How The BBC’s Quentin Sommerville Created Fairytales Of Underground Hospitals In Syria

13 September 2019 — Moon of Alabama

In August 2013 the BBC produced a fake video headlined “Saving Syria’s Children” about an alleged chemical weapon attack in Syria which it claimed was caused by the Syrian government. Robert Stuart has since pressed the BBC to admit the obvious fabrication of these scenes.

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HALLELUJA! – BBC Updates Editorial Guidelines to Improve Scrutiny of Think Tank Pundits

12 September 2019 — TruePublica

TruePublica Editor: At last, someone at the BBC has finally seen the light. It’s at the end of the tunnel there somewhere. For four years TruePublica has complained about the detrimental effects of organisations like the so-called Institute of Economics Affairs – one of the most opaque and secretive think tanks in Britain that swings way too much political influence. It has recently been caught in a cash-for-influence scandal that a decade ago would have seen the government fall. It is not an educational charity – its a front for lobbying far-right free-market ideologies. The notice below from the BBC is, at best, muted. “Appropriate information about their affiliations” – should include exactly who funds them in the first place – and as organisations such as the IEA refuse to do so, they should be given ZERO air time on the BBC.  At least now we can call out the BBC for breaching their own guidelines when they wheel out these devotees of disinformation.

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BBC Fake News on 5G Decoded: Health Impacts Denied Despite Overwhelming Scientific Evidence By Claire Edwards

25 August 2019 — Global Research

Listen to BBC radio: Under the Radar Episode 4 – 5G Friend or Foe? (July 2019) here.

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Open letter to the “Under the Radar” BBC Programme Producer

I was hoping that I could leave it to others to refute the latest fake news on 5G from the BBC, but I feel obliged to wade in with the evidence since the BBC signally fails to provide it, perhaps corrupted like others by its recently rumoured collaboration with various telecommunications companies (Transparency International: Investigating Corruption in the Media and Telecoms Industries).

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BBC Panorama on anti-semitism: a catalogue of reporting failures

29 July 2019 — Media Reform Coalition

The BBC transmitted an edition of Panorama on 10 July called ‘Is Labour Anti-Semitic?’, presented by John Ware. It contained allegations that senior Labour figures close to Jeremy Corbyn had interfered with the internal investigations process and that the Party was insufficiently committed to tackling anti-semitism within its own ranks. In response, the Labour Party argued that the programme “was not a fair or balanced investigation. It was a seriously inaccurate, politically one-sided polemic, which breached basic journalistic standards, invented quotes and edited emails to change their meaning. It was an overtly biased intervention by the BBC in party political controversy.”

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The BBC slanders the English Revolution: a reply by Alan Woods – part two

24 July 2019 — In Defence of Marxism

Alan Woods

Image: public domain

This is the second part of Alan Woods’ reply to the BBC’s documentary, ‘Charles I, Downfall of a King’. The programme presents a slanderous and misleading account of the English Revolution, which resulted in the death of the corrupt and arrogant King Charles, crippled the feudal system, and laid the basis for modern democracy. Click here for part one.

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The BBC slanders the English Revolution: a reply by Alan Woods – part one

24 July 2019 — In Defence of Marxism

By Alan Woods

Image: public domain

I did not believe that it was possible for the low esteem in which I hold modern academics in general, and bourgeois historians in particular, to sink any lower than it already was. But that belief was misplaced. I have just had the misfortune to watch a three-part series put out by BBC Channel Four with the title: ‘Charles I, Downfall of a King’. I now hold the intellectual qualities of our modern historians at a slightly lower level than those of Mr Bean. At least Mr Bean can be mildly amusing at times, but our self-appointed intellectuals lack even that redeeming virtue.

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Labour’s Necrotising Fasciitis A response to the BBC’s Panorama “Is Labour Antisemitic?” By W Stephen Gilbert

21 July 2019 — Off Guardian

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In the long history of party politics, coordinated and systematic attacks on one political party are always initiated and perpetuated by a rival party or parties. Not least of the ways in which the increasingly murderous row about alleged anti-Semitism in the Labour Party is unprecedented is that, although it was quietly seeded by Lynton Crosby’s propaganda unit in the Conservative Party back in 2016, it has been swollen into a life-threatening confrontation by elements both within Labour and with supposedly supportive links to Labour.

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Hypocrisy Taints UK’s Media Freedom Conference Russian Media Ban and Assange’s Arrest Demonstrate Doublethink

12 July 2019 — Off Guardian

By Kit Knightly

The UK is currently hosting the inaugural Global Media Freedom Conference, a joint project between the British and Canadian governments. You can read the aims and itinerary on the government’s website, here.

Here’s the introduction:

Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Jeremy Hunt, the UK Foreign Secretary, will co-host the conference. It is part of an international campaign to shine a global spotlight on media freedom and increase the cost to those that are attempting to restrict it.

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Syria and War Propaganda: Robert Stuart vs the BBC

7 June 2019 — 21st Century Wire

The Living Dead: Still image from the BBC’s unbelievable ‘napalm attack’ scene in Panorama’s controversial documentary, “Saving Syria’s Children.”

By Susan Dirgham and Rick SterlingIt’s a David vs Goliath story. A former local newspaper reporter, Robert Stuart, is taking on the British Broadcasting Corporation. Stuart believes that a sensational video story about an alleged atrocity in Syria “was largely, if not entirely, staged.”  The BBC would like it all to just go away. But like David, Stuart will not back down or let it go.

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