Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Diversity in the media is good unless it's diversity of thought

The media, especially the BBC, are obsessed with 'improving diversity'. That's diversity of sex, sexual preference,  colour and class. However diversity of thought is not wanted.

The Mail reports:

'Alastair Campbell encouraged hundreds of TV executives to help block Brexit after they all refused to say they were optimistic about leaving the EU.

The former Labour spin doctor was addressing the cream of Britain's broadcasting industry at the Royal Television Society conference.

He asked the audience of nearly 280 to raise their hands if they were 'optimistic' about Brexit. But – highlighting concerns of Left-wing bias in an industry that wields enormous power and influence – not a single person did so.

Mr Campbell then urged them to do anything they can to stop Brexit. 'It has got to be stopped,' he said. 'Anything you can do to help stop it, as citizens, as business directors, well frankly do it.''

Unbiased media? Don't make me laugh.

Another convenient CNN 'technical fault'

It's odd how many of these technical faults occur when someone says something inconvenient.

UK 'biggest audience' in Europe for jihadist web content per BBC News

The BBC report with a straight face that:

'Online jihadist propaganda attracts more clicks in the UK than any other country in Europe, a report has found.

Britain is the fifth-biggest audience in the world for extremist content after Turkey, the US, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, Policy Exchanges study said.

The think tank suggested the UK public would support new laws criminalising reading content that glorifies terror.

The government has told internet companies like Facebook and Google to do more to to remove jihadist material.

Former US military chief General David Petraeus, who wrote a foreword to the report, said efforts to combat online extremism were "inadequate".

He said the bombing of a London Tube train last week "merely underscored once again the ever-present nature of this threat."

"There is no doubting the urgency of this matter," he said."The status quo clearly is unacceptable."'

Why does the UK feature so high in that list? I suppose that the BBC blame a combination of the legacy of empire, Brexit and President Donald Trump, but certainly not Islam.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Pound hits highest since Brexit vote on rate rise speech per BBC News - can you sense the clenched teeth

'The pound has hit its highest level against the dollar since the Brexit vote after a senior Bank of England official fuelled speculation it could raise rates in the coming months.

Gertjan Vlieghe, who has previously argued against a rate rise, said the "moment is approaching" when interest rates might need to go up.

The Bank kept rates at 0.25% this week, buthinted at a rise in the future.

Sterling rose more than 1% against the dollar to hit $1.3610.

That was its highest level since 24 June, the day after the Brexit vote.

The pound also gained more than 1% against the euro to rise above 1.13 euros.'

More clenched teeth reporting here

Poor BBC: FTSE at record levels, unemployment down, now Sterling above Brexit day fall, it really doesn't help their Brexit means economic doom and gloom agenda.

The Sex Selfie Stick That Lets You FaceTime With Your Vagina (NSFW) per HuffPost UK

'The Svakom Gaga Selfie Camera Vibrator costs a meagre £120 and hopes to let you get a good glimpse of your lady parts to see what actually goes on down there during an orgasm.

Everything down to the last muscle-twitch. Sexy.

Footage from one's undercarriage can also be uploaded to all kinds of devices including your computer or smartphone, so you can watch it back later.

The photography device, which doubles up as a vibrator, even lets you Face VagTime.'

Words all but fail me, would anyone really want to FaceTime their or anyone else's vagina?

More here

Injuries reported in London Tube 'explosion' at Parsons Green

Interestingly Sky News are reporting here that 'Scotland Yard said it was aware of the incident at Parsons Green station on the District Line, near Fulham, in south west London, and officers were in attendance, including counter-terror forces.'

The BBC will do their utmost to avoid using the word terror or terrorist, unless of course the perpetrator is a white 'right winger', in which it will be thrown about liberally.

Parsons Green: Injuries after London Tube train blast

'London Underground passengers have been hurt after an explosion on a District Line train in south-west London.

Police and paramedics were called at 08:20 BST (07:20 GMT) on Friday to Parsons Green station in Fulham.

Pictures show a white bucket on fire inside a supermarket bag, but do not appear to show extensive damage to the inside of the Tube train carriage.

Witnesses described seeing at least one passenger with facial injuries.'

Here we go again?

Obviously no speculation at the BBC here

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Who lied?

Post the EU Referendum, some on the Remain side have argued that the Leave campaign garnered votes from people who were mislead by the NHS money promise and other factors. I wonder how many more people might have voted Leave if they had realised that the Remainers promises that further EU integration wasn't going to happen were not true. For instance re an EU army Nick Clegg said "It's not going to happen, it doesn't matter whether Nigel Farage says it's going to happen or Jean Claude Juncker… he [Juncker] can't create a European army,"

Yesterday we discovered that the truth was with Nigel Farage not Nick Clegg.

