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BBC biased and unbalanced "analysis"

Discussion in 'Personal' started by frodo_magic, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. frodo_magic

    frodo_magic Occasional commenter

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54242634

    "People are understandably asking what difference closing at 22:00 makes. Coupled with the table service law, it will be little more than a marginal gain"

    The less alcohol you have, the less drunk you are the more likely you are to keep to social distance guidelines. Is that really so hard for the BBC to understand? Relatively early closing times are a good balance between keeping people safe and not being in a full lockdown again.


    Everything the BBC does is ingrained with bias. No pretence. Just a determination to undermine every step the Government takes to keep people safe.
     
  2. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    People tend to front load and double last order.
     
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  3. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Yep target will now be to get smashed before 10pm. There is years of evidence on that particular human behaviour.

    Then of course the pubs will disgorge everyone at once to fill up the streets, take-aways, taxi-ranks etc.
     
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  4. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    Won't they just start earlier and then drink more quickly? ;)
     
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  5. frodo_magic

    frodo_magic Occasional commenter

    A few years back, I used to have to get up really early each day to tutor online round the other half of the world. Bad habit I know, but I got into the habit of having a Wetherspoon's breakfast after three hours of teaching, at around 10am. It always shocked and saddened me to see the same dozen or so people in there, sinking pints.

    Gosh. Imagine the BBC reporting a real story, instead of the nit-picking and biased trash they've sunk new depths to report on.
     
  6. Katzenjammer

    Katzenjammer Senior commenter

    Just a determination to undermine every step the Government takes to keep people safe.

    So the BBC is on a mission to spread the pandemic as far as possible? - that is what you mean when you say that they are determined to undermine Government attempts to ensure public safety.

    Really?


    Why on earth would they want to do that?

    People cannot help being stupid; but what is really offensive is when people of moderate intelligence actviely decide to be stupid.
     
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  7. frodo_magic

    frodo_magic Occasional commenter

    "So the BBC is on a mission to spread the pandemic as far as possible? - that is what you mean ..."

    Funny. I never wrote or meant that at all. What I did write (and did mean) is that the BBC are biased in their reporting, seeking to undermine the Government in any way possible, both subtly and increasingly less subtly.
     
  8. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    The balance you crave for is in the very next sentence to the one you quote where the government's justification is given

    "But what ministers hope is that the move, along with the rule of six, will act as a warning to the public that efforts to curb the virus need to be redoubled."
     
  9. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    The idea that stopping serving at 10 will have any noticeable impact on the spread of a rampant, contagious virus is ludicrous.

    It's daft in mathematical terms as well as plain old common sense terms
     
  10. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    As I recall, pubs shut in Scotland at 10 pm in the past and people simply got good and drunk earlier in the evening. Some blamed the 10pm closing for the high instance of alcoholism (they had to drink quickly) in Scotland which was one of the reasons the Scots changed their licensing laws.
     
  11. Katzenjammer

    Katzenjammer Senior commenter

    Just a determination to undermine every step the Government takes to keep people safe.

    Not so, Frodo_magic.

    Government is taking steps to keep people safe.

    According to you the BBC is showing "determination to undermine every step the Government takes to keep people safe".

    The logical deduction from this is that the BBC does not wish to keep people safe, from which we conclude that their aim is to spread COVID-19 as far as possible.

    If you cannot see the logic of that, then you have one more screw loose than I thought.
     
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  12. frodo_magic

    frodo_magic Occasional commenter

    The BBC just can't help itself.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54255635

    More spin. Whatever the Government does, it tries to undermine, to be negative, to report another, alternative POV. This highly biased tale in the BBC today is disgraceful tittle tattle. If the BBC had their way, BREXIT would be cancelled, Starmer would take over and the virus would be under control in a few days thanks to Labour!
     
  13. frodo_magic

    frodo_magic Occasional commenter

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54252272

    And again! The arrogant bias, unfairness and imbalance the BBC displays daily is beyond contempt. Here, they hunt for hell to throw at people doing their best back when the virus was really unknown.

    Please switch from buying a TV licence and the BBC to a streaming service. Join the quarter of a million in this year alone who saved over £150 a year, who refuse to pay for Lineker's million salary and biased news.

    Switch to streaming!
     
  14. Kandahar

    Kandahar Star commenter

    Get a radio.
     
  15. frodo_magic

    frodo_magic Occasional commenter

  16. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide


    Are you sure this is the right link?

    All the font is the same size throughout the entire story and it doesn't have any footnotes.

    This story is reporting a letter written and sent by Michael Gove.
     
  17. Lidnod

    Lidnod Star commenter

    As reported in a similar way in the Telegraph and the Times. The doom and gloom appears to come from Michael Gove.
     
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  18. frodo_magic

    frodo_magic Occasional commenter

    There isn't a single pro-Government, positive, balanced headline or report on the BBC website. It's all negative, what-if bad news, predictions from experts and reporters you've never heard of and nothing to balance this dreadful reporting.
     
  19. Katzenjammer

    Katzenjammer Senior commenter

    Nonsense.
     
  20. frodo_magic

    frodo_magic Occasional commenter

    The BBC just can't stop their biased doom mongering. The Left Learning reporters and managers are a disgrace spouting Project Fear, without clearly providing the opposing view with the same level of exposure.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54287283
     

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