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Re: Is the BBC left-wing?

Postby Gavin » 05 Apr 2014, 12:36

Following on from my last point: at the same time, it is true that Indian people in particular do often exemplify the best of British tradition and are more "British" than the British. I can attest to this, as colleagues of mine from India have been well educated and well mannered such that they seem utterly alien to native Birmingham society, but would have fitted in entirely, yesteryear.

I explain this in terms of British colonisation having greatly benefited India (and perhaps also in terms of their caste system) - though India certainly does have its problems, what the gang rapes and so on. I spoke at length with my colleagues about this and they do seem to have an affection for this country, or more precisely, what it used to be. They are stunned by what is now: a multicultural degenerate mish-mash. These visitors don't fit in at all now. I still believe, however, we should not attempt to import people from all around the world to correct our malaise, but must solve it among our own people.

TD touched on this topic in this article, which I re-read today.
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Re: Is the BBC left-wing?

Postby Kevin R » 06 Apr 2014, 15:14

I eventually gave up listening to Radio 4 a while ago.

It was becoming increasingly apparent to me that the polity of the station was to be that every opportunity must be taken to sublimate programming tone in favour of a relativist or historicist viewpoint. Whether the materialist theology of Marx, the free advertising for Richard Dawkins' publisher, or the in-house Anglican 'gay parson' pontificating on the merits of why Canterbury Cathedral should be painted a fetching shade of Barbi-Pink.

In a kind of reductio ad absurdum they've eventually felt it incumbent upon them to intravenously feed the doctrinal tenets of the politically correct credo into even the most seemingly innocuous of subjects. To me it now borders on the obsessively, or even comically Jesuitical. I still hear snippets of programmes when I visit a friend's house who still loyally listens to the station, but agrees about the silliness.

Wheel that wireless dial over to the Guardian-on-Air, and just about any one moment taken at random from the selection of programmes will suffice to illustrate. For example, last weekend found the radio humming with a half hour programme about the supposed resurgence of organic bread making as a nascent cottage-industry in Britain (ok.. that sounds promising I thought to myself..) And the first example of a baker they chose was a black South African man who came over and found himself unable to earn a living doing anything significant, but then had the idea to bake sour-dough bread (not a traditional loaf to have at the average English table you note there - thus undercutting one popular indigenous staple..). He went on to discuss how the sale of such bread was made difficult under the apartheid system. All credit to him for working and not sitting around , but the choice to include him could not have been random I think.. The next up was a middle-class woman from the chattering diaspora. Being apparently uninteresting merely as a subject matter in and for herself (she also bakes sour-dough, so we've done that) it was revealed that giving her son a job in the business had saved him from the nemesis of a public school education that had caused him to spiral down into a life of lassitude, soft drugs and petty crime. Apparently, a lot of his friends were heading that way as well.

Food for thought indeed.
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Re: Is the BBC left-wing?

Postby Gavin » 10 Apr 2014, 22:09

I saw a few minutes (as much as I could stand) of “Quisling Time” on BBC 1 just now. Billy Bragg was on the panel! At one point the camera panned across the very multicultural (but not proportionately representative) audience to one woman, who spoke of “our country” with a strong foreign accent. Business as usual.
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Re: Is the BBC left-wing?

Postby Nathan » 19 Apr 2014, 16:35

I could just as much have put this in the Culture Denial thread, but here is an extract taken from this week's TV paper:

5.10 pm, Songs of Praise. Bill Turnbull visits Yorkshire, where he experiences a traditional Polish Easter meal, learns about the Moravian custom of remembering the dead and visits a Greek Orthodox church.

I suppose I should be grateful that an explicitly Christian programme is still allowed on the BBC without being completely diversified into nothingness, but I would prefer it read a little more like this:

5.10 pm, Songs of Praise. Bill Turnbull visits Yorkshire, where he judges an egg-decorating contest at a Dales village school, learns about the Methodist heritage of the region, and attends a service at Ripon Cathedral.
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Re: Is the BBC left-wing?

Postby Gavin » 24 Apr 2014, 06:36

It's a new day and I catch a few minutes of The Today Programme. The word "Muslim" comes up as usual - the word we are all sick to death of hearing. The police have have sent leaflets to Muslim mothers to try to stop their children going to Syria to learn how to wage jihad against Britain.

