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BBC Bombast – Propaganda, Complaints And Black Holes of Silence Bad News From The BBC – Part 1: ‘Replete With Imbalance And Distortion’ BBC is ‘confusing cause and effect’ in its Israeli coverage CENSORSHIP IS ALIVE AND WELL AT THE BBC Brothers in arms: the BBC and Tony Blair How BBC news sells all UK wars as good intentions
 
BBC Bombast – Propaganda, Complaints And Black Holes of Silence

BBC Bombast – Propaganda, Complaints And Black Holes of Silence

On the BBC television news, the pulsing theme tune sets the tone: the world is a serious place and we, the BBC, are here to give it to you straight. The computer-animated intro, featuring the Earth encompassed by transmitted signals, together with the high-tech news studio, proclaims impeccable credentials. The newscaster – Huw Edwards, Fiona Bruce, […]

BBC Bombast – Propaganda, Complaints And Black Holes of Silence
Bad News From The BBC – Part 1: ‘Replete With Imbalance And Distortion’

Bad News From The BBC – Part 1: ‘Replete With Imbalance And Distortion’

Bad News From The BBC – Part 1: ‘Replete With Imbalance And Distortion’   One of the main headlines on the BBC news homepage earlier this month read, ‘Violence erupts at Israel borders’. Israeli soldiers had shot dead at least 12 protesters and injured dozens more. BBC ‘impartiality’ decreed that the brutal killings were presented […]

Bad News From The BBC – Part 1: ‘Replete With Imbalance And Distortion’
BBC is ‘confusing cause and effect’ in its Israeli coverage

BBC is ‘confusing cause and effect’ in its Israeli coverage

British broadcasters’ coverage of the Arab awakening over recent months has been brave and honest. These are difficult and dangerous stories. But the BBC – and in this article I am going to concentrate on the BBC, because it is the broadcaster we are taxed to enable and sets worldwide standards of fairness – and its […]

BBC is ‘confusing cause and effect’ in its Israeli coverage
CENSORSHIP IS ALIVE AND WELL AT THE BBC

CENSORSHIP IS ALIVE AND WELL AT THE BBC

Good Grief! Aunty is at it again. This time for editing out the word … wait for it ….“PALESTINE”… at 03:00 during rapper Mic Righteous’ performance on the April 30th broadcast of Charlie Sloth’s Hip-Hop Mix, a programme on BBC Radio 1Xtra. This was the BBC’s response: “Charlie Sloth’s Hip-Hop Mix is predominantly a music based programme and decisions as […]

CENSORSHIP IS ALIVE AND WELL AT THE BBC
Brothers in arms: the BBC and Tony Blair

Brothers in arms: the BBC and Tony Blair

The idea that the BBC is impartial or “left-wing” is absurd, says John Pilger. Look at how it supports the government’s war policies and venerates the “saviour of Iraq”, Tony Blair. Britain is said to be approaching its Berlusconi moment. That is to say, if Rupert Murdoch wins control of Sky, he will command half […]

Brothers in arms: the BBC and Tony Blair
How BBC news sells all UK wars as good intentions

How BBC news sells all UK wars as good intentions

By Martin Johnson Tamplins Entire 25 April 2011 There is simply no amount of arming and bombing and invading by Britain that BBC news cannot explain away as well meant. April saw another condemnation of the BBC’s legendary political bias, this time by its veteran broadcaster Michael Buerk. “What the BBC regards as normal and abnormal, what […]

How BBC news sells all UK wars as good intentions
BBC Bombast – Propaganda, Complaints And Black Holes of Silence

BBC Bombast – Propaganda, Complaints And Black Holes of Silence

11 July 2011

On the BBC television news, the pulsing theme tune sets the tone: the world is a serious place and we, the BBC, are here to give it to you straight. The computer-animated intro, featuring the Earth encompassed by transmitted signals, together with the high-tech news studio, proclaims impeccable credentials. The newscaster – Huw Edwards, Fiona Bruce, […]

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Bad News From The BBC – Part 1: ‘Replete With Imbalance And Distortion’

Bad News From The BBC – Part 1: ‘Replete With Imbalance And Distortion’

25 May 2011

Bad News From The BBC – Part 1: ‘Replete With Imbalance And Distortion’   One of the main headlines on the BBC news homepage earlier this month read, ‘Violence erupts at Israel borders’. Israeli soldiers had shot dead at least 12 protesters and injured dozens more. BBC ‘impartiality’ decreed that the brutal killings were presented […]

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Brothers in arms: the BBC and Tony Blair

Brothers in arms: the BBC and Tony Blair

28 April 2011

The idea that the BBC is impartial or “left-wing” is absurd, says John Pilger. Look at how it supports the government’s war policies and venerates the “saviour of Iraq”, Tony Blair. Britain is said to be approaching its Berlusconi moment. That is to say, if Rupert Murdoch wins control of Sky, he will command half […]

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How BBC news sells all UK wars as good intentions

How BBC news sells all UK wars as good intentions

28 April 2011

By Martin Johnson Tamplins Entire 25 April 2011 There is simply no amount of arming and bombing and invading by Britain that BBC news cannot explain away as well meant. April saw another condemnation of the BBC’s legendary political bias, this time by its veteran broadcaster Michael Buerk. “What the BBC regards as normal and abnormal, what […]

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BBC, Stick to reporting the weather

BBC, Stick to reporting the weather

11 March 2011

The BBC has long assisted in the whitewash of Israeli crimes. This is not hyperbole. Check out this friendly interview with the Israeli murderer of the aid volunteers (Also see my earlier reports on BBC’s pro-Israel propaganda here, here and here). The BBC must be treated no differently than other state propaganda organs

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BBC charity committed to promoting UK Government propaganda in Afghanistan

BBC charity committed to promoting UK Government propaganda in Afghanistan

11 March 2011

by Tom Mills In August the right-wing pressure group the Tax Payers’ Alliance revealed that the charitable wing of the BBC World Service, the BBC World Service Trust, had received £205,000 under the Foreign Office’s counter-terrorism programme.  The money was provided to fund the Trust’s Afghan Woman’s Hourprogramme, which is broadcast every week in Dari and Pashto.  […]

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