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 #Hippo #BBCbias #GE17

These #BBCbias stories just don’t go away


They were for generations celebrated for their conspicuous fearless journalism challenging the government of the day, but are now increasingly regarded as the servant of this Government, tempered, if not cowed by Tory charter and license fee reform.

Stories here are intended to keep the BBC on their toes.


The BBC has become the story....

#BBCbias #Hippo #ToryLauraK

This is not the BBC I grew up with.

10 May 2017

When you hear the BBC refer to something “unscientific” they are about to broadcast something unflattering about Jeremy Corbyn. I refer to the so called "Mood Box” on Daily Politics and elsewhere.

This is not the only method the BBC has for courting unflattering opinions of Jeremy Corbyn.

See this  SKWAWKBOX story

#Hippo #BBCbias #GE17 #ToryLauraK

10 May 2017

May the “Marxist”



To paraphrase Margaret Thatcher's boast that she created Tony Blair, Jeremy Corbyn's finest achievement thus far is that he has turned Theresa May into a "Marxist".

Andrew Marr started the name-calling directed at John McDonnell last Sunday. One day later May announced the Tory "Marxist" pledge to fix the privatised energy market in order to protect barely managing consumers being ripped off by a "rigged market". You couldn't make it up.

A crowded middle ground of Blairites and Tories deregulated the Banks and created the catastrophic crash and the subsequent austerity and the fall in standards of living.

Now it seems, we are all Marxists.

But where is the constant authentic voice, and where is the contrived stage managed robot that cannot be trusted?


9 May 2017

Election 2017

Analysis of BBC BIAS

 #Hippo #BBCbias #GE17 #ToryLauraK

I have been monitoring the BBC political programmes, Daily Politics, Newsnight, Marr, and Question Time.

Go Large

More Detail Spreadsheet

The BBC flagship programmes are where viewers would expect to find objectivity and a fair balance of views particularly concerning the personal qualities of Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May.

The third week of the campaign has just passed and there is at last a glimmer of hope for Jeremy Corbyn.

In the first two weeks BBC Bias in favour of Theresa May was beyond excessive.

On the fifteenth day of the campaign Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek finance minister, appeared on Newsnight and his preference for Corbyn tilted the very first BBC Programme toward Corbyn.

After the Polls had closed on Thursday, Newsnight and Question Time were significantly weighted in favour of Jeremy Corbyn.

However, overall in the Third week of The 2017 Election campaign, BBC Bias continued to favour Theresa May over Jeremy Corbyn.

This is not good enough.

This Table only considers BBC journalists and contributors commenting pejoratively or otherwise about the personal qualities and "leadership" capability of Jeremy Corbyn and Theressa May. BBC viewers are entitled to expect a balanced coverage of the campaign and the BBC continues to fail to provide it.

All programmes are available on the BBC iplayer.

8 May 2017


Strong & Unstable

 #Hippo #BBCbias #GE17 #ToryLauraK

7 May 2017

Tory Laura’s Labour Stew

 #Hippo #BBCbias #GE17 #ToryLauraK

The BBC received a number of complaints about a tweet by Laura Kuensberg, April 24th, and have responded. Full text below.

I say they have responded, but they leave the readers guessing as to who might have complained and what tweet they were complaining about. Space was not made available on the BBC website to repeat the offending 140 characters, so readers were not allowed to know what they were talking about. Nor did they publish the complaints.

This, I believe, is the offending tweet ....

LauraK is a prolific tweeter and it could have been any of her 22 tweets that offended on that day.

I found the BBC defence of this tweet by chance. I followed a small BBC website link off another small BBC website link. It can only be found by the most determined and persistent slooth, in pursuit of the truth.

"Let Labour stew in its own juice," is Kuensberg’s imagined reasoning and justification for May’s absence from, in this case, the Trident debate.

