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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Self-serving gobshites get kicking

Yesterday was quite a good day to see some of the most loathsome self-serving gobshites in public life getting a kicking. First off was 45684 Huhne, fresh from 'B' Wing, who had sold the Guardian a story that he was wholly innocent and all his crimes are the fault of others. Although the Guardian believed it (it is always characteristic of congenital liars that they are praeternaturally gullible) Huhne was torn to shreds by both the Telegraph and the Mail for 'a self-serving and often self-pitying 900-word article'.

The best however was the Commons PAC under the formidable chairmanship of Comrade Margaret Hoxha. Lined up in front of her like delinquent schoolboys before the head, or a row of billiard balls ready for potting, were the smuggest and fattest of the BBC's Golden Triangle. Patten demonstrated how a man of his experience avoids a three-year stretch by gentle patrician condescension; he barely managed to avoid congratulating Hoxha for doing quite a good job for a young woman. For the rest, it was a public spectacle of Itchy and Scratchy mutual denunciation and veiled recrimination as claws slashed and fur flew, encouraged from time to time by Hoxha's Senate members. The Leader's own particular spite was reserved for Lucy Adams, erstwhile head of 'HR', sporting an attitude and a silver thumb-ring more suited to an argumentative teen than a public executive. Last time Adams had denied knowledge of a document that she actually helped author; at the first hint of a repetition the Leader snapped 'I'm not having any more lies this afternoon'

But Lucy Adams hadn't quite done with lying; perhaps it was her BBC training. 'Did you refer to these excessive payments as 'sweeteners'? asked the Senate. 'I have absolutely no recollection of that at all; it's not a word I would use' lied the egregious Ms Adams fluently. Unfortunately, it turned out a Senate member had a leaked email from an Adams subordinate in which she had employed precisely that word. Chairman Hoxha commented to the effect that Adams was only distantly acquainted with the concept of truthfulness to which I swear I heard a teenage girl respond ' That is sooooo unfair!' 

Overall, job done. The BBC's bosses came across as fat, greasy, manipulative squanderers and spendthrifts grown sclerotic on long lunches and unaccountability; their purple faces, bluster, finger jabbing and insincerities condemned them just as certainly as confessions from water-boarding.    


DeeDee99 said...

but STILL nothing will be done about the bloated, arrogant, behemoth that is the BBC.

It needs to have proceeds from the magic money tree removed and be forced to live in the same competitive world that ITV and Sky operate in.

Abominations like Fat Pang, Greg Thompson and Lucy Adams should be forced out.

James Higham said...

Twas certainly gratifying.

Anonymous said...

Margaret Hodge. Nicknamed Hoxha (pron. Hodg-a). Is this the same Margaret Hodge that denied a child abuse scandal in Islington - her borough - whilst minister for children?

H/T Wikipedia
In 2003, following Hodge's appointment as Minister for Children, Panton (the child abuse victim) went public with his allegation that he was abused in Islington Council care and had repeatedly raised this issue with no effect. He accused Hodge of being ultimately responsible for the abuse that he suffered. Davies also went public with the issues that she had raised concerns about while working for the council. Following a media campaign conducted by several national newspapers calling for her to resign from her new post, she responded to Panton by letter, in which she apologised for referring to him as 'an extremely disturbed person' in an earlier letter to then BBC chairman Gavyn Davies which was broadcast on Radio 4's Today programme. Hodge was forced to publicly apologise and offered to contribute to a charity of Panton's choosing as recompense.END

So one raving looney leftie liar is putting a brave face on giving a hard time to another set of raving looney left liars. It's not going to work is it?

Coney Island

G. Tingey said...

Neither you, nor I'm sorry to say Radders, have spotted what is really going on here.

The BBC "front-line" workers, the people who actually make & front the programmes & do the actual dirty-work of, you know, reporting news are almost certainly, doing their best to do a good job.
Then, there's the so-called "management" ...
In fact, it is a classic of the real British disease, which has, unfortunately, crossed the pond, mutated into something truly vicious, & returned here.

