WHEN IN A HOLE

Now here’s a surprise, the BBC have commissioned a study of the Corporation’s representation of homosexuals etc. The “experts” who conducted the study concluded that the sexual minorities are “relatively invisible” on television and that the BBC should be “more creative and bolder” in how it depicts homosexuals etc. Actually no surprise at all, so far so depressingly normal for the BBC.

We know who paid for them, we did, but who selected and appointed the panel of “experts” who produced this study and who are they?

The chairman of the working group which commissioned the study is the BBC’s present acting director general Tim Davie. He said: “The BBC has a fundamental obligation to serve all its audiences. In fact, it’s one of the BBC’s public purposes to reflect the diversity of UK life. I’m proud to have led this work for three years, and this review underlines our commitment and sets a direction for the work to continue.” The “direction” for the BBC looks like it is going to be yet even more of the same.

Who would have guessed it, a sector of the community amounting to perhaps 1.5% of the population are seemingly under-represented on the BBC. This is the organisation which employs or has employed the “relatively invisible” Clair Balding, Mary Portas, Sandy Tostvig, Kate Perkins, Stephen Fry, Nick Grimshaw, Richard Coles, Graham Norton, Louis Walsh and on and on seemingly ad infinitum. From Eastenders on television to the venerable The Archers on radio we have the positive portrayal of homosexual couplings, such popular programmes as Downton Abbey, Holby City and Doctor Who all feature approving homosexual story lines.

BBC News was particularly taken to task and told that it should be “more nuanced and creative” in its presentation. The tax payer funded news broadcaster is thus not expected to be an objective observer and reporter, but rather is encouraged to be an arm of progressive social engineering providing the nation with supposedly much needed “creative” pro-homosexual news programming.

The really disturbing part of the study, however, is when they recommend that the BBC should use children’s programming to “to familiarise audiences through incidental portrayal from an early age as well as validating children who are going through their formative years and who may be LGB”.

Can we expect Balamory to have a lesbian sub-text? How about homosexual themed Horrible Histories? Adults have an ability to accept or reject the line peddled by the BBC, do primary school children have the intellectual tools to discern the difference between programmes and propaganda?

The state funded broadcaster cannot discern the difference between reflecting the diversity of life in the UK and manipulating vulnerable children to accept the priorities of an elite minority. The BBC got itself into a deep enough hole with its cover up of the programme exposing Jimmy Savile, it seems blindly determined to dig itself into an even deeper hole.

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About Campbell

Now retired but once upon a time a parish minister in Glasgow, before that the South West and initially the Black Isle. Been a prison chaplain and lecturer. Still am constantly bemused by the weird world around me.
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6 Responses to WHEN IN A HOLE

  1. sanstorm says:

    I saw an ad for a kids show- it’s one where the kids organise their parents’ wedding. The ad was looking for participants and it was looking for children to organise their “parents’ wedding or civil partnership”. To which my son said, “what’s a civil partnership?”
    So, there’s one way they are putting that policy into practice.

  2. Some people are gay. Get over it, as they say. Why on Earth should you have a children’s programme with no gay people? That is not a reflection of the world they are growing up in.

    • Campbell says:

      A small, statistically insignificant percentage of the population is homosexual, that group and its promoters are disproportionately represented in the corridors of the BBC. To quote Andrew Marr, “The BBC is not impartial or neutral. It’s a publicly funded, urban organisation with an abnormally large number of young people, ethnic minorities and gay people. It has a liberal bias not so much a party-political bias. It is better expressed as a cultural liberal bias.”

      You advise us to “Get over it.” We know that culture is always changing. When progressivism is confined to the dustbin of history most progressives will go with the flow. There will, however, be many, perhaps like yourself, who will have the integrity to stick to your progressive guns. What would you do with the advice to “Get over it”?

  3. Robert M Walker says:

    Caught up on BBC Radio 4 Count of Monte Cristo this week. Must have missed the lesbian love interest when I read Dumas. Is it now obligatory to introduce this?

    • Campbell says:

      How else can such behaviour be normalised unless it is constantly presented in the mass media as normal? I suspect that Agatha Christie might have been puzzled by the lesbian intrusions into the Miss Marple series a few years ago. That said, Geraldine McEwan has become the definitive Miss Marple.

      I have been reading a bit of Gramsci lately, once you get through the obligatory verbiage there is quite a lot of helpful instruction. But then I suppose that Machiaveli could be helpful also.

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