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Has to be a troll:

Pay per view BBC news would allow the lefties to view their own biased news reports while the rest of us could choose ITV news for more impartial reporting.

James Mitchell, Monday, 19 October 2009 10:13 (ten years ago) link

this business about "damaging commercial competitors" really pisses me off. we should be celebrating the fact that the BBC creates quality products and services for "free", not requiring it to dumb down its offerings so that something inferior and expensive can maintain market share.

tomofthenest, Monday, 19 October 2009 10:25 (ten years ago) link

Whenever that comment is made, it is usually voiced by someone with vested interests eg. Murdoch. In America, Murdoch goes after Obama but here he goes after impartial news media. This should be a good compass for anyone wishing to locate the centre of power in any given country. Who does Murdoch go after in, say, China?

Yo! GOP Raps (suzy), Monday, 19 October 2009 10:29 (ten years ago) link

yeah, you do wonder whether this is the quid for the quo of The Sun's support.

tomofthenest, Monday, 19 October 2009 10:34 (ten years ago) link

tories don't need any outside encouragement to go after the bbc, tbh.

joe, Monday, 19 October 2009 10:37 (ten years ago) link

So is the Mail anti-Beeb purely because of DMGT's regional newspapers? Or is there something else, aside from Jonathan Ross and the telly tax?

James Mitchell, Monday, 19 October 2009 10:44 (ten years ago) link

it's ideological - the bbc is full of lefties.

joe, Monday, 19 October 2009 10:47 (ten years ago) link

not only that, the whole concept of the BBC is lefty.

tomofthenest, Monday, 19 October 2009 10:54 (ten years ago) link

and yet they've employed Jeremy Clarkson, Carol Thatcher, Michael Burke, Patrick Moore (latter two mentioned just due to sexist comments made in past)...

modescalator (blueski), Monday, 19 October 2009 10:58 (ten years ago) link

Patrick Moore is very right-wing on immigration too, unfortunately.

tomofthenest, Monday, 19 October 2009 11:05 (ten years ago) link

and yet they've employed Jeremy Clarkson, Carol Thatcher, Michael Burke, Patrick Moore (latter two mentioned just due to sexist comments made in past)...

... and Andrew Neil and Michael Portillo and Nick Robinson and Quentin Letts ad nauseum

The Prince's choice: making a brush. (Tom D.), Monday, 19 October 2009 11:08 (ten years ago) link

Michael Buerk is a Conservative?

Yo! GOP Raps (suzy), Monday, 19 October 2009 11:11 (ten years ago) link

Only when it comes to the BBC employing women, I think... women who get jobs he wants, that is

The Prince's choice: making a brush. (Tom D.), Monday, 19 October 2009 11:12 (ten years ago) link

sexist, conservative, racist - all the same

tomofthenest, Monday, 19 October 2009 11:16 (ten years ago) link

Regardless of how many sexist conservative racist rightwingers are employed there, the very existence of the BBC as a huge part of the media landscape is a slap in the face to Tory free market ideals, so obviously they want to pare it back. I don't think it's all about Murdoch.

Zelda Zonk, Monday, 19 October 2009 11:20 (ten years ago) link

In my own experience, sexism is not limited to conservative men!

Yo! GOP Raps (suzy), Monday, 19 October 2009 11:20 (ten years ago) link

LOL, far from it!

The Prince's choice: making a brush. (Tom D.), Monday, 19 October 2009 11:22 (ten years ago) link

Wondering how many Tories are anti-Beeb (lol anti-Auntie, don't mind me) cz free market ideals, nanny state trying to make us pay for socialised tv, drag out ancient acronym about the commies etc, and how many are in favour of preserving it as a Great British institution from the days when Great Britain etc etc, y'know, a relatively staid old thing that doesn't put quite as many flashing neon colours and topless ladies on as the other channels

I mean, the other group does exist, right? Or is this the sector of small-c conservatives who wouldn't admit to being such and vote Lib Dem? (PS this is not really intended derogatively as it describes much of my family and quite possibly me)

