December 10th, 2012

Top Story on BBC News Today: Monkey Shopping In Ikea

With a multi-billion pound budget for news and current affairs the most shared story on the BBC is about a monkey. Shopping. Public service journalism at its finest…


23 Comments

  1. 1
    Gordon Brown says:

    I give all my earnings to charity.

    It’s called the Gordon Brown charity.

    • 6
      Prince Vultan says:

      [incredulous] What is this?

      • 22
        Maximus says:

        Two things: celebration of ‘cultural diversity’ within the socio-economic matrix, and reinforcement of the faux evo-sociology premise that ‘cultural diversity’ is a contiuum that cannot exclude apes and the like.

        BBC = Busy Broadcasting Codswallop.

    • 19
      Jungly Barry says:

      there’s a Neon King Kong standin’ on my back

  2. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    Well it was hardly going to anything on Savile …..

  3. 3
    The BBC will cause severe mental illness says:

    The license fee is a cancer.

  4. 4
    UKIP - The way ahead. says:

    THIS is the top story!
    http://tinyurl.com/bfe4ecn

  5. 5
    tauntonian says:

    Be fair to Auntie. The News comes flat-packed these days, and the pictorial instructions made just as much of a monkey out of Auntie as they do the rest of us.

    Contents: i = 6, e = 11, a = 7 ….

  6. 7
    Col. Nut-Clattenberg says:

    They don’t give a monkey’s.

  7. 8
    keredybretsa says:

    Piss Poor Peformance!

  8. 9
    Sue Brown says:

    So cuuuuute. I want one.

  9. 10
    Hugh Janus says:

    There is nothing too trivial for the news on the Biased Broadcasting Corporation these days, such is the extent of their dumbing down now. Their real favourite is a contrived news item which, coincidentally, just happens to be the subject of a BBC programme. They even advertise their own programmes in the weather forecasts, such is their desperation for ratings.

    • 18
      Bolshevik Broadcasting Corpse says:

      Actually the preferred news item is one of product placement in the form of a non-critical regurgitated press release. One would imagine that there are benefits to news staff for doing this. Probably very hard to trace those benefits, despite there being at least one such item on the news every single day.

  10. 11
    BBC NO TRUST says:

    Stick a red rosette on its wee coat and it could be elected as the next Shad Chancellor.

  11. 12
    The Chimp, not to be confused with David Miliband, says:

    This is what I have to say about all this:

  12. 13
    ReefKnot says:

    Just wait until he has to “insert flange A into socket Z”.

  13. 14
    BBC NO TRUST says:

    Just gotta an email from the BBC and totally ignored my complaints. I am not paying for this unaccountable sh’t. I will have my say in court.

  14. 15
    Ozzy Idiots says:

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20662352

    I am don’t feel sorry for these idiots. A pair of hoons.

  15. 16
    Angus Tickler says:

    I agree. Many BBC stories are celebrity nonsense and regional trivia.

    They’ve triumphed here by combining two flyweight topics, shopping and animals, into one story.

    Lord Reith would not be pleased.

  16. 17
    geekparent says:

    Not news. Everyone who shops at Ikea is a monkey.

  17. 20
    The monkey says:

    Last person to offer me a banana was Savile but he insisted I was blind folded

  18. 23
    Planet of the Apes says:

    ‘Public service journalism’… It certainly made a monkey out of them.


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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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