Time for the BBC to go?


log in

Advanced search

Message boards : Politics : Time for the BBC to go?

1 · 2 · 3 · 4 . . . 8 · Next
Author Message
Profile Sirius B
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 26 Dec 00
Posts: 10251
Credit: 1,530,132
RAC: 264
United Kingdom
Message 1290074 - Posted: 1 Oct 2012, 15:31:45 UTC

Just what is wrong with the muppets (using the word, Muppets to avoid an unallocated vacation if I voice my real thoughts) in charge at the BBC?

Do todays comedians lack the hard work & entertaining of past masters, that they have to resort to f'ing blinding & host shows such as this: -

Fury over BBC Documentary

Mr Maxwell, care to come to my town? I can guarantee you instant fame.......

...you'll be the 1st live leprechaun to appear on TV!
____________

Profile James Sotherden
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 16 May 99
Posts: 8549
Credit: 31,431,237
RAC: 57,540
United States
Message 1290082 - Posted: 1 Oct 2012, 15:56:26 UTC

Welcome to the world of the conspiracy theorists. We have the whack jobs over here spouting the same nonsense.

Nobody in washington DC can keep a secret but yet we are to belive that 9-11 was planed years in advance. Yeah right.
____________

Old James

Profile Sirius B
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 26 Dec 00
Posts: 10251
Credit: 1,530,132
RAC: 264
United Kingdom
Message 1290088 - Posted: 1 Oct 2012, 16:35:41 UTC - in response to Message 1290082.

Yeah, I know all about the "whackos" & there's not much one can do about them. However, it seems that the BBC don't care for it's licence payers, just ratings & the way to increase them by broadcasting "crap"

Time for them to go.
____________

Profile Gary Charpentier
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 25 Dec 00
Posts: 12140
Credit: 6,423,684
RAC: 8,190
United States
Message 1290091 - Posted: 1 Oct 2012, 16:52:45 UTC - in response to Message 1290088.

just ratings & the way to increase them by broadcasting "crap"

I bet BBC has a fiduciary duty to shareholders ...

____________

Profile Sirius B
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 26 Dec 00
Posts: 10251
Credit: 1,530,132
RAC: 264
United Kingdom
Message 1290093 - Posted: 1 Oct 2012, 16:54:09 UTC - in response to Message 1290091.

just ratings & the way to increase them by broadcasting "crap"

I bet BBC has a fiduciary duty to shareholders ...


Yes, the government.
____________

Profile James Sotherden
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 16 May 99
Posts: 8549
Credit: 31,431,237
RAC: 57,540
United States
Message 1290095 - Posted: 1 Oct 2012, 16:57:50 UTC

Our networks have been broadcasting crap for years. There once was a time when cable did have decent shows. Now that they have an audiance they are showing crap also.

I blame twitter and facebook:) Young kids dont watch tv so the networks have to be more stupid to catch their attenttion.
____________

Old James

Profile The Simonator
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 18 Nov 04
Posts: 4990
Credit: 1,931,881
RAC: 1,046
United Kingdom
Message 1290130 - Posted: 1 Oct 2012, 17:55:27 UTC

The link goes to the Daily Mail website, a tabloid world renowned for it's accuracy, wisdom and thoughtfulness...
No wait, the opposite of those things!

Given the Mail's usual standards, i wouldn't be surprised if the programme is actually on ITV, doesn't feature Andrew Maxwell and isn't about the bombings.
____________
There's nothing cuter than a baby's laugh.
Unless it's 2am and you live alone!

Profile John Clark
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 29 Sep 99
Posts: 16515
Credit: 4,418,829
RAC: 0
United Kingdom
Message 1290172 - Posted: 1 Oct 2012, 19:42:39 UTC

The Mail has a thing about the BBC, and, honestly, should be sent to Room 101. They spout crap where the BBC is concerned.
____________
It's good to be back amongst friends and colleagues



Profile Sirius B
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 26 Dec 00
Posts: 10251
Credit: 1,530,132
RAC: 264
United Kingdom
Message 1290177 - Posted: 1 Oct 2012, 19:51:30 UTC - in response to Message 1290172.
Last modified: 1 Oct 2012, 20:05:04 UTC

One way to find out....tune in to BBC3 tonight at 21:00.

Wow, would you believe....the Mail got it right.

5 whacko's getting their 60 minutes of fame courtesy of the BBC licence payers...

