The BBC’s Political Editor Nick Robinson edited out an answer by Alex Salmond and told viewers the Scottish First Minister didn’t answer his question:
BBC spends £500k to ask 33,000 Asians 5,000 miles from UK what they think of climate change: Corporation savaged for 'astonishing' campaign survey on global warming | Mail Online
The BBC has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money asking 33,000 people in Asian countries how climate change is affecting them.
The £519,000 campaigning survey by little-known BBC Media Action is designed to persuade the world to adopt more hard-line policies to combat global warming.
It was immediately condemned yesterday as a flagrant abuse of the Corporation’s rules on impartiality and ‘a spectacular waste of money’ by a top academic expert.
Astonishing - IN YOUR FACE - illuminati programming being used during Match of the Day. Watch carefully for the UFO and One Eye Ferris wheel at the end of the broadcast.
The BBC will be plunged into a major crisis with the publication of a damning review, expected next month, that will reveal its staff turned a blind eye to the rape and sexual assault of up to 1,000 girls and boys by Jimmy Savile in the corporation's changing rooms and studios.
The BBC has spent tens of thousands of pounds over six years trying to keep secret an extraordinary ‘eco’ conference which has shaped its coverage of global warming, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
The controversial seminar was run by a body set up by the BBC’s own environment analyst Roger Harrabin and funded via a £67,000 grant from the then Labour government, which hoped to see its ‘line’ on climate change and other Third World issues promoted in BBC reporting.
At the event, in 2006, green activists and scientists – one of whom believes climate change is a bigger danger than global nuclear war – lectured 28 of the Corporation’s most senior executives.
Then director of television Jana Bennett opened the seminar by telling the executives to ask themselves: ‘How do you plan and run a city that is going to be submerged?’ And she asked them to consider if climate change laboratories might offer material for a thriller.
Listen closely to the audio track of both videos. You will notice that the female doctor’s words and intonation are exactly the same in both videos, however the background noise in the second video is completely different. In addition, in the second video (contrary to the first video), the doctor can be heard to say: “seems like it must be some sort of chemical weapon I’m not really sure..”
The BBC has manipulated the audio track of this video report to characterise the event as a chemical weapon attack. Because the doctor’s mouth is covered by a mask, the dubbing is impossible to detect.
In 2007, the BBC Trust published a report claiming that this unprecedented decision to flout its charter was taken after a “high-level seminar with some of the best scientific experts” on climate change. Among those who tried to get the BBC to identify these “experts” was Tony Newbery, the blogger who recently faced the might of a highly paid legal team which persuaded an information tribunal to uphold the BBC’s right to keep secret the names of those attending this seminar.
When, last week, those names were finally revealed – thanks to another blogger, Maurizio Morabito (see omnilogos.com) and the Wayback Machine, which stores information deleted from the internet – the result was even more startling than had been suspected. Only three of the “28 specialists” invited to advise the BBC were active scientists, none of them climate experts and all committed global-warming alarmists. Virtually all the rest were professional climate-change lobbyists, ranging from emissaries of Greenpeace and the Stop Climate Chaos campaign to the “CO2 project manager” for BP, one of the world’s largest oil companies.
The curious case of Nick Ross, VIP child-abuse, filthy comments, Operation Yewtree, Crimestoppers and the death of Jill Dando | thecolemanexperience
The real Nick Ross has started to show his true colours.
The real Nick Ross has been pontificating on whether rape is really rape.
The real Nick Ross has just claimed that he would watch child pornography given half the chance.
The real Nick Ross did absolutely nothing to find Jill Dando’s killer.
The real Nick Ross didn’t bother looking into claims that Jill was investigating high-level child abuse before her death.
The real Nick Ross is linked to shady Tory donor Michael Ashcroft.
The real Nick Ross formed Crimestoppers with Ashcroft.
Welsh Health officials were first caught out when the British media discovered that the figures being given out to them were of only suspected cases and that doctors massively over-report measles cases. As CHS has reported, sometimes as many as 73 in every 74 reports are NOT measles: [Laboratory confirmed cases of measles, mumps, and rubella, England and Wales: October to December 2004 - CDR Weekly, Volume 15 Number 12 Published: 24 March 2005: Vaccines Did Not Save Us – 2 Centuries Of Official Statistics].
