Bias, Corruption & Coercion: Why The BBC Must Be Denationalised

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  • #239392

    RamesesNiblickTheThird
    #239396

    John Hoare

    G&T Admin

    No.

    #239400

    si

    That’s very nice. Let’s put that on the back burner, shall we?

    #239401

    Jawscvmcdia

    Without the BBC there would have been no Red Dwarf.

    #239403

    Dollar Pound

    only relevant if we were discussing time travel

    #239406

    Plastic Percy

    First comment in support I saw also made a pro-Brexit ‘freedom’ quote.

    So it’s a No from me.

    vive la Beeb.

    #239411

    bloodteller

    I haven’t watched the video, but with a stupid title like that I’m fairly sure it’s really shit

    #239412

    Paul Muller

    That’s a yikes from me fam™

    #239501

    RamesesNiblickTheThird

    I think it would fair fine under a subscription model like Netflix. You can’t justify it’s current purpose. It’s just a government propaganda machine now.

    But I’d like to hear why we should stick with a license fee model and for how long?

    #239502

    Ian Symes

    G&T Admin

    No.

    #239504

    RamesesNiblickTheThird

    It’s funny really that if the BBC did it’s job as an impartial broadcaster for instance showcasing the true devastation of the Tory cuts then Labour could well have prevented the Tories winning in 2015. But hey ho.

    #239505

    Ben Kirkham

    Wrong, wrong, absolutely brimming over with wrongability.

    #239506

    Ben Kirkham

    My sister has lived in the USA for five years now. She has a great life, misses some things about the UK. But what she misses the most is the BBC.

    If we’re talking about bias and corruption in terms of broadcasting, look at Fox in the USA. It’s right-leaning, sure, and all points of view should be represented. But it’s also got it’s fingers in political matters. Would you rather a broadcaster that at least *tries* to be unbiased or would you like the world’s media to be run solely by Rupert Murdoch?

    My sister has ceased watching broadcast telly in America, by the way.

    The BBC is far from perfect. And it gets a kicking from the Left and from the Right. But it’s important. As Mark Gatiss once said “we should always be critical of the BBC, but we should also defend it to the fucking death”.

    #239517

    RamesesNiblickTheThird

    CNN, ABC, CBS et all are bias the other way so……

    BBC America not available? If not watch BBC via a proxy.

    I’m not trying to get rid of the BBC I just don’t see it’s model suitable in these times and times to come.

    Oh and Mark Gatiss is a cunt. That coming from a fan of The League of Gentlemen.

    #239528

    Berlin

    I only wanted the BBC to stop showing programmes containing men being smeared with chocolate under the guise that it was dog shite.

    This… this is going a touch too far.

    #239529

    RamesesNiblickTheThird

    Berlin, you never fail to take my breath away.

    #239531

    Berlin

    If I could find the synthesizer patch for the opening notes of that song, I’d be very happy.

    #239553

    Dollar Pound

    ramesesniblickthethird is right of course and everyone knows it, even the beeb: https://youtu.be/fZkzviIya9Q.

    drive room has been diligently covering this whole thing for a while, eg http://drvrm.blogspot.com/2018/11/teleform.html

    #239557

    Plastic Percy

    The BBC makes Doctor Who and that’s enough to justify its existence to me.

    #239559

    Berlin

    Doctor Who would be better served by Netflix nowadays.

    #239562

    Dollar Pound
    #239563

    RamesesNiblickTheThird

    Thanks for the links Dollar Pound.

    “If The BBC made Red Dwarf and that’s enough to justify its existence to me.”

    Fixed it for you ;)

    “Doctor Who would be better served by Netflix nowadays.”

    So true.

    #239564

    Ben Saunders

    A year ago I would have agreed with the Doctor Who comment

    #239565

    Berlin

    What changed in the last year?

    #239576

    RamesesNiblickTheThird

    Malcolm Tucker grew some tits and a wee vag.

    #239577

    Berlin

    Tucker’s Muck.

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