'Laura Kuenssberg also excused Theresa May's failure to agree to a TV debate with the other party leaders including Jeremy Corbyn. (Daily Politics 19th April).

She has form.

Forgiving May comes naturally to Laura K. She knows very well May despises unpredictable and challenging unscripted debates.

Far from confronting Theresa May with her failure to show leadership in any unscripted TV debate, Laura Kuenssberg cuddles May with comfortable excuses.

“As the BBC’s Political Editor, Laura can’t publish ‘personal’ views on politics.” is a phrase included in the BBC response to the complaints.

The phrase “to let Labour stew in its own juices,” is not intended to flatter Labour and is not a phrase uttered by a Tory. It is a phrase invented by Laura Kuenssberg, in support of the Tories.

So this is the somewhat complacent response from the BBC hidden away in the most remote regions of the BBC website, where it is most unlikely to be seen.

This is not the BBC I grew up with.


3 May 2017

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2 May 2017

Election 2017

Second Week

BBC Bias in favour of Theresa May during the current election campaign is increasing and I did not think that was at all possible.

Ian Hislop asked the obvious questions on “Have I Got News For You”, this week.

“Are there no questions for the Conservatives?”

“Is that the new BBC Policy?”

This is not the BBC I grew up with.

The Evidence.

BBC overwhelming fervor for Theresa May over Jeremy Corbyn corrupts democracy and that is a disgrace.

 #Hippo #BBCbias #BBCBias2017

2 May 2017

Election 2017

Second Week

BBC Bias in favour of Theresa May during the current election campaign is increasing and I did not think that was at all possible.

Ian Hislop asked the obvious questions on “Have I Got News For You”, this week.

“Are there no questions for the Conservatives?”

“Is that the new BBC Policy?”

This is not the BBC I grew up with.

The Evidence.

BBC overwhelming fervor for Theresa May over Jeremy Corbyn corrupts democracy and that is a disgrace.

 #Hippo #BBCbias #BBCBias2017

26 April 2017

Election 2017

First Seven Days

This is not the BBC I grew up with.

 #Hippo #BBCbias

25 April 2017

Calls for BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg to be sacked.


10 April  2017


These #BBCbias stories just don’t go away.

 #Hippo #ToryLauraK

5 April  2017

The BBC has become the story....

#BBCbias #Hippo #ToryLauraK

The BBC has an institutional disapproval of Jeremy Corbyn as The leader of the Labour Party.

The BBC accommodates such views with overbearing weight unbalanced by alternative points of view.

The BBC intentionally promotes and normalises anti-Corbyn sentiment.

The BBC intentionally fails to analyse the policy differences between Jeremy Corbyn and other political views and routinely relies on banal and easily contrived matters of personality.

Accordingly, the BBC corrupts the political debate and affects public opinion, and also affects those self justifying prophecies of the flawed opinion polls with alarming circularity and predictability.

And yes, the BBC, once the fearless respected arbiter of objective news, is now proactively willing to affect public opinion and therefore the outcome of parliamentary elections.

The BBC would say they are reflecting public opinion, as if they were not responsible for creating public opinion. The evidence is to the contrary. BBC anti-Corbyn bias is palpable.

If you google "BBC bias" you will be directed to BBC stories about BBC Bias. The BBC is on the defensive. The BBC has become the story.

And where the BBC leads, other networks follow. Some say the BBC is the poodle being led.



Rupert Murdoch’s Orwellian Model for Sky TV

#GuardianBias #BBCbias #Sky

Taking over Sky TV would increase the influence of the Murdoch empire over politics. Murdoch already gets more meetings with powerful politicians than any other media baron.

Even the BBC is moving in this direction and that is a tragedy. No longer are the opinions of BBC News presenters opaque.

#GuardianBias #BBCbias #Sky

25 March 2017


BBC Newsnight Embarrassed

Again I find myself agreeing with Simon Jenkins. See below.

#BBCbias #msm #c4News

23 March 2017

The Police did it Right, however... the MSM?

