February 22nd, 2013

Channel 4BBC

Channel 4 News editor Ben De Pear has been venting his frustration at the BBC in no uncertain terms this afternoon.

“So as the BBC release a publicly funded report into a public body the acting DG of the BBC will only be interviewed by the BBC about the BBC. In my time as a TV journalist I have been offered interviews with the following people produced by their own organisations; President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad of Iran, President Charles Taylor of Liberia, & Tim Davie of the BBC. We got Mugabe and Ahmedinejad ourselves but not Taylor & turned down his offer of self interview; we are still trying for Tim Davie.”

Now he’s taking the fight to Evan Davis:



  1. 1
    genghiz the kahn says:

    red on red,

  2. 2
    Fatty Pang Wife Beater says:

    █████ ███ ████.█████ ███ ████.█████ ███ ████.█████ ███ █████████ ███ █████████ ███ █████████ ███ █████████ ███ ████.
    Got it?

  3. 3
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    The bigger question is:-
    Will Pestorious do a runner?

  4. 4
    Paniagua Dos says:

    No he has a water tight defence.
    It was that dark that he could not see two feet in front of him.

  5. 5
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Ben De P*ear, not to be confused with Ben De Bus.

  6. 6
    Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

    BBC C██ts…Let them go Indie.

  7. 7
    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    My comment is. Hereby redacted. This tome. By the BBC.

    Makes a change from. Moddy having to do it in fact we could make his job redundant and hand over all Gweed moderations to. Pang or better still. Yentob

  8. 8
    One Term Dave says:

    I’m a great fan of the BBC. I absolutely know that the public love paying the BBC licence fee under threat of criminality. Toodle pip!

  9. 9
    Operation Crossbow says:

    The BBC are piss ants

  10. 10
    mv says:

    I would say I’m shocked, but I’m not.

  11. 11
    Even bigger says:

    Do they do Aberdeen Angus horse meat.?

  12. 12
    Bert says:

    Stop paying the telly tax. The net is awash with advice on outwitting Capita’s goons. It’s very, very easy and will save you a lot of money over the years.

    Let’s see how the Tristrams survive on a subscription model.

  13. 13
    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Tell you what ….
    Hows about we redact the licence fee.

    Shall. I. fix that for you very young guys and extremely young girls ??

  14. 14
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Nicky Campbell is a twat

  15. 15
    Genghiz Can't says:

    Perhaps someone should tell Tinsel-Tits that it wasn’t C4 that allowed a pervert free rein for 20 years

  16. 16
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am reluctant to eat at Pizzerias incase I take a tumble at the salad bar

  17. 17
    Call me Dave says:

    Did you say India? Spiffing Idea then they can get even more of your money by doing documentaries on the building of call centres on the moon.

  18. 18
    Octavius Tinsworth Ace says:

    The question nobody will answer – why was the lavatory in Pistorius’ own private bathroom enclosed in a cubicle in the manner of a public convenience? Very odd.

  19. 19
    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    The whole of radio. Five Dead could be collectively named. Twat. Central

    Better still

    Socialist. Workers. Twat. Central

  20. 20
    Lord Stansted says:

    Any group of people who do not pissing themselves laughing when told that their boss is to ke known as Gold Commander is beneath contempt. The employees of the BBC are such a group.

  21. 21
    One Term Dave says:

    Dismantling the BBC is about as likely as me leading the Tories to victory in 2015.

  22. 22
    Mr D G says:

    ████ off you ███ing plebs. No BBC accreditation, No ███ing Comment

  23. 23
    Chutney Davis says:

    BBC are a ██████ of f████████ w████████

  24. 24
    Hard-working family says:

    Who the F*** are “The Public”?

  25. 25
    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Or indeed.

    Ben de. Over

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    Even most other bodies are owned by public through shares and pension funds.

  27. 27

    The BBC don’t seem to have learned a basic lesson about bad news: it’s not the crime that gets you, it’s the cover-up.

    Then again, it’s hard for them to see the light when they’re blinded by the glare from all that taxpayers gold

  28. 28
    Paniagua Dos says:

    So when he hasn’t got his legs on, does he just arse about?

  29. 29
    genghiz the kahn says:

    The missing bits include gems like 1 new Aga, 1 new Miel fridge, 1 new Miel freezer, complete rewiring of the kitchen, new plumbing and a hot tub.

