The Bullshit Broadcasting Conspiracy has a systematic bias in favor of Islam and Muslims and against all other religions, especially Judaism and Christianity.
Muslims' habitual aggressive arrogance and thinly veiled threats intimidate the BBC and ensure immunity from criticism:
Does anyone remember 'White Girl'?
"The BBC Metropolitan elite hate and despise the Northern English working class. Their attitude (like Jack Straw and Harridan Hormone) is that of the Party Members to the Proles in Orwell’s 1984.
‘White Girl’ illustrated this attitude to the extent that the programme virtually became a parody of itself. It was a crude exercise in Da’wa, Dhimmitude and Taqiyya. It started with the inevitable ‘It’s grim oop north’ opening cliche and then went steadily, tediously and predictably downhill for the next 90 minutes.
The Northern English were portrayed as squalid, drunken, junk-food eating, smoking, gambling, child-abusing, sex-mad, illiterate, intolerant, wife-beating, drug-dealing chavs - whereas the Muslims were simply wonderful.
The examination of the Death-Cult was minimal, with superficial references to Mohammed flying to Jerusalem and the 99 names of Allah.
A particulalrly naff scene was where the white girl ‘exorcised’ her vicious stepdad by repeatedly reciting the shahadah: “Ashadu an la ilaha illa-llah wa ashadu anna muhammadan rasulu-llah” - “I testify that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah, and I testify that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”… Presumably this is based on the belief that you can get rid on one child-abuser by invoking the name of an even more depraved one.
There was also the totally erroneous statement that a woman can divorce her husband by repeating “I divorce you” three times. In fact it only works when the husband says it.
The take-home message was that the Northern English working class are a bunch of debased, degenerate scumbags and Islam is the only answer to their problems."
BBC fights to suppress internal report into allegations of bias against Israel
The BBC was in court yesterday fighting over the public's right to know. But the Corporation was not battling to bring information into the open. Instead it has paid an estimated £200,000 in legal fees to keep the report secret.
The Corporation is trying to persuade the High Court to overrule a decision by the Information Tribunal that an internal report into the BBC's Middle East coverage should be made public.
Don't say the M-word
You would be hard pressed to find any talk of radical Islam on the BBC in recent days, or mention of the fact that Islamists think India should be a Muslim country. Instead the BBC continues to try to persuade its massive global audience that "it is a local Indian problem," that "the subcontinent has a history of unrest," and so on.
Even the Pakistani angle has been presented as some kind of local Pakistan-India dispute rather than as a problem with radical Islam -- this despite the fact that according to numerous reports the Mumbai terrorists themselves were screaming "Allah Akbar" (Allah is the Greatest) as they murdered "the Jews and the infidels" in line with bin Ladenist ideology.
For some time, many have argued that an element of anti-Semitism has distorted the way the BBC covers the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But now, following the Mumbai events, we can perhaps see that anti-Semitism may even be at work in the way the BBC covers foreign news in general. For much of the Mumbai siege, the BBC went out of its way to avoid reporting that the Jewish community center was one of the seven targets. At one point viewers were told that "an office building" had been targeted (referring to the Jewish center as such). http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122816892289570229.html
Muslims had nothing to do with Beslan massacre
Five years ago Muslim extremists invaded a school in Beslan, Russia. These Muslim terrorists held over a thousand people, most of them children, hostage. For three days these Muslim terrorists killed and tortured countless victims. The ways in which they were treated I will abbreviate . Children were shot for crying. Teachers and parents were shot for trying to calm the hostages. Young girls were gang raped. Young girls were raped with gun barrels and other objects. Many young girls did not survive these rapes. Children were forced to drink their own urine before being executed. The list of inhuman acts committed by these Muslim animals is as nothing I have ever heard before.
Now to the reason I have titled this “Muslims had nothing to do with Beslan massacre”.
