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3 hours ago, John Lambies Doos said:
4 hours ago, Mark Connolly said:
Moderately obese?

Na mate she's a fat cow

The Farmfood Kid speaks. 

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Jackie Baillie is my MSP. I don't vote for her but she is no dummy and has been a reasonable performer for the area, despite obsessively championing the local Military-Industrial complex.
She is also however the Scottish political equivalent of Tommy Craig and she'll bounce back following the next Slab putsch.

The same Jackie Baillie who was a cabinet minister in 2002 when the downgrading of the Vale hospital and closure of the A&E was approved but now campaigns on the snpbad why did you close the vale ticket? She is a shameful local politician, happy to turn up for a photo opportunity but has brought nothing to the area.

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6 hours ago, Inanimate Carbon Rod said:


The same Jackie Baillie who was a cabinet minister in 2002 when the downgrading of the Vale hospital and closure of the A&E was approved but now campaigns on the snpbad why did you close the vale ticket? She is a shameful local politician, happy to turn up for a photo opportunity but has brought nothing to the area.

 

That virtually sums up Scottish Labour.

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On 09/09/2018 at 10:13, Gaz said:

Not sure if this is the place to put that, but I see that the BBC have issued guidance that they don't have to have a climate change denier to 'balance' viewpoints when they are talking about climate change.

Well, that lasted long:

BBC condemned for inviting climate change denier Myron Ebell to debate alarming IPCC global warming report

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https://soundcloud.com/desolationradio/the-bbc-with-tom-mills-ta_mills

This is a really good podcast with the writer of The BBC: The Myth of a Public Service where he discusses the ideas of that book and how the BBC is structured and controlled by the government to subconsciously support the British establishment. Mills makes the point that direct state control would undermine public faith in the BBC so they have traditionally relied on the threat of greater control, withholding funding and appointing amenable figures to ensure it stays relatively on message.

 

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1 hour ago, NotThePars said:

https://soundcloud.com/desolationradio/the-bbc-with-tom-mills-ta_mills

This is a really good podcast with the writer of The BBC: The Myth of a Public Service where he discusses the ideas of that book and how the BBC is structured and controlled by the government to subconsciously support the British establishment. Mills makes the point that direct state control would undermine public faith in the BBC so they have traditionally relied on the threat of greater control, withholding funding and appointing amenable figures to ensure it stays relatively on message.

 

Subconscious :lol:

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8 minutes ago, Detournement said:
Kuntberg

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17 minutes ago, Detournement said:

 

Kuntberg doing some spin for the Government.

She's a mouthpiece for the UK establishment. Much like yourself on here, but with far greater relevance.

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It was the same when she announced in her conference speech about freezing fuel duty." Putting millions of pounds back into the pockets of ordinary Britons" she said. Surely it should have been,not taking millions of pounds out of ordinary Britons pockets.Shameful spin.

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BBC aren't always bad imo. Boris going full blown "We will fight them on the beaches" btw.

https://twitter.com/BBCRealityCheck/status/1050053411268382720

 

 Boris going full blown "We will fight them on the beaches" btw.

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Just to make the BBC's swing to the right clear here are some guests from the past 6 weeks of Question Time.

Fraser Nelson (editor of the The Spectator), Isabel Oakeshott (former Daily Mail, now professional right wing BBC guest), Rod Liddle (Spectator and Sunday Times), Camilla Tominey (Daily Telegraph), Julia Hartley Brewer (Talk Radio), Charles Moore (Spectator).

The billionaire media seem to have a UN style permanent seat on the five person panel. In the same time Fazia Shaheen has been the only voice representing the organised left in the UK.

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Typical sensationalist reporting on the Auditor General's report on NHS Scotland.

A complex issue used yet again as a stick to beat the SNP with - funnily enough they don't do the same when it comes to NHS England.

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1 hour ago, DeeTillEhDeh said:

Typical sensationalist reporting on the Auditor General's report on NHS Scotland.

A complex issue used yet again as a stick to beat the SNP with - funnily enough they don't do the same when it comes to NHS England.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45943884

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On 09/10/2018 at 17:07, NotThePars said:

https://soundcloud.com/desolationradio/the-bbc-with-tom-mills-ta_mills

This is a really good podcast with the writer of The BBC: The Myth of a Public Service where he discusses the ideas of that book and how the BBC is structured and controlled by the government to subconsciously support the British establishment. Mills makes the point that direct state control would undermine public faith in the BBC so they have traditionally relied on the threat of greater control, withholding funding and appointing amenable figures to ensure it stays relatively on message.

 

The bbc does  propaganda of three main types.

Soft promotion of UK. Calling things "great british etc", travelogues, like coast, or britains favourite landmarks and coverage of royal events.  These are arguably part of its remit. The choice of topics could be viewed as political though.

Political reporting. They tend to give the incumbent party an easier ride for self preservation. This takes the form of less criticism during interviews but more significantly in the choice of topic.

Planted stories. Months before saddam's wmds became news, but after we'd followed dubya to afghanistan, the beeb did a documentary about the Iranian Embassy seige. This was the first time ex SAS had been allowed to talk publicly about operations. About every 10 minutes they showed Saddam looking military and ststed that he sponsored terrorism.  

Now there is a serving policeman involved in a documentary reporting, as fact, details about a case which hasn't yet come to court.  It's ok though Russians are baddies.

These are good tv entertainment  but i imagine access to sources comes with some editorial control as a condition.

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