Hardly any of the latter and none who matter <--------- satirical poetry

The Prince's choice: making a brush. (Tom D.), Monday, 19 October 2009 11:44 (ten years ago) link

and even they would be appeased by one radio station playing Test Match Special, the shipping forecast and The Archers

tomofthenest, Monday, 19 October 2009 11:47 (ten years ago) link

the opposition from Murdoch, the Mail etc is predicated purely on the BBC grabbing a fairly hefty slice of online eyeballs and TV ratings that might otherwise be going to their properties - however Murdoch's greatest fear is that the BBC carries advertising.. because then the advertisers would spread their (finite amount of) money over to the BBC innit

Tracer Hand, Monday, 19 October 2009 12:11 (ten years ago) link

however Murdoch's greatest fear is that the BBC carries advertising..

also many BBC supporters greatest fear surely

modescalator (blueski), Monday, 19 October 2009 12:21 (ten years ago) link

i can't believe i said "carries" instead of using the subjunctive. GAH

Tracer Hand, Monday, 19 October 2009 12:23 (ten years ago) link

Fun fact: the BBC was nationalised under a Tory government.

Zelda Zonk, Monday, 19 October 2009 12:44 (ten years ago) link

yeah, THAT'll stop their commie styles in their TRACKS! oh wait (a long time)

Mark G, Monday, 19 October 2009 12:56 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

Some guy on the weather forecast talking about a lull in the rain definitely used the phrase "a bit of rest-bite" today. Beginning of the end if you ask me.

The bugger in the short sleeves (NickB), Sunday, 22 November 2009 19:31 (ten years ago) link

Given the accuracy of the Met Office, that forecast might prove to be something of a damp squid.

Neil S, Sunday, 22 November 2009 19:39 (ten years ago) link

now we have a weatherman wearing jeans. It's a speedy apocalypse.

FC Tom Tomsk Club (Merdeyeux), Sunday, 22 November 2009 19:49 (ten years ago) link

Don't be such a milk toast.

James Mitchell, Sunday, 22 November 2009 19:50 (ten years ago) link

DAMMING REPORT
was behind the newsreader on the lead item a few weeks back. ten o'clock news.

rap band (schlump), Sunday, 22 November 2009 22:03 (ten years ago) link

I read something about Prime Gordon Brown on their website a few minutes ago.

ailsa, Sunday, 22 November 2009 22:43 (ten years ago) link

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8273467.stm

The person in the video is not Clarie Middleton. I don't know who it is! (Not to mention that the new chief executive's name is "Clarie", not "Claire"...)

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 22 November 2009 23:07 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

goddamn liberal shilly-shalliers

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/dec/16/bbc-africa-have-your-say

Dean Gaffney's December (history mayne), Thursday, 17 December 2009 11:47 (ten years ago) link

I suggest all gays are put on a remote island somewhere and left for a generation - after which, theoretically there should be none left!

no mate bruce springsteen is the american jimmy barnes (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 17 December 2009 11:50 (ten years ago) link

(is it legit to do a kind of quasi-homophobic zing here? along the lines of DIDN'T THEY TRY THAT WITH AUSTRALIA? OH!)

Dean Gaffney's December (history mayne), Thursday, 17 December 2009 11:55 (ten years ago) link

More of an Australophobic zinger there

Sonny Uplands (Tom D.), Thursday, 17 December 2009 11:57 (ten years ago) link

patosceptic

Dean Gaffney's December (history mayne), Thursday, 17 December 2009 11:58 (ten years ago) link

Ban all Ugandan discussions, that'll solve the problem.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 17 December 2009 12:03 (ten years ago) link

lol

Dean Gaffney's December (history mayne), Thursday, 17 December 2009 12:05 (ten years ago) link

Heard they were making a film about this - Last Queen Of Scotland.

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Thursday, 17 December 2009 12:08 (ten years ago) link

Actually that's not funny.

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Thursday, 17 December 2009 12:10 (ten years ago) link

you've just qualified for your own BBC3 series tho

mdskltr (blueski), Thursday, 17 December 2009 12:17 (ten years ago) link

Too subtle

Challop You Face (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 17 December 2009 12:19 (ten years ago) link

it was delivered by seinfeld in a guest role

stop grieving, it's only a chicken (darraghmac), Thursday, 17 December 2009 12:25 (ten years ago) link

No, it was just a horrible joke to make, apologies.

