I’ve been away for a month and I think I’ve discovered the cure for blogging about the BBC. Don’t watch it.
Coming back after a break, it all seems so petty and superficial. Instead, I’ve been mostly watching Fauda on Netflix.
Now there’s a compelling set of back-to-backs to binge-watch. James Delingpole says it’s popular with the Palestinians as well as the Israelis.
The BBC should buy it in for their BBC Four foreign language / double episode / Saturday night slot.
It doesn’t have a sanctimonious lefty agenda.
I’ve also been reading Melanie Phillips (£) about being ‘set up’ by the Question Time team, and I’ve heard people discussing the US’s decision to walk away from the UNHRC - mostly to opine that the right way to deal with this corrupt outfit is to ‘stay and change it’.
UNHRC is like the Eurovision Song Contest. It has as much to do with Human Rights as Eurovision has to do with music. It won't change.
I heard Will Self on the radio saying he’s reconsidering his resignation from being a Jew. Now he wants to be a Jew. I’d need to listen again to figure out if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but I don’t know if I can be bothered.