#BBCbias #msm #c4News

I found myself watching unedifying 24 Hour News on many platforms and some politicians failing to cope with yesterday's “terrorist” attack. First came the novice reporters on the ground struggling to describe without a script what was going on when they had no idea of what was going on.

Then came a wave of heavyweight reporters, Nick Robinson and others gave their perspective of their "no idea" of what was going on, but more eloquently laced with a knowing gravitas.

The media desire to hold the attention of their audience was desperate as it often is in such moments of crisis, and they should have taken the lead from the Police. The  constabulary put the media in their place, literally so beyond the cordon. Politicians were locked in for hours where they could do no harm.

I decided to ignore the 24 Hour News and wait for Channel Four News by which time clear heads might prevail.

The Police handled the situation with a clear understanding of what might be said and what might not be said about the matter.

Pointedly they refused to identify or speculate about the identity of the perpetrator or the victims and asked the media not to do so.

Simon Israel of Channel Four news ignored that request, and incorrectly identified the criminal by name.

This day at least they failed to undermine Jeremy Corbyn.



20 March 2017

Acrimony or Harmony?

News without #BBCbias undermining Jeremy Corbyn is hard to find.

Tom Watson and Jeremy Corbyn issued a harmonious joint statement today saying they "recognised the right of groups across the spectrum of Labour's broad church to discuss their views and try to influence the party so long as they operate within the rules".

And "No one speaks for the leadership except the leadership themselves and their spokespeople,"

However, The BBC felt obliged to suggest acrimony with the headline.

Tom Watson attacks Momentum-Unite Labour 'plot'

Acrimony or Harmony?

George Osborne attacks May’s Vanity Portrait

George Osborne got to mention out loud and promote his new employer, “The Evening Standard,” today in the House of Commons without mentioning or complimenting Theresa May’s Voque Vanity portrait by Annie Leibovitz.

Acrimony or Harmony?

News without #BBCbias undermining Jeremy Corbyn is hard to find.


15 March 2017


The Rats Gathered

#BBCbias #ElectoralFraud

#electoralreform #PMQT

Tory Laura cannot resist blaming Jeremy Corbyn for the Hammond / May Election Promise betrayal and U-turn fiasco.

The main stream media are symbiotically obsessed with undermining Jeremy Corbyn even when he is on the side of the angels.

During last week’s PMQT the MSM applauded Hammond’s prepared jokes as if that justified the abject failure of his budget.

It took a while for the rats to gather and gnaw on their own; blue on blue Tory flesh.

This week the MSM blamed Jeremy Corbyn for not being rude enough about Hammond and May. I am not at all convinced that sinking that low was necessary and makes me feel good and proud to be a Corbyn supporter.

JC may well be a saint. I would have told May and Hammond and Kuensburg to fuck off.


#BBCbias #ElectoralFraud

#electoralreform #PMQS


27 February 2017

And The Winner Is.. #BBCbias

Jeremy Hunt who is accused of covering up the scale of the NHS data loss scandal because that story did not even make the BBC headlines today.

They did however find space to use the word “unhinged” to describe Shadow chancellor John McDonnell defence of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.

This is not a joke on La La Land.


 #GuardianBias  #BBCbias #NHS

26 February 2017

Issue Free Zone

 #GuardianBias  #BBCbias #byelection #marr

The BBC and all main stream media discuss Jeremy Corbyn's leadership in every news bulletin, panel discussion from Loose Women to Newsnight, and never do they discuss his policy or his values.

On Marr this morning Baroness Chakrabarti was not asked about Policy and had to persist against the predictable assault on the Labour leader.

The BBC is an issue free zone when it comes to Corbyn. The relentless leadership question is rhetorical and banal and wilfully undermining of the Labour leader. 

When the BBC covered the byelection results they explained that all canvassers were confronted on the door step by would-be voters questioning Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.

I wonder where they got that idea?