Today I wanted to post something in the memory of the poor souls murdered in Beslan, so I started looking for a nice story already written and spell checked that I might copy and paste here. What I found disturbed me. Both BBC and SKY NEWS have stories about the five years after the event in Beslan. Neither story mentions Muslims or Islam. The British news is perverting history by not mentioning the identities of the attackers. It’s hard to believe that with Beslan on my mind today that I could find something in the news that would cause me disgust.
Beslan - Child rape, torture, enforced urophagia and ritual murder
BBC favours Muslims, complain Hindus and Sikhs
The BBC has been accused of pandering to Britain's Muslims in its religious programming and ignoring other faiths. Sikh and Hindu leaders have complained that a disproportionate number of programmes have been made about Islam, at the expense of programmes on their own faiths. An analysis of programmes from the BBC's Religion and Ethics department claims that since 2001, the BBC has made 41 programmes on Islam, five on Hinduism and one on Sikhism. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/2703863/BBC-favours-Muslims-complain-Hindus-and-Sikhs.html
The BBC is too scared to make jokes about Islam.
The BBC is too scared to make jokes about Islam, the comedian Ben Elton has claimed.
Elton, who is also a scriptwriter and author, accused the corporation of being too concerned with political correctness for not allowing jokes about imams but allowing ones vicars. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1583631/Ben-Elton-BBC-scared-of-Islam-jokes.html
BBC accused of bias against Israel
The Israeli government has written to the BBC accusing its Middle East correspondent, Orla Guerin, of anti-semitism and "total identification with the goals and methods of the Palestinian terror groups" over a report on a 16-year-old would-be suicide bomber last week. Natan Sharansky, Israel's minister for diaspora affairs, complained that Guerin had portrayed the army's handling of the arrest of Hussam Abdu, who was captured with explosives strapped to his chest, as "cynical manipulation of a Palestinian youngster for propaganda purposes". He said this revealed "a deep-seated bias against Israel". http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2004/apr/01/bbc.israel
anti-British Broadcasting Corporation
Private Johnson Beharry's courage in rescuing an ambushed foot patrol then, in a second act, saving his vehicle's crew despite his own terrible injuries earned him a Victoria Cross.For the BBC, however, his story is "too positive" about the conflict. The corporation has cancelled the commission for a 90-minute drama about Britain's youngest surviving Victoria Cross hero because it feared it would alienate members of the audience opposed to the war in Iraq. The BBC's retreat from the project, which had the working title Victoria Cross, has sparked accusations of cowardice and will reignite the debate about the broadcaster's alleged lack of patriotism. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1548007/Heros-tale-is-too-positive-for-the-BBC.html
Goebbels would be proud...
The Board of Deputies has made a formal complaint to the BBC regarding the profile of Israel which appears on the BBC website. Whilst profiles of other countries provide factual, informative information, Israel’s profile is partial, inaccurate and entirely misleading.
The website implies that the failure to reach a peaceful settlement lies solely with Israel. There is a complete omission of the main stumbling blocks to peace; the continued terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens and the failure of most of the Arab world to recognise Israel’s right to exist. Whilst other countries are afforded a ‘capital’, Israel’s profile refers only to the ‘Seat of government’ whilst references are made to Prime Minister Sharon’s wealth and housing purchases. Mr. Sharon is also accused of sparking off the second Intifada despite Palestinian officials admitting that the Initifada was meticulously planned in advance of Mr. Sharon’s visit. Yasser Arafat’s own profile details a courageous and popular individual with no mention of the terrorist atrocities carried out by his own Palestinian Liberation Organisation and his regular calls in Arabic for the annihilation of Israel.
Board Director General Neville Nagler commented: “It is unclear why Israel’s profile should be presented in so tendentious and unbalanced a manner, whereas other country profiles are objective and balanced. There are many points which are highly inappropriate in the BBC’s presentation. It is unacceptable for the BBC to display such bias, which falls foul of their own guidelines of impartiality.” http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/140_bbc_website_bias_aga.htm
Terrorists are 'Great National Leaders'
In an uncommon act of journalistic contrition, the BBC has apologized for equating former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri and Hizbullah terror chief Imad Mughniyeh as "great national leaders."
