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Whilst researching background for the post below, I came across some material which, though off topic, is in a sense, the kernel of my argument, which is BBC bias, and not gratuitious homophobia.

It concerns the way the BBC treats people it does not like. Of course, if you are gay, you can get away with murder, because the BBC likes gays and the more perverse and novel they are, (see Mark Oaten) the more lauded and applauded. Oaten not only got praise from the QT panel for just appearing, the audience loved him.

No, this is about how certain sectors of society come in for special disapproval, in particular Christians. This piece, from an article in Zenit, the Catholic news service:

The BBC has also been blamed for more subtle instances of anti-Catholic bias. Discussion panels, news reports and web articles tend to focus on the sensational; they also often comprise contributions from secular figures or dissenting Catholics but hardly ever from orthodox Catholics who will properly convey the Church's teaching.

The corporation's treatment of clergy not infrequently involves interrogations by disparaging and dismissive presenters who seem to view them as guilty until proven innocent. Stephen Glover, a non-Catholic British newspaper columnist, wrote how a BBC television interviewer, quizzing English Archbishop Vincent Nichols in 2007, "treated him like a member of some extreme sect, interrupting him continually, and sneering at him as though he were a half-wit."


Most of this bias is attributed to a predominantly secular mindset in the corporation that embraces, or is sympathetic to, the culture of death, whether it be abortion, radical feminism, the homosexual agenda, euthanasia, or unethical science such as embryonic stem cell research. "The BBC," Glover once wrote, "represents a materialist, mechanistic consensus which has rejected God, and deludes itself that science is capable of providing a complete explanation of existence."

Strangely, this kind of interviewing extends to Tories. Nicolas Winterton, who is clearly a twit, got drawn into a row with a BBC presenter about First Class rail travel for MPs. The presenter enabled Winterton to look like an idiot, which was not difficult, but he basically bullied the MP into an impossible position, the purpose of which was to demonstrate that Tory MPs should not travel First Class. I wonder how certain overpaid BBC executives view this line?

The BBC loves to do propaganda puffs for gays.They are uncritical and hagiographic, particularly with respect to Stonewall, the Government funded gay pressure group.Here are two such examples:

The March of Gay Politics
Stonewall gave me new Gay role models

They also adore Greens and Climate Change people and do not dispute their bias:

In 2007 there was a demo/”peace camp” near Heathrow Airport where people were camping and generally disrupting business. The BBC reported it in what I must describe as the most slewed piece of drivel since the dodgy dossier.

It was, according to the organisers, a “temporary eco-village”. All the BBC reports of the time were biased. One began:

“As the tanned, cheerful twenty-somethings set up their tents, you could be forgiven for thinking this was the summer’s latest music festival.”

The report was later stealth edited ( a favourite tactic with the BBC) to tone down the negative adjectives ascribed to the Police.

Another report declared:

“The protesters, most in wet weather gear and many wearing clown wigs, began setting up mobile pop-up tents in the BAA car park under the watchful eye of police in riot helmets bearing plastic shields.

Dance music and A Spoonful Of Sugar, from the musical Mary Poppins, were played on a bicycle sound system.

In the newly-arrived crowd were bongo drummers, magicians, jugglers and small children fast asleep in all-terrain buggies. ”

I am sure you can add your own examples. Basically, the BBC is well past its sell-by date as a concept. And the fault lies within.

1 comment:

Mrs Rigby said...

The Nicholas Winterton thing was all very odd. We were in the car, Radio 2 was on and we were force-fed an interview/PPB by Miliband, masquerading as Q&A about the cloned passports. At the end of that the news came on, and the item about Winterton, which was then repeated during the first few minutes of the 'show', just to make sure we heard it - I think it was Steve Wright.