 #GuardianBias  #BBCbias #byelection #marr


24 February 2017

The Media  claims victory in the #byelection ?

 #GuardianBias  #BBCbias #byelection


Jeremy Corbyn found responsible for the end of the world by #GuardianBias  and #BBCbias and anything else that pisses you off.


23 February 2017

Who will be the first to blame Jeremy Corbyn whatever the outcome of today’s #byelection ?

  #GuardianBias  #BBCbias #byelection

11 February 2017



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13 January 2017

Authentic Trousers

#BBCbias #Hippo


Dear Conservative Campaign Headquarters, thank you for your email.

You said , "On Tuesday, the Labour leader U-turned, saying that Labour will not take control over immigration"

Not at all sure that Jeremy Corbyn said that but he, like Theresa May, voted to REMAIN and as such they both endorsed the notion of Free Movement within the EU whilst wanting to reform the EU albeit for different reasons.

If you wish to undermine Jeremy Corbyn on these terms, it would also be incumbent on you to undermine your very own Theresa May, since she voted for REMAIN and is therefore in favour of Free Movement. She kept it quiet, but that is what she did with her binary choice.

Obviously you and The Guardian and the BBC and the right wing press are out to trap and undermine Jeremy Corbyn on this subject and have given May a free rein to have a free reign.

However, Corbyn is the only authentic voice for social justice. Theresa May has authentic but inconsequential leather trousers. Very brown they are.

#BBCbias #Hippo

12 January 2017
I’m So Vain

#BBCbias  #GuardianBias  #Hippo

Well done Jeremy Corbyn for disappointing the BBC and the Guardian and for not falling into their "free movement" traps.

Both have failed to avoid reporting what Jeremy actually said on the subject because that did not provide them with an opportunity to undermine him.

So then came the snide smears.

Suzanne Moore's arrogant bile in the Guardian says more about Suzanne Moore's vanity, than the views of Jeremy Corbyn and what he has said on the subject of "free movement". Had she contradicted his views that would be to expose herself as a bigot.

Where Suzanne Moore provides no evidence or context, The Canary did otherwise. The Guardian and the BBC continue to fail to impress.

The BBC has taken it way too far.


06 January 2017

Fake News


Laura Kuenssberg is the political editor of the BBC, who was recently feted by the Main Stream Media, who in turn have a questionable interest in this false story by Laura Kuenssberg, which undermined Jeremy Corbyn.

The BBC Trust has now upheld their earlier decision that Laura Kuenssberg, who represents BBC News, had misrepresented and undermined Jeremy Corbyn with Fake News.

Other examples of Laura’s misdemeanors are available on these pages.

Laura Kuenssberg is not accused of being wrong because she is a “woman” and such desperate peddled nonsense by the MSM is patronising to “women” and fails to obfuscate this story. Tory Laura Kuenssberg is at fault because she faked the news and damaged Jeremy Corbyn’s reputation; it is not the other way around.

The BBC is more important than Laura Kuenssberg’s received perception of Jeremy Corbyn. Let her go.

The Guardian and BBC News claim to be objective, but both have ignored this humiliating story.

Let them speak.

We we are waiting.

Apology, long overdue.

If you can’t Google the apology it does not exist or is not meant to be found.

To ignore this story, the BBC and the Guardian confirm palpable evident and discreditable ..



05 January 2017


Since I witnessed this exchange between Laura #Kuenssberg and Jeremy Corbyn in 2015 and wrote the article below, Tory Laura has not changed her ways. That is not the end of the story.... BBC Trust to review own decision

#ToryLauraK #BBCbias


22 November 2015

Kuenssberg’s Killer Question


When is it right to kill many good men in order to kill one bad man? LW111

#Sorrel #Lawson #Kuenssberg #Corbyn #Clark

05 January 2015

Yes, He Can

The BBC question is forever, "Can Corbyn win?" and never "What does Corbyn stand for?"