Lebanese security forces. The BBC took the unusual step after Don Mell, The Associated Press's former photographer in Beirut, lambasted the parallel, drawn by BBC correspondent Humphrey Hawkesley in a BBC World report last Thursday, as "an outrage" and "beyond belief." American journalist Mell was held up at gunpoint by Mughniyeh's men as his colleague Terry Anderson, AP's chief Middle East correspondent, was kidnapped in Beirut in March 1985. Hawkesley's report on what he called "an amazing day for Lebanon," when a memorial rally for Hariri was followed by Mughniyeh's funeral, concluded: "The army is on full alert as Lebanon remembers two war victims with different visions but both regarded as great national leaders."
BBC broadcasts virulently anti-Westrn propaganda to the Middle East
The World Service in English is one thing, and the World Service in Arabic is another entirely. If the BBC’s Arabic TV programs resemble its radio programs, then they will be just as anti-Western as anything that comes out of the Gulf, if not more so. They will serve to increase, rather than to diminish, tensions, hostilities and misunderstandings among nations. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/15/opinion/15stewart.html?_r=3&oref=slogin
BBC Avoids Niqab Getaway Story
There has been quite a bit of media attention this week regarding Mustaf Jama, one of the men being sought in connection with the PC Sharon Beshenivsky murder, who is believed to have fled Britain back to Somalia in a niqab, the full length Muslim covering which obscures everything but the eyes.
So what does the BBC have to say about it?
Absolutely nothing. http://biasedbbc.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=articles&action=display&thread=340
Orwellian reality inversion as 'Christian beheads Muslim' in BBC drama
A BBC drama has triggered a barrage of complaints after it showed gruesome images of a Muslim being beheaded. Bonekickers, about a group of archeological sleuths, depicted an extremist Christian decapitating a man with a sword. The bloody scene has prompted 100 complaints since it was broadcast on BBC1 on Tuesday evening.
The BBC drama Bonekickers has upset many viewers after showing a Muslim beheaded by an extremist Christian Yesterday the corporation admitted 'regret' that viewers had found the scene 'inappropriate', but defended its decision to show it. Some viewers were taken aback when former EastEnders actor Paul Nicholls was seen in the drama hacking off a moderate Muslim's head in an unprovoked attack. He plays a member of the fictional White Wings Alliance, a group of far-Right evangelical Christians inspired by the Crusades. The show, watched 6.8million, also sparked new claims of anti-Christian bias in BBC programmes. One viewer wrote on the corporation's website: 'If it had been another religion portrayed in that manner, the PC police would have been up in arms about the nastiness and their rights not to have their religion ridiculed - as it was Christians, it was apparently OK.' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1034512/BBC-Bonekickers-drama-blasted-showing-images-Muslim-beheaded.html
BBC's Children in Need funded 7/7 terrorist propaganda
Thousands of pounds raised by Britons for the BBC’s Children in Need charity could have been used to recruit and train the homegrown terrorists involved in the 7/7 terror attacks on London. Some of the cash could also have been used to fund the propaganda activities of the suicide bombers who killed 52 people in July 2005, according to an investigation by BBC 2’s Newsnight. The school, which also received large sums from other public bodies, was run from premises behind the Iqra Islamic bookshop which the gang used as a meeting place and an opportunity to radicalise others. One former worker described those that attended the bookshop as a kind of “brotherhood.” Both Mohammed Sidique Khan, the leader of the bombers, and Shehzad Tanweer, the Aldgate bomber, were trustees of the bookshop and Sidique Khan also worked for a Saturday club at the associated Leeds Community School.Sidique Khan ran adventure courses in north Wales which were used to recruit and radicalise young Muslim men. Both the bookshop and the school were registered charities – the bookshop claimed, on Charity Commission submissions, that its aim was “the advancement of the Islamic faith”, while the school’s aim was said to be to “advance the education…of Pakistani and Bangladeshi” pupils.They handed out DVDs and books about Bosnia and Chechnya and held Arabic classes in a back room, attended by Jermaine Lindsay, who went on to become the Kings Cross bomber.