You can read more here but doubtless not on the institutionally pro EU BBC.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Hillary Clinton - What Happened

Hillary Clinton has a new book out, purporting to tell us what happened in the 2016 US Presidential Election.

Liz Wheeler thinks she has a better understanding of the reasons.

What do you think? Who's right, Hillary Clinton or Liz Wheeler?

BBC Nick Robinson neutral on Brexit?

Is the BBC's Nick Robinson neutral on Brexit? Of course not, Guido Fawkes has the figures:

'Robbo has sent 157 tweets about Brexit since 24 June 2016.

3 tweets had a positive sentiment, that's just 2% of his total tweets.

65 tweets were neutral, that's 41%.

89 tweets were negative, that is 57% of his total Brexit tweets having a negative sentiment.'

More here

More BBC bias all over the BBC.

Over a quarter of British people 'hold anti-Semitic attitudes', study finds per BBC News

Th BBC report on the high incidence of anti Semitic sentiment in the UK in a report that is a trifle odd.

It starts by reporting the incidence in the British public as a whole:

'More than a quarter of British people hold at least one anti-Semitic view, according to a study of attitudes to Jewish people.'

It then linked anti Semitic attitudes to anti Israel attitudes and also Islam.

'Researchers also found a correlation in anti-Jewish and anti-Israel attitudes...  when questioned about whether they agreed with a number of statements, including "Jews think they are better than other people", and "Jews exploit holocaust victimhood for their own purposes", 30% agreed with at least one statement.'

."The report said about 70% of the population of Britain had a favourable opinion of Jews and did not hold any anti-Semitic ideas or views.'

That 30:70 split is reported factually, without BBC opinion. Just imagine how the BBC would report similar figures re 'Islamophobic' attitudes, the BBC would be affronted and incensed.

Back to anti Semitism, t he BBC report does have a section headed 'Muslim views' that runs thus, and I comment on each pertinent part:

'The IJPR's researchers questioned 5,466 people face-to-face and online in the winter of 2016/17 - 995 of these were Muslims, although a smaller number of Muslims were included in the statisticians' nationally representative sample.'

So a large sample, we should be able to rely on a sample of that size.

'They found more than half of Muslims (55%) held at least one anti-Semitic attitude.'

More than half, a clear majority, of Muslims hold at least one anti-Semitic attitude. Interestingly the BBC don't report how many Muslims hold many anti-Semitic attitudes, I wonder why.

'Dr Jonathan Boyd, director of the IJPR, said: "Our intention here was not to make any broad generalisations about the Muslim population and their attitudes towards Jews.'

Although the generalisation that Muslims hold anti-Semitic views could be made?

"There does seem to be some relationship between levels of religiosity in the Muslim population and anti-Semitism."

Now that's interesting but the BBC are not interested in investigating why seemingly the more one follows 'the religion of peace' the more one holds anti-Semitic views. Surely any correlation between Islam and anti-Semitism is worthy of asking the question 'why'. An independent unbiased news investigative organisation would ask that question but the BBC is not unbiased in this area.

'The institute said it wanted to promote an "elastic view", making a distinction between people who are clearly anti-Semites, and ideas that are perceived by Jews as anti-Semitic.'

Oddly I don't recall the BBC pushing the idea that there was a difference between people who are 'Islamaphobic' and those who Muslims think are 'Islamaphobic'.

'In December 2016 the government adopted an internationally recognised definition of anti-Semitism: "a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews".'

No comment from the BBC on this?

Then the BBC have a section headed 'Questions on Israel'

'The researchers also questioned people about their views on statements about Israel and the conflict with the Palestinians.

Their report said fewer than one in five people questioned (17%) had a favourable opinion of Israel, whereas about one in three (33%) held an unfavourable view.

The report said: "The position of the British population towards Israel can be characterised as one of uncertainty or indifference, but among those who hold a view, people with sympathies towards the Palestinians are numerically dominant."'

Of course the BBC don't take any credit for this anti Israel sentiment but they have done more than almost any other organisation to raise the level of anti Israel feeling amongst the consumers of its output.

'Dr Boyd said: "Anti-Israel and anti-Jewish views exist both together and in isolation."The higher the level of anti-Israel attitudes measured, the more likely they are to hold anti-Semitic views as well."'

That's a point that I've been making for years, increasing anti Israel feelings inevitable increases anti-Semitism. And that is something that the institutionally anti Israel BBC has been guilty of for years.

There's much more that I could say about this BBC report but I'll end with this line from the report:

'Despite this, the researchers said they found that levels of anti-Semitism in Great Britain were among the lowest in the world.'