    Oh that’s just the news blackout over MPs’ expenses, not Pollard’s new patent whitewash.

  30. 30
    Kimola says:

    I think we now seeing how Britain would have looke if we had lost the Second World War

  31. 31
    George Entwistle says:

    I have never heard of anyone called Gold Commander

  32. 32
    One Term Dave says:

    Did you say Moonies? My next brilliant idea to get re-elected is to have mass gay weddings. Should get me lots of votes.

  33. 33
    Vazoline says:

    I will happily grant an interview. In fact, I try to get one or more every day.

  34. 34
    damned impertinent questions says:

    Get real. When you are covering up the last thing you want is public scrutiny. What Channel 4 should now do is set up a team and cripple the BBC with related FOI requests that gradually prise out every morsel. Think of it as eating a crab!!

  35. 35
    HenryV says:

    Golden shower more like.

  36. 36
    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Bendy. Pears are not allowed on. EU supermarket shelvevs.

    As per Barroso. Directive Correctly Shaped Fruit . Except if it s from. Portugal passed as a. Smoke. Filled. Room. Secret. Vote Resolution on. 25. Dec 1995. And still to. Be Signed off by whomsoever purports to audit EU. Accounts.

  37. 37
    This Fatten says:

    I’ve just finished lunch and I think I shall have a post-prandial nap before I concern myself with these issues. In fact I think they could well be dealt with next month.

  38. 38
  39. 39
    HenryV says:

    Time to buy shares in piano wire. Their end is coming. And they don’t know it.

  40. 40

    Sky News being enjoyably spiky too.

  41. 41
    Wyle Cop says:

    Pink Commander in that hotbed of benders.

  42. 42
    Point of Information says:

    And how it will look if Leveson is implemented.

  43. 43
    Lord Fatten says:

    I would like to say ███ ██ ██████ ████ ████ ██ ██████ ████ ████ ████ ███.

    Keep paying the Telly Tax.

    That is all.

  44. 44
    Esther says:

    Me too – or an article in some rag but my public adores me and I can’t let them down.

  45. 45
    Trinny says:

    Does he have to wear an ankle bracelet while on bail?

  46. 46
    One Term Dave says:

    Don’t expect anything from me. I’m too busy hiding Maria Hutchings under my table.

  47. 47
    Red Egg Millitit.....National Socialist. says:

    I do hope that Oscar does the decent thing and commits suicide :)

  48. 48
    Anonymous says:

    Evan Davis defending the indefensible.
    Why am I not surprised.

  49. 49
    Liar.Politicians says:

    Is that the Jack Straw defense on shaking Robert Mugabe’s hand?

  50. 50
    Alan Sugar on Dragons Den says:

    You’re fired

  51. 51
    Fishy says:

    Just heard Davie on the 5L Drive show. What an arrogant, dissembling evasive tosser he came across as.

    Good luck with any FOI requests – the BBC just ignore them quoting journalistic / editorial protection, e.g;

    Names of attendees at the climate change decision making meeting (subsequently leaked)
    Number of complaints of political bias received by them

    to name just three

    It’s time to close this lot down and their 7000 (SEVEN THOUSAND) journalists.

  52. 52
    That f'ing annoying dog says:


  53. 53
    The BBC causes serious mental illness says:

    ████ ███.

  54. 54
    pissed off voter says:

    WTF. BBC, Social services, FSA finance , FSA foods, PCC, CQC, HoC, HoL, police, IPSA, etc, etc

    Does anyone know of any organisation in our society that is not riddled with corruption and cronyism?

  55. 55
    The Olympics were a waste of money says:

    Oscar is an inspiration to a whole generation. This is the legacy.

  56. 56
    CokeSnortingBenders R Us says:

    If we can hang on until 2015, Ed will save us.

  57. 57
    Uncle Joe says:

    But not if you’d let me get to Paris!

  58. 58
    ████ ' changed my tune ' Hoon says:

    You’re talking my language.

  59. 59
    Left wing, Right wing, It's all the same bird! says:


  60. 60
    EU Watch says:

    Let us not forget that the BBC are part funded by the EU these days.

