BBC Bias 763


I am involved quite extensively in the making of what I believe to be a valuable independent documentary. It is based on George Ponsonby’s excellent book London Calling, and has the working title How the BBC Stole the Referendum. We have already done a few hours filming of my contribution.

The film is being directed by Alan Knight. It still requires some finance, having raised over ÂŁ12,000 so far from crowd sourcing. If any readers of this blog can make a contribution, it would be gratefully received. I vouch for the good faith and commitment of the production team, though I am not in any sense connected with the management or finances.

I should like to ask for a couple of other bits of help as well. Can anybody find the BBC footage of the appalling Gavin Esler puff piece for the “Vote No Borders” PR campaign. The BBC broadcast it repeatedly on every TV news programme on 2 May 2014, but seem to have managed to erase all trace of it from the internet. It might also be useful if somebody could take a little video footage of the company nameplate of Acanchi Ltd at 24 Chiswell Street, London, EC2Y 4YX. Footage of the nameplate, the street sign and a little of the surroundings, just to visually establish it is in London. The technical quality of that little bit of video is not terrifically important.

UPDATE

See Gill R’s comment below. The company may be at Unit 311 Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH. If anyone can easily get to either address and see what they can film it would still be helpful.


763 thoughts on “BBC Bias

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  • Habbabkuk (defend reason, combat cant)

    Node

    “I never respond to him.”

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    For good reason, Ganglion – when you tried to be clever a couple of times you got a good kicking. So I don’t blame you for withdrawing 🙂

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    “If I was him, I know exactly how I would deal with someone like me”

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    But I do know how to deal with you. It’s the same way as I deal with most of the Eminences: point out their more egregious follies and question them politely on their more outrageous statements whilst not expecting an answer.

    I will have shown that the pensée unique is not omni-powerful on here and the wider, silent readership can draw its own conclusions. 🙂

  • glenn_uk

    Fredi: “Britons will have to scrap GAS BOILERS and COOKERS thanks to Paris climate deal

    If you believe anything you read in The Express (apart from the date, maybe), more fool you. This is idle speculation about what might happen 30 or 40 years in the future, nothing more. But don’t let that stop you rushing back here with the next hysterical headline from the gutter-press.

  • Fredi

    “Britain is stupid enough to implement these kind of policies.”

    I stand by that, “absolutely committed” means “stupid enough”. You talk of the gutter press but I’m talking about ‘gutter’ politicians who have actually managed to do a deal that requires commitments that will bankrupt this country.

    Britains recent historical record proves beyond any doubt that they(the politicial class) repeatedly do just such deals, deals that ruin our country, have you not noticed that yet?

    Perhaps you haven’t noticed the last 20 years of EU, monetary and foreign policy? Glen you can wave your flag in support for Cameron, Obama and a 100 other corporate puppets, but I won’t.

    I’m tired of people telling me that what is plain to see isn’t happening. It is, I have been watching and learning for a long time. I have come across your kind of put down many times, I recognise it well, the shut up, nothing to see here, move along approach, won’t work with me.

  • MerkinScot

    Node : “Israel still committing genocide. BBC still not reporting it. On-topic exposĂ© of BBC bias follows :,,,,…..,,,,,….”
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    Good post. Hopefully, the wider, silent readership can draw its own conclusions as to why BBC bias shows such support for the Israeli policy.

  • lysias

    The (American) NPR (National Public Radio) radio station to which I listen overnight broadcasts BBC newscasts from 12 midnight to 5 AM (every night) and then again from 9 to 10 AM (every weekday). NPR used, a couple of decades ago, to cover the Israel/Palestine issue reasonably fairly, at least for an American news outfit, but then it was intimidated by pressure from politicians and hasbarist donors into adopting a reflexively pro-Israel stand. I imagine BBC (like The Guardian) increasingly relies on its U.S. revenue stream.

  • MerkinScot

    “NPR used, a couple of decades ago, to cover the Israel/Palestine issue reasonably fairly, at least for an American news outfit, but then it was intimidated by pressure from politicians and hasbarist donors into adopting a reflexively pro-Israel stand. I imagine BBC (like The Guardian) increasingly relies on its U.S. revenue stream.”
    You are not far off the mark.
    That is why the BBC refuses to report any Israeli atrocities – BBC bias being the subject of this article.

  • glenn_uk

    Fredi, you’re conflating a bit, with all due respect. Guffawing at some outlandish stretch in a rag like The Express (Prop. “Dirty” Des) does not imply full endorsement of EU monitory policy over the last couple of decades, nor does it automatically suggest that one enthuses over state capitalism. Nor – even – any particular enthusiasm for specific members of our political class.

  • Cato

    Acanchi are based just off Carnaby Street, next to O’Neills. I have some interesting insights into their campaign which I’m happy to share with you, Craig.

  • Tony M

    The G.A. Ponsonby book: London Calling, subtitled How the BBC Stole the Referendum has become available in full, previously only the first and then the second chapters were released for free, but now it’s out, all of it, online.

    Hat tip to the author for making this important, detailed work available. A paper copy is well worth having too if you find any still in stock out there.

    http://ponsonbypost.com/index.php/news/56-london-calling-how-the-bbc-stole-the-referendum-read-for-free

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