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BBC no longer trusted by British people.


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For some time now since the decision by the British people to LEAVE the European Union it has been extremely difficult to find any positive, or even balanced reporting, about the consequences, process, or the actual negotiations about Brexit. You have to search really hard to find facts about the growth in employment, the meteoric rise of our stock markets, our improved economic position amongst the G7 nations, the countries around the world queuing up for trade deals, the businessmen seeing opportunities, the politicians explaining the strong position we are in legally with the EU. Instead we are bombarded with celebrities like Bob Geldof spouting bile against the public who voted to leave, politicians past and present like Farron, Clegg and Blair seeking to undermine the process, and a random collection of millionaires like Branson, Miller and Grayling actually telling the people to “rise up” against the majority! Right in the thick of this propaganda war is the BBC and their pathetic reporters who stage manage interviews, discussion programmes and who write articles to undermine our strength and our resolve. But they have been found out and an evidence based report from the independent body News Watch proves the treacherous game they have been playing. 

We in Britain now recognise them for what they are, but they are still listened to and sadly respected around the world as a source of unbiased news. Time to end this charade, so please reblog this and share on social media, time to wake up! They are a left wing totalitarian organisation, nothing less. They are not independent, and neither are they representative of a Britain reclaiming its sovereignty from and increasingly totalitarian European Union.

The text below is a full copy of the News Watch article which you can access here Anti Brexit 

News-Watch survey of BBC shows deep anti Brexit bias

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The latest News-watch detailed analysis of BBC output, covering the UK’s Article 50 letter and its aftermath, shows heavy bias against the case for Brexit. The report, which included more than 73,000 words of programme transcripts, can be found in full here. 

In the week of the filing of the UK’s Article 50 letter (March 29 – April 4, 2017), BBC Radio 4’s Today programme broadcast six editions which contained almost five hours of material about the letter and its aftermath. This was almost half of the available feature airtime.

The programme coverage was strongly biased against Brexit and made special efforts to illustrate the extent to which leaving the EU could have catastrophic consequences for the UK. There was, by contrast, only minimal effort to examine the potential benefits.

A measure of this overwhelming negativity was that only eight (6.5%) of the 124 speakers who appeared over the six editions were given the space to make substantive arguments that the future for the UK outside the EU would yield significant benefits.

The overall gloom was buttressed by the programme’s editorial approach. Presenters and correspondents, for example, pushed at every opportunity to illustrate potential (and existing) problems. At the same time, they were strongly adversarial towards Brexit supporters, but much less so to guests who advocated that the UK was, in effect, now staring down the barrel of a loaded gun.

Problems that were deliberately pushed to the forefront included the wealth of City of London being under threat, the creation of a ‘legislative soup’, the EU not agreeing with the UK’s preferred path of negotiations, and the possibility the of exit talks extending up to 10 years.

BBC ‘fact-checking’, though presented as objective, was anything but. Chris Morris, the ‘fact checker’ was most focused on choosing topics that showed Brexit in a negative light, and failed at even the elementary level of pointing out that ‘EU money’ was actually provided by UK taxpayers.

A series of reports from Sunderland, purportedly to explore both Leave and Remain perspectives, focused most on this negative fact checking. It also gave most prominence in its framework to the possibility of Nissan leaving the area and negative business developments since Brexit and the possibility of arts funding drying up. Local voices supporting Brexit were included, but in vox pops with only soundbite points.

Special effort was made throughout to show that the City of London was under pressure as a result of Brexit. A story that Lloyd’s of London were establishing a Brussels ‘headquarters’ was elevated to major significance in the bulletins, and across several mentions in Business News slots, even though the chief executive admitted that ‘only ‘tens’ of jobs were involved.

By contrast to this blanket negativity, a News-watch report from 2002 covering the introduction of euro notes and coins across the EU was strongly positive about the prospects for the new currency and strained editorial sinews and resources to show that its advent had been joyfully received in the relevant EU countries.

The BBC strongly defended its post-Brexit coverage during the survey period (through a high profile article in Radio Times by Today presenter Nick Robinson) as being in accord with its own rules of ‘due impartiality’. The evidence of this survey is that its assessment methods are seriously skewed against Brexit and in favour of the EU.

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Discussion

5 thoughts on “BBC no longer trusted by British people.

  1. Sadly those that control the media know they control the mind. Always have really. When you get folks with dangerous or stupid agendas in power the propaganda will never be for the good of the people or the country, only good for the few in power.

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    Posted by Po' Girl Shines | June 29, 2017, 21:51
  2. It is perhaps worth considering that the BBC and those like them actually helped the BREXIT vote by their obviously biased reporting which ultimately generated more ‘leave’ votes. It is time that the BBC license fee is scrapped for good and the public stop funding the media of the establishment.

    As for Farron, Clegg and Blair of course they are disappointed to be leaving because it cuts off their career route through the EU gravy train. I dearly hope Farron and Clegg lose their seats in the General Election!

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    Posted by Andrew Petcher | May 17, 2017, 07:41
    • Completely agree Andrew, I think the remark by Obama about Britain going to the back of the trade queue helped too. I read that Blair is thinking of standing too, I dearly hope so since along with Farron, Clegg, and maybe that odious woman Abbot can suffer the ultimate humiliation.

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      Posted by Dr B | May 17, 2017, 07:45

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