The BBC would say, so that's OK then. I'd say it shows just how hated Jews are around the world and that maybe the BBC concentrate on that a little more than incidents of supposed 'Islamophbia'.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Labour's Brexit Policy Clearly Explained per Guido Fawkes' Euro Guido

I have as going to analyse the various Labour positions on the EU, something that the Labour Party's propaganda arm, the BBC will not do. However why bother when Guido Fawkes has already done just that here

'Corbyn is whipping his MPs to vote against Brexit even though he privately supports it. Caroline Flint says MPs should rebel against the Labour whip. Thanks to Keir Starmer Labour officially want to stay in the single market during the transition, even though Corbynistas think the single market is a neoliberal tool of the bosses and want to leave it. Tom Watson says Labour could stay in the single market forever, yet John McDonnell says we have to leave it to respect the referendum result. Frontbenchers Jon Ashworth and Jenny Chapman say Watson is wrong, Heidi Alexander and Alison McGovern say he is right. Diane Abbott and Clive Lewis say Labour must support free movement, Corbyn and Starmer say free movement will end after Brexit. Barry Gardiner says staying in the customs union would be a "disaster", yet Starmer says we should remain in "a" customs union during the transition. Watson says we could stay in indefinitely. Tony Blair says we should just stay in the EU.

Got that?'

The BBC are always very excited by Conservative Party splits over the EU but completely unconcerned by Labour Party ones. The reasons are obvious.

At least some Labour MPs understand keeping a manifesto commitment

Labour MP Graham Stringer:

"I will vote for the second reading of the bill. The bill is necessary for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, that was the commitment the Labour party gave in the General Election which was only three months ago."

Not the kind of principles that the institutionally pro EU BBC will support.

Report: UK Population ‘Gains the Equivalent of a New Town’ Every Week

News that you won't find reported on the institutionally pro immigration BBC. Although they will bemoan housing shortages as a way of attacking a Conservative government.

'A report by think tank Civitas says that the population of the United Kingdom is growing at a rate of more than 500,000 a year – the equivalent of a new town of about 10,000 people being created every week.

The report, 'Britain's Demographic Challenge: The Implications of the UK's Rapidly Increasing Population', also said that based on current projections, by 2039 there will be nearly 10 million more people in the UK – enough to populate Greater Manchester three times over.

"In the year ending 30 June 2016 the population of the United Kingdom increased by 538,500, equivalent to 1,475 people per day", the report states.

The authors note that this growth in population would require the construction of 641 homes per day – "27 per hour or one every two minutes, night and day".'

I'll repeat that last part "this growth in population would require the construction of 641 homes per day – "27 per hour or one every two minutes, night and day".'

More here but not on the BBC.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Qatar crisis: Pots, kettle, black

The BBC report seemingly with a straight face that:

'Saudi Arabia says it has suspended dialogue with Qatar... The four countries (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE) say Qatar supports terrorism - something Doha denies."

How can anyone report that Saudi Arabia has accused another Muslim Arab country of supporting terrorism without at least acknowledging the hypocrisy?

Tony Blair wants tougher immigration rules for EU citizens - 20 years too bloody late

The BBC report

'Tony Blair has called on the government to introduce a new immigration policy which "reasserts control".

When he was prime minister, Mr Blair's government - unlike most EU countries - did not apply transitional controls on migrants from eastern Europe.'

Quite unbelievable I'd say were it not that there's nothing that vile man could do that would surprise me. He opened the floodgates to massive EU and non EU immigration so as to, at least partly, rub the right's noses in diversity. This policy exacerbated inter community tensions and increased the incidence of terrorism in this country and now he wants controls!

I do have a message for Tony Blair but it really isn't printable.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Anti-Brexit marchers rally in Parliament Square per BBC News

The BBC report begins:

'Thousands of protesters in favour of the UK staying in the European Union have marched in Westminster.

The People's March for Europe took a route through central London before a rally in Parliament Square.

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable said there were a growing number of people worried about Brexit's impact.

The march comes ahead of MPs voting on Monday on a bill to overturn the act that took the UK into the EU and end the supremacy of EU law in the UK.'

It's that last line that was one of the reasons I voted for Brexit, I want British law NOT EU law supreme in this country.

More Remainiac propaganda all over the institutionally pro EU BBC.

More of this particular report here

Friday, 8 September 2017

Unite Advertising "Self-Employed" Branch Manager Job per Guido Fawkes

File under Labour Hypocrisy and BBC protecting The Labour Party from any criticism.

