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 Post subject: The parasites in our midst
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 1:16 pm 
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Occasionally we touch on the difference between the US and British political blogospheres. In particular, we have noted that the blogging phenomenon in the US is much more vibrant and well-developed, to the extent that, across the pond, blogs have become a political force in their own right.

One reason for the difference may be that the media is far less monolithic in the US – there is, for instance, no “national” newspaper in the US, so there is a great deal more diversity, leaving spaces in which the bloggers can operate.

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 Post subject: Re: The parasites in our midst
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 1:58 pm 
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They are an strange Alice in Wonderland outfit. Two nights ago they broadcast a play on prime time TV which celebrated the life and times of a sworn enemy. They portrayed a former Director General, who is still revered by the Metro Elite Bien Pensants as a champion of "Liberal" values, as a thouroughly unpleasant, foul mouthed creep. Like many self loathing "liberals", the Beeblings took a masochistic pleasure in being kicked and led by the nose by a provincial housewife.
Love her or loathe her, Mary Whitehouse, remains to this day the most effective campaigner and champion of "People Power"
this country produced in living memory. She still puts the Eurosceptic movement to shame.

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 Post subject: Re: The parasites in our midst
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 4:48 pm 
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To be perfectly frank, I lost all respect for the BBC when it failed to ensure it got the right to show England internationals. But then, seeing as how poor its coverage of the England v USA game was, maybe that's no bad thing. Still, it means we'll have to pay extra to watch England friendlies on Setanta.

Privatisation time, methinks.

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 Post subject: Re: The parasites in our midst
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Unfortunately privatisation of the BBC is entirely unlikely, both under Brown and Dave and his chums - the latter being far too scared of what the BBC would do if they even tentatively proposed such a measure (which they won't). Besides, privatisation of the BBC would not actually remove the problem - only complete abolition would achieve that aim.

The Corporate Blogs are for the most part quite poor, and in fact are often not really blogs at all. They do not provide the same piercing coverage that the likes of EUReferendum etc. give. In their content they often discuss other media blogs which simply has the effect of extending the insular Westminster bubble onto the net. What's more, people with little knowledge of the net tend to find their way to these sites/clogs first and then often do not move on to the independent British blogosphere as a result.

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 Post subject: Re: The parasites in our midst
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I was thinking about this yesterday after your report on the power cuts.In the comments section you directed us to a EU commission site on the "Monitering of State Aid"

http://ec.europa.eu/comm/competition/co ... id_en.html

There was this following example the EU gave as a testament to their efficiency.

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STATE AID TO TV2 DENMARK
In May 2004, the European Commission ordered the Danish public broadcaster TV2 to pay back excess compensation for public service tasks. It had initiated this investigation following a complaint from a commercial broadcaster operating on the Danish market, claiming that TV2 received State aid to finance its public service tasks. The investigation showed that the total amount of State aid TV2 received exceeded the costs of accomplishing its public service mission by EUR 84.4 million. TV2 could use the excess compensation to finance its commercial activities, unduly favouring it over competitors that did not receive State funding. In order to restore competitive conditions in its commercial activities, the Commission ordered TV2 to refund the excess compensation plus interest.


Could not the EU Commission apply this to the BBC under similar logic?

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 Post subject: Re: The parasites in our midst
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Except that the EU seems intent on throwing money at the BBC ... to help it promote its er... commercial activities.

http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2008/01/it-has-emerged.html

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 Post subject: Re: The parasites in our midst
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Maybe TV2 were not promoting the EU cause quite as vociferously as the Beeb.

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Preaching to the converted I guess. I've never knowingly read a clog, dunno about colleagues here.


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