BBC became a propaganda machine for climate change zealots

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  1. johalareewi

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    Institutionally biased to the Left, politically correct and with a rudderless leadership. This is Peter Sissons’ highly critical view of the BBC in his new memoirs, in which he describes his fascinating career over four decades as a television journalist. Here, in the latest part of our serialisation, he reveals how it was heresy at the BBC to question claims about climate change . . .

    BBC became propaganda machine for climate change says Peter Sissons | Mail Online

     
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    I don't know about heresy, but the truth is the truth.
     
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    The BBC is as far left as you can get. I think I updated our Amercian friends on how we pay £billions in tax (tv licence) to keep them in their ivory towers with endless tv and radio channels.

    It's NOT like subscription on cable where you can choose to have the channel or not. With the BBC you MUST pay the £140 a year tv licence whether you choose their programmes or not in addition to any cable or satellite channels you may subscribe to. The BBC is everything that is bad about socialism and their anti Christian, anti semitic, pro Muslim, pro global warming bias sums it up.

    If the BBC operated in the US it would be shut down in days.

    I think the way they ram global warming down everyones necks is probably why most people don't believe in it over here. If the left wing political mouthpiece shouts about it with such vigour, then it must be a pack of lies.

    Check out the following; Biased BBC

    Rant over.
     
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    Not only that, but they toe the line on other theories like gravity and the Earth being round!
     
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    Boy that just plain sucks... but we have similar situation. It is called PBS/NPR.
     
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    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    Sir David Attenborough is my hero so I don't care what anyone says about the BBC. :p
     
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  7. San_Carlos_Jeff

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    Apples and oranges.

    About NPR: Public Radio Finances
     
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  8. GrumpyCabbie

    GrumpyCabbie Senior Member

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    lol, but you don't have to pay for him! [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_licensing_in_the_United_Kingdom]Television licensing in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame] Recovery of the licence fee is vigorously policed and recovered! Sure, the BBC do some good programmes but the reputation they have abroad is outdated and so far from how they are today. Ever watched a sickly politically correct recent episode of Doctor Who? Dreadful.
     
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    i used to love dr. who, that was a long time ago. sorry to hear they ruined it.
     
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    i contribute to pbs. they do some good stuff and some bad stuff, depending on your opinion. i believe they receive tax dollars as well. i'm sure we would support the bbc if we had it. what don't we support, with our chinese loans?:)
     
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    What is your point? NPR may not get direct federal funding but still gets grants through CPB which does and other federally funded institutions, etc. Just a fancy shell game.
     
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    Exactly. My kids watch the PBS shows all the time. But the news and special programs are very bent. Kind of a love / hate relationship.
     
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    I don't pay for the BBC but I love it. I watch BBC television programmes and read BBC Online. But 140GBP/yr is nothing for good news. Someone has to support Jeremy Clarkson's exotic vehicle collection. ;)
     
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    If by "ruined", you mean "put on wonderful plots, interesting characters, sparkling dialog, and an actual budget for special effects," then yes, they totally ruined it.
     
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    I also enjoy the Dr. The waters of mars was one of the better episodes I saw in a while. I recorded the xmas special scrooge but haven't watched it yet. Can't wait for the new season to start.
     
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    Haven't watched it since Tom Baker and Romana left!
     
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    Damn,there was an Xmas special?Myself,wife and kids were only talking about that recently,was there,wasn't there...so there was!!
    I freaked my little 7yr old[was 6 at the time]princess out one evening after watching The Waters of Mars,drank some water and gave it loads of shaking,it's been repeated since but she won't watch it.......Bad Dad!!!
     
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    upvote for jeremy clarkson and top gear
     
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    God forbid the world should have any counterweights to right-wing corporate house organs such as Rupert Murdoch's Fox.
     
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    just going by what gc said. apparently, you have different opinions of political correctness.:rolleyes:
     
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