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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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01cgwgb

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

otm

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.

http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/scotland/tv-preview-nick-and-margaret-we-all-pay-your-benefits-1-2992234

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

OH WORD?

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

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/corporate/images/width/live/p0/1b/z9/p01bz98p.jpg/608

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

i just keep reaching a point where i want the whole welfare state dismantled just so i don't have to listen to idiots and libertarians whining any more

the SI unit of ignorance (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:26 (eight years ago) link

perhaps out of the ashes of total social catastrophe will come a new dawn, led by the people for each other

reet pish (imago), Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:27 (eight years ago) link

point at the ashes of civilization in 10 years time as gated communities with private militias fight off the rampaging feral hordes and say "YEAH IS THAT BETTER YOU LIKE THAT HUH????"

the SI unit of ignorance (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:28 (eight years ago) link

perhaps will come riots, poverty and ruin

lol @ our interleaving

reet pish (imago), Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:28 (eight years ago) link

perhaps out of the ashes of total social catastrophe will come a new dawn, led by the people for each other

Yeah, because that always works...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/Hitler_1914_1918.jpg/170px-Hitler_1914_1918.jpg

Meine Damen und Herren, ein grosse sh*tstorm! (snoball), Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:35 (eight years ago) link

Hey, he's a little guy who had a dream. Keep on reaching for that rainbow.

MILLIONAIRE KING OF RAPPERS! (Bananaman Begins), Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:39 (eight years ago) link

perhaps, broadly, this isn't a crisis. just the usual showboating language designed to score points in the navel-gazing world of parliamentary politics. a few votes won and lost and a few soundbites, the welfare state never to be dismantled but chipped away at here and there, gradually replaced with quasi-private institutions that do the job roughly as efficiently as the state. the public bitching and whining and mean-spiritedness just the default attitude for a section of the public, and a bunch of radio/tv/internet outlets designed to cater to that attitude in the name of feeling communal and being entertained. the marginalized never pushed far out enough to feel truly resentful or recognize an injustice. no end times. a bunch of us angsty liberals fretting about how beastly people can be then turning the TV off and slapping ourselves on the back.

the SI unit of ignorance (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:43 (eight years ago) link

^ <high five>

MILLIONAIRE KING OF RAPPERS! (Bananaman Begins), Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:48 (eight years ago) link

it feels worse though, though, though that may be a question of perception. like thatcher's spawn coming of age (or major's spawn, or even blair's).

Puff Daddy, whoever the fuck you are. I am dissapoint. (stevie), Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:48 (eight years ago) link

The quasi-private institutions are never as effective as the public sector, and furthermore bounce all FoI requests because they're 'commercially sensitive'. I want accountability from the government of the day and from corporations much more than I want it from any individual victim of socio-economic conditions. Also, if a person's private insurance policy for whatever reason required some kind of forced labour component to collect, consumer rights programmes run by the BBC would be down their throats in an instant.

aldi young dudes (suzy), Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:50 (eight years ago) link

although maybe not

Nick also takes a hard line with one father called Chris, suggesting he needs to buck up his ideas and make a few more sacrifices.

“One chap wouldn’t work away during the week and return at weekends because, being a modern father, he said, ‘I want to see my children’.

"Fathers are busy changing nappies now, which is something I never did. In my day, quite a lot of people worked away.

"I did it. I worked in London and the family were in the country.”

Puff Daddy, whoever the fuck you are. I am dissapoint. (stevie), Thursday, 11 July 2013 10:27 (eight years ago) link


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