BBC promotes Sharia for Britain
It was like seeing a TV programme showing what possible good fascism might have given Britain. BBC One entertained us with ‘Celebrity Lives — Sharia Style’ on Monday evening March 9th. It showed what possible good Sharia Law might bring Britain. It was nauseating. Ajmal Masroor, a London imam and often described as a moderate Muslim, presented the programme. He (inadvertently) showed near the end why the introduction of Sharia Law in Britain was a bad idea. ‘Was’, as some Sharia courts are already active. One (Muslim) woman argued that there are several versions of Sharia Law with various levels of strictness and therefore cause for dispute among Muslims themselves. Which version should be introduced?
Actually, I think ‘dispute’ puts it rather mildly. As so much in the programme was. Favourable examples of positive influence by Sharia Law had been carefully put together. A few women of fame and infamy passed by. Selective examples from selected parts of selected Sharia Law made things look good. Or not too bad. What the natives thought about the idea was rather absent. A few ignorant natives in the street were asked if they knew what Sharia meant and all but one had no clue. Those who did probably got lost on the floor of the editing room. Most of the ‘British’ you saw in the programme looked as if they were living in a faithful part of Pakistan or similar devout place. Most women that passed by in the background during the programme wore the freedom bringing head-to-toe full black with small ‘don’t walk into the wall’ top-slit. Most were black zombies, enslaved by Islamic madness. And they were supposed to show Britain? http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2009/03/stop-sharia-sweet-talking.html
Vicious BBC anti-Semitism
I thought that an essay by Robert Solomon Wistrich writing at the Institite for Global Jewish Affairs has a very well expressed analysis of the vicious anti-Semitism that pervades much of BBC reporting...
"Since the Second Intifada, the BBC as well as some major British newspapers have reported daily on Israel in an often tendentious, biased, and one-sided fashion. Under no circumstances will the BBC refer to any act of Hamas or other Palestinian terrorist organizations as terrorism. These killers are always referred to as militants, which has trade-union connotations in Britain. It is the term used when, for instance, shop stewards advocate a factory strike. "Within the distorted BBC system, the reporting of Israeli civilian fatalities and Palestinian suicide attacks made them seem no more than minor pinpricks compared to the retaliations by Israel, the definitive rogue state.' The BBC invariably disconnects jihadi terrorism from any notion that it is part of a hate culture and the result of ideological indoctrination. The explanation is that these murderous deeds are driven by the relentless, racist actions' of the Israeli government. It is Palestinian misery and oppression that allegedly brings about suicide bombings and other terrorist attacks. I believe this is a false, simplistic, and one-sided account. Terrorism is mentioned without connection to an ideology and the issue of antisemitism in the Arab or Islamic world is virtually nonexistent." http://biased-bbc.blogspot.com/2009/03/bbc-anti-semitism.html
Mohammed cartoonist accuses BBC of 'appeasing Muslim fanatics by not showing interview'
The BBC has been accused of appeasement of radical Islam by the artist behind one of the infamous cartoons of Mohammed. Kurt Westergaard claims the corporation's decision not to air a recent interview with him came because they are petrified of upsetting Muslims extremists. Westergaard was one of the 12 cartoonists commissioned by the Danish Jyllands-Posten newspaper in 2005 to produce caricatures of the Muslim prophet. Islamic tradition says no image of him should be produced or shown. Kurt Westergaard said he was disappointed 'on behalf of freedom of speech' if the BBC did not show his interview Kurt Westergaard said he was disappointed 'on behalf of freedom of speech' if the BBC did not show his interview Muslims were particularly incensed by Westergaard's cartoon, which portrayed Mohammed with a bomb in his turban and was seen as extending the caricature of Muslims as terrorists. The images sparked protests and outrage across the globe. Mr Westergaard, 73, gave his first-ever English interview to BBC journalist Malcolm Brabant four weeks ago.
