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I went with a friend to the march against mainstream media / OccupyTheBBC demo in Portland place today. A big Anonymous contingent there.




It was good to see traditional left, and anarcho libertarians basically singing from roughly the same hymn sheet. Politics as the saying goes does indeed make strange bedfellows.

Lots of truth was spoken to power (but they were not really listening). Illuminati family names were named (very unusual for a left oriented demo). Gunners against apartheid were there too, and a whole load of other disparate political affiliations.

A few people had "Brainwashing Bullshitting Child-molesters" placards which I felt summed up the BBC very succinctly. and which made for a good photo opportunity against the backdrop of the BBCs paedophile created statue.

If I had any criticism at all, it would be that the BBC got off lightly. No one mentioned their fawning asslicking coverage of the so called royal family (or of Charles dubious friendship with Jimmy Savile) and their unrelenting pro-EU stance was not criticised in depth, but on the whole, the multitudinous failings of the bbc were enumerated comprehensively on their doorstep, and for that reason it was very good fun.

i think maybe the left is finally starting to buy into what they used to dismiss as 'conspiracy theory' and we have the interest to thank for that.


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Should read by gmd (2.00 / 0) #1 Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 08:45:29 PM EST
 We have the internet to thank for that

Someone needs so figure out why the iPad editing experience is so lame with scoop. I throw it out there for any open sores developer with no children to feed....


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But Auntie Beeb gives us our precious Sherlock by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #2 Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 10:56:43 PM EST
and Doctor Who. Surely she is a force for good?

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Depends if you think lame scifi series by gmd (2.00 / 0) #5 Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 06:10:24 AM EST
 Excuses blatant pro-EU pro-establishment political bias and covering up for sex offenders... I think with the BBC, the bad far out weights what little good there is.



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Having lived in the EU for many years... by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #18 Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 10:44:57 PM EST
I can't say the experience traumatized me. In fact, I may retire there.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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I've lived there too since it was formed... by gmd (2.00 / 0) #20 Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 01:27:45 PM EST
Don't confuse my dislike of the EU as a supra-national corrupt quasi-soviet style political entity with the once-sovereign nations of which it is composed. You would be falling into the same trap pro-EU politicians here do confusing the two. Farage himself is married to a German.

if you want to live in the the EU perhaps you should petition your congressperson and see if the USA coulld join? We appear to be headed that way anyway. Don't worry though, mainstream media says it won't 'pander to big business' - so that's alright then.


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I surmise by Merekat (4.00 / 2) #3 Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 04:34:51 AM EST
That since all sides hate the BBC, they've clearly fulfilled the 'balanced coverage' remit.

Disagree. by gmd (2.00 / 0) #4 Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 06:07:49 AM EST
All sides do not hate them. There remains a certain smug middle class section of British society that still worships the BBC and believes it to be the "best broadcasting company in the world". some of these people actually believe the BBC is impartial!

Yesterdays demo showed that the tide is turning for the BBC and I like to think that their days are numbered.


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Quick question: by wumpus (4.00 / 1) #19 Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 08:48:44 AM EST
If the BBC isn't the "best broadcasting company in the world", who is? I've heard that the US exports plenty of such stuff, but is noticeably worse than the Beeb. I suspect that such claims count as faint praise.

Wumpus

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Define best? by gmd (2.00 / 0) #21 Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 01:29:19 PM EST
 We've been here before.

some people think apple mask the best computers. Some prefer dell. Difference is the State does not force you to buy an apple even if you hate them.


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Although by riceowlguy (4.00 / 1) #23 Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 08:54:33 AM EST
If you work for certain arms of the State, they may force you to carry a Blackberry, which I think counts as cruel and unusual punishment.

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But you have a voulantry contract by gmd (2.00 / 0) #25 Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 12:09:46 PM EST
 With the state, in that case.

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Wrong comparison by lm (2.00 / 0) #27 Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 10:09:08 PM EST
... the question is not whether or not the state forces you to buy an Apple computer but whether or not the state forces you to pay taxes which go, in part, to fun Apple computer.

Or am I wrong on that?

If I'm not, the Apple scenario certainly seems different than the case of the BBC. OTOH, the US has its own publicly funded broadcasting efforts.


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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It's a perfectly valid comparison by gmd (2.00 / 0) #28 Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 09:24:27 AM EST
In addition to 40% income tax, 12% national insurance (NHS), the EU imposed 20% VAT (sales) tax, British citizens who own a TV but who do not watch BBC programs are forced under threat of imprisonment to pay £145.50 PER YEAR to fund the state propaganda outlet.