Switched over to watch something more entertaining.....The Bourne Identity, at least Bourne knew he was being played.
____________

Profile Bernie Vine
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 26 May 99
Posts: 6820
Credit: 24,620,768
RAC: 26,787
United Kingdom
Message 1290202 - Posted: 1 Oct 2012, 21:04:26 UTC - in response to Message 1290177.

One way to find out....tune in to BBC3 tonight at 21:00.

Wow, would you believe....the Mail got it right.

5 whacko's getting their 60 minutes of fame courtesy of the BBC licence payers...

Switched over to watch something more entertaining.....The Bourne Identity, at least Bourne knew he was being played.

So you judged the program after 5 minutes?

I was going to post my views after watching it all, but you have made your mind up before you even watched it.

So no it is definitely NOT time for the BBC to go. I would much prefer the break up of SKY who have brought nothing new to entertainment.


____________


Today is life, the only life we're sure of. Make the most of today.

Profile Sirius B
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 26 Dec 00
Posts: 10251
Credit: 1,530,132
RAC: 264
United Kingdom
Message 1290207 - Posted: 1 Oct 2012, 21:13:53 UTC - in response to Message 1290202.

One way to find out....tune in to BBC3 tonight at 21:00.

Wow, would you believe....the Mail got it right.

5 whacko's getting their 60 minutes of fame courtesy of the BBC licence payers...

Switched over to watch something more entertaining.....The Bourne Identity, at least Bourne knew he was being played.

So you judged the program after 5 minutes?

I was going to post my views after watching it all, but you have made your mind up before you even watched it.

So no it is definitely NOT time for the BBC to go. I would much prefer the break up of SKY who have brought nothing new to entertainment.



What? Watching 5 whacko's get their jollies off. Conspiracy or not, I was actually there when that bus blew.

So you're another that shows no respect for those that lost their lives - Upset at a foreigner rubbishing your "major" broadcaster.....

How charming, no wonder you natives are getting thin on the ground.
____________

Profile Bernie Vine
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 26 May 99
Posts: 6820
Credit: 24,620,768
RAC: 26,787
United Kingdom
Message 1290221 - Posted: 1 Oct 2012, 22:09:47 UTC - in response to Message 1290207.
Last modified: 1 Oct 2012, 22:10:39 UTC

One way to find out....tune in to BBC3 tonight at 21:00.

Wow, would you believe....the Mail got it right.

5 whacko's getting their 60 minutes of fame courtesy of the BBC licence payers...

Switched over to watch something more entertaining.....The Bourne Identity, at least Bourne knew he was being played.

So you judged the program after 5 minutes?

I was going to post my views after watching it all, but you have made your mind up before you even watched it.

So no it is definitely NOT time for the BBC to go. I would much prefer the break up of SKY who have brought nothing new to entertainment.



What? Watching 5 whacko's get their jollies off. Conspiracy or not, I was actually there when that bus blew.

So you're another that shows no respect for those that lost their lives - Upset at a foreigner rubbishing your "major" broadcaster.....

How charming, no wonder you natives are getting thin on the ground.

You have lived and worked here so I don't consider you a foreigner, you do.

Conspiracy Theories abound and none more absurd and sickening than 7/7 So to see these people exposed was something that needed to be done and to rubbish some of these theories IS the job of a public broadcaster. I am glad they had relatives challenge the people and all but one were questioning their beliefs by the end of the program.

I had no idea you were in Russell Square. So you realise that getting to the bottom of what happened is important. I was in London that day.

Mistakes were made but this program highlighted them as just that, mistakes not conspiracy.

At no time did the "BBC" suggest there was any credence to these theories and Andrew Maxwell at all times was clear that he did not believe a word they said.

Not an easy program to watch but I have more respect for Andrew Maxwell after seeing this.
____________


Today is life, the only life we're sure of. Make the most of today.

Profile Sirius B
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 26 Dec 00
Posts: 10251
Credit: 1,530,132
RAC: 264
United Kingdom
Message 1290223 - Posted: 1 Oct 2012, 22:24:48 UTC - in response to Message 1290221.

Good reply. Yes I was there & it took 17 hours to get the hell out of London & back home.

9/11 & the constant broadcast crap that has permeated the media since should have at least proved to the BBC that there really is no point in giving those wacko's air time.

It's like giving terrorists front page headlines, it gives them credence & as for the bleedin' heart liberals that run it, just gives them credence to keep producing crap programs as it ensures their ratings.

Not one thought has been given to the families of the deceased & as far as I'm concerned, that in itself is despicable.

As for being a foreigner, I regard myself as British but unfortunately when I happen to point out the "antics" of those in charge I get another cruncher, a fellow brit, telling me a whip round would be appreciated for a one way trip to dublin because he was upset at me making a profit from the Olympics......

