Tuesday, 31 January 2017

A declaration of war

There's an excellent summary of the BBC's 'declaration of war' on Donald Trump over at The Conservative Woman by David Keighley (featuring quotes from a certain other blog too!) in which David looks at the BBC's partisan coverage through the perspective of history. 

It begins:

The Yalda Hakim report, cited in the post above, is just another example of how far the BBC is going with this 'war on Trump'.


  1. I have the distinct feeling that these last few days are significant. When the dust settles and Donald Trump assesses the 'News' coverage of his Inauguration and its immediate aftermath, the BBC will be at the back of the queue.

  2. Not sure about 'war', but the BBC commitment to creating community divisions has stretched their Charter beyond breaking and is in danger of snapping back.

    Acting as national PR for activist groups is not on.

    Talking revolution unto nation minority to rouse the. To violence is slightly worse.

  3. I'm wondering whether at some stage the activist Trump administration will begin using video clips on a regular basis at their Press Briefings to dissect biased coverage. Would be an interesting approach.

  4. "The BBC has gone rogue and joined the mob." It has been like this for years. So - as with the US media - it's better to view the BBC as the 'opposition" rather than the "referee".
    On my recent January visit home to England I made a point of talking to 'ordinary' people on station platforms and bus stops and shops. I did not declare my viewpoint to them so they didn't know where I stood on issues. Result? No-one - and I mean NO ONE - who was middle and working class believed the news media. Only "Radio 4 listeners" were still on board with the elite narrative of events.
    But here is what surprised me most? I assumed a universal dislike of Trump in the UK. Wow! Was I wrong! In the same whispered tones, from behind pursed lips and looking around them, people uttered their support of him. This was just like the USA before the election. Moral: the Question Time audience does not represent the British people.
    My prediction: the tipping point is coming soon - but not yet It will arrive in a couple of years (next election?) when the social media revolution which swept Trump to the White House fully reaches the UK.
    Ironically, as a former BBC producer, my friends who are still in the corporation, know the end is nigh. Do you know how many of them asked me how to join on-line news organisations or were researching how to start their own internet news sources? "What equipment do I need?" "What staffing will I require?" "How do I get funding?" All corporate think.
    What they all missed is a simple fact: if you TELL THE TRUTH all you need is a cell phone.
    These are fascinating times we live in. Meanwhile, dear friends, relax and ignore the BBC. The emperor has no clothes other than in the London (and Salford) elites. The fight there is lost.

  5. The silly petitions for and against President Trump's State Visit have at least had one good effect, in that the accompanying maps of signatories show clearly that the overwhelming majority of the anti-Trump brigade are in the foreign city that used to be our capital, and a few snowflake university towns.
    The pro-Trump petitioners, on the other hand, are spread evenly across the whole of the rest of the country.
    The biased BBC should stop claiming to speak for all of us, get out of their metropolitan bubble and see what Britons really think.