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Re: Next season options

Posted: 21:40 05 May 2020
by Balham_Green
Devongreenowl wrote:
Drake wrote:
Pettgreen wrote: I think the media on the whole have been deplorable throughout this. The accusatory nature AND the political bias show by pretty much all the major outlets has been disheartening in the least.


The political bias? Most of the mainstream media face towards the right of the political spectrum so why would they be looking to criticise the Tory government? Unless there were solid reasons to criticise of course.......


Wow, the BBC is the biggest bunch of lefties going and you come out with that. Where have you been for the last twenty or thirty years?


Well that is complete nonsense for a start. But notwithstanding surely you wouldnt disagree that most of the rest of the media is right wing?

Re: Next season options

Posted: 21:43 05 May 2020
by Balham_Green
themightykeithfear wrote: Well that’s where we differ, I think the media have been pathetic and complicit in letting the government get away with murder. They just don’t ask the searching questions
eg1. Why do we have the highest death rate in Europe despite having more notice than other countries ?
2. Why did we lock down so late when we could see what was happening in Italy?
3. Why weren’t we testing like other countries - Germany were doing 100k per day a month ago- we did it on one day to meet the ministers target by putting 40k tests in the post, now we’re back below 100k , he clearly didn’t give a toss about people, just meeting a target ?
4. Why the day after the chief science officer told bozo to social distance and avoid human contact did he boast about shaking hands with covid patients ?
5. Why are doctors and nurses still not getting proper ppe ?
And lots more. It’s nothing to do with politics it’s the fact that we’ve been let down and had unnecessary deaths because of shambolic leadership.
Comparisons with Churchill are laughable, he was the right man at the right time, these clowns, jeez


6. Why did we stop testing and tracing in March?
7. Why did we not quarantine arrivals at ports?
8. Why were we still having large public gatherings?

Re: Next season options

Posted: 21:51 05 May 2020
by themightykeithfear
The bbc now is nothing more than a government mouthpiece from Andrew Neil to Laura Kuenssberg to all the top news editors the bbc has given in due to the fear of being scrapped. Some bits of it eg newsnight have retained their autonomy but not for long I fear, they’ll be called fake news and disposed of, North Korea coming to a town near you soon .

Re: Next season options

Posted: 21:55 05 May 2020
by Devongreenowl
Oh hello. It’s turning into a party political broadcast now.
I’m off to look at the Greatest Albums thread

Re: Next season options

Posted: 22:04 05 May 2020
by Balham_Green
Devongreenowl wrote: Oh hello. It’s turning into a party political broadcast now.
I’m off to look at the Greatest Albums thread


So who was it who called the bbc a bunch of lefties then?! :doh: Want it both ways dont you?

Re: Next season options

Posted: 22:16 05 May 2020
by Bristol Rich
themightykeithfear wrote: The bbc now is nothing more than a government mouthpiece from Andrew Neil to Laura Kuenssberg to all the top news editors the bbc has given in due to the fear of being scrapped. Some bits of it eg newsnight have retained their autonomy but not for long I fear, they’ll be called fake news and disposed of, North Korea coming to a town near you soon .


The fact that Boris was terrified to face Andrew O'Neill because he would have tore him to shreds totally disproves this post.

The BBC is not perfect but if both the left and right complain about it then it's doing a good job.

Re: Next season options

Posted: 22:20 05 May 2020
by themightykeithfear
Err no it doesn’t, Bozo was afraid because Neil is a good interviewer and good at tearing interviewees apart, it’s his job and he’s one of the best. But you only have to look at his twitter feed to see he fully backs the government

Re: Next season options

Posted: 22:33 05 May 2020
by demportdave
Devongreenowl wrote:
Drake wrote:
Pettgreen wrote: I think the media on the whole have been deplorable throughout this. The accusatory nature AND the political bias show by pretty much all the major outlets has been disheartening in the least.


The political bias? Most of the mainstream media face towards the right of the political spectrum so why would they be looking to criticise the Tory government? Unless there were solid reasons to criticise of course.......


Wow, the BBC is the biggest bunch of lefties going and you come out with that. Where have you been for the last twenty or thirty years?

Yes, your right.

Take Andrew Neil for instance, the former Murdock employee. He’s a real lefty, gave Jeremy Corbin a very easy ride in the General Election leadership interviews back in December but then savaged cuddly, lovable, trustworthy old Boris, the man who has been sacked twice for lying... err no, he failed to turn up actually because he saw how Neil savaged Corbin and was afraid he would do the same to him.

Or what about that other old leftie, David Dimbleby, 40 years the main man in all things political at the BBC and the lead presenter in every election since 1974. A state-made millionaire courtesy of the BBC licence payers who has a second home in Dittisham on the banks the River Dart where he sails his yacht with all the other hard-left Yachties. Sent his boy to Elton where he was a classmate of Jacob Rhys-Mogg, another well-known raving leftie who until his Party realised he was damaging them was being given air time on the BBC every 5 minutes.

There is definitely a liberal or leftie wing in the BBC but that is essentially in the Arts, as is almost always the case in similar organisations because for some unexplained reason, many creative people seem to be liberal minded.

