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by craig on July 2, 2014 3:07 pm in Uncategorized

I had an impeccable source that Obama’s anti-Scottish statement was orchestrated not only with him, but with the BBC who planted the question. I have no doubt it is true. I want to take this further with the Electoral Commission and the BBC Trust, but to do that I need confirmation of my whistleblower’s account.

On 6 June I therefore contacted No. 10 through their official website and asked whether any government official or adviser had previously briefed the journalist who asked Obama the question on independence. On 10 June I received the reply:

“Your message has been forwarded to the appropriate Government Department so that they may reply to your concerns directly.”

Another three weeks later, still there has been no contact from the “appropriate government Department”. I therefore went back to the Prime Minister’s Office to complain about the lack of a reply.

Answer came there none.

Derek Bateman has posted the reply to the BBC’s curt rejection of the academic study documenting its extreme bias in the Scottish Independence referendum debate. It is lengthy but well worth reading.

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33 Comments

  1. Airdrieonian

    2 Jul, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    The State machine has many cogs.
    One might wonder how far “they” are prepared to go? False Flags?

  2. Do you know which BBC journalist asked the question?

  3. ba'al Zevul (Chimp Assassin)

    2 Jul, 2014 - 3:50 pm

    Maybe remind them of this assertion, Craig?

    David Jordan: I don’t think that has been a problem from the perspective of the BBC. We approach this in the same way we approach all the other subjects that we deal with. The issue of transparency and accountability is one that I know the BBC has taken enormously seriously over the past five or 10 years, and it has increased the levels of transparency hugely. We are accountable to our licence fee payers and our audiences via the BBC Trust. That also holds us accountable for what we do, what we broadcast and how we broadcast it, and what perspectives we offer on whatever subjects we are dealing with. I do not think that transparency is a particular issue in relation to this subject (climate change -BZ). In general, the levels of transparency and accountability of the BBC have hugely increased over the last five to 10 years.

    Oral Evidence taken before the Science and Technology Committee on Wednesday 17 July 2013.

    http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmsctech/uc254-iii/uc25401.htm

    (David Jordan is director of editorial policy and standards at the BBC.)

  4. BrianFujisan

    2 Jul, 2014 - 3:51 pm

    Talking of t.v

    Craig I think you should consider doing a weekly t.v show…If Mr Galloway can do it, something like Abby Martin’s show, but would anyone allow it ??

    And thanks to (Witches For Scottish Independence) for this alert…. even the Tabloids ffs

    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/trident-fury-scots-hit-public-3795645

  5. Ben-LA PACQUTE LO ES TODO

    2 Jul, 2014 - 4:23 pm

  6. A reminder of what he said.

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2014/jun/06/barack-obama-scottish-independence-us-uk-united-video

    The questioner would have been Landell or Robinson.

  7. Come on Dave ‘Smoothface’ Cameron. Answer Craig pronto.

    Too busy hobnobbing with the ‘stars’ the other night in the style of BLiar.

    Could you hear me groaning as I scrolled down the photos. Kirstie Allsop! Claudia Winkleman! I see no ‘stars’.

    Stars gather for Cameron’s celebration of the arts
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-28098585

  8. Two good posts from the Medialens Editors.

    The first concerning the BBC. Amena Saleem has put some teeth into the PSC.
    Posted by The Editors on July 2, 2014, 2:15 pm

    Judge to decide if BBC’s misreporting on Jerusalem is propaganda or journalism
    By Amena Saleem

    Campaigners are taking the BBC to a tribunal in a bid to find out why the corporation insists on promoting Jerusalem as an “Israeli city.”

    An appeal was filed last week with the First-Tier Tribunal (Information Rights), part of the UK court system, by two UK-based human rights organizations.

    The two groups, Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Friends of Al Aqsa, are attempting to force the release of BBC documents which would reveal how the BBC Trust reached a decision in 2013 that BBC journalists are can refer to the whole of Jerusalem as “Israeli.”

    http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/amena-saleem/judge-decide-if-bbcs-misreporting-jerusalem-propaganda-or-journalism

    ~~~~~~

    Second on the media coverage of Israeli and Palestinian deaths. A Medialens alert.

    ‘Some Deaths Really Matter – The Disproportionate Coverage of Israeli And Palestinian Killings’

    http://ow.ly/yHpIR

  9. “Do you know which BBC journalist asked the question?”

    We don’t seem to know much of anything at the moment, except that a Murdoch hack says that an anonymous politician says that a nameless American said something.

    The question wasn’t in isolation, it was part of a fairly comprehensive list covering much of what is currently happening in UK politics. If Scotland hadn’t been mentioned I feel the Nationalists would have been accusing the BBC of bias for omitting them.

  10. I have just found the video of the whole of the G7 Press Conference.

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?319794-1/g7-news-conference

    At 20′.50″ in Agent Cameron casts around and says after looking at his script, ‘Let’s have a question from the BBC’.

