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BBC corruption

Postby Gavin » 24 May 2013, 16:31

The BBC can rightly be said to waste a great deal of license fee payers' money already, with hundreds of thousands paid to its own directors and millions paid to the likes of Jonathan Ross for just chatting.

But it has just admitted, itself, to wasting £100 million on a badly organised project which it couldn't deliver. What a corrupt organisation - rotten, it seems, to its very core.
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Re: BBC corruption

Postby Gavin » 19 Jun 2013, 00:45

The BBC has spent £28 million of licence-fee payers' money gagging 500 staff. As reported by The Telegraph (well done them):

Stephen Barclay, a Conservative member of the Public Accounts Committee, said: "These payments are at odds with the fundamental values of the BBC and a betrayal of the licence fee payer. They expect their hard-earned money to be spent on supporting creative talent and world class programmes, not on payments to silence people."


Bullying and sexual harassment are mentioned, but I suppose some of the payments may also have been made to victims of, or people complicit in, the BBC's long-term paedophile scandal..
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Re: BBC corruption

Postby Gavin » 29 Aug 2013, 20:53

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The female (why am I not surprised?) "Director of Human Resources" at the BBC is to resign in the wake of enormous unnecessary golden handshakes she authorised to other BBC employees, which she admitted in an act of understatement were "not value for money".

Current BBC Director General Tony Hall said she had "done a great job".

She was paid £320,000 per year for that job by the socialists. Presumably the job was so intellectually demanding that they simply could not find a single other person in the entire country able and prepared to do it for a lower sum. They just had to have her, as she just had to pay over £900,000 to outgoing executives, despite there being nothing in the contracts stipulating this.

In a fair country she would be prosecuted for spending public money in such a manner. The person who hired her for such a sum would be brought before a tribunal, also. Not here in the UK, though! The BBC is apparently "untouchable". However, we can refuse to pay the license fee, as I do.
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Re: BBC corruption

Postby Elliott » 31 Aug 2013, 10:27

Here is a page from the BBC's internal magazine, Ariel, showing that they were giving drama directors bonuses if they (actually, not giving them bonuses if they didn't) employed a certain quota of ethnic minorities in their casts and crews. This was in 2006, less than a year after the 7/7 terrorist attacks; it's possible they thought that doing nice things like this would make Muslims and other enrichers like us more.

Mark Thompson, BBC Director General (at the time) wrote:During the next two years I intend to make diversity a key objective for our managers and the directors have agreed that they will not put themselves forward for bonuses unless they hit the numbers by the end of year two [2007-2008].
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Re: BBC corruption

Postby Gavin » 31 Aug 2013, 10:53

Such quotas are racist: it should only matter how talented individuals are and whether they are actually suitable for roles.

It's the same as the case of women in the workplace, where quotas are sexist: they wrongly assume exact identity of ability and interest.
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Re: BBC corruption

Postby Caleb » 01 Sep 2013, 01:21

Leaving aside the whole ethnic angle for a moment, talk about perverse economic incentives for things that add nothing to the eventual outcome. The BBC can't ever criticise the private sector when it does this nonsense with people who run companies into the ground and still get golden handshakes, or companies that focus excessively on quarterly earnings and so take absurd risks. I am sure all of this sort of stuff occurs frequently and in large amounts all throughout society. The notion that corruption is a third world phenomenon is laughable.
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Re: BBC corruption

Postby Elliott » 03 Sep 2013, 16:14

Earlier on I read this article on the BBC's news website. It is about the problem of (underage) Sikh girls being groomed for sex, on the basis that honour is such a big thing among Sikhs that the girls will be too ashamed to tell anyone that they are being raped, and if they do tell their families, their families will be too ashamed to inform the police.

From the way the article is written, you would naturally assume that the groomers (child rapists) are Sikhs. This is the interpretation I took from it. In spite of my anti-multiculturalist views, I was actually quite disappointed to learn that Sikhs are involved in child grooming, since I've long had the impression that, even though they don't integrate culturally (and can never integrate racially), they are basically "good guys". So it was a shame to learn that they've been raping their own children.

It was only hours later when I read a post by Liberty GB on Facebook that I realised the BBC had utterly misled me.

Liberty GB wrote:Sikhs do NOT rape and enslave their daughters - though you would never know it from the BBC article, which studiously avoids any mention of Muslims.


It seems that these Sikh girls are being groomed, not by Sikh men, but by Muslim men.

Deliberately tarnishing one social group in order to avoid antagonising a much more aggressive social group who actually are raping children? I'd say that counts as corruption, of a most vile kind.
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Re: BBC corruption

Postby Gavin » 08 Oct 2013, 19:42

In yet another example, we have the BBC dining out at The Ivy at taxpayers' expense instead of making decent programmes.

man_on_waterloo_bridge wrote:I recently sat near to two BBC executives/producer-programme makers for about an hour , on a train journey into Victoria. One had 'retired' but was back in the trough as a freelance/consultant and the other was a part-timer from what I could glean; one a man, the other a woman.

Two more smug , self-satisfied types you couldn't wish to meet. I listened carefully as they discussed the politics and activities they were engaged in at the Beeb. At times, their language, though probably Oxbridge types, was incomprehensible as they parleyed in BBC executive Planet MBA-speak. What was obvious from listening to them was that one of them was travelling the world on expenses - as far away as China - and the other lived in 'vision' meetings and worked very few hours per week as she travelled on Mondays and Friday to and from her home. They sounded almost like academics from the 1930s' ruling classes who 'worked' out of The Season to keep themselves occupied.

I wonder how many more there are like them? Smug, overpaid people who probably infest every layer of public life, senior civil servants, councils, charities and NGOs.


suedeblue wrote:The BBC is not unusual in average public sector "management" displaying a sense of entitlement at the expense of the taxpayer. Just take a look at councils where you have time serving safe job seat warmers who want all the benefits of the private sector without any of the personal responsibilities or risks.
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Re: BBC corruption

Postby Gavin » 17 Oct 2013, 01:03

Alan Yentob is a BBC executive, their so-called "creative director".

He says his salary of £300,000 is "huge". It is indeed more than twice what the prime minister receives, but Yentob is not about to volunteer for any cut.

Meanwhile, as I mentioned once before, the BBC pays only £140 to some foreign correspondents for reports filed to actual programmes - travel expenses not included.

Not many figures in the media the dare to criticise the BBC, because if they do they will not be employed by them again, but we can do it.
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Re: BBC corruption

Postby Gavin » 07 Nov 2013, 19:23

In 1999 the BBC decided to spend £212,000 of licence fee payers' money on purchasing the domain name "bbc.com". They didn't disclose this for a further six years, though, and they've never used the domain name since they bought it. It just redirects to "bbc.co.uk".
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Re: BBC corruption

Postby Elliott » 08 Nov 2013, 11:14

To be fair, if they hadn't bought that domain name, then someone else would have and it might be a porn site, or redirecting to a porn site.
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