Since 1922, BBC's first general manager, John Reith, explained his mandate. UK officials "know they can trust us not be be really impartial," he said.
It's a reliable business/government partner. Earlier it was called the "British Falsehood Corporation." More recently it's been known as the "British Bombing (or Bombast) Club."
Its claim about "honesty, integrity (being) what the BBC stands for, free from political influence and commercial pressure" doesn't wash. It never did.
UK-based Media Lens offers independent, "authoritative criticism." Its reports reflect "reality." It's free from corporate or government influence.
It once called BBC reporting fundamentally one-sided, imbalanced, "biased, blinkered and culpable."
"Anyone can spot the propaganda with a modicum of vigilance while watching the news."
BBC man called 'The Pimp' picked up girls for Stuart Hall - and filmed them having sex | Mail Online
A BBC manager nicknamed ‘The Pimp’ helped to procure women for Stuart Hall and filmed the TV star having sex with them in his dressing room, it was claimed last night.
A former studio worker has told The Mail on Sunday that floor manager Peter Barlow had them brought to the BBC’s Manchester studios for fake auditions.
The source claims that the women were lured to a room where Barlow filmed them having sex with the It’s A Knockout host.
BBC silence over licence loophole: Corporation refuses to say how many households do not need one because they catch-up online | Mail Online
The BBC yesterday refused to reveal how many households are dodging the licence fee by watching television programmes on the internet.
It is thought many of the one million homes which do not pay the charge watch programmes legally on internet catch-up services, such as the BBC iPlayer, which do not need a licence to use.
The loophole is believed to be costing the Corporation millions a year in lost revenue from the £145.50 annual fee.
North Korean Hoax? Tourists Find Children Skating While Media Shows Tanks In The Square | Addicting Info
International TV broadcasters have been repeatedly showing tanks trundling through Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square in a demonstration of North Korean national power.
But when Patrick Thornquist, a Chicago teacher visiting the North Korean capital at the end of last week, arrived in the square, he was surprised by what he saw. This iconic square — Pyongyang’s political, military and symbolic heart — was full of children rollerblading and shouting with joy.
One of leader Kim Jong Un’s contributions to the nation has been building roller-skating parks and promoting entertainment facilities. And Thornquist was struck by the fact that, on watching the news later that day, it was still featuring footage of tanks.
“It was definitely interesting to see tanks on BBC in the hotel, as if that was that day, when we’d been in that square a couple of hours earlier and nothing like that was happening,” he says.
Following on from the Express article by James Murray and Mark Branagan which alleged that Savile was investigated by North Yorkshire Police as being part of a paedophile ring in 2003, that allegedly involved two prominent businessmen in Scarborough, Mayor Peter Jaconelli and Arcade Boss Jimmy Corrigan.
I have previously identified that Jaconelli and Corrigan visited the BBC at Savile’s request.
I am now able to confirm the connection of Jaconelli, Savile and Corrigan to Rampton Secure Mental Hospital in Nottinghamshire.
PAEDOPHILES working on EastEnders preyed on under-age fans who hung around the set hoping for autographs, police believe.
A team of officers are investigating a group of “mature adults” thought to have been employed by the BBC soap in the 1980s and ’90s.
It is believed parts of the EastEnders set in Elstree, Herts, have been searched.
Officers have also visited cheap hotels near the sprawling film studios, where EastEnders has been filmed since it began in 1985.
The movements of people connected with the show over a period of 20 years in various capacities have been monitored.
An insider said: “Arrests are very likely. This is bigger than anyone imagined.”
A six-member Special Operations unit has been set up to work full-time on the investigation — an indicator of the serious nature of the claims.
The officers have been seconded from Child Protection units at Scotland Yard and Herts Police.
MI5 and the Christmas Tree files - secret political vetting at the BBC - extract from The Inside Story of Political Vetting by Mark Hollingsworth and Richard Norton-Taylor
The attempt to blacklist Joffe had nothing to do with the BBC’s Drama Department. The recommendation had come from the Personnel Office at Broadcasting House on the advice of MI5. It was part of the highly secretive political vetting which the BBC had been practising since 1937, a situation only reformed in 1986, after considerable public and trade union pressure.
