BBC Staff React to Licence Fee Deal

Whitto has confirmed the news in the Sunday papers that the BBC will have to stump up the cost of free TV licences for over-75s.

The Beeb’s Europe correspondent is not taking it so well:

U ok hon?

Nor is their political editor:

The chair of the BBC Trust complains:

Though DG Tony Hall insists:

“We have secured the right deal for the BBC in difficult economic circumstances for the country… In the circumstances, the BBC has agreed to take on the costs of free licences for over-75s, and after the next parliament, will take on the policy.”

Of course the people actually “taking on the cost” is the licence fee payer…

Osborne on Marr

At Last! BBC Axe First 1,000 Jobs

An £150 million shortfall in the BBC’s licence fee income means 1,000 jobs are to be axed.

Back of a fag packet maths would point to these thousand employees being on £150,000 each…

UPDATE: The Beeb say this round of cuts will save £50 million, £50,000 per sacked employee.

Another Double-Jobbing Broadcast Boss Channel 4 Could Grill

Cathy Newman gave BBC Trust chair Rona Fairhead a going over on Channel 4 News last night for earning half a million quid from her second job at HSBC. On top of the £110,000-a-year she trousers from her 3 day week at the Beeb.

Tune in tonight where Cathy will surely be grilling another taxpayer-funded broadcast boss. Terry Burns is paid a salary of £100,000 for five days a month, which, like Rona, is topped up with a six figure second job as a director at a bank, Santander.

Except Cathy isn’t going to be grilling him this evening, because Burns is the chairman of Channel 4…

Confirmed: BBC3 Goes Online Only

Some of the Beeb’s finest public service broadcasting is taken off air:

Enjoy their greatest hits one last time.

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…[…]

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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:

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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 […]

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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, […]

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