#BBCbias #ToryLauraK #Newsnight #YesHeCan

It may not be incumbent upon the BBC to endorse a politician of any particular persuasion, but it is equally inappropriate for them not to undermine the capability of any particular man or woman, with no account or discussion of the views they represent.

To endlessly speculate whether a Jeremy Corbyn might win a General Election is a self-serving prophecy. The BBC should shut the fuck up, leave out the personal deprecations and stick to meaningful balanced discussion of policy.

Priority No 1 ought to be Social Justice, lest it be forgotten altogether.

#BBCbias #ToryLauraK #Newsnight #YesHeCan


16 December 2016

The Hee Bee Gee Bees

When the Democrats complained about Putin interfering in the US election that gave us the farce of a President-elect Trump, we were then bound to reflect on Murdoch’s part in that election of Trump through the weighted medium of Fox TV.

 And then we might consider the small matter of Murdoch’s interference in consecutive UK elections for his own commercial gain?

Media mogul man Rupert Murdoch is the foreign king-maker deciding who will be our next Prime Minister.

When James Murdoch faced questioning by the Leveson enquiry he claimed the BBC had unfair commercial advantage over SKY.

Then followed the Tory trimming of the BBC budget, a corruption and a compromise of BBC independence and indeed bias.

It is inconceivable that the Murdochs did not receive promises from Cameron in exchange for his support.

Murdoch is again trying it on with another  SKY take-over bid.

#BBCbias #Hippo #Murdoch



2 November 2016

Unfunny Hilarity

#BBCbias #Hippo #MayDay

Today on PMQs Corbyn challenged May on the subject of New Tory welfare benefit sanctions, the issue and concern of  Ken Loach’s new movie, I Daniel Blake, awarded the Palme D'Or at Cannes.

The Guardian Online picked up on what Jeremy Corbyn had said and which I personally believe to be true.

He said "It’s time we ended this institutional barbarity against the most vulnerable people in the system."

Good point said the Guardian, but then they said that May's response was equally effective and a match for Corbyn.

She said "The Labour party is drifting away from the views of working-class people. It is this (Tory) party that knows how to support them."

This mind boggling claim is ever more remarkable given the endorsement of the Guardian, claiming that Theresa May’s response was somehow justified. The Guardian therefore continues to undermine Corbyn instinctively and without justification or reason.

How did the BBC Online report on PMQs?

The BBC had little to say about the matter just, 79 words more or less following the Guardian lead, but did however dedicate 383 words of unfunny "hilarity" describing Theresa May’s “hilarious” mistake regarding the birth of Corbyn’s Grandson. Its the way she says ‘em apparently.

This of course says a lot more about the sycophancy of the BBC coverage of May, that they had so little or no space to reflect on the "institutional barbarity" discussed by Ken Loach and Jeremy Corbyn.

#BBCbias #Hippo #MayDay


20 October 2016

How nice that Her Majesty’s opposition can at last have a go at Government Policy.


Would Jeremy Corbyn’s exchange with Theresa May on the critical state of the NHS underfunding make the headlines?

Not with this Main Stream Media.

#BBCbias   #NHS #ToryLauraK


6 October 2016

Machiavellian May

Theresa May's Tory conference speech was bound to unravel by the end of the day, if not as she spoke.

#BBCbias #ToryLauraK #MayDay #Hippo #sameoldtories #Brexit


What exactly is a Marxist?

20 September 2016

David Dimbleby knowingly referred to John McDonnell as a "Marxist" on last week’s BBC Question Time.

And just what exactly is a Marxist?

Dimbleby was of course using "Marxist" as a toxic shorthand signal to his audience, his panel and Daily Mail readers everywhere who have no clue about what a Marxist might amount to. The panel of cronies duly took DimbleDon's lead and abused McDonnell accordingly, as they simultaneously accused McDonnell of abusing others.