The system meant that all news and current affairs journalists, film editors, directors and producers in every department were vetted by the Security Services. Vetting was run from Room 105, a secluded office on the first floor of Broadcasting House – a part of the same network of corridors on which George Orwell modelled his Ministry of Truth in 1984. There the BBC employed a Security Liaison Officer who received the names of all successful job applicants from the chairmen of interviewing boards. Then the vetting, which in BBC-speak became known as 'colleging' or ‘the formalities’, took place.
All BBC employees had a personnel file which included their basic personal details and work record. But there was also a second file. This included ‘security information' collected by Special Branch and MI5, who have always kept political surveillance on ‘subversives in the media’. If a staff member was shortlisted for a job this second file was handed to the department head, who had to sign for it. The file was a buff folder with a round red sticker, stamped with the legend SECRET and a symbol which looked like a Christmas tree. On the basis of information in this file, the Personnel Office recommended whether the person in question should be given the job or not. A former senior BBC executive recalls seeing one journalist’s security file, stamped with a Christmas tree symbol: 'For about twelve years it had recorded notes such as "has subscription to Daily Worker” or “our friends say he associates with communists and CND activists." It is fair to say that there were contemporary memos from personnel officials adding they thought this was ridiculous. But it was still on file.‘
The names of outside job applicants were submitted directly to C Branch of M5. They were then passed on to the F Branch ‘domestic subversion', whose F7 section looks at political ‘extremists', MP’s, lawyers, teachers and journalists. After consulting the registry of files, the names were fed into MI5’s computer, which contains the identities of about a million ‘subversives'.
Once MI5 had vetted an applicant their decision was given in writing to the BBC’s Personnel Office. MI5 never gave reasons for their recommendations. But, quite often, if they said a person was a ‘security risk', that was enough to blacklist him or her permanently. Members of board interviews were advised not to ask questions. And it was only when an executive or editor put pressure on the Personnel Department that MI5's decision was overruled.
For many years a BBC staff member was used as the Security Liaison Officer. But in 1982 Brigadier Ronald L. Stonham, a retired army officer, moved into Room 105 as ‘Special Assistant' to the Director of Personnel, Christopher Martin, himself a former Royal Marine. Stonham began his working life in the Post Office Engineering Department during the Second World War. In 1948 he was commissioned into the Royal Signals Regiment, and by 1963 he had worked his way through the ranks to Major. He also had a spell in the intelligence section of the Chief of General Staff in 1971. Six years later he was promoted to Brigadier of the Signals Regiment.
Stonham saw security vetting as part of his responsibility to co-ordinate BBC’s contingency plans for a wartime and emergency broadcasting service. This was the official line taken after the Observer revealed the corporation’s blacklisting policies in 1985. The BBC stated: ‘Only relatively few members of staff go through this [vetting] procedure. They are necessarily involved in sensitive areas or require access to classified information.'
This was untrue. The evidence shows that vetting was used in a much wider context – and for political, not security, reasons.
Leisha Brookes, 45, wept as she told magistrates that she refused to pay the £145.50 licence fee because of the abuse she suffered as a child.
“No matter what you fine me, I am not going to give a penny to my abusers from the BBC. I cannot pay the BBC or anyone connected with it,” she said.
Miss Brookes claims she was abused repeatedly by up to 35 men including Savile over a two-year period while visiting the BBC TV headquarters in White City, west London.
Waiving her right to anonymity, Miss Brookes told the Sunday Express how the former Jim’ll Fix It presenter and her other abusers turned her childhood into a nightmare in the Seventies.
She claimed the abuse on BBC premises took place after a cameraman friend of her family invited her to spend weekends with him when she was aged about nine.
The cameraman allegedly abused her at his home and took her to visit his workplace as a “treat” so she could meet the stars of the day and see where programmes were made.
However, she claimed she was sexually abused there by a network of paedophiles on the BBC staff including Savile.
Miss Brookes, of Southend, Essex, told how the abuse wrecked her life, leading to mental health problems and suicide attempts. Eventually her five children were put into care.