A message for licence fee payers from the BBC

Yes, we take £145.50 from each household with a TV set unless they qualify for concessions. Yes, we have official guidance that says “Audiences should never be deceived or misled by what they see or hear.”  Sure, we stage manage things and make them look as if they were caught by chance and we don’t tell viewers during the programme.  But we do say on our internet pages how footage has been captured.  What’s the problem?  You just need to go and hunt for it on the web.  It’s not like we’re deceving anyone, for crying out loud.  What do you mean you haven’t got an internet connection so you can’t find out whether we’ve been up to our smoke and mirrors games of routine fakery again?  Do you live in a cave or something?  Next you’ll be saying you don’t even read the Guardian.  Well, if you want to find out if we’ve faked footage, go to your local library and use the internet there.  Philistine.  The BBC, thanks to the unique way we are funded, it’s what we do.

5 Responses to “A message for licence fee payers from the BBC”


  1. 1 W*T H*L*B*T 18/12/2011 at 2:14 pm

    ‘Spokeswoman’. Speaks volumes that she won’t be named. Anyone who speaks for the bbc should be named.

  2. 2 Andy Baxter 18/12/2011 at 5:09 pm

    wouldn’t a mass and I mean a mega mass disobedient we aint paying by a few million of us be a good start….with the relevant freeman lawful rebellion support in place to support all those who do?

    just an idea…

  3. 3 A Nonny Mouse 18/12/2011 at 7:00 pm

    Just don’t pay. If the BBC threaten legal action (which they will) then state that your intention is to prove, in Court, that they are failing to abide by their Charter and their ‘supposed’ impartiality – i.e. you are not receiving the service you are paying for.
    If they decide to press on, demand the release of the Balen report as evidence on your behalf……

  4. 4 Junkk Male 19/12/2011 at 8:39 am

    Fear not…

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theeditors/2011/12/the_challenge_of_reporting.html

    They know reporting is a challenge, which is why they seem highly selective on what they do report or, as evidenced, what licence fee payers need to discover for themselves.

    Remember ‘[they’ve] watched, heard and read a great deal of what [they] did and without any sense of complacency, [and] think [they have] reported events fairly and accurately’.

    And to ensure no one is left in any doubt on that, they have deployed a crack(ed) squad to try and make sure any suggestion this may be a smidge inaccurate if not deluded is ground down by attrition.

    Luckily this notion appears to be fooling few.

  5. 5 sadbutmadlad 19/12/2011 at 12:15 pm

    With a tip to HHGTTG.

    “There’s no point in acting surprised about it. All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for 50 of your Earth years, so you’ve had plenty of time to lodge any formal complaint and it’s far too late to start making a fuss about it now. … What do you mean you’ve never been to Alpha Centauri? Oh, for heaven’s sake, mankind, it’s only four light years away, you know. I’m sorry, but if you can’t be bothered to take an interest in local affairs, that’s your own lookout. Energize the demolition beams.”


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