Sunday 19 September 2004

They really don't get it

The people behind Radio Forth are hoping to be granted the new east coast license:
A COMMERCIAL broadcaster is promising to challenge the BBC’s “boring” and “leftish” current affairs coverage by launching a rival radio station. Scottish Radio Holdings, which already owns a number of stations north of the Border, will apply to media regulator Ofcom this week for the new FM licence covering Edinburgh, Fife and Lothians.
It would be wonderful if we had an alternative to the biased BBC here in Scotland. What's extraordinary is this comment from the Beeb:
A spokesman for BBC Scotland said: “ Any suggestion that we are boring or leftish is complete rubbish.”
There again, they don't really get it, do they? In the mind (sic) of the typical BBC operative anyone not a paid-up member of the Guardian-reading class must be some kind of Nazi deviant to the right of Genghis Khan or even George Bush.

1 comment:

David Farrer said...

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Chris Brand as Scotland's Rush - ho Ho Ho. And his wife?

30 September 2004, 17:48:03 GMT+01:00
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Sandy P
They should put Rush on at midnight. 
Or better yet, 12-6A American talk radio. 
Some tams will be twirling!

23 September 2004, 02:40:24 GMT+01:00
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Andy Wood
That statement is utter nonsense. 
No. Unless my memory is inaccurate, the statement is true.

22 September 2004, 10:01:14 GMT+01:00
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Alastair Ross
Where is Scotland's Rush Limbaugh? I vote for Chris Brand. His elitist Oxonian delivery and academic rigour would infuriate the leftists for whom facts constitute the ultimate political inconvenience.

22 September 2004, 06:36:05 GMT+01:00
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Guardian Subscriber
sorry for the double use of "idiot". not great english, i know.

22 September 2004, 01:14:06 GMT+01:00
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Guardian Subscriber
That statement is utter nonsense. with that reasoning you could say the BBC supports any views held by any of their guests. recently on the bbc i have heard/seen Republicans, Conservatives, BNP members and all sort of other right wing idiots. So get a life and grow up you whinging idiots.

22 September 2004, 01:13:09 GMT+01:00
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Andrew Ian Dodge
That statement really shows how clueless the Beeb have become doesn't it?

20 September 2004, 14:58:16 GMT+01:00
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Andy Wood
A spokesman for BBC Scotland said: “ Any suggestion that we are boring or leftish is complete rubbish.” 
Last time I listened to Lesley Riddich's show - over a year ago, I think - there was a woman on it, arguing, in all earnestness, that the government should use the tax system to encourage healthy living and that we should be required to state our diets and exercise routines on our tax returns so that we could be taxed appropriately. 
Or was I having a nightmare? I'm not really sure.

19 September 2004, 23:42:41 GMT+01:00