Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Complicated business

"The BBC has fought a very long, very hard and very divisive campaign over a long period of time yet we owe it a major debt of gratitude for its service to our country. I mean that very sincerely. Complicated Business. 

Now it’s time for the BBC to bind the wounds of division. To all the Guardianistas, Labour Party  members and people who read the Independent - across this nation, “Is The BBC Biased?” says it is time for us to come together as one united people. 
It’s time.
Time for the BBC to pledge to every citizen of our land that it will be a broadcaster for all British people. 

As soon as we saw that The Donald had reduced the size of his quiff we knew that there must be a reasonable side within.  Oh how we laughed at the idea of B movie star Ronald Reagan as POTUS.
Emily Maitlis very  graciously held her hands up and announced that ‘we’ got it wrong, every time’. 
Laura Trevelyan called Trump’s speech “Reaganesque”  and proudly announced that today she is becoming an American citizen.

"The BBC may not have supported all of us in the past, but it’s time to reach out to us for our guidance and our help so we can work together and unify our great broadcasting corporation.

 Apologies for selective plagiarising

P.S. When the BBC says farewell to contestant on, say, The Apprentice, they always show  a humorous compilation of their ‘best bits’ as a kind of tribute cum booby-prize. Well, as a finishing touch to their US election coverage, they keep showing a humourless compilation of Trump’s ‘worst bits’. 

One in particular, narrated by Aleem MaqBool, is particularly embittered.

Matthew Amroliwala was busy being alarmist about the ftse. It plummeted, according to him. Which, of course it did not. 

You can’t blame them, can you. Their candidate lost.

Poor Theresa May gave such a robotic statement to Sky News. We'll all have to practice carefully enunciating ‘President-elect Trump’.


  1. "Very few people thought Trump would actually run, then he did. They thought he wouldn't climb in the polls, then he did. They said he wouldn't win any primaries, then he did. They said he wouldn't win the Republican nomination, then he did."

    BBC report (Anthony Zucher I think)! Talk about cheek!!!

    They get £2 billion from us every year. They send hundreds - yes hundreds- of staff to the USA for election year...and they can't even get close to predicting the result.

    For me, this would be a resignation matter...remember last night Ian Katz had FOUR anti-Trump commentators on! Not one pro-Trump commentator. How can he possibly justify that? Outrageous bias.

  2. The BBC, who have proved themselves to be vehemently anti Brexit, do not provide us with this biassed wall-to-wall coverage of any EU countries' elections, which one would think would be a natural next step in their ambitions towards greater EU involvement. Why is that?

    Might it be because they think that, as a global broadcasting power, they can attempt to export their leftwing opinions and influence the outcome of the US election in the same way as they thought they could influence the EU Referendum vote in the UK? Seriously?

    Dream on BBC, but just give some thought to the abuse the UK public's licence fee and abuse of their trust in you when you use your organisation for this purpose. What was the cost of this US sojourn - both financially, and to the reputation of the BBC as a serious news outlet?

  3. Jenny Hill seems to be having a bit of a meltdown judging by the number of anti-Trump tweets she's put up in the last 10 hours:

    I guess she was hoping for an open borders Prez.

    1. Why is what Germany thinks so important? A bit too EU-philic there.

  4. Well @#$% me. I had no idea. I may yet have a chance to live in a country that promotes liberty and intellectual freedom once again. Maybe. I don't see Trump or anyone in Republican leadership interested in breaking down the Federal Leviathan or loosening the grip of Golman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, GE, and Google on the whole system and citizens. But we dodged a bullet, that's for sure.

    What is best in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of Beeboids.

    I got the Conservative victory in 2015 right, and I got Brexit right, both of which the BBC got horribly wrong. But I honestly didn't expect Trump to come even close. I guess I need to figure out the US equivalent of the Question Time audience.

  5. Hillary Clinton now talking about cherishing the rule of law. What a @#$%ing liberty! I'm being forced to watch her concession speech, not doing it by choice.

    Goodbye, madam. Go count your money and leave us alone.

  6. I think we are about to live in even more interesting (I think I mean dangerous times). The liberal elite and mainstream media must, after the Uk's general election, Brexit and now the US election see their power rapidly ebbing away. I don't think they are yet broken and they will become vicious. I am not sure of when and how (and for the moment are too winded after last night's shock, but they will seek revenge.
    I am sorry if this sounds like one of the conspiracy theories as Emma Bell declared on Radio 4's Media Show this evening. Ms Bell obviously had not come to term's with Trump's victory (Prof of Medius Studies or something at Columbia) and she was explains the nasty stories about Hillary's health had been devised in Slovakia and Russia I think she said. However I really believe those from Hillar's camp really did believe they were the elite and knew best and they will work even harder for the destruction of borders.

    1. They are not liberal in any sense of the word. And you are quite right about the anger and denial going on. They will work harder for the destruction of everything that interferes with their own hegemony.

  7. Anyone hear Anne Appelbaum on Today this morning, saying that she'd been predicting the end of the world for some time, and this definitely was the end of the world.

    I don't much like Trump, but it was very hard not to feel quite a bit of schadenfreude.

    1. I was also struck by a heavy dose of schadenfreude this morning. And very pleasant it was too.