  61. 61
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    No and you missed out the NHS because they are no better

  62. 62
    Omar O'Farell says:

    Evan Davies really is as thick as pigshit. Oh how he used to fawn over the genius of Gordon Brown – all those Biwions and Biwions. Apparently they don’t teach the business cycle in Economics degrees at Oxford anymore. Overpaid undertalented twat.

  63. 63
    Danton and Robespierre says:

    There is only one way to remedy the situation. We await your call.

  64. 64
    Put On A Brightly Coloured Tie And Read Out A Copy Of Pravda From 1951 says:

    BITCH FIGHT!!! Ooooh C4 get public money as well luvvie. Let’s face it, BBC News & C4 News are all a bunch of pinko t███s.

  65. 65
    Anonymous says:

    Gold Commander WTF? Do they think they are Power Rangers?

  66. 66
    Channel 4 news is irritating says:

    True. The BBC’s handbag is bigger though.

    Do Channel 4 news encourage tax avoidance by their staff by insisting on not running a central payroll like BBC do ?

  67. 67
    Uncle Joe says:

    Bourgeois light weights, let me show what a real revolution looks like

  68. 68
    Noose Watch says:

    What’s wrong with good honest hemp ?

  69. 69
    Vive la revolution says:

    – I think he is confusing with Stal!n, unless the body count has been revised up ?

  70. 70
    Ivor Pemple says:

    Yea try The Balen report.

  71. 71
    Chris The Leatherman says:

    Well Done Ben. The BBC seem to forget that the public are licence fee payers.

  72. 72
    Anonymous says:

    Yes, BBC bosses need to clean up their act. That said, not sure the public are in love Adverts.

  73. 73
    Hang The B@stards says:

    Yeah Evan you bong eyed jug eared commi bastard !

  74. 74
    Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

    Unfortunately, the last sentence could apply to just about any BBC employee. Is there anybody at that organisation who would be employable in the real world?

  75. 75
    Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

    Ben De Pear has to be a made-up name.

  76. 76
    old SHEP says:

    BBC are rotten to the core, but where they would figure in the top ten of institutions these days in that respect… who knows?, I always redact my shopping list.

  77. 77
    Anonymous says:

    Confusing a Socialist who killed millions with a Communist who killed millions.
    An easy mistake to make.

  78. 78
    Put On A Brightly Coloured Tie And Read Out A Copy Of Pravda From 1951 says:

    That’s a fair question about C4’s tax arrangements; they might be slightly less hypocritical than the disgusting beeboid c███s.

  79. 79
    HenryV says:

    I have no use for piano wire apart from pest control. Hemp should be kept for rope for traditional sailing craft…….

  80. 80
    Spank Sinatra says:

    Says a lot about their old strapline – “Unto Nation speak Truth” or some such bollocks.

    Shameful and shameless.

  81. 81
    C4 hypocrital FUDs. says:

    bendepear? what kind of name is that? C4 news is hypocritical tripe.

  82. 82
    Free advice for flabby-chops says:

    I do hope that Chris pattern is quizzed again. I love watching his fulsome jowls flibbity-flop from side to side.

    Chris babe, get some exercise somehow, besides lifting a fork to your mouth. Fat git.

  83. 83
    cont'd. says:

    Nicky Campbell is a twat
    Many people echo that.

  84. 84
    The cabal posing as a public service broadcaster says:

    The BBC want all the advantages of massive public funding but none of the accountability.

  85. 85
    cont'd more. says:

    Nicky Campbell is a twat
    Many people echo that
    Wheel of Fortune was his forte.

  86. 86
    cont'd more +1. says:

    Nicky Campbell is a twat
    Many people echo that
    Wheel of Fortune was his forte.
    Then ‘Watchdog’ with people who were naughty

  87. 87
    One rule for us.. says:

    Ive just sent of my annual tax return but redacted all the bits about how much Ive actually made. Do you think Ill get away with it ?

  88. 88
    Anonymous says:

    Help me. Give me an example where a public funded person is held accountable?

    I do not mean accountable for their private life or private transgressions. Yes, they resign occasionally. Who actually has been held accountable by the courts for any of the lives they have ruined by their cover-ups.

  89. 89
    Fakkir: off! says:

    What makes you think we “won” the second World War? The USA and the USSR “Won” – we were not defeated by the Axis, but a principal war aim of the USA was to remove Britain as a threat to their dominance.

