/ More Tory censorship at the BBC

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ruckman - on 13 Apr 2012
I note that a couple of years ago the government's news channel carried extensive coverage of the Irish people's stoic acceptance of 'austerity':

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11829811

Note the focus on raising extra taxes to keep the Anglo-Irish bondholders in the luxury to which they had become accustomed.
Now, as the taxes are implemented, the BBC seems very reluctant to report on the widespread Irish resistance to giving the bankers any more cash:

http://longcrisis.com/irish-homeowners-refuse-to-pay-new-property-tax.php

http://rt.com/programs/keiser-report/episode-265-max-keiser/

Is'nt it strange how this story made it right acound the world but not across the Irish Sea?

Maybe we should all embrace the positive. We need to think pleasant thoughts: about the Olympics or the Jubilee for example, or maybe about watching marshall displays on armed forces day in June.Celebrating our great triumphs in Afghanistan.....



tony on 13 Apr 2012
In reply to ruckman:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17554168
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17573589

And I think you mean martial displays, rather than marshall displays.
ruckman - on 13 Apr 2012
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> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17554168
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17573589
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> And I think you mean martial displays, rather than marshall displays.

But not in England ,Wales or Scotland. Might give the proles a few ideas.
Secondly, I'm talking about troops, not karate displays
fijibaby on 13 Apr 2012 - 5e0be4e0.bb.sky.com
In reply to ruckman:
"Secondly, I'm talking about troops, not karate displays"

Well that made me smile anyway.
tony on 13 Apr 2012
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I think your understanding of the word 'martial' might need a bit of work.
timjones - on 13 Apr 2012
In reply to ruckman:
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> But not in England ,Wales or Scotland. Might give the proles a few ideas.

Why would they publish news about Ireland in the news sections covering England, Wales or Scotland?

I admire your ability to dodge any temptation to let common sense get in the way of a conspiracy theory ;)
Ander on 13 Apr 2012
In reply to timjones: Lol

toad - on 13 Apr 2012
In reply to tony:
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He's really amped up about this. He's turned all the way up to 11
lowersharpnose - on 13 Apr 2012
In reply to ruckman:

From your the first paragraph of your link:

...After a tremendous economic boom fueled by politicians borrowing and spending far above the nationís ability to sustain and service the incurred debt Ireland has lost control of its sovereignty and been forced to implement drastic austerity measures...

Why is this my/the Beeb's/The English's fault?
tony on 13 Apr 2012
In reply to toad:

I'm sure he'll be looking for some decent feedback.
Pursued by a bear - on 13 Apr 2012
In reply to ruckman: Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you stopped peddling the electronic equivalent of socialist worker to a UKC audience that couldn't give a rat's arse about the things that so irk you?

T.
Eric9Points - on 13 Apr 2012
In reply to Pursued by a bear:

Actually I do give a rat's arse.

However I just read these threads for their entertainment value. A bit like reading the FT or the Grauniad for the news and Viz for a bit of laugh.
toad - on 13 Apr 2012
In reply to Eric9Points: yep,I also have surplus rat bottom and I'm probably well to the left on the UKC political metronome, but for some posts there just isn't a reason to engage other than in the the pursuit of a bad pun.
remus - on 13 Apr 2012
In reply to ruckman: If you're going to try and persuade me that the BBC has some significant bias could you present something substantial? Presenting one example of a lack of coverage of one aspect of a story you perceive to be important is about as convincing as a slap around the face with a wet kipper.
scoot - on 13 Apr 2012
In reply to tony:
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Loving your work...
Bobling - on 14 Apr 2012
In reply to ruckman:

> Secondly, I'm talking about troops, not karate displays

Wait, wait! I was about to post something along the lines of FFS stop posting your crud on these boards no one really cares and then I saw this bit of comic genius. Thanks Ruckman : )

Steve John B - on 14 Apr 2012
In reply to toad:
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Good work that man!
Flashy - on 14 Apr 2012
In reply to ruckman:
> But not in England ,Wales or Scotland.

Were you under the impression that the RoI was part of the UK???

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