Anyway, never mind all that. When are they going to confirm Argyle are promoted?

Re: Next season options

Posted: 08:03 06 May 2020
by davie nine
Welcome to PPP (Party Political Pasoti)!!!

Re: Next season options

Posted: 08:37 06 May 2020
by Devongreenowl
What’s the point in having promotion when according to some, there will be no football or much of anything else until next year?

Personally, I’m hoping that Boris can kick start a bit of positive thinking when he makes his announcement at the weekend. I read that a Yougov survey shows that we are the least confident country in Europe concerning coming out of lockdown. A staggering 28 percent don’t think lockdown measures should be altered at all and 70 percent are very nervous about it. This in a country where only 215 people under the age of 60 have (regrettably) died of Covid19 without underlying health conditions. The facts still remain that the overwhelming majority who get infected either barely realise it, or have minimal symptoms.

Personally, I have faith that the vast majority of Brits will realise that the future of this country will very much depend on their response in the coming weeks and months. Interestingly, some of the most stoical attitudes I have come across have been from people who have most to lose in terms of their risk from the virus.

Who would have thought that the Swedes would have made us look so wet, ironically as we approach the anniversary of VE day. We need to get this country back to work pretty sharpish, otherwise the economic downturn that is being predicted, will turn into a massive depression which will last for years. People who think that the Government can just continue to pay everybody’s wages are living in some sort of utopian cloud cuckoo land. I note that the chancellor has already talked about reducing the government contribution to 60% come June. That should focus a few minds.

As for the reference to ‘North Korea coming to a town near you soon’ TMKF - what a complete and utter load of c0ck.

Re: Next season options

Posted: 09:07 06 May 2020
by Balham_Green
Devongreenowl wrote: What’s the point in having promotion when according to some, there will be no football or much of anything else until next year?

Personally, I’m hoping that Boris can kick start a bit of positive thinking when he makes his announcement at the weekend. I read that a Yougov survey shows that we are the least confident country in Europe concerning coming out of lockdown. A staggering 28 percent don’t think lockdown measures should be altered at all and 70 percent are very nervous about it. This in a country where only 215 people under the age of 60 have (regrettably) died of Covid19 without underlying health conditions. The facts still remain that the overwhelming majority who get infected either barely realise it, or have minimal symptoms.

Personally, I have faith that the vast majority of Brits will realise that the future of this country will very much depend on their response in the coming weeks and months. Interestingly, some of the most stoical attitudes I have come across have been from people who have most to lose in terms of their risk from the virus.

Who would have thought that the Swedes would have made us look so wet, ironically as we approach the anniversary of VE day. We need to get this country back to work pretty sharpish, otherwise the economic downturn that is being predicted, will turn into a massive depression which will last for years. People who think that the Government can just continue to pay everybody’s wages are living in some sort of utopian cloud cuckoo land. I note that the chancellor has already talked about reducing the government contribution to 60% come June. That should focus a few minds.

As for the reference to ‘North Korea coming to a town near you soon’ TMKF - what a complete and utter load of c0ck.


Quite an ignorant viewpoint. You state the bl@#ding obvious re economy. However overlook that if lockdown ends too early there will be a 2nd peak and another lockdown. And you obviously know very little about symptoms. It IS not a mild flu. Its quite debilitating for many. Re public's concern coming out of lockdown thats no doubt related to this government's incompetence so far and the lack of confidence in their actions.

Re: Next season options

Posted: 09:23 06 May 2020
by Bristol Rich
themightykeithfear wrote: Err no it doesn’t, Bozo was afraid because Neil is a good interviewer and good at tearing interviewees apart, it’s his job and he’s one of the best. But you only have to look at his twitter feed to see he fully backs the government


You read what you wish to read because you have already decided that the BBC is a government mouthpiece. What is actually true is that you're annoyed the BBC won't follow your own viewpoint.

Very hard to get a totally neutral broadcasting agency and it's not perfect but it's very good. Your comments regarding North Korea are well, just laughable.

Re: Next season options

Posted: 09:53 06 May 2020
by themightykeithfear
Bristol Rich wrote:
themightykeithfear wrote: Err no it doesn’t, Bozo was afraid because Neil is a good interviewer and good at tearing interviewees apart, it’s his job and he’s one of the best. But you only have to look at his twitter feed to see he fully backs the government


You read what you wish to read because you have already decided that the BBC is a government mouthpiece. What is actually true is that you're annoyed the BBC won't follow your own viewpoint.

Very hard to get a totally neutral broadcasting agency and it's not perfect but it's very good. Your comments regarding North Korea are well, just laughable.


Err exactly the opposite rich , I don’t want the bbc to have any viewpoint, To question what needs questioning whoever is in power. At the moment we have Laura Kuenssberg regurgitating govt policy and spin from “unnamed Downing Street sources” as fact.
A government closing down parliament to bypass democracy, controlling the press with the aid of offshore billionaires , trying to get rid of human rights, workers rights and food standards. When you go far enough to the right or the left you end up in the same place, China, Russia, Brazil, USA and now the U.K.. and what have those countries got in common? The highest corona deaths in the world because of their total disregard for the neediest people.