It had been expected to go out on BBC World, the BBC News channel, across radio services and on its website. But the corporation has kept the report under wraps amid claims it is frightened that it will 'inflame' Muslims around the world. Mr Westergaard told the Daily Mail last night: 'I am disappointed on behalf of the freedom of speech. Every time you are afraid I think you make a step backwards. That is depressing me.' He compared the BBC's behaviour with the way countries tried to appease Hitler before the Second World War and added: 'If you have an appeasement policy towards the radical Muslims then you are on a very wrong way and you have to start marching backwards.' A BBC spokesman said last night: 'No decision has been made yet. As and when one is, it will be based, as always, on editorial merit.' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1166912/Mohammed-cartoonist-accuses-BBC-appeasing-Muslim-fanatics-showing-interview.html
New alternative national anthem
Believe it or not, the BBC (ie taxpayers) and the Arts Council of England (ie taxpayers) have forked out for a brand new national anthem for England. Forget 'Land of Hope and Glory', reject 'I Vow to Thee, My Country' and set aside 'Jerusalem'. For the BBC and the Arts Council commissioned Sam Dunkley to compose 'Made in England'.
Here are the truly inspirational lyrics. If anyone can find a link to the performance of this important composition, please let Cranmer know and he shall post it:
I am England, England is inside of me.
I am England, England is what I want her to be,
I am England, I am English, I am England to my core,
And wherever you may find me, you'll find England.
England Forever More!
England, my England, she never lets me down,
Hustle bustle, urban tussle, dancing through the crowds,
Or out in the country, a fresh place for me to breathe,
England my England is always home to me!
Fish and chips in paper, with mushy peas,
Balti chicken, naan bread and onion bhajis,
A cup of tea and toast, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding,
Tastes of our culture, tastes like England to me!
Swing low sweet chariot, God Save The Queen!
Land of hope and glory and of pleasant mountains green,
England's future, past and today live in our minds on St George's Day,
England, England, my country!
The BBC supports Islam and attacks Christianity, claims Radio 2 stalwart Don Maclean
One of Radio 2's most popular religious presenters has launched a stinging attack on the BBC suggesting the broadcaster is biased against Christianity. Don Maclean, 66, who hosted Good Morning Sunday for 16 years, said the broadcaster was 'keen' on programmes that attack the Christian church. He said programming chiefs were keen to take a 'negative angle at every opportunity' in a way they do not with other faiths like Islam. Mr Maclean said programmes about Anglicanism on the BBC always discuss gay clergy and for Catholicism they always mention paedophiles. The presenter, who was replaced on the Radio 2 show in 2006 by Aled Jones, claimed the broadcaster was trying to 'secularise the country'. He admitted that he was dismayed that the BBC recently appointed Aaqil Ahmed, a Muslim, as its new head of religious programming. Mr Maclean, who was replaced by Aled Jones on the show, also accused the BBC of ageism saying that if you are over 60 and have not died 'they get upset'. His comments come amid claims that the broadcaster is facing a confrontation with the Church of England over its recent appointment of Ahmed.
Don't ever, ever, mention the M-word!
The BBC headline reads "French Barbarian" killer jailed. This article takes the PC ugliness cake. The first paragraph reads The leader of a Paris gang has been sentenced to life in prison in France for the torture and murder of a Jewish man, Ilam Halimi, in 2006.
