This week, I watched a BBC political programme. It is very popular. This episode shocked me. Nothing obviously shocking. But as a tireless media commentator, it was shocking to me.
The programme series is entitled ‘Daily Politics’ and was recorded and broadcast in the UK on Thursday, 12th September. It only lasts around ten minutes and can be found on Youtube as well. Simply type something like “George Galloway kills Daily Politics’ Jo Coburn on Syria.”
Reminding you of the BBC’s authority
Not too long ago, the BBC used to have an arm known as the BBC Empire Service. Today, the BBC itself is run very much like an empire, using pawns to win a media war, appointing three main categories of troops as follows:
1) Employing thousands of industrious Trolls to produce and broadcast its programmes;
2) Utilising hundreds of elite Advocates of its core policies;
3) Engaging with hundreds of notable Flag-Bearers to dazzle vulnerable civilians.
Of course, the BBC wants us, the pathetic gullible members of the British public to give it money for its survival; feeding it with our Broken Britain money like a demanding media beast. Well, I say the BBC wants us to give it money. Actually, it orders us to give it money; it commands us to give it money; it threatens us to give it money. In fact, if we do not give it money, it will prosecute us, and send us to prison.
Of course, the BBC, with its dazzling Flag-Bearers, convinces us that it is worth it. Ok, fine. It has some good shows. But so does my local circus. Some of the elephants there are amazing. But I don’t have to go to the circus just because it’s worth it. I can choose to go there.
In the alternative, the dazzling Flag-Bearers say that the BBC is a service that is provided, so we should pay for it. And the dazzling Flag-Bearers assign a beautiful name for the money the BBC orders us to pay. It’s called a “licence-fee.” It’s a service – you know – like for a telephone line or a gas bill.