Tuesday, 29 January 2008


It’s facing job cuts. Apart from the odd piece of brilliance, its programs are rubbish. Welcome to the BBC, the pearl in British broadcasting; the public service broadcaster we all pay for through our licence, and the numbskulls who have nothing but contempt for us.
Their latest bit of madness is to plough millions into a Gaelic TV service that no one watches. Now, don’t get me wrong, I think it’s terrible that languages are disappearing, but if no one watches, no one watches.
Why is the BBC spending so much on terrible little channels that will never be viable? Maybe because they’ve caught digitalitis. They are sneezing out digital channels constantly. And they will never, ever, be viable.
Wake up, BBC. This nonsense is damaging what you used to be good at. Get back to basics and provide a few, but excellent channels. The profusion of idiotic channels you are engaged in is … well – idiotic.

© Anthony North, January 2008


Politics is essential, and representative democracy is the best form of politics we have yet devised. But if there is one thing wrong with this, it is the party political system. It permits ideology and the idea of power above service. Is it time we realised this and abolished political parties? I would argue there is a better way. See if you agree and join the campaign ...
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Magdalen Islands said...

The Canadian Broadcasting is doing the same thing. I think they have a channel for every native dialect on the face of the planet, lol. That is an exaggeration, of course but tax payers money seems to be wasted a lot.

anthonynorth said...

Maybe institutions like the BBC should go commercial - surviving the market place might displace their ideology - and bad ideas.