'Given Jeremy Corbyn's proclamations on workers' rights at PMQs, Guido is intrigued by this new job advert from his Unite paymasters. The union are hiring branch organisers to work out of their offices in North London. Though rather than giving their employees contracts, Unite are offering the jobs only on "self-employed"terms. That means no national insurance contributions, pension, sick pay or holiday pay. Isn't this the sort of "bogus self-employment" Corbyn and Unite campaign against?'

More here at Guido Fawkes but not on The Labour Party's propaganda arm, the BBC.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Partition - right or wrong

'Last month the BBC reported that in 1947 India became independent and all the violence was our fault because we partitioned it between the Muslim and non-Muslim populations. This month the BBC is reporting that in 1948 Burma became independent and all the violence is our fault because we didn't partition it between the Muslim and non-Muslim populations. To the BBC the only common factor seems to be the British involvement – unless you include the fact that where ever you go the Muslim are always the victims of all this inexplicable violence. '

Copied from a comment at biased BBC

Saturday, 2 September 2017

"Alan Irwin deadline day dildo"

2014 Transfer Deadline Day was a little special for Alan Irwin.

Migrant Crisis: Albanian Gangs Sneaking into Britain on Ferries from Spain

One line from this report struck me as something that you wouldn't hear on the BBC.

'... one of the migrants interviewed by the newspaper boasted: "I will try until I get through. Nothing will stop me. It is good money in Britain."'

Straight from the horse's mouth but not of any interest to the BBC.

"50 Female Privileges"

Because men aren't treated equally by society,  here are 50 Female Privileges.

Islamist Preacher Who Called for Destruction of Britain Coming to Parliament per Guido Fawkes

Guido Fawkes reports on someone who is coming to Parliament to meet MPs:

'...  a notorious Islamist hate preacher who called for Britain to be "destroyed" is due to meet MPs in parliament this month.

Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, a former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and current Imam of the city's Al-Aqsa Mosque, will visit Britain as part of a delegation organised by pro-Palestinian group EuroPal. Provided he isn't stopped at Heathrow…

Sabri stated in a 2001 radio sermon: "Allah, destroy the U.S., its helpers and its agents. Allah, destroy Britain, its helpers and its agents. Allah, prepare those who will unite the Muslims and march in the steps of Saladin.'

London Mayor Sadiq Khan opposed President Donald Trump visiting Britain, I wonder if he'll oppose Sheikh Sabri's visit too.

I've yet to find any mention on the BBC of this visit but then they may well welcome the visit of such a stout defender of the Palestinian people and aggressor towards Israel. That's just the kind of person that the institutionally anti Israel BBC like.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Birling Gap beach: Shipwreck 'could be to blame for mist' per BBC News - Could being the operative word

Well a shipwreck 'could' be to blame but so 'could' foul play but don't expect the BBC to consider that option unless they can blame it on Brexit, President Donald Trump or Israel.

Tucker Carlson can't contain his laughter as Mark Steyn roasts Hillary's new book

Mark Steyn on fine form, but then Hillary Clinton is an easy target.

BBC Radio 4 - The Cold Swedish Winter - formerly a comedy, now political propaganda

The Cold Swedish Winter was one of those BBC Radio 4 comedies that I listened to if I caught it but didn't worry if I missed it.

I turned on the radio earlier today and caught part of President Donald Trump's speech about the problems Sweden was having with Muslim immigration, that's odd I thought. It was the start of a new episode in the third series of The Cold Swedish Winter. What was once a vaguely amusing series about an Englishman trying to fit in in Sweden, a series with some gentle humour at the expense of the English and the Swedish seems to have become a pro immigration programme. There's an Afghan refugee, portrayed by an Afghan refugee, who's insulted by an old Swedish man which leads to the English protagonist saying "How could any human being agree with Trump". That seemed as good a moment as any to turn the radio off.

The BBC's obsession with brainwashing the British public would be amusing were it not so bloody dangerous and inimical to the interests of the country.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Are The Deep State Hiding Hillary Clinton Emails From The Public?

What are the Deep State hiding? Jason Chaffetz wants to find out and HA Goodman will continue to bang that gong.

Sebastian Gorka: former Donald Trump adviser on Charlottesville and Krishnan Guru-Murphy's wet dreams

Sebastian Gorka: former Donald Trump adviser on Charlottesville and Krishnan Guru-Murphy's wet dreams. Lovely... The words of Sebastian Gorka not KGM's wet dreams.

Marvel star slates 'racist' Hollywood over name change per BBC News

What's interesting about this BBC report is that whilst Chloe Bennet's claim is quoted extensively, there's not a word to the contrary from a Holywood representative. I suppose that at the BBC any claim of racism is automatically believed and spread.

'Chloe Bennet, who stars in TV series Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, has said she had to change her name from Chloe Wang in order to make it in Hollywood.'