Friday, May 05, 2006

BBC: Political Evolution

Here's how the BBC chose to illustrate the Tories' recent results during its local election coverage last night. See how the Conservatives have evolved from their knuckle-dragging right-wing past into a nice, liberal centre-ground party.

(Image via Conservative Home.)


Anonymous Rog said...

I'm sure the BBC will claim "it's all just a bit of fun".

Strange how the "fun" is usually at the expense of anyone but Labour.

11:11 am  
Anonymous Clematis Fraud said...

LOL! Campbell and Mandelson would have been onto the BBC like a shot if it had pulled a trick like this!

11:21 am  
Blogger AntiCitizenOne said...

30000 people a month are threatened in order to keep this broadcasting cancer going.

12:41 pm  
Blogger William said...

I think Prescott wins the knuckle-dragger epithet hands down. It must be something in the water-supply at the BBC. Earlier in the evening the BBC chose to describe Steve Mclaren as a "brown carpet". Granted, Steve doesn't have the allure of the old woodpecker himself, but surely such a term is unnecessary. Did anyone else notice that?

My apologies for mixing football and politics ;->

1:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forgive me for pointing out the obvious, but the BBC graphic is vicious because there is no point other than silly giggles of "cleverness". Everyone is wearing clothes of the same style. Hair is the same. They could be in the same room at the same party. Duh. The time frame is 10 years, not tens of milliennia. The implication that John Major was in earlier evolutionary stage of the Tories is just infantile given that what went before him was the most evolved Tory, Margaret Thatcher. Mrs. Thatcher could have been at the same party in the same time frame, but oh, how they wish to cut her and her magnificent role in the freeing of Britain from communism/socialism/the left and all its works. So are they saying it's evolution going backwards? Devolution, so to speak? What, actually, are they saying, other than playing silly buggers trying to get advancement?

The BBC's a nasty piece of work. I would say we need St George to slay the dragon. But they're not a dragon. They're not smart enough to be even a large reptile. The BBC's a tiny chattering ghekko. Anyone who's ever lived in a climate where there are ghekkoes knows they just sit around chattering their little heads off. Chat-chat-chat-chat-chat-chat. That's why they're nicknamed chitchats.

Maybe those figures are saying on this cruise ship, they can't get a drink and where's the bloody steward?

2:02 am  

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