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!