Biased BBC

A BBC scared of its own shadow isn’t worth it

Years ago, this blog had a little button on it. Where today you see little logos for Amnesty International and No2ID, there used to be a button that said “I believe in the BBC”. It was to back this campaign, which was one of the things that got me hooked on blogging. I couldn’t believe […]

Learndirect are shocked, just shocked, by Jeremy Kyle

Last week The Jeremy Kyle Show was branded as a human form of bear-baiting by District Judge Alan Berg. He is probably quite right. I say “probably”, because I have not actually sat down and watched a full episode of The Jeremy Kyle Show. The man’s demeanour is enough to put you off after just […]

Ukip libertarian? I think not

One of the most interesting things about libertarians is how quickly their devotion to free markets and capitalism disappear so quickly as soon as it involves those dirty foreigners getting a piece of the action. The Devil’s Kitchen likes to describe himself as a libertarian (as he did in a self-congratulatory post today) and makes […]

BBC One’s sharp new look

Regular readers will know that I’m interested in television presentation. People like me make the world go round, etc etc. Anyway, today the BBC unveiled the new idents for BBC One which will be launched on screen next Saturday. Idents are neglected. Most people don’t pay much attention to them. But over the next few […]

Political correctness, formerly known as placenames changing

Still being a cheeky youngster, it often annoys me when people use old names of things that changed ages ago. You know the sort of thing I mean — people who still say West Germany instead of Germany and the European Cup instead of the Champions League. Loads of people still say Czechoslovakia, which particularly […]

Biased BBC making monkeys out of Labour

For all of those shitting themselves at the BBC’s ‘Ascent of Tory man’ graphic last week: From Armando Iannucci’s late-1990s satire-a-thon, The Friday Night Armistice, broadcast on BBC Two. I actually have vague memories of this. Brilliant. What a fantastic programme it was. Images snaffled from James O’Malley, via TV Forum.

Let me get this straight…

I wasn’t going to write about Simon Hughes. Although I’ve felt like saying a lot, I was just going to keep a lid on it. But I can’t keep the lid on any more. As with Mark Oaten, I’ve not been a particular fan of Simon Hughes’ in the past. But I respect him a […]

Excuses, excuses

Hmm, apparently the collapse in support for David Davis is all the BBC’s fault. Because everybody else thought his speech was great! I heard Quentin Letts on the radio saying that David Davis’ speech was only a six out of ten. (Via.)

My seat for your vote?

I’ve never been asked to give up my seat ever. Maybe I’m just lucky. Lucky to have a seat in the first place, of course. Ho ho. Commuting can really suck sometimes. Like today. Because of the time my lecture ends at, I always miss a train by less than a minute on Mondays and […]

Biased Blair and Biased Murdoch

Tony complains about the BBC (again)… to Murdoch. Read the full article. More from Bloggerheads. Take note: Just because a media organisation is commercial doesn’t make it independent of the government.