...My name is Nick Buckles....

...notice my flag LOL!

The BBC should no longer be licenced, let them earn their living the same way as the others.
____________

Profile Bernie Vine
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 26 May 99
Posts: 6820
Credit: 24,620,768
RAC: 26,787
United Kingdom
Message 1290228 - Posted: 1 Oct 2012, 22:43:38 UTC

The BBC should no longer be licenced, let them earn their living the same way as the others.


How could they possibly when all commercial broadcasting has been handed over to Rupert Murdoch and SKY. I know who I would rather have. I would willingly pay extra on my TV licence to get rid of that abomination and hand all the channels to the BBC and Virgin media. Sorry but SKY is after one thing, money. And we have seen how his companies go about getting it.

And because of where I live I can't even have Virgin Media
____________


Today is life, the only life we're sure of. Make the most of today.

bobby
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 22 Mar 02
Posts: 1962
Credit: 14,649,863
RAC: 2,974
United States
Message 1290229 - Posted: 1 Oct 2012, 22:44:41 UTC - in response to Message 1290130.

The link goes to the Daily Mail website, a tabloid world renowned for it's accuracy, wisdom and thoughtfulness...
No wait, the opposite of those things!

Given the Mail's usual standards, i wouldn't be surprised if the programme is actually on ITV, doesn't feature Andrew Maxwell and isn't about the bombings.


It does eventually say:

A BBC spokeswoman said of 7/7 Bombings: Conspiracy Road Trip: 'The series takes conspiracy theorists on a journey to fully explore the facts and challenge their beliefs.'


Not sure how sympathetic it will be to the conspiracy theorists, though judging by other similar output from the BBC (e.g. Conspiracy Files, 9-11 The Third Tower), not very much. How unlike the Fail to get wind of a potentially inflammatory story and then turn it into one.

The BBC page for the show says:

It has been seven years since the London bombings of 7/7, one of the worst terrorist atrocities in recent British history. Unbelievably, some people question the official version of events and think the British establishment orchestrated its own 9/11-style attacks in order to firm up support for the war in Iraq.

Comedian Andrew Maxwell thinks this is nonsense and, in an effort to tackle the truth, is taking four such conspiracy-believers on a road trip from Leeds to London to recreate the exact journey the bombers took. Each of them believes a different conspiracy theory - from claiming the train times were falsified by the government to the idea that home-made bombs could never have caused such damage. They talk to eyewitnesses, families of victims, government officials and specialists to uncover the truth about what happened that day.


Which is, ever so slightly, different to the Fail's:

The programme, to be aired on BBC3 and hosted by Irish comedian Andrew Maxwell, probes claims that the co-ordinated blasts were in fact part of a Government plot to boost support for the Iraq war.


So, no, I don't believe it's time for the BBC to go, though it may well be time to stop going to the Fail for news.
____________
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that ...

OzzFan
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 9 Apr 02
Posts: 13542
Credit: 29,399,319
RAC: 16,020
United States
Message 1290247 - Posted: 2 Oct 2012, 0:03:55 UTC - in response to Message 1290223.

It's like giving terrorists front page headlines, it gives them credence & as for the bleedin' heart liberals that run it, just gives them credence to keep producing crap programs as it ensures their ratings.


Not having watched the program at all, I would like to comment on this part since you brought up terrorists and 9/11:

How else are you supposed to highlight a particular thread of thought, examine it, and show the world why that type of thinking is wrong? The only way you're going to do it is by talking about it; bringing it out into the open and asking people for their thoughts on the subject, and correcting/challenging people when you believe they're wrong.

That is the very basis for freedom of speech, and that seems to be the very point for the Politics thread. I imagine it's the reason why Matt Giwer was allowed to speak his anti-semetic hatred here. No one is necessarily giving people a free forum for which to spew their hatred; they're being exposed for the frauds they are. If they persist, the whole world turning their metaphorical back on them is the ultimate message.

Not talking about these things is the worst thing you can do. I would only hope that the victims of the families understand this. Too many subjects are considered taboo, and we never learn from those mistakes because no one wants to confront them. The bravest thing a victim's family could do is to allow the talking to happen in hopes that people will gain a better understanding of why something was wrong. Bernie even said that all but one were already re-thinking their positions - that's the best thing that could happen and the victim's families should be elated over this.

