towards pro-immigration: 'left-wing Corporation downplaying violence by Islamists'

    05/28/2013 6:19:05 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 41 replies
    DailyMail online (UK homepage) ^ | May 28, 2013 | ALASDAIR GLENNIE
    The BBC gives too much weight to pro-immigration voices and ‘almost totally ignores’ the negative social impact of multiculturalism, a new study has claimed. The corporation suffers from left wing ‘groupthink’ that prevents its journalists from challenging institutional bias and results in pro-immigration ‘propaganda’, according to the research published yesterday. It was also accused of ‘downplaying’ violence by Islamists while being happy to criticise Christianity and report on the activities of other violent extremists. The report, by independent think-tank The New Culture Forum, looked at coverage by BBC news and current affairs programmes since 1997.
  • When the BBC’s secular priests abuse

    05/22/2013 6:48:45 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 2 replies
    B.P. Terpstra ^ | May 23, 2013 | B.P. Terpstra
    ...media elites are obsessed with sexual abuse testimonies when the Catholic Church is in the firing line. But, when children and adults are abused by powerful secular priests, watch them tiptoe away, or downplay events. There are numerous examples: I have to ask, where’s the loud, moral outrage surrounding the late Jimmy Savile’s five decades of abuse against vulnerable minors and women? After all, it’s understood that the child-abusing BBC presenter even sexually assaulted ill children in their hospital beds. I have to ask, where’s the media interest in serious allegations surrounding two male executives and the abuse of young...
  • BBC Apologizes for Benghazi Coverage: Hillary In Trouble, 'Heads Will Roll'

    05/10/2013 9:08:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | May 10, 2013 | John Nolte
    Mark Mardell, the BBC's North American editor, issued a mea culpa of sorts today after Jonathan Karl at ABC News dropped his bombshell that proves beyond any doubt that the Obama Administration lied about its involvement in editing the CIA's talking points surrounding the September 11 attack on our consulate in Libya. In a piece titled, "After Benghazi revelations, heads will roll," Mardell writes, "In the interests of full disclosure I have to say I have not in the past been persuaded that allegations of a cover-up were a big deal." He adds, "It seemed to me a partisan attack...
  • UK Jews: BBC biased against Israel

    04/26/2013 10:23:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth News ^ | 04.26.13, 07:53 | (jn1.tv)
    As the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is set to welcome former Times newspaper editor James Harding as its new director of current affairs, Jews in the United Kingdom are likely to be hopeful that the broadcaster is more friendly to Israel in its news coverage after a report found that nearly four out of five Jews believe the network is biased against the Jewish state. … The report, based on an online poll by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, found that even though most Jews believe the BBC doesn’t support Israel enough, they still watch it anyway, with 88%...
  • Thatcher-haters propel "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" to #1 in Great Britain

    04/13/2013 10:14:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/13/2013 | Rick Moran
    An amazing example of the power and possibilities of social media. Thatcher haters in England have made the "Wizard of Oz" classic song "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" the number one selling single in the country. And the "munchikins" who appeared in the film are none too pleased: Ruth Duccini, 94, and Jerry Maren, 91 -- who sang the ditty -- said: "It's terrible." Saddened Munchkins said it was monstrous to hijack the song -- as the BBC fudged a decision whether to play it. Ruth, among those who sang the song in 1939's Wizard Of Oz, believes the...
  • BBC Chief Refuses To Ban Margaret Thatcher Death Song

    04/12/2013 4:12:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | April 12, 2013 | Steven Swimford
    Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, a song from the Wizard of Oz, has sold 20,000 copies this week after anti-Thatcher campaigners encouraged people to buy it to celebrate the death of the former Prime Minister. It is currently number four and on course for a place in the top five by the time The Official Chart Show airs on Sunday, three days before Lady Thatcher’s funeral.
  • Weaned on the Beeb’s hatred, no wonder the young rejoice at her (Thatcher’s) death

    04/09/2013 9:30:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:19 EST, 9 April 2013 | Stephen Glover
    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...
  • A Dan Brown Good Friday from the BBC

    04/01/2013 6:34:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Get Religion ^ | April 1, 2013
    What a difference a decade makes. In 2002 the BBC broadcast a documentary on the Virgin Mary characterizing her “as a poor and downtrodden girl, who might have conceived Jesus as a result of being raped.” This Life of Brian view of the birth of Jesus prompted outrage -– letters, editorials, statements from church leaders leaders condemning the broadcast.A documentary broadcast on Good Friday by the BBC entitled “The Mystery of Mary Magdalene” that suggests Mary Magdalene and Jesus were sexual partners has provoked a complaint from a retired bishop but little else. The Telegraph reports: The Rt Rev Michael...
  • MP apologises for calling BBC racist over Papal update ‘black or white’ smoke tweet

