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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

and that's just people who've been bought it

Challop You Face (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 17 December 2009 12:32 (ten years ago) link

Several hours of sitting in a corner, arms round your knees, rocking back and forth, muttering, "Why why? Why me?"

Sonny Uplands (Tom D.), Thursday, 17 December 2009 12:35 (ten years ago) link

Wonder how much they like them in Uganda?

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Thursday, 17 December 2009 12:37 (ten years ago) link

Now here's a funny song
To help you all along
It's really a bit corny
But at least it makes me money

I play this 'ere guitar
On Radio 4 ha ha ha!
The Now Show is just cack
it's a schoolboy shouting match

dum d-d-dum dum... dum dum! ba-dum pish!

HUH? not appropriate (snoball), Thursday, 17 December 2009 12:45 (ten years ago) link

eight months pass...

LOL

acoleuthic, Tuesday, 31 August 2010 15:32 (nine years ago) link

not even gonna read it, just LOL repeatedly

acoleuthic, Tuesday, 31 August 2010 15:33 (nine years ago) link

is this about the axing of last of the summer wine?

Chaki doesn't have beef with unicorn (stevie), Tuesday, 31 August 2010 15:45 (nine years ago) link

go to www.bbc.co.uk and giggle like a giggly one

acoleuthic, Tuesday, 31 August 2010 15:48 (nine years ago) link

"mein he-erz, me-ein Herz!"

plax (ico), Friday, 7 August 2020 07:40 (four days ago) link

Concern trolling from here as I don't watch TV at all now, but im kind of stunned to see Newsnight is this bad? Is this typical of it now?

We're live now on @BBCTwo with Mark Urban - you can also watch online at https://t.co/7kmessYy9v #Newsnight | @MarkUrban01 pic.twitter.com/hIaQzGdM5E

— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) August 7, 2020

glumdalclitch, Saturday, 8 August 2020 12:26 (three days ago) link

since this is the thread where it was discussed: https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2020/07/15/the-balletic-millennial-bedtimes-of-normal-people/

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 10 August 2020 06:31 (yesterday) link

with dark, round eyes larger than her breasts

boak

kinder, Monday, 10 August 2020 14:03 (yesterday) link

lmao!

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Monday, 10 August 2020 14:04 (yesterday) link

"The show is mute on the subject of race yet decided to offer some visual compensation... If race were a subject of true interest to these directors (which it wasn’t to Rooney), and if race were not used in the casting as a nervous form of virtue-signaling, something else might have been done."

The racial elements brought into the show were more problematic than "virtue-signaling", in particular replacing the sadistic and pointedly white Swede of the book with a black man.

Why are all the people who aren’t white people the bad people?

Eyeball Kicks, Monday, 10 August 2020 18:24 (yesterday) link

bbc news coverage of asylum seekers the last couple of days is worse than i've ever seen it. zero context. seemingly no interest in them as people, where they've come from, why they've come. the words 'illegal' and 'sovereignty' used over and over again. it's absolutely disgusting.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 10 August 2020 21:20 (yesterday) link

they're now running an entire segment on 'conversion therapy' for gay people as if it's legitimate!? am i fucking dreaming???

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 10 August 2020 21:28 (yesterday) link

I rarely watch BBC news but just caught that. While I didn't really see any explicit approval - and to me it read as possibly an attempt at 'give them enough rope to hang themselves' perhaps? likely my own bias there tho - I have no idea what it was even doing there and why they didn't follow up what he said with some actual questions? If the aim was to show that 'it can be hard to define what this is in order to ban it' (? is it?) then that didn't exactly come across. A really odd thing to include. Did that X Factor guy only go on the X Factor to promote that dodgy org? So many questions.

kinder, Monday, 10 August 2020 21:47 (yesterday) link


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