That the Barbarian was Islamic is not mentioned anywhere. Rather he is a 'barbarian.' How random. The only reference to religious characteristics is a repeat of the tortures' claim that Halimi was tortured because "Jews are loaded." So the article covers for the type of Islam coming from the Ivory Coast and spreads Jewish stereotypes out of the Protocols. The use of the word "gang" is also a coverup. 29 people are charged with being involved. Up to fifty people in the building in which , from all walks of life, knew about this torture. It was not a gang activity; it was a neighborhood community project. Anti-semitism runs deep in the Islamic culture. Many in the Islamic Ivory Coast community have very diverse morals. Cultural diversity is real. It is not racist to note that. It is culturist. Instead, in a PC multicultural move, the BBC called this the work of a gang. Thanks to the BBC for perpetuating the multicultural lie that cultural diversity is only always cute. The BBC assured us that this crime nothing to do with the type of Islamic culture coming from the Ivory Coast to France http://ibloga.blogspot.com/2009/07/taking-cake.html
BBC pays the Jizya out of licence fee payers' money
"Cranmer is simmering with rage – the thumos type, not the orge, though it may soon become so. He reported a few months ago that the corporation had offered the MCB the princely sum of £30,000 and an apology for remarks made by Charles Moore on 12th March, when Question Time was debating the protests in Luton of a group of Islamic extremists during a homecoming parade by the Royal Anglian Regiment. These professing Muslims heckled the troops and waved placards which read 'Butchers of Basra' and 'British Government: Terrorist Government'. Charles Moore simply criticised the leadership of MCB for failing to condemn the killing and kidnapping of British soldiers overseas: thus, he averred, do they tacitly support such atrocity. The reason is manifest; the logic impeccable. Cranmer was incensed then. Now he has a deep, inward feeling of anger.
£30,000 was clearly insufficient, for it has risen to £45,000.
The BBC has paid libel damages simply for broadcasting Charles Moore’s comment, which, it appears to Cranmer, would amount to fair comment. And it is even more grotesque when one considers that Muhammad Abdul Bari, the recipient of this small fortune, was never even mentioned by name. How can one libel someone who was not named?
Don't mention the I-word
Islamic extremism or just another conspiracy to murder?
The Times: Islamic extremists guilty of airline bomb plot.
The Daily Mail: Islamic extremist guilty of liquid bomb plot to blow up transatlantic jets.
The Daily Telegraph: Britain is at war with Islamist militants.
BBC: Three guilty of airline bomb plot.
The Guardian: Three guilty of transatlantic bomb plot.
It is one thing not to want to foment civil strife, but quite another for a news outlet to conceal deliberately a certain relevant and rather crucial fact pertaining to the alleged religious inspiration to commit mass murder. http://archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.com/2009/09/islamic-extremism-or-just-another.html
BBC favors Islam over ALL other religions
"...Across the first four weeks of 2011, no programmes or series on BBC Radio 4 will have been wholly devoted to any of the other non-Christian religious communities of the U.K. Yes, Hindus, Jews, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists have all gone uncatered for by the allegedly diversity-loving BBC. Only Islam seems to interest the channel's programme makers...." http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/01/bbc-features-steady-diet-of-pro-islamic-programming-favors-islam-over-other-religions.html
Is the BBC in thrall to Islam because of a Saudi landlord?
"Peter Sissons was at the heart of news and current affairs programmes at the BBC for 20 years. He confirms what has already been confirmed: ‘At the core of the BBC, in its very DNA, is a way of thinking that is firmly of the Left.’
And he further observed: ‘…the one thing guaranteed to damage your career prospects at the BBC is letting it be known that you are at odds with the prevailing and deep-rooted BBC attitude towards Life, the Universe, and Everything’.
So, UN good; EU good; Socialism good; Green good; Palestine good; taxing the rich, good; government spending, good; Margaret Thatcher, evil; Al Gore, saint. Obama, messiah.
The logical corollary of this?
National sovereignty, bad; the ‘forces of conservatism’, bad; euroscepticism, ‘swivel-eyed’; Israel, rogue state; climate scepticism, irrational; Tony Blair, good; George W Bush, idiot; Sarah Palin, demented hussy.