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Thursday, 17 December 2009 12:26 (ten years ago) link

i'm am literally sitting here typing in protest & outrage. i have half a mind to make a cup of tea and drink it.

stop grieving, it's only a chicken (darraghmac), Thursday, 17 December 2009 12:27 (ten years ago) link

Frankie Boyle will probably steal it anyway

Sonny Uplands (Tom D.), Thursday, 17 December 2009 12:28 (ten years ago) link

steve punt it's ironic because his name rhymes with sleeve

stop grieving, it's only a chicken (darraghmac), Thursday, 17 December 2009 12:30 (ten years ago) link

"four original episodes" plus several hours of shouting

HUH? not appropriate (snoball), Thursday, 17 December 2009 12:32 (ten years ago) link

Even for them I can't get over just how shit this is.

The UK's chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has a plan to save the country's economy from the effects of coronavirus, but will it work? 💰https://t.co/2hMQf5tRPt pic.twitter.com/p3l24cBCgW

— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) July 31, 2020

nashwan, Friday, 31 July 2020 13:11 (five days ago) link

that would be too infantile and condescending for cbeebies, but I presume it is aimed at big children.

calzino, Friday, 31 July 2020 13:32 (five days ago) link

CBBC?

Sonny Shamrock (Tom D.), Friday, 31 July 2020 13:36 (five days ago) link

I agree -- all these are dreadful and shameful.

the pinefox, Friday, 31 July 2020 13:36 (five days ago) link

the same big children that didn't feel there was a lack of consistency in voting for the most right-wing tories in decades and then clapping the NHS

calzino, Friday, 31 July 2020 13:42 (five days ago) link

apparently the series on the Murdochs was very good, but then they still do infantile CCHQ propaganda like this

calzino, Friday, 31 July 2020 13:45 (five days ago) link

Worse if aimed at younger viewers really but as it's from their main News account I doubt it.

That style of report in itself just feels so archaic regardless of the subject and intention. Set up a question, add a 'comedy' angle to the presentation and just wrap it up with 'only time will tell if the question we are asking here can ever really be answered'. This one was almost funny for just how unintentionally clunky it was (talking about Superman doing magic tricks and just standing there handing out money) but trying to be ironic is as bad as being consciously sycophantic at this point. Why should we have to acknowledge a difference?

nashwan, Friday, 31 July 2020 13:45 (five days ago) link

'encouraging us to get out there and join the Chancellor on the front line'

the pinefox, Friday, 31 July 2020 14:19 (five days ago) link

It's unbecoming of journalism full stop

À la recherche du scamps perdu (Noodle Vague), Friday, 31 July 2020 14:19 (five days ago) link

But tbf this has always been a personal bugbear about the Beeb since at least the Birt era

À la recherche du scamps perdu (Noodle Vague), Friday, 31 July 2020 14:20 (five days ago) link

at least super Rish is 6"4 tall in his dreams

calzino, Friday, 31 July 2020 14:27 (five days ago) link

(thought this bump was going to be about matthew postgate's new job with UKStratCom)

koogs, Friday, 31 July 2020 14:34 (five days ago) link

has uh the MP stuff been properly announced yet? i hadn’t seen anything in the news.

Fizzles, Friday, 31 July 2020 17:36 (five days ago) link

wait i’m confused koogs - are you referring to this from Jan?

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/non-executive-director-appointments

Fizzles, Friday, 31 July 2020 17:38 (five days ago) link

Oh, hadn't noticed the date on that. I wonder how that sits with the BBC job? Seems like an odd mix. (Or does it?)

koogs, Friday, 31 July 2020 17:43 (five days ago) link

The BBC removed the Superishi propaganda and blamed readers for being stupid

We have removed a video of the chancellor’s plans for the UK economy. While we don’t think that readers would take the images at face value, on reflection we think the illustrations struck the wrong note and we’ve removed the article.

オニモ (onimo), Friday, 31 July 2020 22:01 (five days ago) link

Maybe it's a tiny consolation that calling these fucks on social media has some effect, sometimes, nowadays

À la recherche du scamps perdu (Noodle Vague), Friday, 31 July 2020 22:07 (five days ago) link


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