Wednesday, 11 November 2015

# 370 - WAR - The Daily Mail and it's 'Fat Cat' stories.

Over the last few days the Daily Mail has run and investigative story, with the help of the Taxpayers Alliance, on public service 'Fat Cat' salaries and expenses.

This is without doubt a story of public interest but as yet the BBC has given this no coverage. I would suggest this is because the topic is too close to comfort for the 'Fat Cats' in the BBC and of course they hate the Daily Mail with a vengeance.

# 369 - WAR - The BBC views public-service broadcasting as optional.

A snippet I picked up from the Daily Telegraph made by Charles Moore is very true.

Concerning the recent spat between the ITN and BBC news at Ten, concerning Huw Edwards and Tom Bradby, he points out that if the BBC is now facing competition it only has itself to blame. This is because the BBC took a wrong turn in 2000 when they got rid of the Nine O'clock News to seek higher ratings for its non-news programmes. 

Charles Moore points out that this decision was proof that, with the coming of the 21st century, the BBC saw public service broadcasting as an optional, rather than central. Now it is paying the price.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

# 368 - WAR - The liberal luvies of the BBC are generally anti the monarchy.

Peter Hunt the BBC's Royal correspondent on Radio 4's Today Programme made a barbed comparison between the 'unelected' Queen and the Chinese president.

He said " The president of a single party state which shed its Imperial past more than a century ago was taking up temporary residence in the palace home of an unelected monarch".

And this from a journalist from the UNELECTED and bias BBC!!!!

Saturday, 17 October 2015

# 367 - WAR - The EU versus Europe.

Most of the BBC's out put at the moment is NOT differentiating between the EU and Europe choosing to allow people to get away with saying we need to stay in Europe rather than the more toxic EU.

This is bias.

We are in Europe but do not have to be part of the EU. As the car sticker I once saw said " I love Europe but hate the EU!"

The main action is increasingly at the global top table and we are represented by an EU official. If we were free of the EU we could better represent ourselves.

The BBC's DNA is pro EU so they need to be watched VERY carefully over the next two years.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

# 366 - WAR - Update on my TV licence - Part four.

This is this my final update on my protest to not pay my TV licence, which I have not done since 2008 due to the BBC's bias.

After my house was searched, under a warrant, on the 28th May I knew that I would be taken to court as TV licencing had finally proved I did have a live TV. My aim, from then on in, was to try and reduce my fine to the absolute minimum.

My court appearance was at the North Somerset Magistrates court on 29th September where I pleaded guilty and submitted my 'Plea in Mitigation below'.

The three magistrates completely ignored my plea for a conditional discharge and fined me £805.

However as I had not paid my licence since 2008 I had saved over £1000 so on that basis it was a relatively happy ending.

Sadly the BBC's output is still bias and unless or until there is a MASS refusal to not pay the licence fee, including some high profile people, then individual protestors will be picked off  by the Establishment and the 'System'. 

As to hoping that there is even one MP with the guts to lead this campaign I suggest you don't hold your breath.

Statement of Mitigation
First I would like to point out that I now own a TV licence, having brought one on line on the 30th May, copy attached, and I have done so as I intend to continue my protest in other directions.
Second and importantly, I would like to ask you to remember how much the public are reliant on you and our court system, in general, to protect them from the over mighty ‘Establishment’ and ‘State’ to ensure they both do not abuse their power and privileges to the detriment of us the people.
So I am here accused of not paying my TV licence. This stance is a political protest because as a ‘customer’ of the BBC I am not, nor are the rest of the public, receiving the un-biased ‘service’, we should get, as laid down in the Royal Charter of the BBC. In any other walk of life the ‘customer’ is rightly protected by the law against faulty goods or services and I contend the same should apply to the BBC. How can I be charged for breaking the law when the BBC breaks its supply contract with apparent impunity, broadcasting in a biased manner on a daily basis, which is against its Royal Charter? That the non payment of my TV licence has been a political protest is acknowledged by the attached letter of support from my Member of Parliament.  
That the BBC’s output is biased is now increasingly an established fact and most recently endorsed by Roger Mosey, in June this year, former head of BBC news adding to the long list of past BBC journalists and officials, MPs ,official reports and the public who can all see the BBC is bias.
Over the last 25 years I have been noting, complaining and recording the BBC’s bias in three specific areas where they clearly and provably do not report in a balanced way. These are their reports that are pro climate change, pro the EU, form who they have received millions of pounds in soft loans, and pro the left of British politics. My analysis and records show that the BBC is institutionally bias.
The idea of being fined for a genuine political protest is uncomfortable to me as a decent hard working member of society who otherwise is of good character. Furthermore the idea that the State enforces TV licensing as a criminal offence is also uncomfortable as it criminalizes me an otherwise decent person. Also here in England we face the unfairness, of the recently reported disparity, between the more lenient sentencing for this offence in Scotland. This strengthens the case for decriminalising this offence and having it dealt with in the civil courts as is currently being examined by the current government.  
I purchased my licence through gritted teeth despite the injustice and I hope you will consider this is a case that you could seriously consider for a conditional discharge.
Thank you for listening and for your consideration to my plea in mitigation.