But His Grace would like to look not so much at the BBC’s attitude to 'Life', which we observe and establish empirically is pathologically inclined to the Left; but rather what the Corporation makes of ‘the Universe and Everything’, for here the inculcation is far more subtle and the induction far more dangerous.
Mr Sissons says: ‘Islam must not be offended at any price, although Christians are fair game because they do nothing about it if they are offended.’
The increasing tendency for the BBC to interview its own reporters on air exacerbates this mindset. Instead of concentrating on interviewing the leading players in a story or spreading the net wide for a range of views, these days the BBC frequently chooses to use the time getting the thoughts of its own correspondents. It is a format intended to help clarify the facts, but which often invites the expression of opinion. When that happens, instead of hearing both sides of a story, the audience at home gets what is, in effect, the BBC’s view presented as fact.
And, inside the organisation, you challenge that collective view at your peril. In today’s BBC only those whose antennae are fully attuned to the corporation’s cultural mindset — or keep quiet about their true feelings — are going to make progress.
While the number of committed Christians employed by the BBC is likely to be counted on one hand (if they dare ‘come out’) and diminishing, the Corporation’s Muslims are encouraged to be ‘out and proud’, if only to fulfil diversity quotas, and increasing.
But that may not be the reason for Mr Sissons’ observation that ‘Islam must not be offended at any price’.
It appears that a considerable portion of the BBC licence fee is going to a Saudi company.
While Pebble Mill moves to Salford, and thousands of BBC employees (sports, Radio 5 Live, Breakfast TV, CBBC, children’s Learning, Future Media and Technology) relocate ‘up North’ at huge expense and considerable inconvenience, there will be one winner laughing all the way to the bank.
John Whittaker is a billionaire property tycoon and the 35th richest man in the country. He is wisely exiled on the Isle of Man and is a friend of former BBC chairman Michael Grade.
Never heard of him?
The Daily Express informs us that Mr Whittaker is the boss of Peel Holdings, effectively the BBC's new landlord: ‘The company owns 200 acres of now prime land at Media City in Greater Manchester. Under a deal with Peel Media, the BBC will rent 36 acres of buildings and several TV studios. The terms of the deal are secret but Mr Whittaker’s company can look forward to large BBC cheques for at least 20 years.’
But what is not so well known is that ‘Ocean Gateway’, as the development is called, is only 68% owned by Mr Wittaker.
The other 32% is being generously provided by a Saudi multi-billionaire, one Khaled Olayan, who heads The Olayan Group.
John Wittaker and Khaled Olayan together not only intend to make billions directly from the BBC’s 20-year rental deal, but they will make billions more as many BBC staff will rent or buy from properties from them.
And let us not be so naïve as to think that this arrangement does not affect editorial policy.
There will be no Panorama investigation into the links between Michael Grade, Mark Thompson, John Whittaker, Khaled Olayan and billions of pounds of licence-payers’ money.
One wouldn’t want to cross Peel Holdings (especially if you’re vulnerable to the inconveniences of democratic election).
And neither will there be any objective examination of the BBC’s pathological respect and reverence for Islam.
One wouldn’t wish to annoy the Saudi landlord. http://archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.com/2011/01/is-bbc-in-thrall-to-islam-because-of.html
The world's most dangerous broadcaster
I have only just caught up with the BBC1 documentary on the Dutch politician Geert Wilders that was transmitted on Tuesday evening. Did I say documentary? ‘Europe’s Most Dangerous Man' was a vicious hatchet job that was a disgrace to journalism. More than that, it could be argued that by presenting Wilders as a latter-day Nazi who was likely to foment war in Europe between Muslims and non-Muslims, it was in effect inciting violence or the murder of a politician who is already under armed guard 24/7.
There were several aspects of this programme that should have caused any responsible broadcaster to sling it straight into the trash. First and most fundamentally, it simply turned the people threatening the free world into victims and the politician who is trying to defend the free world against that threat into a fascist. Muslims were presented as universally peaceful people signed up to democracy and human rights; Wilders was the presented as the extremist threat to democracy and human rights. Yet as Wilders himself was quoted as saying – even while the script was telling us that these words were ‘extremist’ – he was defending freedom against the threat from Islamists to extinguish those freedoms.
