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BBC bias

Children's BBC

BBC Islamic propaganda for GCSE

"Don't Panic, I'm Islamic" - The worst BBC program ever?

Channel 4

RTE

The Guardian

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The BBC

Like state-run RTE in Ireland, the state-run BBC in the UK spins the news to the soft left on the taxpayers' money.



 

The anti-neocon BBC polemic "The Power of Nightmares" (2004) by Adam Curtis.
See review: The Power of Bad Television, Clive Davis, October 21, 2004: "It is a sign of how fevered political debate has become in Britain's media-land that such lurid, Michael Moore-ish notions are given a prime-time slot on the channel that once gave us Kenneth Clarke's Civilisation."



Hilarious parody of Adam Curtis style documentaries.




BBC bias

The BBC has a soft pro-left, pro-Arab, anti-Israel, anti-America and anti-west bias. The problem isn't BBC bias per se - It's the fact that people are forced to pay for it.

If the BBC was private (like Sky and Fox) this bias would be fine. It's the fact that people are forced to pay for it that so angers people.





I was going to link to this BBC map of the Afghan "Koran burning" riots of Feb 2012 to illustrate the lunacy of the rioters.
And then I noticed the BBC are asking protesters to send in footage!
That is, they are treating the protesters as if they are not mentally insane.
"Are you in Afghanistan? Are you planning to take part in protests?" "Then you are a complete lunatic" is what the BBC should say.
But that would be a different BBC, a BBC that took the side of good against evil.



Sunday Worship ... of Obama!
The BBC and Church of England unite to produce "Learning to Dream Again", a service of worship of Obama at his second inauguration, 20 Jan 2013.
As the blogger "Archbishop Cranmer" says: "Did they ever do this for President Bush? Margaret Thatcher? Or even David Cameron? Is it only Socialist-Democrats who are deemed worthy of a national BBC broadcast in the context of prayer and divine worship? ... Would thay have commissioned a special anthem (at what cost and met by whom?) if we now had a Republican back in the White House?"




Drama



John Humphrys

John Humphrys is probably the most prominent face of the soft left bias of the BBC. It would be fun if he was related to me but he is not. Not in the last 300 years anyway.




Children's BBC

Believe it or not, the children's news program Newsround (formerly John Craven's Newsround) has a predictable left-wing bias.

See their site about 9/11. In reply to "Why did they do it?" they simply say:

Al-Qaeda is unhappy with America and other countries getting involved in places like the Middle East.

What a load of leftie propaganda! Why not say to the children:

Al Qaeda are a group that hates all people who are not Muslim. They even hate some groups of Muslims, such as the Shia. Al Qaeda believe that Jews and Christians are engaged in plots against the Muslim world. They believe that all non-Muslims must be destroyed in order to make the world a better place. They believe that Muslims should reign supreme on the earth. They have killed tens of thousands of people. Many Muslims oppose Al Qaeda. Most of Al Qaeda's victims so far have been Muslims.

If you can't see my point, consider the following:
Which would be the better explanation by the BBC during the Second World War of why the Nazis were attacking the Jews? This:

The Nazis are unhappy with the Jews' involvement in the world economy and the German economy.

or this:

The Nazis are an organisation that hates all Jews. They also hate many other groups of people, such as gypsies, gays and Slavs. The Nazis believe that Jews are engaged in plots against the world and against Germany. They believe that all Jews must be destroyed in order to make the world a better place. They believe that Germans should reign supreme on the earth. They have killed 20 million people. 7 million Germans have died in the wars the Nazis started.



BBC Islamic propaganda for GCSE students

The BBC's section on religion and war in its GCSE Religious Studies notes is simple Islamic propaganda for children (as at 2012).


Page 1: "Islam is a religion of peace in which fighting and war are seen only as a last resorts".
Rubbish. They are first resorts. The Palestinians never tried Gandhi-like peaceful protest with Israel. (Which would have worked very well against a democracy.) Instead they went straight to violence and terror. The Iraqi "resistance" never tried peaceful protest after 2003. (Which would have worked very well with Americans.) Instead they went straight to violence and terror. They even suicide bombed voting stations.
Whether in response to "blasphemy", or cartoons, or some alleged "grievance", angry Muslims tend to go straight to violence because their religion encourages that. There is no evidence that their religion encourages violence as a last resort.
And if Islam is "a religion of peace" then why is it the most violent religion in the world?



Page 2: "The idea of Jihad is often misunderstood by non-Muslims who then see Islam as not being a pacifist religion.".
It is misunderstood also by the vast number of jihadists who slaughter thousands for Islam every year all across the world!
Oddly, far from being "a pacifist religion", Islam is in fact the most violent religion in the world!



Page 3: "Muslims may fight in self-defence but are forbidden to begin a fight."
Rubbish. Almost all Muslim war and terror is aggressive - to impose sharia law.
"The aim of fighting is to create a situation where Muslims are free to worship Allah and live in peace.".
Rubbish. The aim of fighting is to impose sharia law (i.e. end religious freedom).
"One aim of Holy War may be to create a democracy where people are free to live their lives without beliefs and politics being imposed on them."
What?? What is this person on?? When has that ever happened? Name just one time in human history when that has ever happened - when the aim of Holy War was to create a democracy or a place with religious freedom. The aim of Holy War is always to oppose these ideas!




"Don't Panic, I'm Islamic" (2005) - The worst BBC program ever?

The BBC broadcast the most hilarious program called Don't Panic, I'm Islamic in June 2005. (The 2005 program is not to be confused with several other programs called "Don't Panic, I'm Islamic".)

This ludicrous BBC program was designed to assure us fear-gripped Islamophobes that there is no Islamist threat, and it is all lies cooked up by the media, or the neo-cons, or somebody.





Criticism of the ludicrous BBC program "Don't Panic, I'm Islamic".




Why I often prefer blogs to the BBC

Muslim supremacists attack innocent Christians in Nigeria for no reason, May 2011, killing 17 including an entire family.


The BBC hides the news.
Everything is passive voice.
There is a vague clue that "Hundreds have died in clashes" since a Muslim lost an election, but they won't explain further.



The Jihad Watch blog tells the story straight.
"Muslim Attackers Kill Fifteen Christians"
Why can't the media tell news stories this way?




Channel 4




The Channel 4 documentary Islam: The Untold Story (2012) by Tom Holland.



In Jan 2014, "edgy" Channel 4 covered the Maajid Nawaz "Jesus and Mo" story ... and censored the Muhammad cartoon.





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