Profile Sarge
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 25 Aug 99
Posts: 9201
Credit: 1,357,256
RAC: 1,738
United States
Message 1290268 - Posted: 2 Oct 2012, 1:42:45 UTC - in response to Message 1290082.
Last modified: 2 Oct 2012, 1:43:02 UTC

Welcome to the world of the conspiracy theorists. We have the whack jobs over here spouting the same nonsense.

Nobody in washington DC can keep a secret but yet we are to belive that 9-11 was planed years in advance. Yeah right.


Common sense would seem to suggest this is true. It's too big (not in the I'm Worried Guy big gubment, necessarily, but, big in some sense) for secrets not to get out.
But, wait. Where's the evidence?
Any data to back this up?
If not, well, I am comfortable believing that they can keep a lot more secrets than most of you could believe, and this whole "gubment's too big for us to keep a secret" has been a major part of their disinformation scheme.

Profile Sarge
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 25 Aug 99
Posts: 9201
Credit: 1,357,256
RAC: 1,738
United States
Message 1290269 - Posted: 2 Oct 2012, 1:46:30 UTC - in response to Message 1290247.

It's like giving terrorists front page headlines, it gives them credence & as for the bleedin' heart liberals that run it, just gives them credence to keep producing crap programs as it ensures their ratings.


Not having watched the program at all, I would like to comment on this part since you brought up terrorists and 9/11:

How else are you supposed to highlight a particular thread of thought, examine it, and show the world why that type of thinking is wrong? The only way you're going to do it is by talking about it; bringing it out into the open and asking people for their thoughts on the subject, and correcting/challenging people when you believe they're wrong.

That is the very basis for freedom of speech, and that seems to be the very point for the Politics thread. I imagine it's the reason why Matt Giwer was allowed to speak his anti-semetic hatred here. No one is necessarily giving people a free forum for which to spew their hatred; they're being exposed for the frauds they are. If they persist, the whole world turning their metaphorical back on them is the ultimate message.

Not talking about these things is the worst thing you can do. I would only hope that the victims of the families understand this. Too many subjects are considered taboo, and we never learn from those mistakes because no one wants to confront them. The bravest thing a victim's family could do is to allow the talking to happen in hopes that people will gain a better understanding of why something was wrong. Bernie even said that all but one were already re-thinking their positions - that's the best thing that could happen and the victim's families should be elated over this.


+1

OzzFan
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 9 Apr 02
Posts: 13542
Credit: 29,399,319
RAC: 16,020
United States
Message 1290270 - Posted: 2 Oct 2012, 1:46:37 UTC - in response to Message 1290268.

Welcome to the world of the conspiracy theorists. We have the whack jobs over here spouting the same nonsense.

Nobody in washington DC can keep a secret but yet we are to belive that 9-11 was planed years in advance. Yeah right.


Common sense would seem to suggest this is true. It's too big (not in the I'm Worried Guy big gubment, necessarily, but, big in some sense) for secrets not to get out.
But, wait. Where's the evidence?
Any data to back this up?
If not, well, I am comfortable believing that they can keep a lot more secrets than most of you could believe, and this whole "gubment's too big for us to keep a secret" has been a major part of their disinformation scheme.


I don't think the government is too big to keep a secret. I think that a big secret is hard to keep. The bigger the secret, the more people involved, the greater chance for something to slip, and data would be found.

Profile Es99
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 23 Aug 05
Posts: 8679
Credit: 244,988
RAC: 137
Canada
Message 1290271 - Posted: 2 Oct 2012, 1:50:35 UTC

The quality of the BBC program is consistently better than US tv. Having lived with both guess what our favourite programmes on TV here in Canada are? The ones the BBC makes and sells abroad.

I miss the quality documentaries.
I miss News Night.
I miss the excellent quality drama shows that aren't ALL about cops/lawyers/crimefighting of some sort (seriously, there are other subjects for TV shows out there America!!!)
I miss the awesome ground breaking nature programs.
I even miss the so called "popular" dramas like EastEnders and Casualty which you don't realise how good they are until you see some of the utter pap shown on US tv.
I miss the comedy shows. I really miss them. There are very few good topical comedy shows here.

Oh BBC. I miss you, I want you back, they BBC world channel here just shows endless repeats of Top Gear. Whhhhhhy???

Get rid of the BBC and replace it with what? The only channel really worth watching here is HBO and that is a premium pay channel which costs more a month than the TV licence...and they repeat everything to death.
____________
Are you a feminist? Take the test

1 · 2 · 3 · 4 . . . 8 · Next

Message boards : Politics : Time for the BBC to go?

Copyright © 2014 University of California