Monday, September 24, 2007

Guardian Defends BBC shock !

Revealing in the article in the Media Guardian today by lefty tart Peter Wilby.
‘Why Right wingers are on the warpath ‘, it follows the current left formula of claiming he gets a bit peeved with the BBC as well, but due to his greater commitment to impartial truth he will put up with it ….,( insert own swear word). His thesis is that the papers are now competing with the BBC on unfair terms on the internet which is why the are especially vituperative…(good point but not for the BBC methinks ), and then there is a nice demonstration of why the BBC simply cannot continue in its current form.

I quote ( with comments I could not resist)

“ But let us be clear what is happening here( he says ) . A business strategy has come happily together with a political agenda . And the aim of the latter is to later the definition of the ‘middle ground ‘ (No just to present it as what it is ) in British life , moving it to the right of any government of the past thirty years ( I think he means the last ten years ….). This would include debating the reintroduction of the gallows ( and why not !!!); raising the temperature on immigration and race relations (Would the truth do that then ? ).; and treating withdrawal from the European Union as a serious option ( In the sense the country does you mean ?). Most important it includes taking a neutral position on global warming and airing the view that it is the invention of climate scientists who are all dedicated anti capitalists .( Well…..I wouldn’t out it like that but …basically yes it is unbalanced as it is ).

(Now this is the key passage in which we see what he think of those who are sceptical of eco fascists or socially conservative in various ways )

I accept that a significant minority of Britons agree with the sceptics ( So significant that it is in fact a majority). Significant minorities are also sceptical of Darwinism, Arab ( does he mean Muslims ?) responsibility for 9.11 and Elvis Presley’s death.

What significant minority disputes Darwinism ?0.5% ?
Can he really claim that scepticism of certain well financed and politically motivated models of climate change is the same as dismissing all of science in effect on the basis of religious belief (which creationism does ) ?Rubbish it is now common knowledge that at the very least exaggerated claim have been made this is a dispute more akin to differing models of Darwinism such as punctuated equilibrium and so on.
Who disputes responsibility for 9.11 A small brain washed religious community of no significance whatsoever.
Who disputes the death of Elvis . Mad people

Who supports the death penalty …about 70%
Who is strongly sceptical of Europe …The majority( hence no referendum,)
Who feels that immigration is too high . Almost everyone !!!

His version of the middle ground requires the subjective belief that various shades of opinion held by the majority and of all educational levels and back grounds are in some way of less value that his beliefs. They can be dismissed in the way a tiny minority of religious extremists and loons can be dismissed. The only possible explanation is that he thinks he is better than everyone lese. I believe the contrary view that he us an arrogant fatuous and barely adult level collumnist e should be available as well . I tend to the latter position


Anonymous said...

I accept that a significant minority of Britons agree with the sceptics ( So significant that it is in fact a majority).

A majority, it should be added, that outstrips the piddling minority who read Guardian and Prattler Wilby's views.

Auntie Flo'

Anonymous said...

I must admit to certain recidivist tendencies where the Guardian is concerned. Though when I do read it from time to time it's largely only in the vain hope of an announcement that that She Who Must Be Obeyed, Polly Toynbee, has popped her clogs and shuffled off to that great champagne socialist heaven in the sky.

Auntie Flo'

Newmania said...

I quite like it as a Paper flo. Its the Independent I don`t like ( and the Express is atrocious). Actully I find the Daily Mail pretty stupid as well..

I read the Telegraph , The Guardian a bit New
Statesman Speccie , Sun and propsect the Monthly is superb is you haven`t found it yet

Philipa said...

"I believe the contrary view that he is an arrogant fatuous and barely adult collumnist" - do they have training camps??

If it wasn't for your blogroll Newmania I'd never find my blog. Time to open it up again maybe but I'd be so tempted to declare loudly 'I didn't write this. On the subject of columnists; I have to say that I quite like some of the stuff Polly writes.

Newmania said...

Hallo P ...what a nice suprise . I quite enjoy Toynbee , she helps tidy up your arguimnentts but her own views are utter rubbish in my humble opinion.

Philipa said...

She helps tidy up my arguments and is utter rubbish, newmania? Um, don't know how to take that :-/

Newmania said...

I enjoyed her article on single mothers P if thats what you mean..hmmmmm?

Newmania said...

I meant tidy up , ones arguments not yours especially ...which are already tidy

Philipa said...

Yep, you got me - I do like her comments on single mothers, which could be why PH suggested I read her stuff.

Actually I agree with his stance on sex ed and wondered about the effectiveness of having it at all in schools. Went to a party at the weekend (I know, me?!) and perhaps I lean towards conservative types but most were of the same mind on the important issues, as you say - education, immigration, crime and sovereignty. There will be no referendum and I agree with Ellee's comment on EK's blog that Gordo will do exactly as he pleases because (and I know you'll disagree with me here) there is no effective opposition.

Remember - the tories chose polly as an advisor didn't they?

Philipa said...

Sorry to go mad today but on the subject of smug marrieds (like yourself N) and commitment scaredy-cats like myself I just liked this article. Aww.

Ed said...

Time to open it up again maybe

I'd be honoured if I was allowed a peek!

Philipa said...

Ed - so tempting. Am watching the Daily Politics and Andrew Neil giving the treasury guy a grilling; he's making mincemeat of him. Alan Johnson is full of crap - why am I talking of an effective opposition? They're ALL pretty crap.

'Cept Boris obviously.

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