The BBC interview someone about this - an "expert on radicalisation". What's his name? "Shiraz Maher" He doesn't like the campaign at all, blames the police and the Home Office. "It's a problem of perception." It might annoy or offend, he thinks. Who cares? And who cares what he thinks either? I don't care if it does annoy them, I don't care if they do feel threatened, in fact I hope they do. What on earth business do any of these people have going to a country like Syria? Good for the authorities in warning them, very strongly. I hope they monitor them closely too.

Could it be that this person was only objecting because he was sympathetic to these people, or because he had to object to try to raise in profile in his "job"? He had to disagree with something? To he credit the woman conducting the interview did gently try to challenge him, but the choice of guest was, as usual, instructive and there was no other guest present with an opposing point of view.

This is similar to the way that whenever there is an Islamic terrorist atrocity - or a peaceful objection from the EDL - the BBC immediately turn to another so-called "expert", a certain Matthew Goodwin.
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Re: Is the BBC left-wing?

Postby Elliott » 24 Apr 2014, 06:39

Just playing Devil's advocate... how much truth do you think there is in the idea that Muslims are feeling threatened, intimidated and singled out with this kind of thing? I mean, if I were a Muslim, I wouldn't like it either.
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Re: Is the BBC left-wing?

Postby Gavin » 24 Apr 2014, 06:47

None really, I shouldn't think. I've never heard it much expressed, and if they really did feel that way I think they would actively address the issue of their own community breeding so many would be jihadis. They would be decrying them publicly, starting campaigns, reforming the Qur'an.

btw I think it is always good to play Devil's Advocate at least a little - it tests views.
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Re: Is the BBC left-wing?

Postby Gavin » 29 Apr 2014, 12:21

Martha Kearney, presenter of the BBC’s World at One, was a long-term presenter of the feminist programme Woman’s Hour and is married to TV "heavyweight" Chris Shaw of Channel 5 (that’s the most trashy channel in the UK), who had a column for several years at The Guardian. If she has a political persuasion I think I can probably guess what it is - the same as that of the rest of the BBC.

Dalrymple wrote:"In my experience, TV people are as lying, insincere, obsequious, unscrupulous, fickle, exploitative, shallow, cynical, untrustworthy, treacherous, dishonest, mercenary, low, and untruthful a group of people as is to be found on the face of this Earth. They make the average Western politician seem like a moral giant. By comparison with them, Mr. Madoff was a model of probity and Iago was Othello’s best friend. I am prepared to admit that there may be—even are—exceptions, as there are exceptions good or bad in every human group, but there is something about the evil little screen that would sully a saint and sanctify a monster."
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Re: Is the BBC left-wing?

Postby Gavin » 30 Apr 2014, 21:41

I often hear The World at One on Radio 4 at lunchtime. I don't like it, there's just no middle of the road (and certainly no right wing) alternative on the airwaves.

Today's programme was in general a further attempt to smear UKIP and imply that Nigel Farage was a coward for strategically not campaigning for a bi-election seat vacated because of a corrupt Conservative Party member who accepted cash for questions.

The "conservative" person they had on said the UKIP support was a "protest vote" which showed his party needed to listen to voters. The Labour woman said a similar kind of thing. The BBC sought the opinion of an external expert. Hmm.. who shall we choose? Easy: this guy (again!).

It cheered me up to speak to my wife, who mentioned that everyone she met today in Taunton, Somerset, had explained that they were going to vote UKIP.

BBC, LibLabCon - understand: it is not the "protest vote" you try to frame it as being. You unprincipled cowards want to match public opinion but get it badly wrong. We hate you. We are voting for a party which has its own convictions which happen to match what we perceive and believe. You lie, we recognise truth when we hear it.
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Re: Is the BBC left-wing?

Postby Gavin » 02 May 2014, 09:24

In a normal country, a man being arrested for using his free speech to read a passage from wartime leader Winston Churchill in public should have made the 8.10 prime time interview on the BBC Today Programme. But I'm not sure the incident was even reported by that programme at all.
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Re: Is the BBC left-wing?