    03/13/2013 10:27:53 PM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies
    The Drum, various ^ | March 13, 2013
    Labour MP David Lammy has apologised after accusing the BBC of being racist following its tweet which said "LIVE VIDEO: Chimney of Sistine Chapel as conclave votes for #Pope - will smoke be black or white?" Lammy replied saying: "This tweet from the BBC is crass and unnecessary. Do we really need silly innuendo about the race of the next Pope?" However, after receiving several messages alerting him to the fact that black smoke appears from a Vatican chimney when no decision has been made, and white smoke alerts the public to the election of a new Pope, the politician...
  • American Idol: Ronald Reagan (BBC Documentary)

    03/13/2013 11:04:32 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 5 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz4BvgTKQIE "A documentary about the 40th President of the United States, taking a closer look at his life from a lifeguard to a radio announcer to an actor, all the way up to becoming a Union leader and Politician. It reveals his transition from a Democrat to a strict new liberal republican, and it unearths problems of his presidency such as the Iran Contra scandal." It involves interviews from people such as his sons Ron and Michael Reagan, his advisor Stuart Spencer, his speechwriter Peter Robinson, biographer Edmund Morris, author Mark HertsGaard, journalist Frances Fitzgerald, author Thomas Frank, author Thomas...
  • UN verifies that BBC reporter's son was killed by Hamas (updated)

    03/07/2013 6:39:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    the elder of ziyon ^ | 3/7/13 | the elder of ziyon
    The UN Human Rights Council released an advanced version of its report on Operation Pillar of Defense. The report appears to be remarkably fair, especially for the notoriously anti-Israel UN Human Rights Council. When it discusses Gaza civilians that died, it is willing to entertain the possibility that there was a legitimate target in the area for most cases, something we had not seen before. It properly places caveats around its findings of alleged violations by Israel of international law: In some cases, more information would be required to make a more specific assessment. Based on the information available to...
  • BBC journalists go on strike over job cuts

    02/18/2013 7:47:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 18, 2013 6:28 AM EST
    BBC journalists walked off the job Monday in a 24-hour strike to protest job cuts at the broadcaster. Staff mounted picket lines outside of the BBC’s studios in central London and around the country. Programs went on, but many shows were canceled, including the flagship morning news radio program “Today.” … The BBC is funded mainly by a mandatory Ł145.50 ($228) annual levy on all households with color TVs. Britain’s government froze the fee in 2010, and the corporation has been forced to make cuts. …
  • Islam in Britain: Huge scale of honor attacks in Britain, BBC covers up motive

    02/13/2013 9:32:17 AM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | February 12, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Photo above: Honor killing victim Fatima Abdallah, whose murder was classified a suicide by Florida law enforcement authorities for "fear of Muslim reprisal." They said she committed suicide by banging her head on a coffee table (which is BTW, not possible.) Not only does the enemedia cover-up the motive behind these Islamic honor killlings, but they attack those who dare reveal the religion and the culture that sanctions honor violence. When my organization, AFDI/SIOA, organized the first human rights conference on honor killings, we were widely criticized and demonized by Islamic supremacists and their media lapdogs. Reliance of the...
  • More skeletons in BBC closet: 83-year-old broadcaster charged with rape

    01/23/2013 4:41:30 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | IANS
    London - Veteran TV and radio broadcaster Stuart Hall has been charged with rape and 14 counts of indecent assault. The 83-year-old BBC presenter is accused of raping a 22-year-old woman in 1976. He is also charged with 14 offences of indecent assault against 10 girls aged nine to 16 between 1967 and 1986, The Sun reported. The charges are related to new alleged victims but not linked to his previous court appearance on sex abuse charges, which he has denied. Hall was arrested on Tuesday morning after attending a police station by appointment. He was bailed to face Preston...
  • BBC Live: Algeria hostage siege

    01/17/2013 9:59:54 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | Jan 2013 | Staff
    Latest news at the top of the article.....From the Begginnin.....i.e.....the bottom.***********************************EXCERPT********************************************1353: The hostages were seized on Wednesday morning after heavily armed militants attacked a bus leaving the plant but were repelled by their police escort.    1350: Welcome to our live coverage of the Algerian hostage siege. We will bring you updates as the situation develops with expert analysis from BBC correspondents and comment from readers.
  • Editor sacked over 'hoax' photos (Piers Morgan 2004 Flashback)

    01/13/2013 1:31:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | Friday, 14 May, 2004 | staff
    Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been sacked after the newspaper conceded photos of British soldiers abusing an Iraqi were fake. In a statement the Mirror said it had fallen victim to a "calculated and malicious hoax" and that it would be "inappropriate" for Morgan to continue. The Queen's Lancashire Regiment (QLR) said the Mirror had endangered British troops by running the pictures. Roger Goodman, of the QLR, said the regiment now felt "vindicated". Mr Goodman added: "It is just a great pity it has taken so long... and that so much damage has been done in the meantime." Daily...