Sunday, 3 July 2016

BBC Brexit Bias Reaches the Point of Nausea.

Since the referendum vote, the BBC has pushed an anti-Brexit bias onto all it's news outlets. I'm not the only one to have noticed this:

On the Friday morning of the results, the result hadn't been declared but the result was clear and already the BBC output was reporting the "catastrophic" fall of the pound as confirmation that all that had voted for Brexit were idiots and were going to cause doom, murder and mayhem across the land.

Since then Brexiters have faced a barrage of BBC news journalists trying to force an agenda that first the Brexit camp lied and look.... you said things would be rosy but the pound and FTSE has fallen, hate crimes reported by the BBC have increased dramatically (because BBC news is run as a drama department these days) and basically were pushed, prodded, cajoled and talked over in the most indecent way in order to make them the enemy in the BBC's eyes.

So much for being impartial.

Not only the BBC, CNN had a pop at Daniel Hannan and he didn't like it so fought back:

Especially as the pound climbed back up as we all knew it would, the BBC grudgingly reported it had actually climbed back up "but was expected to fall again quite soon" according to no-one but the BBC.

The FTSE is still climbing and things have moved on. The leadership contests seem not to be bothering the BBC much, mainly because Theresa May (a Remainer) is the bookies favourite to get the Tory leadership job and Jeremy Corbyn is being hailed as a martyr despite a large number of his key labour strongholds telling him they didn't want to remain.

My blood boiled over today when the BBC News took to over-egging the numbers attending the Remain (sore losers) protest in London today, then interviewing two women that basically said that democracy didn't count, some people were shocked at the economic turmoil after the leave vote and basically they were lied to and please could we just forget the whole thing and vote again so remain would be the winning side. The BBC reporter reported there were about forty thousand people there "and possibly several thousand more"... In the cold light of day and as the pictures didn't reflect the wildly exaggerated numbers the BBC reporting has downgraded its numbers to "several thousand" but of course adding "There is no official turn-out figure for this protest" so essentially the BBC made up the original figure it reported.

All of this London-centric Pro-Remain talk just riles the Remainers up even more, because they think everyone thinks like they do and that it's a stitch-up and they are convinced that actually remain won. This is exactly the sort of sentiment that made thousands of leave campaigners take pens into voting booths to make sure that their pencilled crosses couldn't be erased and swapped for a remain vote. They knew it would be a difficult thing to beat the remain vote, they knew it would be tight, but they made sure their vote would be counted. Unlike Remainers who thought the vote would be in the bag and decided not to vote and now complain like bitter children.

Well tough, the point is if you want to make your side of the argument win, you get off your arse and vote for them, especially in such a crucial once-in-a-lifetime vote as in the referendum. There is no re-vote, there is no chance of having another vote in 5 years time. Everyone said it would be a one-shot deal and it was.

I blame schools and their "everybody wins" mentality. Newsflash: in the real world, not everyone does. Some people are losers and so far the whinging seems to come from those parts of society that are unused to losing. Funnily enough, they seem to be the same sort of people that vote for Jeremy Corbyn.

Vote leave got the most votes. Now suck it up England, and stand by this triumph for democracy. Some of the people may have voted Leave for unsavoury reasons, but that doesn't tar the rest of us with the same brush. Some of us more educated people knew there would be a wobble on the stock market, but we calculated it would rebound and still voted to Leave, some of us quite like immigrants, but we consider adding 330,000 people a year to our population too much. We're not racists, we just take a pragmatic view that in order to plan ahead, a government needs FULL control of things like immigration, otherwise they are chasing their tails all the time when it comes to funding public services. Some of us knew £350 million wouldn't be put directly into the NHS, we had done our homework and knew it would be a lot less, but we still voted Leave because we wanted OUR government to have control of how that money was spent.

I hope that the BBC anti-Brexit bias starts to die down over the next week. But I have my doubts.
We need a big news story to take their minds off it, something they can throw dozens of reporters at and turn into some 24-hour rolling drama.