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The BBC Is Dead

by Adebayo Adeniran 7 months ago in corruption
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A requiem for Britain's leading broadcaster.

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We live in truly extraordinary times. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is falling apart. The institutions which we have come to trust as the standard bearers of British culture and history have since eschewed their responsibility to those who pay their wages and chosen to sacrifice their integrity at the altar of expediency.

Given that there are a number of powerful institutions in Britain, which of these are we referring to, in this article?

The British Broadcasting Corporation.

When people think of the United Kingdom, along with her majesty the Queen, the Black cabs, the double decker buses, the London underground and James Bond, the Beeb (nickname for the BBC) readily comes to mind.

At the heart of this once great institution is the English Language. The template set by Lord Reith has been replicated by NBC, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and literally every other player across the globe.

In case you need to be reminded, the defining issue of our time is Brexit. Britain's departure from the continent has divided families, friends and ideological soulmates.

And the way in which the national broadcaster has chosen to conduct its affairs at a time of great peril leaves a lot to be desired.

When Lord Reith set up the organization in 1925, its raison d'etre was to " Inform, educate and entertain".

Through the tumultuous events of the twentieth century, When the world was engulfed in genocidal conflict, the BBC could be relied upon to capture these events with a degree of impartiality.

When the likes of Robin Day and David Frost were alive, no inch was given to the leading politicians of the day in holding them to account on the effects of their economic policies on the wider electorate, as Margaret Thatcher found out to her cost, several years ago.

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However things have changed a great deal since the heady days of the 1980s.

When Britain made the decision to support the United States in its mission to go to war with Iraq in 2003, it was clear that the one thing the government of day didn't want was an impartial BBC, which would report the facts as it deemed fit.

This was the thinking when a BBC journalist named Andrew Gilligan filed a report stating that an unnamed source in Blair's government had demanded that the September dossier making the case for war be "sexed up" in order to fool the public.

The fall out from this allegation by Andrew Gilligan was huge.

The source of the government allegation to the BBC, Dr. David Kelly committed suicide, Andrew Gilligan was forced to resign his position and Greg Dyke, the then head of the organization had to resign in disgrace, when a government inquiry found that the Beeb had failed to abide by its code of impartiality.

Moving ahead to the 2010 general elections being fought between a Labour government on its last legs and a Conservative party which was in the ascendant but hadn't fully won over voters, the BBC did all that it could to cast the incumbent Prime Minister -Gordon Brown - in a very bad light, while treating the challenger, David Cameron, with kid gloves.

The outcome was the Conservatives getting into power by way of a coalition with the Liberal Democrats in May 2010.

Perhaps out of fear of broken up and privatized by the Conservative government, the BBC has given up any pretensions that it may have had to impartiality.

And the reason for this is Brexit.

As captured in my previous articles, the fall out from Britain's departure from the EU has been incredibly huge.

The long queues for petrol and the empty shelves in our supermarkets have been such a revelation. The HGV vacancies have forced the usually xenophobic little Englander into the realization that breaking away from the continent didn't mean the same thing as breaking free into a completely rewarding existence.

Brexit, in a very short space of time, has proven to be such a nightmare.

Given the current state of affairs in old blighty, you would expect the nation's broadcaster to hold our elected leaders to account?

No such thing!

Over the course of the last few weeks, the Beeb has failed miserably in reporting anything remotely close to the facts.

The footage below demonstrates what the BBC has become in the age of Brexit.

In the United States of America, the news organization owned by that sleazebag from down under -Rupert Murdoch - wields extraordinary power over the base that's responsible for the anti-vaxx movement, the white evangelicals, the anti-CRT group and above all else, the alt-right.

Fox news, since its inception, has never sought to appeal to anyone else and we have come to appreciate this fact.

The BBC in the age of Brexit has lost its way and has fallen into the abyss.

And the greatest impact of this crises is that Britain is a completely unrecognizable place from what it was in the twentieth century and we are all the poorer for it.

May God help us all


About the author

Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on a number of subjects

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