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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 23:20   #101 (permalink)
 
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The BBC are not very keen to report today's sentencing of another "grooming gang" in Rotherham.
Men jailed for Rotherham child sexual abuse - BBC News
The difference is, the Express story was dated today, unlike the BBC versions, reported yesterday.
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 23:28   #102 (permalink)
 
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Somebody way smarter than me has previously suggested that as all news outlets have a bias, so anyone with even a single iota of common sense would sift through it all to try and uncover the wheat from the chaff.

Anyone who simply quotes from one source on a daily mantra like basis simply lacks the life skills to reach a self determined decision.
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Old 4th Feb 2017, 04:37   #103 (permalink)
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As we know, despite the many BBC detractors wails of derision on here, the BBC offers a range of programmes as has been commented on several times in this thread.

Hands up therefore anybody who has watched the excellent and compelling "Spy in the Wild "series.

The technology alone is fascinating, but the resulting footage, showing the range of emotions and intellect the animal world display, hitherto unknown in so many aspects, has been one of the pivotal moments in the history of their Natural History programmes......and, it's not interrupted by incessant adverts !.....slate the BBC all you wish, as many do, but when a programme of this calibre is broadcast, then you really do need to make a serious reappraisal of your insular perspective.

Overseas readers who may not be able to view this link should be able to glean an insight by entering the series title in the usual search engine..

BBC One - Spy in the Wild

" Somebody way smarter than me has previously suggested that as all news outlets have a bias, so anyone with even a single iota of common sense would sift through it all to try and uncover the wheat from the chaff.

Usually, self deprecation and introspection are commendably qualities in an individual.

However, there are also those for whom such activity would be futile, given that, there are, at the last count, some 1944 exemplifications to support the lack of cognitive development. It could possibly be misconstrued if immaturity were also mentioned in this respect, so I will refrain from doing so.


Anyone who simply quotes from one source on a daily mantra like basis simply lacks the life skills to reach a self determined decision

I hesitate to ask, but, with the above in mind, please remind us again as to the length of your military career....and any subsequent civilian employment .

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Old 4th Feb 2017, 09:10   #104 (permalink)
 
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As you know from my previous post I don't watch or listen to the BBC news bulletins because I simply don't like the BBC's style of presentation. But I readily accept that many others do, and would also agree that the BBC provides a wide range of high quality and very diverse interesting programming. Hence why I'm happy to continue funding it.

But having said that, I don't really watch or listen to anything on the BBC as, you know, I simply don't think it's my style anymore. It's personal thing isn't it? You say you don't like the adverts on the commercial channels and I say I don't mind them.

I do like the 'Graham Norton' show though.
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" Somebody way smarter than me has previously suggested that as all news outlets have a bias, so anyone with even a single iota of common sense would sift through it all to try and uncover the wheat from the chaff.

Usually, self deprecation and introspection are commendably qualities in an individual.

However, there are also those for whom such activity would be futile, given that, there are, at the last count, some 1944 exemplifications to support the lack of cognitive development. It could possibly be misconstrued if immaturity were also mentioned in this respect, so I will refrain from doing so.


Anyone who simply quotes from one source on a daily mantra like basis simply lacks the life skills to reach a self determined decision

I hesitate to ask, but, with the above in mind, please remind us again as to the length of your military career....and any subsequent civilian employment .
Ah another little snipe from my stalker

I will happily answer your question but perhaps you could reciprocate with the little teaser I pose for you which is directly linked to the highlighted question above.

The answer you are seeking is 38 years and 4 months followed by no further employment.

Now I am sure you will do me the courtesy of responding honestly to the the following.

One of us reads and quotes from one news source on a daily basis in a kind of disciple reading from the bible manner whilst one of us reads as much of the whole spectrum of mainstream/non mainstream news sources in order to get a broader understanding of global events.

One of us freely admits to having multiple employers over the years, some through choice and some not whilst also revealing a genuine concern about how trying to eek out his small pension in his senior years is of a great concern. On the flip side one of us retired at age 55 debt/mortgage free and is currently travelling globally on holidays for about 4/5 months of the year with his wife who retired at 52 and both of us without a single financial care in the world.

Which one of us do you think made/makes the better life choices
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But most people dont expect the taxpayer to fund their bias

No bias in the BBC. It funded by the license payer.
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BBC news is dire, we don't get value for money
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Old 4th Feb 2017, 19:17   #108 (permalink)
 
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BBC news is dire, we don't get value for money
BBC is an excellent all round broadcaster both on TV and radio. It costs less than 3:00 per week.

Just a thought, if you consider it "dire" perhaps you should select another channel ?
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Perhaps I should have the option whether or not I pay for it.
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That isn't the way it works. You know the rules. We need everyone to pay their license.
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To subsidise the BBC snowflake broadcast
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Sorry, you have lost me.
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No bias in the BBC. It funded by the license payer.
Of course he BBC has a bias, everyone does. Forcing people who may not agree with their bias to support them on threat of criminal sanction for non payment of a tax is what annoys people.

If the BBC is as good as its supporters claim then it wouldn't have any problem gaining voluntary subscriptions, after all Netflix has around 90 million subscribers and makes about $500 million profit a year.
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Old 4th Feb 2017, 20:53   #114 (permalink)
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It's not a criminal sanction.
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Old 5th Feb 2017, 08:29   #115 (permalink)
 
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If the BBC is as good as its supporters claim then it wouldn't have any problem gaining voluntary subscriptions, after all Netflix has around 90 million subscribers and makes about $500 million profit a year.
May work for Netflix, who ever they maybe. I have never heard of them and I can't imagine them providing a better or more comprehensive service than the BBC.

The BBC is funded by a licence fee which it needs to fund its service, that is the way the system works. Just don't understand why anyone has a problem paying the licence fee. Yes, there is a sanction for non payment but that applies to non payment of quite a few bills in life.
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The BBC is funded by a licence fee which it needs to fund its service, that is the way the system works. Just don't understand why anyone has a problem paying the licence fee. Yes, there is a sanction for non payment but that applies to non payment of quite a few bills in life.
No, people have to pay a licence for having a television, regardless of whether they watch the BBC or not. It's like being forced to hand money over to TESCO when you do all your shopping at Waitrose.
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People have a problem because they're forced to pay for something they don't use. They're forced to pay for something that does not represent their views and in fact, insults people who have a certain view. It is anti English and pro anything but England.

Get rid.
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The BBC is an institution we can all be proud of and speaking for myself I am delighted to be able to make a small financial contribution to ensure it is able to provide such a wonderful service. If people choose not to use the service provided that of course is up to them, their choice. MB, I have never heard the BBC insult anyone.
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If they choose not to use the service, then they should not have to pay for that service.
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Their choice not to use it............ How would you fund the BBC? Licence seems to work well for most folk....me included.
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