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Next, a charming young French woman inherits a large estate and decides to leave Paris to try and make it as a farmer, but get this: she's always wearing cool clothes!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:09 (nine years ago) link

Actually Next:

Online teen editor's secrets to success Watch

Tavi Gevinson talks to the BBC about being a blogger, an editor-in-chief at and a young girl.

Mark G, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:12 (nine years ago) link

five months pass...
seven months pass...

dear BBC, why the fuck do i need to hear half hour updates on the pistorius case every morning?

Mordy, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 14:42 (eight years ago) link

like i know it's easier to put a correspondent in pretoria than in damascus but does anyone outside south africa really give a shit???

Mordy, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 14:45 (eight years ago) link

this is Spellbinding Court Drama, mordy.

ledge, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 14:53 (eight years ago) link

i did learn that south africa doesn't have a jury system

Mordy, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 15:06 (eight years ago) link

An olympic icon shot his model girlfriend in the 24 hr news era you should expect to be hearing about this

lance armstrong will have been delighted (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 15:11 (eight years ago) link

Pistorius is much better known in Britain than, say, OJ Simpson was.

I turned away to leave these few in thought and contemplation (Bananaman Begins), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 17:02 (eight years ago) link

haha yes thats true , and that trial was all over the 24 hour media too.

Vote in the ILM 70s poll please! (Algerian Goalkeeper), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 17:04 (eight years ago) link

"now we will interrupt this very interesting report about Japanese desperate attempts to rejuvenate their economy through massive infrastructure spending to take you back to the bail hearing we already wasted most of your morning drive covering"

fuck oscar pistorius, fuck his bail hearing and fuck bbc for being totally worthless

Mordy, Friday, 22 February 2013 14:35 (eight years ago) link

It's a Good Story. That's all the BBC is interested in, as well as most of the rest of humanity. Japanese economy? Complex issue, no easy solution, therefore = boring/Not A Good Story.

i understand that the news will never be as "pure" or whatever that i want it to be but i want to hear some actual news during my 30 minutes in the car, not 25 minutes of speculating over whether he'll get bail (surprise! he did!) and 5 minutes of traffic.

Mordy, Friday, 22 February 2013 14:38 (eight years ago) link

There are a lot of implications in the Pistorius case - about the continued corruption of SA's police forces, about the facade of The Olympic Spirit, about violence against women, and about gun control, among other things - so it's not just True EastEnders. Nonetheless that doesn't bother the media - all they want is something that will hook readers. listeners and viewers.

As for BBC News; chronic over-investment, not enough actual "news" to fill dead air time, hence all the bulletins with survey findings, etc.

it's the hot morning commute news slot! you cannot convince me that there are literally no other stories in the world worth covering this week.

Mordy, Friday, 22 February 2013 14:42 (eight years ago) link

It's just that the management are convinced. Why, listeners might get bored and go watch Sky News!

tbh i'm surprised there's not a 'man walks from shop to car' incident in america that the bbc could be obsessed with

: ; : (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 22 February 2013 20:15 (eight years ago) link

or maybe that's just the web site

: ; : (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 22 February 2013 20:16 (eight years ago) link

four months pass...

it's over

the bbc is over. it can fuck off now. it can get to fuck.

reet pish (imago), Monday, 8 July 2013 23:33 (eight years ago) link

it's over, everyone

reet pish (imago), Monday, 8 July 2013 23:33 (eight years ago) link

the bbc has always tended towards the ideologically supine, vaguely bien pensant most of the time but complaisant whenever anything serious is happening, like the cardiff school of journalism study which showed it gave less coverage to sceptical nongivernmental voices than any other broadcaster during the iraq war

it's nosedived into unexamined banality and idiocy-pandering from top to fucking bottom

for me it's a source of national shame

reet pish (imago), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 00:06 (eight years ago) link

List of sources of national shame (UK edition)

tbf describing anything as a 'national shame' is being just as bad as those semiologically infantile morons

they're just cunts. no shame here. what even is a 'nation' except their own self-affirmed demographic

reet pish (imago), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 00:15 (eight years ago) link

makes u think

stet, Tuesday, 9 July 2013 00:59 (eight years ago) link

how are benefits claimants not "taxpayers"? what the living fuck????