    I could not hear the name of the BBC questioner. James Landale I think. Not Robinson anyway.

    At 25′.45″ Obama makes his Better Together piece.

  11. So funny. They are as transparent as a Flower Fairy’s wing.

    Landale was educated at Eton College, an independent school in the town of Eton in Berkshire,[2] and was a contemporary of London Mayor Boris Johnson and Prime Minister David Cameron, followed by the University of Bristol. While studying Politics there, he became the first editor of Epigram, Bristol University’s independent student newspaper.[3] In July 2013, Landale was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Bristol in recognition of his journalistic achievements.[4]’

    They are all bloody well ‘in it together’.

  12. @airdrieonian

    “One might wonder how far “they” are prepared to go? False Flags?”

    As I think I’ve said before, I don’t expect false flags before the poll. If it’s a close Yes, then there is a possibility. That may sound paranoid, but the Brits haven’t hesitated anywhere else and I struggle to see why Scotland should be an exception. The Unionist campaign has been uncharacteristically civilised, confining itself to lies and personal abuse.

    Unfortunately, Scotland is not short of useful idiots. As Westminster and its puppeteers control the media any incidents can be reported any way they please. No-one here believes the BBC’s account of what’s happening in Scotland, or Gaza, or Ukraine, or anywhere, really, looking at blogs like Craig’s instead. So the first sign of trouble on the way might be some interference with the internet. Let’s hope for a nice big Yes majority, in the name of public safety as much as anything else.

  13. On the video with Cameron and Obama, at 20:50, the journalist asking the question introduces himself as “James Robinson, BBC”

  14. So my assumption was wrong. Not Landale then Alex.

    It must be James Robbins which fits. Diplomatic Correspondent.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Robbins

  15. “Unfortunately, Scotland is not short of useful idiots”

    One of them is Alex Salmond, which is very unfortunate indeed.

  16. Mary

    Wow you could not want a more fully paid up member of the privately educated establishment. From Wikipedia:

    James Robbins (born 19 January 1954) is the BBC’s Diplomatic Correspondent, a post he has held since January 1998. He previously served as its Southern Africa Correspondent (from 1987 to 1991) and its Europe Correspondent (from 1992 to 1998). He led the BBC’s coverage of 9/11, making the first report on that evening’s BBC Ten O’Clock News, a report lasting over 7 minutes. He is a regular contributor to BBC news programmes.

    Education[edit]

    Robbins was educated at Westminster School, an independent school for boys in central London, followed by Christ Church at the University of Oxford in the city of Oxford in Oxfordshire, where he read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), before joining the BBC as a graduate trainee in 1977. At Oxford, he edited Isis magazine.

    Wondering in what capacity he “led the BBC’s coverage of 9/11″. He was the Diplomatic Correspondent at the time. Seems a strange choice…

  17. Last year’s bash. Tonight the same will be taking place at the Hurlingham Club. No wonder nobody has answered Craig. Too busy sliming round this crowd.

    Political Party Funding
    Access all ministers: billionaires and lobbyists at lavish party with David Cameron
    July 1, 2014 by Nick Mathiason, Melanie Newman and Tom Warren

    http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2014/07/01/access-all-ministers-billionaires-and-lobbyists-at-lavish-party-with-david-cameron/

    Last year’s seating plan –
    http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2014/07/01/interactive-test/

    At Boris’s table.

    Poju Zabludowicz

    Private equity, telecoms, minerals and property billionaire
    Wealth: £1,500,000,000
    55th on the 2014 Sunday Times rich list
    Personal donations: £129,300
    Personal + company donations: £301,105

    Big in Israel too. http://www.powerbase.info/index.php/Poju_Zabludowicz

  18. That bit from Cameron was telling. After the previous Q and A, there was a slight pause while he looked down at his notes. He looked around, spotted Robbins below and said ‘Let’s have a question from the BBC’. Robbins’ question was more like a speech but you could tell that is was set up. Agent Cameron is not such an adept public performer as BLiar but it was pure theatre.

  19. The Blair petition seems to be getting a shot in the arm today. Not sure if it is paedophiles or Palestine.

  20. LOL, Craig. We know most people don’t read newspapers but… over 1700 facebook shares and over 500 retweets! Yup, that would do it!

  21. When will you all realise that the BBC,ITV,C4 droids were all buggered into total MK-Ultra submission before their second Oxbridge year by the CIA/MI5/MI6??

    Blair understood his rise as the price of gents toilet file disappearance,allegedly.

    Same as Teddy Boy.

    God knows what they had on Thatcher…Saville?

    Only Edwina knew what Johnny Major’s blackmailable peccadilloes were…Same as all the other MOSSAD honeytraps…

    Poor Blair/Brown/Cameron never seen La Brooks,er,coming.

    See how easy it really is y’all?

    Rebekah’s been professionally sucking dick for various agencies for a long while.

    Murdoch is but one investor who looked for a return on her wiley ways…

    Yeah.

