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Sign the petition to reinstate Jeremy Clarkson* here.

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Jeremy Clarkson Suspended By BBC

“The BBC has today released the following statement regarding Jeremy Clarkson/Top Gear. Following a fracas with a BBC producer, Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation. No one else has been suspended. Top Gear will not be broadcast this Sunday. The BBC will be making no further comment at this time.”

And on that bombshell…

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Jihadi Baddie Brillo’d

 

Asim Qureshi, Jihadi John’s friend at CAGE, has been masquerading as the self-appointed voice of moderate Islam on the airwaves this week. Last night he was on This Week, where time and time again he refused to answer Andrew Neil’s question about whether he thought adulterers should be stoned to death. Worth watching to the end for the Portillo slapdown…

Via via @liarpoliticians

Luvvies’ Media Plurality Law Threatens BBC Dominance

“If democracy is to flourish, we will need diverse and independent voices in the media. Yet media concentration in Britain remains at worrying levels.” That’s according to John Cleese, Frankie Boyle, a host of Guardian journalists and the NUJ, who today demand a new media plurality law in a letter to the Guardian. For once, Guido agrees with the bien-pensant self-appointed watchers of the free press. There is a media organisation standing in the way of press plurality: the BBC.

This Guardian-produced chart shows that the BBC controls 39.3% of our news consumption, dominating far more of the market than any competitor. As this analysis from 2011 shows, TV accounts for 73% of news consumed by the public, and the BBC accounts for 70% of TV news coverage. The Beeb is also dominant online and on radio. Its threat to press plurality is even greater when one considers that it is protected from fair competition by a state subsidy via taxation.

As the media luvvies tell the Guardian today, “media concentration in Britain remains at worrying levels”. They are absolutely right when they say “If democracy is to flourish, we will need diverse and independent voices in the media”. No doubt they will follow up their letter with a call for the BBC to be broken up…

Week in 60 Seconds: Sleaze, Greens and Sexy Balls

Via Daily Politics

UKIP Question Time Absence Explained

Was it the prospect of having to sit next to Gorgeous George for an hour too much for UKIP’s Suzanne Evans?

Alas not. Guido is told that Suzanne is unwell after working late last night and decided to pull out. UKIP offered Steven Woolfe as a replacement but Question Time decided they wanted a woman instead. Which at least saves Galloway from having to debate Woolfe, who is part-Jewish and pro-Israeli…

The Perfect BBC Slot for Hilary Mantel

The BBC have apparently found ‘killer comedy format':

‘The BBC has commissioned a comedy murder-mystery series in which celebrities will be bumped off each week. BBC Three has given the green light to Murder In Successville, a hybrid series set in a fictional town inhabited by famous faces, following a successful pilot last year.’

In order to protect the Beeb’s impartiality, Guido has just the candidate for the show. After the Radio 4 caused uproar by making Hilary Mantel’s fantasy about assassinating Margaret Thatcher the Book at Bedtime, surely, for the sake of balance, it’s time to whack the author on BBC Three. It would be a ratings hit…

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WATCH: Daily Politics on Nando’s v Harvester

After the Prime Minister provoked outrage with his admission that he prefers foreign Nando’s to good old British Harvester, the Daily Politics investigated:

Delicious.

Via @liarpoliticians

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BBC‘s Patronising Page 3 Coverage

BBC News at Six decided speculation about Page 3 was more important than ISIS, the NHS strike and even the death of Corrie’s Diedre last night. Lucy Manning went a bit Emily Thornberry as she “went to a building site […]

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Guido Squawks Daily Politics Showdown With Mirror Chicken

Feathers were flying as Guido Squawks made his Daily Politics debut today, though fowl play was suspected as the Mirror Chicken was silent. The Guido chicken revealed he “just wanted to ruffle some feathers” at yesterday’s press conference with […]

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