Owen Jones v Dan Hodges: “The Katie Hopkins of the Blairite Right”

Jones: “You’ve never, ever, ever, ever come up with a single constructive policy proposal about what you’d like to see Labour doing. You don’t add anything constructive to the debate. What does Dan Hodges stand for?”

Hodges: “Actually, I did Owen. I said look at what Ed Miliband’s doing and do the opposite.”

#ComeOnCorbyn…

Brillo Lifts Lid on Bilderberg

That’s what they want you to think though.

Strictly Portillo

Loony Milifan: “Ed Miliband is Too Good For This F**king Country”

Well Labour fanboy Richard Biggs, creator of the @cooledmiliband Twitter account, certainly made the most of his one and only time on the telly:

That’s one way of generating headlines…

BBC Reporter Apologises for Queen Hospital “Prank”

Well, at least your morning isn’t going as badly as that of BBC journalist Ahmen Khawja, who tweeted then deleted this:

anhem tweets

Alas the statement never came.

First Ahmen claimed false alarm, then foul play:

Ah, the old “my phone was left unattended” banter. Proof, were it ever needed, that you can’t trust the BBC.

UPDATE: A different explanation is offered by the BBC Press Office:

BBC Conditioning Public to Back UN Climate Agreement

ozone hole

To Paris this December for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. In light of that, the BBC are pulling out all the stops in telling us do as the scientists say. Environment Correspondent Helen Briggs has treated readers to an account of how the signing of the Montreal Protocol saved the world by stopping the Ozone hole from expanding.

As luck would have it, one of the scientists who discovered the Ozone hole, believes that there are strong parallels between Montreal and the upcoming Conference in Paris.

The protocol provides a lesson for the future and we must hope that the coming climate change talks show the same foresight and result in a treaty that will benefit the whole planet

What better way to soften the ground for Paris then by telling people they would be dying from cancer if they hadn’t listened to the scientists last time…

BBC Climate Forecast Three Years Out of Date

bbc bias 2012

The BBC’s Science & Environment portal has been directing today’s visitors to a three year old article on a report claiming that farming needs a “climate-smart” revolution. The 2012 article, written by former BBC Environment correspondent Richard Black, gravely told readers that climate change was “forecast to reduce crop yields overall” and only by slashing greenhouse emissions could this catastrophe be stopped.

Three years later the UN is reporting that the world has an over-abundance of wheat supply and year-on-year record crop levels. Perhaps that article is due an update?

Steve Hilton on Stewart Pearson

The Thick of It’s Steve Hilton was asked by Newsnight about his former No. 10 adviser alter-ego Stewart Pearson:

He thinks it’s funny. Really, really funny…

BBC BIAS: Paris Climate Week Special

bbc green bias

Climate Week Paris is upon us and the BBC are going into overdrive. Environment analyst Roger Harrabin is leading the charge…

In an article today, Harrabin slavishly turns a comment by Unilever Chief executive Paul Polman into a slobbering […]

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Bye Bye Telly Tax: Whitto in at Culture

Here is what the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport thinks about the telly tax:

“I’m not saying I wouldn’t pay the licence fee – I would go on paying the licence fee. It is a poll tax.

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‘How to Vote’ Labour Says BBC Website

Media Guido has tracked the absurd bias of the BBC’s election hub throughout the campaign, but their pièce de résistance today is a belter.

On their how to vote guide, the graphic clearly has the pencil poised over the […]

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BBC’s Head in Hands Over Victoria Derbyshire Show

Surely whoever chose this thumbnail for the iPlayer website isn’t having some fun at the Victoria Derbyshire Programme’s expense?

The BBC’s new poundshop Kilroy managed just 39,000 viewers last Thursday, rounded down to zero in the overnight ratings. It […]

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