  90. 90
    A Japanese Civilian says:

    Funny, I could have sworn they were bombing the sushi out of us.

  91. 91
    Sir William Wade says:

    Can’t see why folk watch the goggle-box. Everything you need is on the net, in books or on the wireless.

  92. 92
    Sir William Wade says:

    As my dear old grandmamma liked to say, people who hide something have something to hide.

  93. 93
    Derron Brown says:

    A name weirdo voyeurist perrverrts can use as a cover for their criminal actions? Or an arse banned it?

  94. 94
    Prezza says:

    Sausages, did you say? I’ll scoff ‘em.

  95. 95
    Terrible But True says:

    “Evan Davies really is as thick as pigshit”

    You have a fair point.

    ‘I know we’d all love to read the emails of the C4N team. Perhaps, being obvious believers in openness, you’ll make them available’

    Is Mr. Davies saying that C4N is also an unaccountable bunch of uniquely-funded (Ok, they are a bit), lying back-stabbers, overseen by a breeding ground of £200k job for life, reward for failure numpties who feel covering up serious crime is ‘just about right’?

    Of all the snappy responses one might have imagined, this ‘Yeh, but no but… so’s yer face’ effort sounds like it emanated from behind the girls toilet in an Essex youth club.

    Or a cottage somewhere natural in North London.

  96. 96
    BBC Disinfotainment Commissioning Team says:

    We believe -rightly we think- that if we say nothing often enough, er, all the bad stuff will go away.

  97. 97
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t forget the peadoes in the BBC. Don’t let them get away with it.

  98. 98
    Blodwen says:

    I do hope she’s not doing a ‘Lewinski’ under the table.

  99. 99
    Fishy says:

    He obviously has been eating carrots.

    Says he made his way round the bedroom on his stumps. It was PITCH BLACK (which was why he didn’t see his bird was not in bed -cough!) but he still managed to get to the entrance of the bathroom and fire off 4 shots, bang on target.

  100. 100
    NE Frontiersman says:

    Titles like ‘Gold Commander’ ring a bell from the De Menezes shooting. Is it possible that the Met and the Beeb send their staff on the same training courses? (Innocent face)

  101. 101
    Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

    If you’re a highly paid public employee, it’s a nailed-on certainty.

  102. 102
    HenryV says:

    Come in Sunray major…….

  103. 103
    Tony BENN'S will says:

    What about all the trailers,they ar advertising themselves,and how many minutes per hour do they fill compared to ads

  104. 104
    Big Momma says:

    What is now needed is for beeboids to break ranks and please the public by giving them their own un-censored version of the report.
    They are allowed to do this, and Jeremy Paxman should be the first to do so.
    Come on Jeremy, show us what you are made of.

  105. 105
    Cassandrina says:

    To paraphrase an old African expression-
    You can take a beeboid out of his bubble culture, but you can’t take the bubble culture out of the beeboid.
    Wonder what the NYT thinks of Thompson now?
    Davie has proven in his defence of his redactions and his reasoning that he is a beeboid through and through. Pity as I believed at the early stages he had more courage toward BBC reform.

  106. 106
    Pundit too too says:

    Or maybe Pol Pot and Genghis Khan together?
    Liebor edukashun does that to peeple.

  107. 107
    John Simpson - BBC World News editor says:

    I am only one of 50,000 individual BBC contract recipients — ho ho you simple people at the lower end of the salary and expenses scale.

  108. 108
    Anonymous says:

    or Stafford hospital under a labour goverment

  109. 109
    What a sad part of the world the UK is. says:

    Gold Commander to Silver Toothbrush – where are you? I need you.

  110. 110
    Con Artists says:

    Yes, Evans is such a smug self righteous moaning left wing mong faced high voiced effeminate weasel of a toilet cubicle loving chutney fairy whose mouse up the jacksie looking tight leather trousered loving face makes me sick.

    His wishy washy socialist polluted bull£hit sit on the fence whilst only looking left up his own ar£e style interviewing is a cluster fcuk disgrace.

    And I have to fcuking pay his wages and listen to that drivel.

  111. 111
    exnewsnightviewer says:

    Pomposity and bombast, like all beeboids.