Yes, it's nasty, but, please remember, that we should be attacking the boards & "higher" managers, not the people doing their best, OK?

As a reminder of the difference between British (mis)management & how it should be done, look at the fortunes of the Rover car company from Solihull under British Leyland, etc & today .....

Woodsy42 said...

Good stuff - but what will be done about it?

Anonymous said...

Woodsy42 @ 12:06 said

Good stuff - but what will be done about it?

The BBC is an organic part of the State, synergy will be maintained.

That is all.


Anonymous said...

These gross idiots shape and colour and dictate the opinion of the nation.
On my tax money, aggravated by the fact that obligatory payment of the licence fee - I do not have a choice in the matter even if I don't use the damn 'service'[true there are ways around that though].

They, those corpulent Beeb controllers, then pay each other enormous salaries and award each other massive pay-offs when they are forced out, have to leave for deliberate maladministration.

Shooting all of these bastards would be too good for them.

Anon 2 said...

While many of us elder Britons have seen the decline of the BBC as we once knew it, the institution still remains as the first, even prime, model of international broadcasting. As such, it is both useful and important to the New World Order.

Maybe that's why it is still in place. Presently, our very own Beeb is already an unofficial mouthpiece for the policies of the euSSR. Perhaps we will live to see its mutation as the official bearer of dicta for the UN's masters and minions.

Ian Hills said...

My current nightmare is of Huhne getting a fatcat's job on the new quango that will replace the BBC Trust.

Anonymous said...

In the real world, the bbc privatisation bill is having its second reading, in the commons, on 29 November.
Maybe instead of mosning to nobody you should be writing to your MP urging him/her/it to back the bill?

Budgie said...

The BBC management has finally been revealed to even BBC groupies as corrupt. Unfortunately they still persist in thinking that the "front line" BBC "workers" are innocent.

The reality is the BBC is rotten from top to bottom. It is riddled with a Grauniad/corporatist/Blairite world view, whilst Grauniad reading Grauniad journalists infest the majority of current affairs programming.

This would be understandable if it was the Grauniad Broadcasting Corporation and pay-to-view, but it isn't. The BBC pretends it is impartial, which is humanly impossible. The front line wurkuss gull the naive and are supported only by fellow travelers.

Ed P said...

How did the BBC ever become thought of by the majority as impartial?
Is it just another of their lies?

DerekP said...

"It is riddled with a Grauniad/corporatist/Blairite world view..."

How could that possibly be so in our independent, unbiased, impartial state-treasure of a news broadcaster?


"Former Labour minister lands £300,000 BBC job - Purnell will become one of the Corporation's most powerful executives -
Even insiders admitted it did little to dispel the impression there was ‘a revolving door between the Left and the BBC’...

Eyebrows were also raised over the fact that there was no open recruitment process for Mr Purnell’s job. Sources at the BBC claimed there was no point in such a costly exercise because he was viewed as the ideal candidate for the newly-created job."

"Godric Smith – Tony Blair’s official spokesman between 2001 and 2004 – was handed a contract thought to be worth at least £100,000 by former Labour minister James Purnell, who himself joined the BBC in February."

"Mr Katz, former deputy editor of the Guardian newspaper, is in his second week as the editor of the BBC Two news programme."

Mr Katz demonstrated what will probably be called impartiality by sneering with a private group (the intention, anyway) at another Leftist faction.

His talent, wit and insight is also on display in his tweet below - ex-DG Thompson would probably regard him as "value for money":

It said: "Tnks ... except for boring snoring rachel reeves ... playout was fun tho, wasn't it? telly MUCH netter than snooooozepapers innit"

Anonymous said...

I await the bbc privatisation bill, a private bill, to be introduced soon into the commons.
Even if privatised I understand the tv licence will remain, since while at the moment the bbc gets the money, the licence is a requirement needed to install and operate tv broadcast receiving equipment.
Funnily enough, there seem to be moves afoot to alter the licence conditions to disallow playing tv programs streamed over the internet for free...