Category Archives: BBC

The Welsh and people who are married to the Welsh are appalling and have no sense of humour

Probably not true. I only know one Welsh person, but she’s quite funny and pleasant, and so is her husband. Seriously, though, where do they find people with this kind of personality, and why have they taken over so many of our cultural institutions?

(BTW, because I am a passionate Canadian nationalist who only reads Canadian authors and firmly believes that there is nothing remotely funny about Canadian nationalism and that those who think otherwise should be charged with hate crimes, I read Jordan Peterson’s new book, in which rule number 9 is “Assume That The Person You Are Listening To Might Know Something You Don’t”. A great piece of advice, and something I’m trying to do more of. So I really listened to Liz Saville Roberts, and as a consequence I am wholly convinced that I am being scrupulously fair when I say that she does not know anything important about how to tell jokes about the Welsh that I don’t.)

If you’ve got eight and a half minutes to spare:

 

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The man who thinks Europe has been invaded

In January 2015, four days after the terror attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, an estimated 1.5 million people marched through Paris.

Viktor Orban was one of 40 world leaders at their head, standing in solidarity for freedom of expression and against terror.

Different countries drew different conclusions from the Charlie Hebdo murders, and later terror attacks.

Orban was clear from the first moment who to blame. Immigrants.

The troubled family background of the perpetrators, their upbringing in an orphanage, the radicalisation they succumbed to – all these were of no interest to Orban.

This pro-invasion hit piece on Hungary’s Victor Orban brought you by the well heeled apologists of the BBC and George Soros.

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Fake News: BBC Describes Refugee Terror Bomber from Iraq as ‘Surrey Teenager’ – Again

“BREAKING ‘Dangerous and devious’ Surrey teenager jailed for life for Parsons Green Tube bombing, in which 51 people injured’, read the social media post — earning a string of incredulous responses from users who felt the broadcaster was attempting to obscure Hassan’s origins as a supposed alleged ‘child refugee’.

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BBC to help students identify ‘fake news’

The BBC is launching a new scheme to help young people identify real news and filter out fake or false information.

The project is targeted at secondary schools and sixth forms across the UK.

From March, up to 1,000 schools will be offered mentoring in class and online to help them spot so-called fake news.

BBC journalists including Kamal Ahmed, Tina Daheley, Amol Rajan and Huw Edwards will also take part in events aimed at helping students.

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The BBC’s shameful silence on the Telford sex scandal

Last month, I wrote here about the BBC and ‘grooming gangs’. In particular, I speculated that it was unlikely that having once (after more than a decade) dramatized the mass gang-rape of British girls (and a man from Wales having partly been fired-up by it then ploughing a van into a crowd outside a mosque) that the BBC might not venture into such territory again. As I said, ‘nobody should be surprised if the BBC reverts to ignoring crimes like Rochdale in the future.’

As so often the situation is worse than I imagined. While I could see that the BBC drama department might be unlikely to again commission a programme looking at the most serious and widespread child-abuse to have occurred in Britain in modern times I thought that they might at least still report the news. No such luck.

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BBC Declares Populism Can Be ‘Truly Terrifying’, Cites Brexit and Trump

video produced by BBC Ideas has argued that the “fervour of populist politics can be truly terrifying,” citing the Brexit vote and the election of President Donald Trump.

The video explains that “populist is almost always a pejorative term and no one really wants the label,” claiming that “most populist leaders would rather see themselves as inspiring grassroots movements.”

“Political debate involves reason, science, evidence, challenge, and argument. Free speech and a free press on vital to this,” the narrator says.

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Producer behind David Attenborough’s shows ‘filmed in angry road rage incident’

BBC wildlife producer and director Fergus Beeley shocked a family on Saturday when he got out of his car and launched an angry tirade against them.

Simon Gale, 33, who was driving the other car involved, said Mr Beeley flew into a ‘raving state’ after both cars were forced to pull over at the side of the motorway.

Beeley was heard calling the family ‘wankers’ and ‘sluts’ and telling them to ‘get back in the car before you die’.

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