We know that Margaret Thatcher was not a Marxist, because she believed there is no such thing as "society".  That was of course the kind of nonsense that set us all on a course of Tory and Blairite ideological "privatisation."

At least we now all know what "privatisation" is and that handle is now so toxic that even Daily Mail readers are likely to bulk at the prospect of any more of it. The Tories are obliged to lie about their continuing plans for ever more privatisation and the Blairites continue to claim that they are free of blame.

Yes, even the dumb arse Daily Mail readers are a little bit Marxist without even knowing it.

Shame on DimbleDon for playing semantic games to help the Tories.

 #BBCBias #BBCQT #ImWithCorbyn #ToryLauraK


14 September 2016

The BBC headline clip from the Laura Kuenssberg interview with Owen Smith is notable for the question and not for the answer.

"Are you suggesting that he (Jeremy Corbyn) is lying?"

Owen Smith, did not say, "No, of course I am not saying that, and by the way that is an outrageous question deigned to malign and undermine Jeremy Corbyn's reputation for honesty"

He did however equivocate and set about undermining Labour election prospects as if that were in the interest of the Labour Party.

 #BBCBias #ToryLauraK #ImWithCorbyn


What Laura K Knows

#torylaura #BBCbias #ImWithCorbyn

13 July 2016

The BBC does not feel it necessary to discuss the coup with these people.

Laura Kuenssberg has insight into these matters and can name the names.. Over to you Laura...

we are waiting Laura.

15 May 2016


Became the News for the wrong reasons this week. LauraK was an unpopular Tory person before I found out she was an unpopular Tory “woman”.

10 January 2016

Machiavellian Kuenssberg News


Laura Kuenssberg’s spurious “news” about Jeremy Corbyn.

#Kuenssberg #Corbyn #BBC

Grant Shapps Squirms

5 May 2016


At last The BBC acknowledges the allegations of Tory Fraud in the last election.

#Democracy #ElectoralReform #BBCBias

4 May 2016

Tory Fraud or Error?

BBC Bias or Objectivity?

#Democracy #ElectoralReform #BBCBias

If you search, "Electoral Fraud" on the BBC website you will not find any mention of the Channel Four allegations of Tory Fraud in the last election.

If you search, "Election Expenses Error", you will find the BBC discussions of the news story which fail to mention the keyword......“fraud”.

1 May 2016


If David Cameron and John Mann disagree with these gentleman does that make them both Anti Semites?

#hippo #torysmear #semantics



14 January 2016

Labour Party grows under Corbyn

Mandleson may have a different message but the rules of the political game have been changed by Jeremy Corbyn. As the Oxbridge political elite undermine Corbyn with smears and sneers, others have pledged and expressed allegiance with Corbyn by joining the Labour Party in ever increasing numbers.

We expect this new politically aware group to observe and record the sins of the political classes, see through the shortcomings of our parliamentary democracy and continue to utilise social media. 

When Cameron refuses to answer his PMQS, it is noted without malice. When Hunt hides from  journalists who might not accept his rules about what questions they are allowed to ask, it is noted. When Laura Kuenssberg accommodates Tories with soft questions and contrives the BBC News, it is noted. When Tory-light labour MPs reject Corbyn with pique and resentment, it is noted without malice.

When we know it is wrong, we are more likely to join Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party where there is, at the very least, a smidgen of hope, and a mountain of integrity.

#torylaura #Kuenssberg #nhs

Revealed: how Jeremy Corbyn has reshaped the Labour party

12 January 2016

Kuenssberg Cuddles Hunt

NHS Doctors “will not win” says #torylaura #Kuenssberg #nhs

22 November 2015

Kuenssberg’s Killer Question


When is it right to kill many good men in order to kill one bad man? LW111

#Sorrel #Lawson #Kuenssberg #Corbyn #Clark

 8 March  2015

Robust Abuse

David Cameron endorses personal abuse of political opponents.








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