  22. On the inaccessibility of the BBC management.

    The Medialens editors write

    http://members5.boardhost.com/medialens/msg/1404363524.html

  23. Disconcerting – this BBC item and ELM House (as well as a report on the US Army electronically attacking free-media in the USA).

    We need a YES vote and after that we need every part of society to be more involved, open and accountable to each citizen of Scotland.

    We also need to defend ourselves from those outside who wish to harm or diminish us and our goals

  24. Ba'al Zevul (Chimp Assassin)

    3 Jul, 2014 - 8:47 am

    Egyptian take on Blair’s latest project. Goes to town:

    http://egyptianchronicles.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/regarding-blairs-project-in-egypt.html

    The scary part in the Guardian’s report* is not Blair’s consultancy … but actually those words “UAE-funded Egyptian taskforce in Cairo now forms a shadow government within the government.”

    Talk to me about Egyptian sovereignty !! This reminds me so much how UK and France appointed officials in the Egyptian cabinet after the British invasion in Egypt.

    * http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jul/02/tony-blair-advise-egypt-president-sisi-economic-reform

  25. I suppose that the imminent naming of NHS Queen Elizabeth at Rosyth by Her Maj will be used as more propaganda for the No vote.

    This from a BBC piece.

    ‘For their supporters, they will be hugely valuable strategic assets for the country, and major platforms from which all the services will be able to operate in a wide variety of roles. They will, so the argument goes, give governments options for intervention or exerting influence that they have not had for more than a generation, in a world in which there will be an understandable reluctance to commit “boots on the ground” for the foreseeable future.

    It will also be in a world in which new emerging powers are trying to get into the carrier business as well. And the new ships are supposed to last for 50 years.

    But all that, some critics argue, is part of the problem, and the idea that the country is still trying to be a global player on the scale that these new ships imply. Other critics continue to question their usefulness and cost in a world in which cyber and other threats should be more of a priority.

    Today’s admirals are understandably sensitive about looking too much into the past, and see the new carriers very much as ships for the future. But, for many old Navy hands, the arrival of the new HMS Queen Elizabeth on the scene will go some way to righting what they see as a historical wrong from the 1960s.’

    A fence sitting piece

    The aircraft carrier that never was
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28128026

  26. Oops! I meant HMS Queen Elizabeth.

  27. Ba'al Zevul (Chimp Assassin)

    3 Jul, 2014 - 8:58 am

    This RT piece covers a little more ground, and correctly describes the setup in which Blair, Alastair Campbell and former Blair SPAD, Darren Murphy are involved.

    You can find Campbell closely associated with Blair’s other capers, btw. And even his nephew:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/tony-blair/10822268/Cherie-Blair-the-oil-tycoon-and-jobs-for-Blairites-in-poor-Albania.html

  28. “Disconcerting – this BBC item and ELM House (as well as a report on the US Army electronically attacking free-media in the USA).

    We need a YES vote and after that we need every part of society to be more involved, open and accountable to each citizen of Scotland.”

    And Salmond’s unholy alliance with Murdoch would be better how? The man who brought us the hacking of Milly Dowler’s phone and the demonisation of the Hillsborough victims.

    Or what about his unholy alliance with the law firm which brought out injunctions against anyone uttering the name Holly Grieg, Levy & McRae.

  29. ba'al Zevul (Chimp Assassin)

    3 Jul, 2014 - 11:15 am

    And Salmond’s unholy alliance with Murdoch would be better how?

    It would be worse how?

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jul/01/-sp-tory-summer-party-drew-super-rich-supporters-with-total-wealth-of-11bn

    http://blogs.channel4.com/factcheck/labour-funding-party-donors-tories-factcheck/13899

    Both the Labour and Tory options were happy to be photographed waving the complimentary copy of the SUN, weren’t they? (It arrived most fortuitously for me – I’d just spilt some engine oil)

  30. Ba'al Zevul (Chimp Assassin)

    3 Jul, 2014 - 12:31 pm

    Anyway. Blair’s aircraft was last publicly recorded at Los Angeles (after his Aspen engagement) on the 1st. July. He went to Colombia to utter his profound insights on reconciliation with FARC, and hasn’t been seen since the big dinner afterwards.

    Time for some guesswork. He hasn’t been to the Philippines this year, f’r instance talking to big telecoms corporations on behalf of the TB Faith Foundation ™ which signed up for some money from the Philippines some years ago.

    Curiously a Bombardier Global Express is heading in that direction from LA even as I type. Though it may be Hawaii for Independence Day, or Malaysia for a free holiday.

  31. Ba'al Zevul (Chimp Assassin)

    3 Jul, 2014 - 4:10 pm

    If it’s him, Honolulu. Descending now.

  32. Andrew Leslie

    3 Jul, 2014 - 7:53 pm

    MJ
    A rather sweeping statement regarding Alex. Salmond. Care to elaborate?

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