...and any other matters that take our fancy
Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus.
A fairly typical BBC piece here on transgender dolls.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-39030215What's worth reading is the comments thread, the highest rated of which I reproduce below:"Excellent. Now that transgender people are yesterdays news, please can we start making transpecies people like myself feel welcomed by society ? I was born human , but actually view myself as a tyrannosaurus rex. I still get weird looks as I stomp on cars and eat live pigs, which I find to be ignorant of my condition."
But when will the BBC be accepting of people who voted Brexit, or for Trump or even, dare I say it, read the Daily Mail?
The last two, .593 & .592 are poetry in irony too.
A bit of free publicity for the manufacturers....as are many 'news' stories these days. Incredible how much the PR machine has infiltrated 'news'.
Last week I was employed to conduct a [quaterly] survey on the public's attitude towards the BBC. I had to find 12 respondents. It began by asking whether the respondees agreed with a range of statements, from Britain should never join the Euro; Same-sex marriage was a good thing; and Britain should stay in the EU. Then there were questions regarding trust and bias. Finally the respondents were asked, based on what they knew of the BBC, how the BBC [as an entity] would respond to the first set of statements. With regards to news and trust they were comparng themselves to ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. I don't watch Sky and found the results interesting. Some of the questions were tough to understand. I do hope the results are published.
So the respondents were categorized as being biased, and their answers weighted accordingly?
I don't know how they will be presented - I was just one of many who were sent out to collect the opinions. Apparently it is a quarterly event. Must cost a bob or two.
I came across an interview with Nick Clegg on WATO on Radio 4 at approx 1.35pm. The interview was conducted by Mark Mardell. I wasn't aware it was Nick Clegg as I hadn't heard his name mentioned and it was a bad line. I assumed it was Mardell having a cosy chat with a BBC colleague! I think that tells you something about (a) teh politicised nature of BBC correspondents and (b) the cosy relationship Mardell has with Remainer politicians.
There was a piece on Today this morning regarding the lack of Tories in higher education.Justin Webb(£150K p.a)was getting this notion dismissed by one South Bank Prof(£300K)-as the author of the report that said that Tories are excluded from university posts or cowed into acquiescence.So- two budding millionaires on the public teat connive to tell me that Jews, Christians and Tories are more than welcome to join them at the top table-but possibly not clever enough.Be well worth a study in how much and how fat the State moneybags are per day on Today...they`re bleeding us dry.
Has Kamal Ahmed been put out to grass or has he just gone to ground? Does anyone know?
The Great Painting Challenge and Pottery Throw Down are examples of programmes made cheaply for 'Be on a Show' applicants to have their moment in the public eye. Diversity targets may have been met, and back-stories may have tugged at our heartstrings, but has anything of lasting quality ever been produced by any of the entrants to these shows? Why not give a chance to genuine artists of proven talent to receive publicity for their work? There is no need for the knock-out process whereby contestants, one by one, are signalled out as being not up to the mark - a mark that seems ill-defined. The truth is that there is precious little to say that so-and-so's work, bad as it is, is any worse than the others. The' judges' comments are limited to the odd trite remark. The object of these programmes seems to be to allow all, including the least skilful of contestants, to feel included and have their moment in the public eye.
More BBC Fake News Central thought control: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-39156386Why on Earth would one give any time to this story on your main news programme? Completely unimportant. Activists on both sides of this tiny land dispute are making propaganda claims all the time.
Given the institutional bias within the BBC towards Israel it’s hard to imagine them passing on this story. No doubt after the free publicity right-on liberals will think they are making some sort of virtuous statement by staying at the “Walled Off” hotel. Perhaps whilst gazing at Banksy’s third-rate art and the wall itself, they might ponder why Israel had to build the wall in the first place.