Postby Gavin » 28 May 2014, 08:14

I caught a few moments of The Today Programme on Radio 4 this morning - enough to hear a female progressive academic saying what a wonderful thing it was that children are "creating their own words" because of the influence of texting. No mention of the fact that many cannot even master standard English first. I suppose she thinks their literary technique is comparable with that of great novelists of the 19th century, or "the two cannot be compared". No challenge from the Today programme presenter, it was all just accepted as quietly impressive.
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Re: Is the BBC left-wing?

Postby Gavin » 29 May 2014, 06:22

Five minutes of the Today Programme: the BBC describes the Muslim fundamentalists who are taking over Birmingham schools as "conservatives". Report coming out next week. I will not be out of the city by then, wonder if I will have to leave earlier just to be safe.
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Re: Is the BBC left-wing?

Postby Gavin » 29 May 2014, 06:34

Further to the above, we live in the kind of society where a vulgarian can become a billionaire precisely through being vulgar and using the "N" word a lot. The BBC makes no mention of this, though - apparently has no problem with it. Remember, the word is only bad if white people use it, and if a black man has managed to become financially successful, there must be no scrutiny or criticism of how he has managed this.
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Re: Is the BBC left-wing?

Postby Nathan » 20 Jun 2014, 14:21

The white percentage of BBC on-air staff is to be capped at 85 per cent.

Lord Hall, Director-General of the BBC wrote:My aim is for the BBC to be the number one destination for talented people regardless of their background.
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Re: Is the BBC left-wing?

Postby Gavin » 17 Jul 2014, 09:01

That’s two contradictory claims there, then. On the one hand they will racially discriminate, on the other hand recruitment is supposed to be on “merit" only (the trouble is, of course, “merit" according to the BBC means leftist credentials).

I’ve not been posting much for a few reasons. For example, I have now made all my central points in detail, I’m very busy with a new job, I’m away from vulgarity and mass immigration for the time being, and I sometimes think I have somewhat stronger views than TD on some of these matters and I don’t want to misrepresent him. I keep the Twitter going but report news (albeit a selection) and rarely personal opinion. There’s a slight tension there.

Anyway, this post is just to say that I still turn on BBC Radio occasionally and every time I do, the first thing I hear is unchallenged leftism. Yesterday some neutered male was interviewing a feminist on their regional radio. She was saying how women should “go out and get it for themselves” and how they are “much better than men at multitasking”. He grovelled and crawled to agree with her. How did men ever manage to build space shuttles and cathedrals, one must sometimes wonder…? Look at all the women doing it now instead. And all the programmers. The idea of woman “going it alone” struck me as a recipe for disaster and mass unhappiness of the kind we are already seeing in society. It is contra nature. Not for the BBC eunuch to presenter any alternative argument though, he just simpered and crawled, saying things he knew were untrue.

I turned it on for a few seconds this morning, too. A Romanian was on air denying there was any “invasion” of Romanians - thus using a straw man argument since there has been a large influx. The leftist BBC presenter (a woman) tried to get him to come up with examples of hostility that he has experienced here. He could only come up with one incident, when a native English person had asked his mother, who was here as well, to speak in English. All in the studio thought this was pretty bad. I mean, trying to preserve the national language. Horrible racist! The Romanian then announced that Britain needed him and his Romanian friends (and the Romanian employer here) because they’re too lazy to work. Not a word of objection from the presenter or another enabler who was in the studio by way of objection to this. No challenge about the cheaper fees Romanians charge or the issue of six living to a house. Certainly no mention of the thieving gypsy problem that comes part and parcel with Romanian mass immigration. None about the fact that this man is abandoning his own people either. He wasn’t challenged at all on his remarks.

Even if it is true, of course, that too many Brits lounge on benefits (and I don’t doubt for a moment that socialism of the kind the BBC supports has caused this), it doesn’t follow that the answer, then, is mass immigration, supplanting our language and destroying our culture and our social cohesion (and in the case of Islam threatening our very mortality). It just means the socialism must be undone and all of our people must be obliged to work. Perhaps they would have more enthusiasm if they were not taught from school to be ashamed of their nation in favour of more primitive ones.

So let us never forget the BBC’s traitorous role in what has come about: they generally only challenge claims when it is PC to do so and they almost never invite a true conservative on to do it for them.
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