Friday, 25 September 2015

# 365 - WAR - The BBC and VW.

Personally I don't believe in the whole hyped up scenario concerning vehicle pollution when one major volcanic eruption puts more CO2 in the air than from all the cars ever made! Mind you I'm not a believer in the dogma of manmade climate change either.

Next you need to know that the increased use of diesel came about from 'Green' lobby groups who pushed for it as it produced less CO2 and they turned a blind eye to the fact that it was a dirtier fuel.

This is not the first time that 'Green' lobbyists have got things wrong as they were also largely responsible for the switch form leaded to unleaded fuel despite the fact unleaded fuel releases far more CO2 into the atmosphere than the old leaded!!

Anyway back to VW and the BBC and it pretty clear to  me that the BBC is showing bias in its reporting.

On the six O'clock news on BBC 1 today they ended the item on VW by interviewing a commuter who drove from Cardiff to Bristol every day and owned a VW of course. He said that due to the current situation he would think twice before buying another VW.

This interview was clearly biased as there was NO attempt to achieve a balance as they only interviewed one person. Personally I have yet to speak to a person who rates car emissions as a factor in buying a new car.

As to the BBC holding the 'Greens' to account for getting the whole lead/unleaded and petrol/diesel arguments wrong don't hold your breath. 

Saturday, 19 September 2015

# 364 - WAR - Rob Liddle tells it how it is!

Rod Liddle former editor of BBC Radio Four's Today programme says this in this weeks Spectator under the heading:-

Why emote about migrants during a concert?

" Listen, BBC. You've at last got rid of Clarkson, which is what you wanted all along. No more of that laddish and un-PC Top Gear. You parachute your most expensive presenters in for half an hour to the safe bits of Syria or Hungary or Serbia in order to let them emote for a couple of minutes and convince us we should open our doors to unlimited number of what you call refugees. You've got a big four-part special on BBC 3 about how appallingly racist white Britain is today. On Radio 4 your presenters react with out rage when accused of being biased in favour of the EU ( despite the welter of evidence to support that point). You have your middle-class liberal agenda - fine, OK, we know all that and while it galls from time to time, we'll rub along. All we ask is that you let us have the Last Night of the Proms; pomp, circumstance and patriotism, unleavened by your usual bien-pensant ill-thought-out sentiments. can't we just have that? No mention of refuges, vibrant diversity, vulnerable people etc?

Nope. The BBC hates the Last Night of  the Proms. It hates it as much as it hates Jeremy Clarkson. so they brought in a foreign lesbian feminist and told her to stick it to the audience - the BBC's licence-fee payers. Next year, if it's still running, the conductor will either be Jihadi John or Jeremy Corbyn."

Says it all really!


Wednesday, 16 September 2015

# 363 - WAR - Danny Cohen and his wife Noreena Hertz.

Recently 29 'Luvvie Stars' wrote a letter to the government saying that its review of the licence fee would damage Britain.

This idea which it is rumoured came from Noreena was supported by Danny, Director of BBC TV, who is said to have put them up for it.

The trouble is a couple of the signatories had not even read the letter before it was sent.

At the culture, media and sport select committee the chair MP Jesse Norman pointed out to Lord Hall that this whole incident had broken the BBC's guidelines for impartiality.

Lord Hall said that influencing lobbying was not the same as influencing broadcasts but the BBC's Royal Charter is quite clear as it says:-

" The BBC must remain independent and distanced from government initiatives, campaigns, charities and their agendas, no matter how apparently worthy the cause or how much their message appears to be accepted or uncontroversial."

Jesse Norma asked why the BBC had not held an inquiry - WHY INDEED?

# 362 - WAR - 'Fantasy land' salaries.

The BBC has missed its target to reduced the number of managers earning over £150,000 by a fifth.

This target was set in 2009 and was to be delivered by 2013 and then extended to 2015.

In fact the number earning over £160,00 rose from 66 to 74 in the last 12 months!!

The above was confirmed by Anne Bulford, the BBC's managing director of finance and operations, to the culture, media and sports select committee.  

Monday, 14 September 2015

# 361 - WAR - Games anyone can play!

The BBC is so 'Institutionally Bias' that any day of the week you can play any number of games to confirm their bias.

Dominic Lawson is the latest I've spotted playing one of these games which involved monitoring Andrew Marr's press reviewers. Yesterday he noticed that he had the Tory hating Polly Toynbee and the editor of the Communist Morning Star as two of it's three reviewers. while he thought this just may have been justified given the lead story was Jeremy Corbyn's election as Labour leader he decided to check back the paper reviewers over the previous three months.

What he found was only ONE could be described as from the right that being the historian Andrew Roberts. Of the three MPs since June 14th two were form Labour and one from the Scottish National Party.

This is bias and against their Royal Charter.

Here is another game to play involving any news story which includes seeking the views of the public. The two things to monitor is how many views they canvass are from the Left or Right and importantly which view is the last to be played. Typically you will find out of three interviewees two are Left and one is Right with a Left finishing the news item thus leaving the Left wing view lingering on in the public's mind.

There is NO hope to reform the BBC until the cosy consensus of our current 'Establishment' becomes answerable to the people of this country over and above the five yearly ritual farce called a General Election!

The Harrogate Agenda provides the answer which just happens to be another cause dear to my heart!