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BBC news on TV: Sugar and Spectre but nothing about Sweden

Discussion in 'Personal' started by catmother, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world


    I find it unbelievable that such an event would not make the 6 or 10 o'clock news but too much sugar and the new Bond film do. I bet they would have mentioned it if it had happened in the USA.
     
  2. Rhoswen77

    Rhoswen77 Established commenter

    I too find it unbelievable. Skewed priorities, indeed.
     
  3. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    They don't like people saying anything about Sweden on this forum, for some reason.
     
  4. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    What I find particularly chilling about this event is that the immediate reaction of two youngsters when they encountered the black-clad stranger with his blood-stained knife was to have photos taken with him. Has the mobile phone culture completely messed up their sense of reality?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34602621
     
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  5. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    If it had happened in the USA he would have had a gun and more people would be dead.

    I'm not sure if mobile phone culture is the problem. The kids trusted that this was a safe environment and this close to Halloween someone in a scary costume wouldn't necessarily seem dangerous.
     
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  6. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    More than a week away is hardly close!

    Sounds like a good reason to outlaw the pernicious fake festival halloween has become....
     
  7. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    That's a very plausible explanation, @Flere-Imsaho
    That's what I prefer to believe.
     
  8. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Halloween and the fact that he was wearing a Star War mask would make me think that the Drama Faculty is putting on some kind of show (or that some senior pupils were doing something for charity), if I was to meet up such character in the corridor at my school. My first thought would not be that there is a murderer roaming round.
     
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  9. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    I have come to the opinion, particularly since about 2008, that the BBC is biased and run by the Tories or those with Tory interests, so news is filtered according to their wants and needs. (Sky is worse of course, as that chubby p*** Eamon Holmes proved)
     
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  10. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I think you're right, @jacob

    The BBC coverage of Corbyn's victory in the Leadership election was appalling. I expect the Blairites to deride him and dismiss him as a joke. Ditto the Tories.

    But the BBC came over as a branch of whoever does PR for the aforementioned.
     
  11. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter


    Funnily enough many on the Right think the opposite - the BBC is run by signed up Islington Socialists...
     
  12. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    If that were true why has there been such a BBC witchhunt of Jeremy Corbyn, who is just a bit lefter than Ed was (but with more integrity)?
     
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  13. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Quite right. Corbyn and his team need no help from anyone in coming over as a joke. A rather nasty, scarey, mean spirited joke.
     
  14. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

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