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Fry weighs in by riceowlguy (2.00 / 0) #24 Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 08:59:37 AM EST
http://i.imgur.com/0fhwFNb.jpg

Everything sounds smarter in a British accent.

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Stephen Fry by gmd (2.00 / 0) #26 Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 12:10:35 PM EST
 The stupid person's idea of an intellectual.

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Also by gmd (2.00 / 0) #29 Fri Sep 26, 2014 at 05:38:35 PM EST
 A massive cunt

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Not sure why the obsession by Herring (2.00 / 0) #6 Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 05:36:20 PM EST
with the BBC covering up for kiddy fiddlers. Thatcher was just as guilty if not more so.

That said, the BBC News coverage at the moment is total shit. There is loads of stuff they should be taking the government to task for but post-Hutton they seem to have no balls at all.

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky

It's not an obsession. by gmd (2.00 / 0) #7 Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 08:57:07 PM EST
Although I do admit I feel very strongly about it.

It's more of a 'what exactly do these scrounging criminal propagandist fuckers have to do before you get rid of them?'

Thatcher, and indeed every prime minster covers up for them, the reason being that blackmailable people are controllable people.

I'm no fan of Thatch, after all she signed the fucking Maastricht treaty, one of many acts of treason perpetrated against the crown/British public by the EUrophile mafia.

If you don't care that the BBC was happy to have Britain's worst sex offender presenting childrens tv programmes, what do they have to do before you would criticise them?

It goes much deeper. <---- PLEASE READ if you really want to understand my "obsession". Examining the BBC's relationship with Savile is key to unravelling years and years of very very dark political corruption that has infected the UK for far too long. Where is the investigative journalism? Why do I have to rely on blogs and conspiracy sites to find out about this stuff?

I think the reason the BBC boils my piss so much is that they were the tool with which the corrupt establishment attempted to brainwash me. Had they been less complicit with the lizard contingent, I might have woken up to it earlier.

Then there's the issue of them forcing me to buy their product against my will...

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Correction by gmd (2.00 / 0) #9 Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 11:13:10 PM EST
 It was the Single European Act that Thatch signed. But my point remains unchanged.

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also... by gmd (2.00 / 0) #8 Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 09:40:04 PM EST
 There is loads of stuff they should be taking the government to task for

Agreed.

But with their "Royal Charter" are they ever likely to report impartially on issues like Diana's assasination?

With Chris Patton's various lucrative oil/energy company directorships are they ever likely to report impartially on environmental issues?

And with their strong connections to the murky world of intelligence agencies, are they ever likely to give us a balanced view of what really happened on 11/9?





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Also by anonimouse (4.00 / 1) #22 Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 03:51:39 PM EST
....don't forget they haven't reported on the nation being ruled by lizards.


Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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Today on R4 by Merekat (4.00 / 2) #11 Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 06:59:55 AM EST
Today, Today made it sound as if Google only blocked kiddy porn because Cameron told them to. I think I might need my eyebrow surgically resituated after that one.

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Aye. by Herring (2.00 / 0) #12 Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 07:31:32 AM EST
I had the doc this morning so was driving in late while Woman's Hour was on. They had a bloke from CEOP explain that all Cameron/Google/MS had done was some pointless political posturing that would, in practise, make fuck-all difference. I don't think the BBC journo quite expected that.

The recent "deleted documents" debacle shows how much grasp the average politician has of the intertubes.

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky

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Going to a march == political action? by lm (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 06:50:28 AM EST
If you say so. Seems more like bread and circuses to me.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
I hope you're not suggesting by gmd (2.00 / 0) #13 Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 08:31:15 AM EST
That it was a waste of time?

if even one person stops paying the licence fee as a result, it will have been worthwhile in my eyes.




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So are you saying that ... by lm (2.00 / 0) #14 Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 03:45:44 PM EST
... if not a single person changed his or her mind because of your presence, that it was a waste of your time?

I wasn't planning to go there but if that's the way you feel, I won't try to dissuade you.

I was more observing that the nature of the activity isn't what I would consider to be political.


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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What could be more political by gmd (2.00 / 0) #15 Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 04:01:30 PM EST
Than a state censored demonstration against state censorship? Remember the UK does not benefit from a concise written constitution from which all political arguments can be easily solved. We have no right to free speech for example.

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Demonstrations aren't usually very political by lm (2.00 / 0) #16 Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 06:07:18 PM EST
What actions were taken other than queuing down the street in a line?

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Well. I'm not sure if it was related by gmd (2.00 / 0) #17 Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 08:20:50 PM EST
But the tv licencing website experienced some problems...




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