Worse still, look at the two individuals the film-makers used to level the most inflammatory charges against Wilders – individuals who were described as democrats assigned up to human rights. The first, Ibrahim Mogra, is from the Muslim Council of Britain – described by the programme as ‘an organisation seeking to promote a distinct Muslim identity in tune with British cultural norms and values’.
Yet this is the organisation with which the British government has twice broken off relations on account of its extremism. The first occasion was when it refused to take part in Britain’s Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony. The second occasion was in response to the MCB’s deputy general secretary, Dr Daud Abdullah, signing the Istanbul Declaration, a public declaration of support for Hamas and call for violence against the British Royal Navy and Jewish communities.
The film made no mention of this whatever. Instead it used the MCB man to attack Wilders as a dangerous extremist.
The second of these ‘moderate’ individuals wheeled on to attack Wilders was Sheikh Khalid Yasin. The film described Sheikh Yasin as ‘an American Muslim teacher extremely popular among young European Muslims’ who ‘has embarked on a mission to de radicalise them.’ Yasin denounced Wilders for ‘fanning hatred’.
Yet in the Channel 4 Dispatches programme ‘Undercover Mosque’ transmitted two years ago, Yasin was recorded saying:
‘We Muslims have been ordered to do ‘brainwashing’ because the kuffaar [non-Muslims] ... they are doing ‘brain defiling’ ... You are watching the kaffir TVs, and your wife is watching right now, and your children are watching it right now, and they are being polluted, and they are being penetrated, and they are being infected, so that your children and you go out as Muslims and come back to the house as kaffirs...The whole delusion of the equality of women is a bunch of foolishness. There’s no such thing.’
And Wilders is called ‘Europe’s most dangerous man’?
Worse, the film then adduced as the final proof of Wilders’s perfidy that he was a passionate defender of Israel. His crime, apparently, was to believe that Israel was ‘the last line of the defence of Europe’ – which indeed it is – and that to solve the Middle East impasse, Jordan should become Palestine -- which indeed it originally was.
Worse again, however, the film suggested that Wilders was an Israeli spy – and, in the words of Sheikh Yasin, that it was doing Israel’s dirty work for it:
‘I think that he [Wilders] has taken and embraced the idea of modern Zionism. And he is using the platform of modern Zionism to espouse the same concepts about Muslims in the world and the Koran, that the Jews cannot afford to say in Israel. But Mr Wilders can do them a favour. He can go outside of Israel with those same feelings and he can characterise the way that the Zionists characterise the Palestinians to legitimise their power. Mr Wilders can characterise Islam in the same way. This is what is taking place.’
So the film suggested, in effect, that Wilders was the front man for a kind of Nazi-Jewish conspiracy -- thus defaming both him and Israel in one go. Others smeared by association with him were the distinguished scholar of Islam (and indefatigable supporter of true Islamic reformers) Daniel Pipes, and the heroic Danish defender of freedom of speech Lars Hedegaard – who recently only narrowly fought off an attempt by Denmark’s pusillanimous prosecutors to silence him through a criminal prosecution for raising concerns about violence within some Muslim family life.
This travesty of a documentary was made by two radical Dutch film-makers for a production company called ‘Red Rebel’. Questions need to be asked how the BBC could transmit something on such an inflammatory subject which ignored the most basic standards of journalistic fairness, -- and was effectively the broadcasting equivalent of a flier distributed by the Socialist Workers’ Party.
But of course, we all know the answer to that already. BBC ‘group- think’ means that BBC executives will have assumed the lazy and vicious left-wing demonisation of Wilders is axiomatically true and unchallengeable. They will thus have suspended any critical faculties or professionalism to which they might ever have laid any claim.
We are living in truly evil times.
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