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The parallel universe of political correctness Telegraph, Monday 18th April 2016 One of the several accusations against John Whittingdale, the Culture Secretary, is that he consorted with a prostitute. The BBC, for reasons of self-interest which do not need restating, … Continue reading

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Osborne angry about BBC’s Orwellian jibe The Times, Friday 5th December 2014 George Osborne rounded on a BBC journalist yesterday for suggesting that he was taking Britain back to 1930s deprivation depicted by George Orwell. In a tetchy interview with … Continue reading

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The perils of balanced journalism

In today’s Daily Telegraph, BBC Newsbeat editor, Louisa Compton, huffily dismisses the Ofcom ruling over the appropriate context and scheduling of a report on Newsbeat featuring an interview with a British man fighting for the so-called Islamic State. During the … Continue reading

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Goose bumps

Goose bumps The BBC often runs a helpline after airing disturbing programmes, but no such service was available following the first episode of ‘Life Story’. I felt like I needed counselling after witnessing the extreme rite of passage of barnacle … Continue reading

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Crystal ball on the table

Whether or not allegations of historical sexual abuse against Cliff Richard prove true or false, isn’t it strange that the BBC appears to have had prior knowledge of the police raid on the singer’s property in Sunningdale, Berkshire? Just saying.

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Jamaica Inn: BBC receives thousands of complaints over ‘mumbling’ The Guardian, Tuesday 22nd April 2014 Viewers who tuned into the launch of Jamaica Inn were left frustrated after struggling to make out the dialogue in the BBC’s new period drama. … Continue reading

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BBC should “look and sound more like its audiences” BBC, Wednesday 4th December 2013 James Harding, the BBC’s news director, has said its output should “look and sound more like its audiences”. Previous Next WUFOOB Archive

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BBC wastes millions on needless golden goodbyes BBC, Saturday 7th September 2013 BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten warned he is ‘looking forward’ to his face-off with former director-general Mark Thompson when the warring pair are grilled by MPs next week … Continue reading

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Saturated with awareness

If you search on Google for the things about which the BBC would like to ‘raise our awareness’, you discover an impressive array of topics such as disability, transgender portrayal, gender and racial equity, diversity, mental health, opportunities for women, … Continue reading

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Biofuel made from whisky by-products could be available on petrol forecourts BBC News, Tuesday 25 September 2012 Edinburgh Napier University has developed a new biofuel made from whisky by-products. It is the result of two years work by the universities … Continue reading

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