The Times introduced the article thus:
“The BBC suffers from liberal 'group think' and 'dysfunctional governance' one of its most senior figures of the past two decades has said."Roger, who is now Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge, was then quoted thus:
“One night on the Ten O’Clock News we broadcast a package from a racially diverse part of Britain, where ethnic minorities had become a majority... Only one white man was featured, and he said he was perfectly happy with the way his neighbourhood had developed."Roger 'emailed the reporter next morning' and asked him if 'all the people' he 'spoke to' thought similarly to the lone 'white man.' The reporter replied that there had been a 'PROBLEM' with 'THE WHITE POPULATION,' many of whom were, in his view, 'FAIRLY RABIDLY RACIST.'
"It was a nightmare in terms of what could be used in the piece,' he said; if he had used the 'hard' white voices, it might have been illegal... Hence the decision to use the one man who had expressed a positive view... It ended up with AN UNACCEPTABLY SANITISED PIECE OF REPORTING."The Times article also said that BBC local radio had produced a leaflet around that time identifying 'typical target listeners... a middle-aged couple called Dave and Sue.' The leaflet stated:
"Now it’s an established every day reality that Dave and Sue work alongside and socialise with people of different ethnic backgrounds... THEY ARE INTERESTED IN AND OPEN MINDED ABOUT ADAPTING ASPECTS OF OTHER CULTURES INTO THEIR OWN LIVES - IN ENTERTAINMENT, medicine, BELIEF, food, clothes and LANGUAGE.Roger continued:
Their COMMUNITY-MINDED ATTITUDES mean they are interested in projects which ADVANCE SOCIAL COHESION IN THIS COUNTRY and in INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ISSUES."
"I went into battle in the summer of 2003 with the BBC’s editorial policy team, who circulated minutes from an advisory meeting about the coverage of asylum seekers...Jeff went on record to say this:
The editorial policy people disliked our use of ‘iconic' pictures of the Sangatte Refugee camp... and concluded that we should take care to use reliable information and not stoke up prejudice... but asserted that this area was 'being led by an angry tabloid agenda and extreme right wing groups.'
I sent a truculent email back... The asylum debate is one on which we’ve done rather badly in reflecting the concerns of our audiences... these minutes read like a pure LIBERAL-DEFENSIVE RESPONSE rather than a quest for range and diversity in our journalism...
I shared the correspondence with one or two like-minded souls, including Jeff Randall... business editor. He wrote to me 'does anyone in the BBC’s policy unit 'Thought Police' read Richard Littlejohn? They should. He reflects popular opinion far more accurately than the views of those whose ideas of a good night out is reading the Indy over a vegetarian mean in a Somali restaurant'.”
“It’s a bit like walking into a Sunday meeting of the Flat Earth Society. As they discuss great issues of the day, they discuss them from the point of view that the earth is flat. If someone says, ‘No, no, no, the earth is round!’, they think this person is an extremist. That’s what it’s like for someone with my right-of-centre views working inside the BBC.”Complaining to a 'very senior news executive', about the BBC's pro-multicultural stance, Jeff was given the reply:
"THE BBC IS NOT NEUTRAL IN MULTICULTURALISM: IT BELIEVES IN IT AND PROMOTES IT!"He once wore Union Jack cufflinks to work and was told:
"You can't do that, that's like the National Front!"I call it social engineering.
I say the BBC has been editing the facts to suit a sinister, anti-indigenous, multicultural agenda. There are, and have been for some time, people within that organisation who are our enemies. These have betrayed those their remit obliged them to serve.
They and their friends in politics are the traitor within. They should be tried for treason, found guilty and dealt with.
That's what I say.
What about you?
P.S. As regards the 'very senior news editor' who said 'the BBC is not neutral in multiculturalism: it believes in it and promotes it,' he'd be 'dealt with' along with the rest.
For him, however, the dealing wouldn't be that quick.
The BBC is dominated by homosexuals and foreigners!