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Posted inUncategorized

In Defence of BBC News. Sort of.

Reading Time: 11 minutes This piece is not to have some kneejerk defence of the BBC because I am of a liberal persuasion. I am also not a media and communications expert. This is my armchair appraisal of the BBC, and most pertinently, its news programming. My appreciation for the BBC came when I first watched the superb award-winning […]

Posted inThe Secular

Nonreligious Representation on TV and Radio

Reading Time: 5 minutes I think, certainly in Britain, that the assumption of non-religiosity is very much taken for granted. We Brits are generally non-religious, perhaps largely apathetic, and many of those old-school CofE types are nominally religious at best, or keep their faith very close to their chests. Oh, we don’t talk about politics or religion! This has meant that our […]

Posted inClimate Crisis, Environment

Climate Change and the BBC

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is great. It’s something I and many others have commented about – the idea of a false sense of fairness and equal airtime, even if the skeptical position is nonsense. The announcement today (or the leaked one) is really welcome and pretty robust. As The Guardian reports: The BBC has accepted it gets coverage of climate change […]

Posted inPolitics

Inside Obama’s Whitehouse

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is a superb 4 part BBC series with behind the scenes footage, scenes and interviews with the people behind the decisions, and Obama himself. I learnt a lot from this. It is really very good. Watch it now before it gets taken off the net. Great stuff. I also come away with renewed respect […]

Posted inUncategorized

Creationist Dan Walker Appointed as BBC Breakfast Presenter

Reading Time: 3 minutes Oh deary me. I love the BBC, and I love BBC breakfast, and I love outgoing stalwart presenter Bill Turnbull. I have no time for Creationists, and I think they are dangerous, certainly as objective reporters who need to report on science and religion. So the news that Dan Walker is a Creationist is deeply […]

Posted inEthics and Morality

Clarkson should do one. I have no time for him.

Reading Time: 5 minutes Jeremy Clarkson, right wing pundit and presenter on the ever popular everyman BBC TV money spinner car show, Top Gear, has not had his contract renewed. He has always been controversial, and the last incident was the brick that broke the weary camel’s back. He has a long line of things he has got up to, which I will later list. Essentially, he is a very rich man who doesn’t seem to have a care in the world for anyone or anything, whether it be the environment, foreigners or fellow workmates. As the Economist reported:

Posted inScience

At Last!!! BBC staff told to stop inviting cranks onto science programmes

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is an issue that plagues every single media institution. Because the BBC is THE port of call, for me at least, for news and views, whether from their excellent website, r from their news coverage, it is infuriating, from a skeptical point of view, that equal airtime is given to dissenting views which do not hold equal proportion of adherence in the relevant fields. That a creationist might receive 1 on 1 battle time with an evolutionary bioligist is misrepresenting the state of affairs, as can be seen here:

Posted inThe Secular

God on Trial at Auschwitz

Reading Time: < 1 minute I am sure I have posted this before, but this is well worth a watch. Actually, the screenplay was written by a Catholic; I heard him being interviewed about it once, and he talked about his faith REALLY wavering over this. It is a brilliant piece of BBC TV:   RELATED POSTS: The “Case […]

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