Saturday, February 21, 2009

BBC Licks Boots

I shit you not, this is a screenshot of the BBC website's front page at the moment:

We often have a good laugh about just how much the BBC sucks up to Labour, but this is just taking the piss. The news that 'The One' is meeting 'The Dour One' is not news at all; it's a press release on behalf of the Labour party in an attempt to soak up some of Obama's messianic juices for Gordon to guzzle down. The second story in the list - regarding the protests in Ireland - is far more important, not least because Gordon Brown is apparently going to attempt to do here what caused the protests over there.

1 comment:

LibertyMine said...

One is the Master, he has already screwed up his empire.

The other is the Apprentice, he plans to do the same with his.

Neither has a clue.

The BBC is a joke that has no punchline. It infuriates me that I am demanded by law to fund its awful output and the cosy life of its overpaid pampered employees.

I favour market forces on the BBC. Give it 5 years to become self-sufficient, reducing the amount the state gives it by equal amounts each year. At the same time abolition the license fee from day one, funding the remaining BBC budget out of normal taxation. I would also set strict controls on how any future money is spent while it comes from the public purse - forget BBC3, BB4, Ceebees, the ridiculous amounts on-line and all those bloody radio stations.

When it is funded by advertising, sponsorship and sales can it then decide to fund arabic news channels and islamic month programming.