  112. 112
    Salli says:


    Ch4 is not an organisation that hides peedohs – unlike the BBC

    you stupid g@y twat

    *innocent moronic face*

  113. 113
    #Socialist Bedwetter says:

    Never let facts get in the way of a whining socialist rant on twatter.

  114. 114
    #"Gold" Commander says:

    I’ll piss all over you fucking plebs

  115. 115
    Big Bro Corp says:

    Chickens coming home to Roost.. WTF is wrong with the TRUTH. Or is it that every structure of the State, Media, Police, have to be organised around a Lie?

  116. 116
    Evan Gayvis says:

    I’m stumped by all of this. It’s surely the first time a raspberry ripple has killed someone.

  117. 117
    Constance Briscoe says:

    And he takes it right up the shitter. The dirty little bastard.

  118. 118
    Fog says:

    Anonymong 4.37 pm

    You are a ▬ ▬ illogical idiot, if you do not know the difference between a direct tax under threat and a voluntary action such as buying shares. What pieces of ▬ you illogical ▬ are.

  119. 119
    Anonymous says:

    Evan Davies has just been throwing his toys out of the pram again on the today prog, he obviously thinks he is the Oracle when it comes to economics, and he loves kicking the co alition on the subject. He just comes over as unhinged in these episodes, i wish the producer would tell him !

  120. 120
  121. 121
    Anonymous says:

    The whole thing is a disgrace, an innocent woman has been murdered and its ok because Oscars coach wants him back in training on monday ! That says it all really.

  122. 122
    Anonymous says:

    The magistrate did bring up the more unlikely parts of his defence in his summing up, it will be interesting when they get the phone records, had she rung a friend to say she was leaving for example, because the burglar thing is cr*p.

  123. 123
    Anonymous says:

    Dont they have lights in luxury gated communities then ?

  124. 124
    Adolf Hitler (deceased) says:

    . . . and the sauerkraut out of us

  125. 125
  126. 126
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    … but only in patches. That darkly-hued female presenter was almost wetting her knickers as she announced the downgrade of the UK’s AAA rating yesterday.

    (But that may be because she had no idea what she was wittering on about).

  127. 127
    Anonymous says:

    No its as likely as Milliband leading (joke) labour to victory !

  128. 128
    Anonymous says:

    You are joking ! he has looked like a rabbit caught in the headlights from the time he walked in to the beeb carrying a cardboard cup of coffee, that first morning ! cant these morons see themselves !

  129. 129
  130. 130
    Nigel Farage (thats faridge) says:

    . . . and smoking

  131. 131
    Peter Grimes says:

    Has he got a cockring like Evan ‘Albert’ Davis as well?

    Wouldn’t be surprised at all!

  132. 132
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Given the free cash you buggered off with, you should be renamed Gold Finger.

  133. 133
    Anonymous says:

    The point is, they are secure in the knowledge that they get a huge income each year from the Tax payer. It seems to have bred arrogance in the people who work for the BBC. You only have to listen to “feedback” on radio four when they have any BBC representative on, they are never, ever, wrong.Closing the Archers message board is a case in point, people criticise on there. They dont like it up them !

  134. 134
    Mark Oaten says:

    I much prefer a brown dump.

  135. 135
    Eric Pickles says:

    Too late, I’m sharing them with that dog which looks like me in the insurance advert and there are none left over.

  136. 136
    Peter Grimes says:

    Or else!

  137. 137
    Kevin T says:

    Well let the fuckers who want to watch Strictly subscribe. Why should I subsidise people who don’t go out? Why shouldn’t they subsidise my beer or cinema tickets?

  138. 138
    Man from middle earth says:

    So much fun seeing the BBC found guilty of employing and covering up for paedophile celebrities.

    How can they report upon other organisations that have had the same issues I wonder?

    How can they get away with redacting information?

  139. 139
    Deutz land uber alas says:

    Ja Mine herren, ist so, gutten tag.

  140. 140
    Edward Heath RT Hon (Dead) says:

    Golden Shower commmander it is then how were you taught your trade.

  141. 141
    Anonymous says:

    Bendepear has clearly forgotten that whilst Channel 4 is funded by commercials it is ultimately, like the BBC, publicly owned and should therefore be scrutinised!

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