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 09:45 (eight years ago) link

it's completely within the Beeb's public service remit to address the concern of morons. repeatedly. for several hours a day.

the SI unit of ignorance (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 09:53 (eight years ago) link

BBC are cockroaches, obv, but also fuck the 'claimant' (assuming they're actually real) for collaborating with this shit. Fucking tool.

MILLIONAIRE KING OF RAPPERS! (Bananaman Begins), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 09:58 (eight years ago) link


the SI unit of ignorance (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 10:01 (eight years ago) link

Two of the hard-working taxpayers (HWTs) are so effortlessly patronising, they only heighten one’s sympathy for the struggling claimants. Before meeting an unemployed single mother, one HWT says she won’t be happy if her victim spends money on cigarettes and alcohol: cut to the woman smoking a fag while some beer cans rest in a nearby bin bag.

i'm looking forward to Nick and Margaret: We All Subsidize Your Underpaid Employees

the SI unit of ignorance (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 16:57 (eight years ago) link

im currently petitioning to morally adopt a family of four in rotheram who will be required to prove that every morsel of gruel purchased with the excise tax extorted from my burgundy is used in an efficient and equitable fashion

xxp and the very first comment on that article is from some odious Daily Mail reading fuckhead

Meine Damen und Herren, ein grosse sh*tstorm! (snoball), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 17:50 (eight years ago) link

It's almost as if the government was deliberately setting the unemployed and those on low incomes against each other as a way of distracting attention away from Tory right wing cuntishness and greed driven capitalism OH WAIT

Meine Damen und Herren, ein grosse sh*tstorm! (snoball), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 17:54 (eight years ago) link

Claimant with brand-name trainers and Apple hardware revealed to be recent university graduate who bought all these things while working. Programme seems to be suggesting that the second you apply for JSA, you should hand back all these things to some central Office of Hairshirts so as not to annoy or confuse some numpty in George for ASDA.

aldi young dudes (suzy), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 18:03 (eight years ago) link

maybe we actually have to watch it first?

Mark G, Tuesday, 9 July 2013 18:23 (eight years ago) link

i don't need to experience a kick in the balls to know it will make me feel sick

the SI unit of ignorance (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 18:48 (eight years ago) link

maybe we actually have to watch it first?

lol yeah maybe we've got it all wrong u guys

MILLIONAIRE KING OF RAPPERS! (Bananaman Begins), Wednesday, 10 July 2013 12:09 (eight years ago) link

Will the taxpayers feel that benefits are too high or not enough?

Who cares?

And will the claimants decide that hard work is good for them or will the sacrifice be too much?

Yeah, all claimants must be unemployed by choice.

and get a taste of the reality of working life.

And no claimant has ever worked before.

With the battle lines drawn between claimants and taxpayers


MILLIONAIRE KING OF RAPPERS! (Bananaman Begins), Thursday, 11 July 2013 08:58 (eight years ago) link

And anyone who self-describes as a 'hard working taxpayer' should be drowned in a peat bog imo

MILLIONAIRE KING OF RAPPERS! (Bananaman Begins), Thursday, 11 July 2013 08:58 (eight years ago) link

Even their faces seem hateful / contemptuous.

Inte Regina Lund eller nån, mitt namn är (ShariVari), Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:00 (eight years ago) link

can imagine the photographer saying 'That's fine, but could you look a little bit more like pompous sneering cunts? cheers'

Puff Daddy, whoever the fuck you are. I am dissapoint. (stevie), Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:07 (eight years ago) link

Outraged that those two snivelling shitbags are getting a slice of my licence fee tbh.

Ralph Vogon Williams (NickB), Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:10 (eight years ago) link

i like them normally tbh it's just once you sign up for hate propaganda like this you're out of my good books forever :(

the SI unit of ignorance (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:13 (eight years ago) link

this othering of benefits claimants is unbelievable btw, the language the show uses is making "people who claim benefits" a separate social class, ignoring the number on working family tax credit or any of the other state benefits that don't go to the unemployed.

just hope pensioners, preschool children and people receiving hospital treatment realize they'll be next.

the SI unit of ignorance (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:20 (eight years ago) link

^^^brb reposting this to 'trenchant social commentary'

reet pish (imago), Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:22 (eight years ago) link

emphatically otm, of course :)

reet pish (imago), Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:23 (eight years ago) link

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