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yabadabadoo1874again
1 hour ago, Dusk_Till_Dawn said:

 

You’ve obviously never watched Russia Today son. Although let’s be honest, that goes without saying

 

We have no option but to provide finance to a British Broadcasting Corp...whose principal activity is to...at all cost... protect the British state...ipso facto...if you choose to believe what they tell you and how they tell you without questioning then that's your lookout mr!!!

 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, yabadabadoo1874again said:

 

We have no option but to provide finance to a British Broadcasting Corp...whose principal activity is to...at all cost... protect the British state...ipso facto...if you choose to believe what they tell you and how they tell you without questioning then that's your lookout mr!!!

 

 

 

 

You do realise that the BBC makes more programmes than just the news, take for example 'The Blue Planet 2' which is on in 10 mins.

 

I don't know the figures, but they will be out there somewhere how much of the licence payers money is spent on BBC news as compared to all the hundreds of other programmes it makes.

 

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1 hour ago, yabadabadoo1874again said:

 

We have no option but to provide finance to a British Broadcasting Corp...whose principal activity is to...at all cost... protect the British state...ipso facto...if you choose to believe what they tell you and how they tell you without questioning then that's your lookout mr!!!

 

 

 

 

It's actually to: inform, educate and entertain.

 

It's a public service broadcaster. Not a state or commercial broadcaster.

 

It was set up by John Reith (a Scot) to do those three things for the whole nation.

 

Perhaps dropping the conspiracy theory for a while wouldn't harm the debate around the BBC in Scotland. We'd be worse without it especially given plans to totally commercialise C4.

 

 

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19 minutes ago, JamboX2 said:

 

It's actually to: inform, educate and entertain.

 

It's a public service broadcaster. Not a state or commercial broadcaster.

 

It was set up by John Reith (a Scot) to do those three things for the whole nation.

 

Perhaps dropping the conspiracy theory for a while wouldn't harm the debate around the BBC in Scotland. We'd be worse without it especially given plans to totally commercialise C4.

 

 

Conspiracy theory ?

 

There's that term used once again to dismiss any argument against the status quo.

You make good arguments .Wished you wouldn't go down that lazy route.

The fact is it's illegal to not pay for the BBC.

An organisation who historically and presently is run by Oxbridge.

That's not conspiracy it's fact.

Also it's worth noting the studies done on the bias nature of it's news editorials.

You can exclude what happened in Scotland's referendum.

Take a look at how they handled Corbyn.

 

 

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yabadabadoo1874again
1 hour ago, JamboX2 said:

 

It's actually to: inform, educate and entertain.

 

It's a public service broadcaster. Not a state or commercial broadcaster.

 

It was set up by John Reith (a Scot) to do those three things for the whole nation.

 

Perhaps dropping the conspiracy theory for a while wouldn't harm the debate around the BBC in Scotland. We'd be worse without it especially given plans to totally commercialise C4.

 

 

 

The debate about the British Broadcasting Corp is versus another news media organisation.

 

You can trust them or not?

 

What conspiracy?  Are the BBC magically above Agitprop...

 

Would they actually tell you of all people if they were up to no good?  How laughable.

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, JamboX2 said:

 

It's actually to: inform, educate and entertain.

 

It's a public service broadcaster. Not a state or commercial broadcaster.

 

It was set up by John Reith (a Scot) to do those three things for the whole nation.

 

Perhaps dropping the conspiracy theory for a while wouldn't harm the debate around the BBC in Scotland. We'd be worse without it especially given plans to totally commercialise C4.

 

 

 

And the point is that it does these things with a political slant. Its own employees have even admitted this to other journalists and this is backed up by statistical analysis of its news output. There's also the issue of the Balen Report, which the BBC has spent literally hundreds of thousands of pounds to avoid making public, which it is suspected writes of substantial anti-Israel bias in the BBC's coverage. There's the BBC's famously skewed coverage of the 'Arab Spring' and in particular its grossly biased and politically slanted reports (and non-reports) from Bahrain.

 

Then there's the Scottish referendum in 2014 when the BBC was accused of bias by a research team from UWS and then allowed Better Together to use their facilities to make a promotional video. Paul Mason, a former BBC journalist, wrote at the time: "Not since Iraq have I seen BBC News working at propaganda strength like this." Not political?

 

However, leave behind the news and move on to its documentary output (inform and entertain). The BBC has been accused and in some cases has had to fess up to misleading viewers in a documentary about Primark's work conditions in the developing world (clearly political), misleading the public in nature documentaries (conceivably political). Perhaps this is what Andrew Marr meant when the Daily Mail reported him as saying "It (the BBC) has a liberal bias, not so much a party-political bias. It is best described as a cultural liberal bias".

 

There are literally dozens of examples of BBC output being influenced by political considerations and, seemingly, bias.

 

You'd have to actively have your head in the sand to believe otherwise.

 

I'm actually pro-BBC. I think it is important for Britain to have it. But I think it needs a complete overhaul. Sadly, I think my desire for it to change will be frustrated. While it's not technically speaking a 'state broadcaster', it is very hard for any broadcaster funded by the government to avoid being political in nature. It's naive to suggest otherwise.

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On 13/11/2017 at 02:29, michael_bolton said:

However, leave behind the news and move on to its documentary output (inform and entertain). The BBC has been accused and in some cases has had to fess up to misleading viewers in a documentary about Primark's work conditions in the developing world (clearly political), misleading the public in nature documentaries (conceivably political). Perhaps this is what Andrew Marr meant when the Daily Mail reported him as saying "It (the BBC) has a liberal bias, not so much a party-political bias. It is best described as a cultural liberal bias".

 

 

Can you give examples of this please? I'm aware of them using captive animals for certain sequences and using footage of various different penguins and pretending it's a specific penguin for narrative purposes. To my mind his kind of thing is harmless so I'm assuming that you're thinking of something?

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Under investigation by Ofcom for allegedly 'breaching accuracy rules'.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-42398607

 

Seems to be about tweets being read out on the show which Mr Salmond said had been selected from an "avalanche of tweets and emails" which they'd received.

Only problem was, that one of the tweets was from one of the show's own director's and all the other read out tweets couldn't be found anywhere online by Ofcom, suggesting that they were perhaps fictitious and made up.

 

 

 

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