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

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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BBC Climate Forecast Three Years Out of Date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

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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 700 word quasi-editorial, unquestioningly repeating Polman’s assertion that Unilever has faced business costs that were €300m-to-€400 million higher than normal due to extreme weather.

Then, in an effort to remain fair and balanced, Harrabin informed readers that other business people don’t share Polman’s views with a classic oil-barons-own-politics smear.

“But for every CEO who makes promises in Paris this week, others will warn against a rush away from CO2. America’s fossil fuel giants, the Koch Brothers, are spending $900 million on political advertising to make their case.”

In fact the Koch’s aren’t spending $900 million on anything – they are part of a group of 300 donors who plan to spend that amount on next years presidential race.. as do the other side.

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. It’s actually worse than a poll tax because under the poll tax, if you were on a very low income you would get a considerable subsidy. The BBC licence fee, there is no means-tested element whatsoever; it doesn’t matter how poor you are, you pay £145.50 and go to prison if you don’t pay it.”

Sound…

He continued last year:

“I think most people, almost everybody, accepts that the licence fee as it currently stands need some tweaking to sort out anomalies. People’s viewing habits have changed and it needs to reflect that. That’s a very simple change and I think people see that. You then have the question of whether or not it should remain a flat poll tax, collected through some fairly draconian measures, and whether it should still be criminally enforceable. Government has already announced consultation on decriminalisation. I’ve been looking at other countries and I think there’s quite an attractive option of linking it to a specific household tax – maybe council tax. I think in the longer term we are potentially looking at reducing at least a proportion of the licence fee that is compulsory and offering choice.”

The luvvies will luuuurve that.

‘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 Labour box, ready to send the country back to the seventies:

Nothing to do with Labour’s hints that they will increase the telly tax…

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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All The Presidents Ben: Brillo Slaughters Bow Group Charlatan

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Here’s the interview of the day. It was not pretty:

Guido thinks Tarzan spoke for us all when he said: who the hell is this guy?[…]

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Biased BBC Website Forgets Biggest Story of the Day

Head over to the controversial BBC Election hub if you DON’T want to read about Ed Miliband and his massively derided stone pledges stunt, that united the nation in laughter at the Labour leader. Not a squeak of it on […]

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Michael Gove Slams BBC for #EverydaySexism

Michael Gove was unimpressed this morning when Radio 5 Live’s Rachel Burden had the cheek to assume he agreed with his wife:

“It was interesting to read your wife’s column in the Daily Mail referring to Labour’s position on the

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