The way BBC News and Factual works nowadays is to unleash a 24/7 deluge of variations of the same story all underpinned by its own very particular interpretation of events. The old doctrine of repeating a lie often enough until it is believed. However you have to be very skilled at this or you can come a cropper.
An example of this was the BBC’s gleeful reporting of a so called IDF attack on the al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza. Soon backed up by HAMAS supplied images of burnt and bloody children, battered and confused old ladies and piles of rubble with the remains of hospital red crosses on them. Oh those perfidious Israelis but really? Being a cynical old cunt with some experience in such matters I never believed a word of it. First thought was this is a show for the media. Why would a very professional army like the IDF waste a lot of expensive munitions and trash its own reputation? It was HAMAS people.
So it soon proved with military experts on other channels concluding that it was either a rocket misfire by HAMAS or a deliberate act by them to finger the Israelis. Satellite imagery and the measuring of angles soon proved it was a rocket fired from a known HAMAS site just outside the Hospital walls. The BBC pretended not to know this and shifted its feet a little bit to conclude that the damage could have been caused by a misfire, dropped the reporting like hot shrapnel and started to show video of different burning babies and battered and confused old ladies from other parts of Gaza.
So who is out-goebbeling Goebbels, Nazi Reichsminister for Propaganda? I give you Marianna Spring and Oscar Bentley.
Marianne Spring? BBC Disinformation and Social Media Correspondent 27 years old and recipient of 80% of all online abuse directed at BBC correspondents this year.
“We are a team of 60 investigative journalists here at the BBC; we are also a new brand, and we are a physical location above the newsroom in London. The point of the team is to verify video, to fact-check, to counter disinformation, and to analyse really complex stories so we can get to the truth of what’s going on.”
Oscar Bentley? A 25 year old Vegan Hard Left Labour activist and supporter of Just Stop Oil with a face that you just want to kick and former political runner for Jeremy Corbyn. Now installed as a BBC wonk and Political Fact Checker. (Admin I dare you to post a mugshot of the smug cunt)
A BBC Spokesperson: – “Once people are BBC employees they are bound by the BBC’s editorial rules of impartiality, but any opinions they’ve expressed before working for the BBC are completely irrelevant”
Nominated by: Sir Limply Stoke